Music History for September 29


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 6 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.
Today in Beatles History 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.

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 (Purple Rain) and film simultaneously (Purple Rain). 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.

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.