Music History for

September 12


1940 - Johnny Long’s orchestra recorded the classic, "A Shanty in Old Shanty Town."

1948 - Elvis Presley, age 13, moved with his parents to Memphis, TN.

1953 - Luigi Vena sang "Ave Maria" at the wedding of U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Lee Bouvier.

1966 - ABC-TV's "The Roger Miller Show" premiered.

1966 - The Beatles received a gold record for "Yellow Submarine."
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1966 - The Monkees TV show premiered on NBC.

1970 - "Josie and the Pussycats," the cartoon, debuted on CBS.

1987 - Morrissey left The Smiths for a solo career.

1990 - Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie both announced that they would no longer perform with Fleetwood Mac.
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1996 - Oasis canceled their U.S. tour citing "internal differences" as the cause.

1998 - A concert by Shania Twain was televised live on DirecTV. It was the first time direct broadcast had been used for a country star.

1998 - Vince Gill made his 100th appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.

2000 - The family of Jimi Hendrix released 56 rare tracks in a 4-CD boxed set, "The Jimi Hendrix Experience."

2002 - The house that Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) lived in as a child, from 11-15, was sold on eBay for $210,000. The house had been valued at $52,660 in 2000.

2002 - John Houston Entertainment LLC filed a $100 million lawsuit against Whitney Houston for breach of contract.

2006 - The iTunes Music Store reached 1.5 billion songs and 45 million videos sold.

2008 - The Metallica album "Death Magenetic" was released.

2009 - Steve Jobs announced that Apple's iTunes had 88% of the legal U.S. music download market.