Music History for
1661 - Composer George Bohm was born.
1862 - Composer Alphons Diepenbrock was born.
1917 - Composer Laurindo Almeida was born.
1924 - The Rudolf Friml operetta "Rose Marie" premiered on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre in New York City.
1927 - Sophie Tucker recorded her song "Some of These Days." This version of the song was not released until about 30 years after it was recorded. The first part of the verse is narrated by Sophie Tucker and she tells how the song described the story of her life.
1931 - The radio show "15 Minutes with Bing Crosby" debuted on CBS.
1935 - George Gershwin completed the orchestral score for the opera
Porgy and Bess.
1965 - The Beatles received a gold record for the song "Help!"
Today in Beatles History
1965 - The Rolling Stones appeared on the British TV show "Ready Steady Go!" Mick Jagger and Andrew Loog Oldham performed a parody of Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe."
1970 - An ad was run in "Melody Maker" by Genesis looking for musicians who were "determined to strive beyond existing stagnant music forms." Phil Collins answered the ad and eventually joined the group.
1976 - The first issue of Musician magazine was published.
1978 - George Harrison married Olivia Trinidad Arias. She was a
secretary at his Dark Horse record company.
1981 - The single "Controversy" was released by Prince.
1983 - The film "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" opened around in the United States. The movie starred David Bowie.
1986 - Debbie Gibson began recording the album "Out of the Blue." She was 16 years old and still in school at the time.
1989 - Ric Ocasek (Cars) and Paulina Porizkova were married.
1995 - In Cleveland, OH, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum officially opened.
1997 - WAR released the album "Coleccion Latina." It was their 20th release.
2010 - At Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, Brooks & Dunn played their final show together at a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.