Music History for

October 14


1871 - Composer Alexander von Zemlinsky was born.

1938 - "Big Noise from Winnetka" was recorded by Bob Crosby and The Bob Cats.

1939 - Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) was organized. BMI competed directly with ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).

1955 - Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn, and Bob Montgomery open for Bill Haley & the Comets in Lubbock, TX. Eddie Crandell saw the show later arranges for Holly to record his first demo.

1964 - The secret marriage of Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) to Shirley Ann Arnold took place.

1966 - Grace Slick made her first appearance with Jefferson Airplane.

1972 - Joe Cocker was arrested with his band in Adelaide, Australia. The police claimed to have confiscated marijuana, heroin and hypodermic syringes.

1975 - "Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)" / "Rock and Roll All Nite" was released by KISS.

1977 - Linda Ronstadt sang the National Anthem at the third game of the World Series.

1977 - Bing Crosby died of a heart attack at the age of 76.

1977 - KISS released the album "Alive II."

1981 - Prince released the album "Controversy".

1990 - Composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein died at the age of 72.

1997 - Paul McCartney's symphonic poem "Standing Stone" debuted. Today in Beatles History

1997 - The soundtrack to the film "Casablanca" was released for the first time.

2000 - A lawsuit was filed against Don Henley in Little Rock, AR. The suit claimed that a fan was hit in the forehead with a maraca during on October 4, 2000 concert.

2004 - The iTunes Music Store reached 150 million songs sold.