Music History for

October 26


1685 - Composer Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti was born.

1694 - Composer Johan Helmich Roman was born.

1935 - Judy Garland, at the age of 12, sang on Wallace Berry's radio show on NBC.

1965 - The Beatles were awarded the MBE (Member of the British Empire) medals.
Today in Beatles History

1970 - Elton John's "Your Song" was released in the U.S.

1971 - Al Green's "Tired of Being Alone," his first hit, went gold.

1980 - In Los Angeles, CA, Paul Kantner (Jefferson Starship) suffered a brain hemorrhage during a recording session. He stayed int he hospital for 15 days.

1981 - Queen and David Bowie released the single "Under Pressure" in the U.K.

1992 - Pearl Jam sets a new record for first week sales when the album "Vs." sold 950,000 copies.

1993 - Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico urge residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest Madonna's first concert there.

1994 - Roseanne Barr appeared on her TV show "Roseanne" dressed as Prince.

1995 - Yolanda Saldivar was sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury for the murder of Selena.

1998 - Eros Ramazzotti released his "Eros Live" album.

1998 - A U.S. federal judge refused to issue an injunction against the sale of MP3 players. The device is used to play music downloaded from the Internet. The Recording Industry Association of America had brought the case to court.

2002 - Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped" was released in the U.K.