Music History for
1907 - The opera "The Merry Widow" opened in New York City, NY.
1908 - Composer Howard Ferguson was born.
1908 - A "Saturday Evening Post" advertisement offered a chance to
buy a two-sided record from Columbia.
1921 - Composer Sir Malcolm Arnold was born.
1938 - Jan Savitt's orchestra recorded "Quaker City Jazz."
1958 - Buddy Holly recorded his last studio session. Holly and the
Crickets recorded "True Love Ways," "Moondreams," "It Doesn't
Matter Anymore," and "Raining in my Heart."
1962 - Cliff Richard appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
1964 - The movie musical "My Fair Lady" made its world premier in
1965 - The Kingsmen and the Dave Clark Five appear on "Shindig!"
1966 - The Who appeared on Britain's "Ready Steady Go!"
1971 - Mick and Bianca Jagger's daughter Jade was born in Paris.
1974 - Queen's single "Killer Queen" was released.
1975 - Elton John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1976 - Keith Moon publicly performed for the last time with The Who.
1977 - "Bat Out Of Hell" was released by Meat Loaf.
1976 - At the Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada, Keith Moon played his final tour date with The Who.
1992 - The erotic photograph book, "Sex," was released by Madonna. The first run of 500,000 copies sold out.
1992 - Elton John files a $35 Million lawsuit accusing a reporter
from the TV show "Hard Copy" of falsely stating that he had
moved to Atlanta to be near an AIDS treatment center.
1992 - Benjamin Storm Keough was born to Lisa Marie Presley and her
husband Danny Keough.
1992 - Katherine Diana was born. She was the first child of Hank
Williams Jr. and his fourth wife Mary Jane.
1995 - Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) died of a cocaine overdose at
the age of 28.
1996 - Jay Bargieri, a former executive with EMI Records, announced
the launch of the first Internet record label. The record
label, Jay-Bird Records, was the first of its kind.
1998 - Coolio (Artis Ivey) pled not guilty to concealed weapon and marijuana possession charges in Torrance, CA. He had been arrested the previous month.
1998 - Alice Cooper filed suit against KISS members Paul Stanley and Bruce Kulick alleging their song "Dreamin'" sounds too much like the song "Eighteen" by Cooper.
2003 - The album "Streetcore" was released by Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros. Joe Strummer had died of a heartattack on December 22, 2002.