Music History for

October 19


1938 - The Bob Crosby Orchestra recorded "Iím Free."

1953 - Singer Julius LaRosa was fired publicly on "Arthur Godfrey Time" by Godfrey.

1966 - The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first U.S. tour.

1967 - "I Second That Emotion" by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles was released by Tamla-Motown.

1979 - Prince's second album "Prince" was released.

1992 - The Metallica single "Wherever I May Roam" was released.

1997 - On stage at the Grand Ole Opry, Vince Gill honored John Denver. Gill played "Take Me Home, Country Roads."

1998 - George Martin, "The Fifth Beatle", retired from the music business.

1998 - Mark Nieto filed a lawsuit against Aerosmith for alleged hearing loss after he attended an Aerosmith concert.

2006 - NBC said that it had decided not to show pictures of Madonna mounting a crucifix. The footage was from a concert special to be aired the following month.