Music History for

October 29


1904 - Composer Vivian Ellis was born.

1936 - Hank Snow made his first recordings, "Lonesome Blue Yodel" and "Prisoned Cowboy."

1956 - Maria Callas made her Metropolitan Opera debut in "Norma."

1957 - Bobby Helms recored "Jingle Bell Rock."

1970 - Neil Diamond received a gold record for "Cracklin' Rosie."

1971 - Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, GA.

1975 - Joan Baez became a member of Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue.

1990 - The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1991 - Three members of Pink Floyd were injured in a auto race in Mexico.

1996 - In Pasadena, California, a judge drops drug possession charges against Scott Weiland, the singer for the Stone Temple Pilots. The judge concluded that Weiland had made significant progress in a Pasadena rehab.

1998 - Steven Adler surrendered to authorities to begin serving a sentence of 150 days for two counts of battery and violation of probation.

1998 - East Bay Ray, Klaus Flouride and D.H. Peligro, all former members of the Dead Kennedys, filed suit against Jello Biafra. The claim was that the former lead singer had diverted money owed to the other band members for his own use.

2012 - The single "Radioactive" was released for a second time by Imagine Dragons. It was originally released to radio on April 2, 2012.