Music History for

October 4


1875 - Composer Mikolajus Konstantinas Ciurlionis was born.

1881 - Edward Leveaux received a patent for the player piano.

1939 - Perry Como recorded "That Old Gang of Mine" with the Ted Weems Orchestra.

1943 - "Is You is or is You Ainít My Baby?" by Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five was released.

1963 - Eric Clapton was asked to join the Yardbirds to replace Anthony "Top" Topham.

1969 - The song "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" was released by Crosby, Stills & Nash.

1970 - Janis Joplin was found dead of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. She had just finished recording her second solo album "Pearl."

1974 - Thin Lizzy performed for the first time with Scott Gorham and Brian Robertson both in the lineup.

1974 - "Walls And Bridges" was released by John Lennon.

1975 - Wings released "Letting Go" in the U.S.

1980 - Carly Simon collapsed on stage in Pittsburgh from a case of nervous exhaustion. The remainder of the tour was cancelled.

1981 - The children's holiday album "In Harmony: A Sesame Street Record" was released by CBS Records.

1982 - The group Squeeze broke up.

1992 - The musical "Anna Karenina" closed after 46 performances.

1994 - Dream Theater released the album "Awake."

1996 - Van Halen announced that Gary Cherone, formerly of Extreme, would be the singer that would replace Sammy Hagar.

1997 - Farm Aid '97 raised over $1 million for U.S. farmers.

2002 - A U.S. District Court judge denied DownloadCard's request for a preliminary injunction on the release of Bon Jovi's album "Bounce." The issue was over a program included on the album called "American XS."

2011 - The Katy Perry single "The One That Got Away" was released to radio stations in the U.S.