Music History for

October 7


1802 - Composer Wilhelm Bernard Molique was born.

1940 - "Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael was recorded by Artie Shaw.

1950 - "The Frank Sinatra Show" debuted.

1954 - Marian Anderson became the first black singer to be hired by New York's Metropolitan Opera Company.

1957 - RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis' Christmas album.

1964 - The Beatles appeared on "Shindig!" The show was taped in London and included the songs "I'm a Loser," "Kansas City," and "Boys."
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1963 -The Beach Boys album "Little Deuce Coupe" was released.

1966 - Johnny Kidd of the Pirates was killed in a car accident in Lancashire, England.

1967 - Due to a dispute over a hotel bill Cass Elliot spent the night in a London jail.

1967 - The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.
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1974 - Veronique Sanson played her first show in Paris.

1977 - Steve Hackett left Genesis to pursue a solo career.

1978 - The Rolling Stones appeared on "Saturday Night Live."

1980 - Dusty Springfield made an onstage appearance in New York. It was the first in eight years.

1981 - The Time made their live debut.

1982 - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.

1982 - The musical "Cats" opened at the Wintergarden Theatre. In 1997 the show became the longest running show in Broadway history.

1986 - Run D.M.C. spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.

1989 - Jefferson Airplane charges a can of food for admission to a concert.

1995 - Tone Loc was arrested in Los Angeles, CA, for taking $80 from a pizza parlor. He later pled no contest.

1996 - Bruce Springsteen sold out a solo acoustic show in 8 minutes while on his "Ghost Of Tom Joad" tour.

2001 - Peter Criss played his final show with KISS in Charleston, SC. He was replaced by Eric Singer. Singer had been a member of KISS prior to the reunion tour in 1995.

2003 - Courtney Love was charged with a misdemeanor drug count. On October 2, Love had been arrested for investigation of using illegal drugs after she was found outside a Los Angeles home where she had allegedly broken windows and tried to enter. A few hours after posting bail and being released Love was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for an overdose.

2004 - It was announced that Melissa Etheridge had cancelled her tour and would undergo surgery and treatment for breast cancer.