Music History for
1585 - Composer Heinrich Schutz was born.
1870 - Composer Louis Vierne was born.
1892 - Sergei Rachmaninoff performed "Prelude in C-sharp Minor"
publicly for the first time in Moscow.
1904 - "Little Johnny Jones" opened in Hartford, CT.
1935 - Ozzie Nelson and Harriet Hilliard were married.
1941 - The Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded "Buckle Down Winsocki" with Tom Dix as featured vocalist.
1956 - The show "Lawrence Welk’s Top Tunes and New Talent" debuted.
1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis recorded the song "Great Balls Of Fire."
1968 - Cass Elliot debuted as a solo act in Las Vegas, NV. She cancelled the two-week gig after one night because of a throat hemorrhage.
1980 - Prince released the album "Dirty Mind".
1984 - Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the
Year Award for "A Little Good News". Murray was the first
woman to achieve this award.
1987 - Chuck Berry was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1987 - The Chuck Berry biographical film "Hail, Hail Rock & Roll" premiered.
1988 - Keith Richards appeared as a musical guest on "Saturday Night Live."
1992 - The U.S. Postal Service announced the commemorative stamp
booklet that would include Bill Haley, Elvis Presley, Buddy
Holly, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter, Dinah Washington,
and Otis Redding.
1994 - "Elvis Aaron Presley - The Tribute" was aired as a pay-per-view special.
Today in Elvis History
1996 - Jimmy Chamberlin, formerly of the Smashing Pumpkins, pled guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with the heroin related death of Jonathan Melvin.
2001 - Liza Minnelli performed at the White House at a Columbus Day celebration.
2002 - The Bon Jovi album "Bounce" was released.
2004 - Beanie Sigel was sentenced to a year in federal prison on a gun-possession charge that stemmed from a traffic stop in 2002.
2004 - It was announced that all legal documents for Britney Spears' marriage to dancer Kevin Federline had been filed. The marriage had taken place on September 18, 2004.
2002 - The Bon Jovi album "Bounce" was released in the U.S.