Music History for

October 15


1775 - Composer Bernhard Henrik Crusell was born.

1886 - The musical fantasy "Night on Bald Mountain" premiered in St. Petersburg, Russia.

1905 - Composer Dag Ivan Wiren was born.

1955 - "Grand Ole Opry" premiered on ABC-TV.

1955 - Buddy Holly, Larry Welborn, and Bob Montgomery opened a show for Elvis Presley in Lubbock, TX.

1965 - Jimi Hendrix signed a three-year recording contract with Ed Chalpin.

1968 - Stevie Wonder's single "For Once In My Life" was released.

1971 - Rick Nelson was booed when he performed new material at an oldies show at Madison Square Garden.

1973 - The U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a 1971 Federal Communications directive that broadcasters censor from the airwaves songs with drug-oriented lyrics.

1976 - Ike and Tina Turner split their musical act.

1977 - "Slip Slidin' Away," by Paul Simon, was released.

1987 - Jerry Garcia (Grateful Dead) opened a series of solo shows on Broadway.

1996 - Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) was charged with attacking a cameraman that was trying to take pictures of him and his wife Pamela Anderson Lee.

1997 - Patricia Ann Richardson filed suit against Snoop Doggy Dogg, his former manager Sharita Knight, and Death Row Records for allegedly tricking her into transporting packages of marijuana to a venue where Snoop Doggy Dogg was performing.

1998 - MCA Records Inc. filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against New Edition members Ralph Tresvant, Johnny Gill, Ricardo Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronald DeVoe for alleged failure to deliver albums.

1998 - Puff Daddy played his first U.K. show.