Music History for
1811 - Composer Franz Liszt was born.
1832 - Founder of the New York Philharmonic, Leopold Damrosch, was
born in Russia.
1883 - The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New
1917 - Leopold Stokowski led the Philadelphia Orchestra in its first
1933 - Bing Crosby recorded "Temptation" with Lennie Hayton's orchestra. He recorded it again in 1945 with John Scott Trotter's Orchestra.
1961 - Chubby Checker appeared on the "Ed Sullivan Show" and performed
1964 - The Who failed an audition with EMI. They were known as High Numbers at the time.
1965 - "Get Off My Cloud" was released in the U.K. by the Rolling Stones in the U.K.
1969 - Led Zeppelin's album "Led Zeppelin II" was released.
1974 - "Hotter Than Hell was released by KISS. It was the second album to be released by the band.
1978 - Earth, Wind & Fire began a sold-out tour in the U.S. that
consisted of 75 dates.
1982 - Mayor Sara Robertson in Worcester, MA, declared Van Halen Day in response to local fans collecting 25,000
signatures requesting the band add a second show to their
1983 - New York's Metropolitan Opera celebrated its 100th
1997 - MTV Italy launched its first domestically planned and produced
Italian-language show, "Sonic."
1997 - Italy's antitrust agency, the Guarantor for Competition fined
the Italian divisions of BMG, EMI, PolyGram, Sony Music and
Warner Music a total of 7.7 billion lire ($4.5 million), with
the claim that they had formed a cartel to drown out