Music History for
1680 - Composer Jean-Baptiste Loeillet was born.
1772 - Composer Prince Louis Ferdinand was born.
1786 - Composer Carl Maria Friedrich Ernst was born.
1836 - Composer Sir William Schwenck Gilbert was born.
1860 - Composer/pianist Ignacy Jan Paderewski was born.
1956 - Fats Domino appeared on the Ed Sullivan show and performed his hit "Blueberry Hill."
1964 - The Supremes and The Righteous Brothers appeared on the show "Shindig!"
1970 - Jerry Lee Lewis and wife Myra Brown were divorced in Memphis.
1971 - Procol Harum recorded a concert with the Edmonton Symphony in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Portions would later be released as the album "Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra."
1987 - U2 opened for itself by pretending to be a country-rock group called The Dalton Brothers during a concert in Los Angeles, CA.
1990 - The third Broadway revival of "Fiddler on the Roof" opened.
1990 - Paul McCartney's birth certificate sold for $18,000 in an auction.
Today in Beatles History
1991 - The U2 album "Achtung Baby" was released.
1995 - The Rolling Stones become the first act to broadcast a major concert on the Internet.
1997 - John Denver's last recording, "The Unplugged Collection," was released in the U.S.
1997 - The AC/DC five-CD boxed set, "Bonfire" was released in the U.S.
1997 - Metallica released the album "Reload."
2001 - ABC aired Britney Spears' first TV concert, "Britney Spears: Live from Las Vegas."
2005 - "Walk the Line" opened in theaters. The film focused on the early years of Johnny Cash.
2011 - One Direction's first album "Up All Night" was first released. The first released was in Ireland, Netherlands and Sweden.