Music History for

October 30


1894 - Composer Peter Warlock was born.

1970 - Jim Morrison was sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami, FL. He was also sentenced to 60 days of hard labor for profanity. He was released on $50,000 bond until the appeal could be heard.

1974 - Kathy Silva files for a divorce from Sylvester Stewart and was awarded custody of their 14-month-old son. Stewart disappeared with his son and was believed to be in hiding.

1982 - Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam.

1984 - Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York City, NY.

1984 - Barry Manilow opened at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The shows sold out for $1.9 million. Manilow beat the previous record by $100,000 that was held by Diana Ross.

1988 - Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar.

1988 - The Metallica single "Eye of the Beholder" was released.

1997 - Sally Nyolo (formerly of Zap Mama) began her first U.S. tour.

1997 - The U.S. Senate passd the "La Cienega" bill. The bill closed a loophole in the 1909 copyright act that put most pre-1978 music copyrights in jeopardy.

2001 - Michael Jackson's album entitled "Invincible" was released.
Today in Michael Jackson History

2002 - U.S. President George W. Bush signed an act that renamed the Oakwood Postal Station in Los Angeles the Nat King Cole Post Office.

2015 - "If I Can Dream: Elvis Presley with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra" was released.