Music History for
1654 - Composer Vincenz Lubeck was born.
1674 - Jacques Hotteterre was born.
1930 - Bing Crosby married Dixie Lee.
1947 - Dizzy Gillespie gave his first Carnegie Hall concert.
1954 - The movie musical "A Star Is Born" made its world premiere in Hollywood.
1956 - RCA Victor, by this day, had received 856,327 advance orders for "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley.
1962 - "My Fair Lady" closed after a 6½ year run on Broadway. The show, at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical.
1963 - The Rolling Stones opened their first English tour in London at the New Victoria. Also on the bill were Bo Diddley and the Everly Brothers.
1967 - Mickey Hart joined the Grateful Dead.
1974 - John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.
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1975 - Jackie Wilson fell into a coma. He never recovered.
1976 - Jerry Lee Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits. He hit his bass player, Norman Owens, twice in the chest while attempting to shoot a soda bottle.
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1977 - James Brown's band walked out on him Hallandale, FL. They were complaining about being underpaid and overworked.
1984 - Prince's single "Let's Go Crazy" hit No. 1. He then held the No. 1 single, album and film simultaneously. Only the Beatles had accomplished the feat previously.
1989 - Bruce Springsteen stopped in a small salon in Prescott, AZ, and played a few songs with the band. He overheard a woman talking about financial problems concerning her medical bills. A week later she received a check for $100,000 from Springsteen.
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1989 - Tony LeMans' self-titled debut was released.
1994 - The Pointer Sisters received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1996 - Alanis Morissette finished her first U.S. tour in Houston, TX.
1997 - Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler) was arrested for cocaine possession in Winnipeg. He was later released on $5,000 bond.
1997 - The Rolling Stones released "Bridges To Babylon" in the U.K.
1998 - The family of Frank Sinatra filed suit against Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleged that an album of 75 songs, "The Sinatra Collection," was unauthorized.