Music History for
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.