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This Day In The History Of Music.

Elvis Presley made his first public appearance as a singer on this day. It did not go well: he came fifth in a local talent show. But he was only ten years old. October 3, 1945; Chopin: The Day the Music Died The brief life of Chopin, one of music’s earliest superstars, ended on this day when the sickly composer fell victim to tuberculosis.  Source- | This Day In Music. For those who may not know. Elvis Presley was known as the King of Rock-n-Roll. 

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P.S. I will be using two sources of information for "This Day In The History Of Music". The first source is This Day In Music and the second source is On This Day in Music History. And for the faithful readers of this post, you probably have also noticed I use a third source when the two sources that I do use are not in agreement with the facts, the third source will always be listed. When the third source has to be used I will always list it as a (Side Note:) and it will always be highlighted in bold red just as you see it now. When I have to use a third source it will normally agree with one of the other two sources, that is when I will agree with that information, in the case where the third source also differs from the other two I will just go with the first date and information given. When this happens I will leave it up to the reader to look into the fact and or facts for that blog, and please feel free to leave a reply about any additional information you may have found, and please list the source and or sources that you used for that additional information. I try my very best to add nothing but true facts to this post, and I will always give the source that I took those facts. When I add my own personal opinion I will do so as a side note as well, but that will be highlighted in bold blue. I do hope you enjoy reading this post, history has always been my favorite subject throughout my whole life, from grade school through college, and even to this day. 

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I'm truly sorry to announce that I will no longer be curating this post. Circumstances in my personal life needs more of my personal attention. Work has also been a dramatic change for me, it will require more of my time as well. Hopefully, some one else will become interested in taking over. Have a blessed day.

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As some of you already know since reading the last post I had previously posted about not being able to continue with this post due to dramatic changes in my personal life as well as my work. In the previous post I forgot to thank @AlyssaPandora, @AdamPandora, @ErickPandora, @UncleBud, @Pandora, and all the faithful readers who read as well as supported this post. I am truly sorry for not being able to continue with this post, with the amount of research and time it takes it is too much time that I can no longer afford. It is my hope that this post continues on, so if you have two hours a day to spare then please consider carrying on with this post. Thank you all once again for your great support.

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Good Thursday morning @Pandora community. I decided not to completely give this post up, but having stated that, I will not post like before. I will make each post considerably shorter than before. I will only post what I think is the most popular. I will not say more important because I believe everything that has to do with music history is important. Every music artist has played and continues to play a very important part in the music world. To post everything about This Day In The History Of Music for each day is to time consuming, that is why I will only post the most popular of that day in our music history's past. 

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Good Thursday morning and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music. Enjoy the read.

This day in1974 Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Band On The Run'. 'George Harrison unwittingly contributed the first line of one part of the song: "If we ever get out of here" when he said it during one of the many Beatles' business meetings.

This day in 1974 Dolly Parton was at No.1 on the US country chart with 'I Will Always Love You'. Elvis Presley indicated that he wanted to cover the song. Parton was interested until Presley's manager, Colonel Tom Parker, told her that it was standard procedure for the songwriter to sign over half of the publishing rights to any song Elvis recorded. Parton refused. 'I Will Always Love You' later became a worldwide No.1 hit for Whitney Houston in 1992 when featured in The Bodyguard.

 This day in 2003 Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band's seventh US No.1 album. The performances were from the band's 1972 tour of the United States, recorded at the LA Forum on 25 June 1972 and Long Beach Arena on 27 June 1972.

This day in 2008 Rolling Stone magazine published a list of the Top 50 guitar songs of all time. No.5 was 'Brown Sugar' by The Rolling Stones, No.4 , ‘You Really Got Me’ by The Kinks, No.3, ‘Crossroads’, by Cream, No.2 ‘Purple Haze’, by Jimi Hendrix and No.1 ‘Johnny B Goode’, Chuck Berry.

This day in 2020 Former Pointer Sisters singer Bonnie Pointer died from a cardiac arrest aged 69. She and her sisters rose to fame as the Grammy award-winning Pointer Sisters, who were best known for the 1984 hits 'Jump (For My Love)' and 'I’m So Excited'.

This day in 2021 American singer Dean Parrish died at the age of 78. Best known for the song, ‘I'm on My Way’, which became noted for being the penultimate record that was played at the last Northern soul all-nighter at the Wigan Casino, he also worked as a session musician with Jimi Hendrix and Santana in 1970, and played guitar with Bob Marley in 1972.

Born on this day in the music world

1. 1940: Sherman Garnes, singer with American-Puerto Rican doo wop group Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, who had the 1956 UK No.1 & US No.6 single 'Why Do Fools Fall In Love'. They are also noted for being rock's first all-teenaged act. Garnes died on February 26th 1977.

2. 1940: American singer and actress Nancy Sinatra who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' (Film score Full Metal Jacket). With her father Frank she became the first father and daughter team ever to score a UK No.1 single with the 1967 hit 'Somethin' Stupid'. She also had several collaborations with Lee Hazlewood such as 'Jackson', and her cover of Cher's 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)'.

3. 1942: Chuck Negron, American singer-songwriter with Three Dog Night, who had the 1970 UK No.3 & US No.1 single with a cover of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'. The band scored 21 Billboard Top 40 hits (with three hitting No.1) between 1969 and 1975.

4. 1944: American singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boz Scaggs, who was a member of The Marksmen with Steve Miller, The Wigs, and as a solo artist had the 1976 US No.3 single 'Lowdown', and the 1977 US No.11 and UK No.13 single 'Lido Shuffle'.

5. 1953: Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer, who scored the 1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Total Eclipse Of The Heart', as well as hits with 'Lost in France' and 'It's a Heartache'.

6. 1977: American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Kayne West. He worked with Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, and Ludacris. Solo hits include the 2005 US No.1 single 'Gold Digger', the 2005 US No.1 album Late Registration, and the 2007 World-wide No.1 album Graduation. West is one of the best-selling artists of all time, having sold more than 32 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide and has won a total of 21 Grammy Awards.

Have a wonderful day, take care and GOD bless. 


Good Sunday morning and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music. Enjoy the read.

1). On this day in 1960 Drummer Tommy Moore made the fateful decision to quit The Beatles and return to his job of driving a forklift at Garston bottle works. He was briefly replaced by Norman Chapman, who was called into National Service after just three gigs. After going drummerless and mostly jobless for a few weeks, the band hired Pete Best on August 12th, only one day before they were to go to Hamburg to play a string of club dates.

2).  On this day in 1966 European radio stations mistakenly reported that The Who's lead singer Roger Daltrey was dead. Actually, it was guitarist Pete Townshend who had been injured in a car accident a few days earlier.

3). On this day in 1966 The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Paint It, Black', the group's third US No.1 single. Also a No.1 in the UK, it was the first No.1 single to feature a sitar on the recording.

4). On this day in 1969 The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Ballad Of John and Yoko' the group's 17th UK No.1. The only two Beatles that played on the track were John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

5). On this day in 1977 KC and the Sunshine Band became only the second group after The Jackson Five to achieve four US No.1's when 'I'm Your Boogie Man' went to the top of the charts.

6). On this day in 2000 Aaliyah went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Try Again'. It became the first "airplay-only" song to reach No.1 on the US singles chart (no points from a commercial single release).

7). On this day in 2011 Pink Floyd's 1973 album The Dark Side Of The Moon, re-entered the Billboard Album chart at No. 47, and reached the milestone of 1,000 weeks on Billboard's charts. The album which was released in 1973 has done consistently well reaching No.1 on more than one occasion.

8). On this day in 2016 Singer Christina Grimmie, who had competed on the US TV programme The Voice, died of her wounds after being shot in Florida. A man opened fire on her when she was signing autographs after a concert in Orlando. The assailant who was tackled by Ms Grimmie's brother, then shot and killed himself. The 22-year-old singer died in a local hospital.

9). On this day in 2019 An 11-judge panel from the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided to review its decision on whether Led Zeppelin plagiarized 'Stairway To Heaven' from the opening guitar riff on Spirit’s 1968 track 'Taurus'. In June 2016, a Los Angeles jury ruled that Zeppelin were not guilty of any copyright infringement.

10). On this day in 2020 American country music group Lady Antebellum abbreviated their name to "Lady A" during the George Floyd protests in an attempt to blunt the name's associations with slavery and the Antebellum South, causing a dispute with black blues and gospel singer Anita White, who had been using the name Lady A for more than 20 years.

11). On this day in 2022 Juustin Bieber was forced to cancel his current tour after he revealed he was suffering from facial paralysis. The 28-year-old said in an Instagram video that the condition was due to a diagnosis of Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

Born On This Day In The Music World.

1). Born on this day in 1934 James "Pookie" Hudson the lead singer of the fifties doo-wop group The Spaniels. Their 1954 hit 'Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite' was featured in such films as Three Men and a Baby and American Graffiti. The Spaniels became one of the first artists to sign with Vee-Jay Records, the first large, independent Afro-American owned record label. Hudson died on 16th January 2007.

2). Born on this day in 1940 Joseph DiNicola, from American group Joey and the Starlighters. who scored the 1962 US No.1 single 'Peppermint Twist, Part 1'. Jimi Hendrix was a member of the band during 1964.

3). Born on this day in 1944 Judy Craig lead singer of the American girl group The Chiffons, who had the 1963 US No.1 hit 'He's So Fine'. The song is also renowned as the plaintiff song in the famous plagiarism case against George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord'. 

4). Born on this day in 1947 Richard Palmer-James, English musician who worked with King Crimson in the early 1970s and was a founding member of Supertramp; he sang vocals and wrote the lyrics for their self-titled debut album.

5). Born on this day in 1947 Glenn Leonard, American R&B and soul singer with The Temptations, from 1975 to 1983.

6). Born on this day in 1949 Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single 'Legs'. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 million as of 2014.

7). Born on this day in 1951 Lynsey De Paul, UK singer, songwriter, who scored the 1972 UK No.5 single 'Sugar Me'. She became the first woman to win an Ivor Novello song-writing award.

8). Born on this day in 1952 Donnie Van Zant, American rock vocalist, guitarist best known as having been a member of 38 Special, from its formation in 1974 until 2013. He is the middle of three brothers: his older brother Ronnie was the original lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in a 1977 plane crash.

9). Born on this day in 1958 English drummer Kevin Wilkinson who worked with Howard Jones, The League of Gentlemen, The Waterboys, China Crisis, and Squeeze. Wilkinson committed suicide on 17 July 1999, aged 41, by hanging himself in the family home.

10). Born on this day in 1964 American singer-songwriter Penny Ford from Eurodance group Snap! Their debut album World Power (1990), sold over 7 million copies worldwide and became one of the most successful dance albums to date and contained the No.1 hit 'The Power'.

11). Born on this day in 1987 Dappy, English singer, songwriter, rapper, and actor, best known for being the lead singer of grime trio N-Dubz.

12). Born on this day in 1997 American rapper. Bill Kahan Kapri, better known by his stage name Kodak Black. His second album, Dying to Live (2018), peaked at No.1 on the Billboard 200. Black was arrested inside of his Pembroke Pines, Florida home in January 2018 on multiple charges stemming from an Instagram live-feed video showing him passing marijuana and a gun around a small child. He was later sentenced to 364 days in prison.


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Good Wednesday afternoon and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music 🎶. Enjoy the read. 

1). On this day in 1881, an early patent for a piano player was issued to John McTammany, Jr., of Cambridge, Mass. John McTammany described his invention as a "mechanical musical instrument." It worked using narrow sheets of perforated flexible paper which triggered the notes.

2). On this day in 1946 Nat King Cole records "The Christmas Song". 

3). On this day in 1961 Country singing star Patsy Cline was seriously injured in a car accident. During her two month hospital stay, her song "I Fall to Pieces" gave the singer her first Country No.1 and also became a huge country-pop crossover hit.

4). On this day in 1964 Touring Australia The Beatles arrived in Melbourne and were greeted at the airport by over 5,000 fans. Another 20,000 fans lined the route from the airport to the hotel, army and navy units were brought in to help control the crowds, cars were crushed, hundreds of girls fainted and over 50 people were admitted to hospital with broken bones.

5). On this day in 1974 Ray Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'The Streak' a song about the latest British craze of streaking, (running naked in a public place).

6). On this day in 1977 Led Zeppelin played the last of six sold out nights in New York City during their 11th and final North American tour. The 3-hour set included: The Song Remains The Same, Since I’ve Been Loving You, No Quarter, Ten Years Gone, 'Stairway ToHeaven', Whole Lotta Love, Rock And Roll and When the Levee Breaks.

7). On this day in 1980 Billy Joel started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Glass Houses', his second US No.1 album. The album features Joel's first song to peak at No.1 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart, 'It's Still Rock and Roll to Me.'

8). On this day in 1987 Madonna played the first date on her "Who's That Girl World Tour" in Osaka, Japan. The tour became the highest-grossing tour ever, grossing over $20 million dollars. 

9). On this day in 1994 Composer Henry Mancini died aged 70. Wrote the music to 'Moon River, which was originally sung in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's by Audrey Hepburn, was also the theme song for the Andy Williams television show. Had the 1969 US No.1 single 'Love Theme from Romeo And Juliet.' Recorded over 90 albums, contributed music to over 100 movies, including 'Theme From The Pink Panther.'

10). On this day in 1997 Puff Daddy and Faith Evans started a 11 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'll Be Missing You', a tribute to the late Notorious B.I.G. Also a No.1 in the UK.

11). On this day in 2000 American pianist and session musician Paul Griffin died aged 62. He recorded with hundreds of musicians from the 1950s to the 1990s. Griffin worked with Bob Dylan, Steely Dan, Don McLean, the Isley Brothers, Van Morrison, The Shirelles, and Dionne Warwick. He is best known for playing on the albums Bob Dylan albums Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde on Blonde, and Steely Dan's Aja.

12). On this day in 2016 Irish rock guitarist, Henry McCullough died after never fully recovering from a severe heart attack he had suffered four years earlier. He recorded with Paul McCartney and Wings, featuring on the hit James Bond theme, 'Live and Let Die' and 'My Love', the solo which he made up on the spot in front of a live orchestra. He was also a member of Spooky Tooth and The Grease Band.

Born On This Day In The Music World. 

1). Born on this day in 1895 Clifton Avon "Cliff" Edwards, nicknamed "Ukulele Ike", was an American musician and actor. He enjoyed considerable popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s, specializing in jazzy renditions of pop standards and novelty tunes. He had a number one hit with "Singin' in the Rain" in 1929. Clifton was also the voice of Jiminy the Cricket in Walt Disney's Pinocchio, Fun and Fancy Free, Dandy (Jim) Crow in Walt Disney's Dumbo.

2). Born on this day in 1909 Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives was an American musician and actor with a career that spanned more than six decades. Ives began his career as an itinerant singer and guitarist, eventually launching his own radio show, The Wayfaring Stranger, which popularized traditional folk songs. Ives is often associated with the Christmas season. He did voice-over work as Sam the Snowman, narrator of the classic 1964 Christmas television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Ives also worked on the special's soundtrack, including the songs "A Holly Jolly Christmas" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", both of which continue to chart annually on the Billboard holiday charts into the 2020s.

3). Born on this day in 1931 American soul singer and multi-instrumentalist Junior Walker. He had the 1966 US & UK Top 20 single 'How Sweet It Is', and the 1969 US No.4 single 'What Does It Take, To Win Your Love'. Walker also played sax on Foreigner's 1981 hit ‘Urgent.’ He died of cancer on 23 November 1995 aged 64.

4). Born on this day in1943 Spooner Oldham, American songwriter and session musician, organist, best known as part of the studio backing band known as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section of Alabama. He played on many hits including, Percy Sledge (When a Man Loves a Woman), Aretha Franklin  (Respect,, Wilson Pickett (Mustang Sally) and worked with Bob Dylan , Delaney Bramlett, Willy DeVille, Joe Cocker, the Hacienda Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, the Everly Brothers, Dickey Betts, Cat Power, J. J. Cale and many others.

5). Born on this day in 1958 Nick Van Ede, singer, with English rock band Cutting Crew, who scored the 1987 US No.1 & 1986 UK No.4 single 'I Just Died In Your Arms Tonight.

6). Born on this day in 1961 George O'Dowd, (Boy George), English singer, songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer. As lead singer of the Grammy and Brit Award winning Culture Club, he scored the 1983 UK No.1 & 1984 US No.1 single 'Karma Chameleon' and global hits 'Do You Really Want To Hurt Me', and 'Time' (Clock of the Heart). As a solo artists George had the 1987 UK No.1 single 'Everything I Own'. He became a coach on The Voice UK in 2016.

7). Born on this day in 1974 Joshua Radin, American singer-songwriter. His songs have been used in numerous films and TV series including Bones, Scrubs, House, Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill.

8). Born on this day in 1980 Mark ‘Pelli’ Pellizzer, musician, singer from Canadian reggae fusion band Magic! that had the 2014 US and UK No.1 hit single ‘Rude’, from their 2014 US Top 10 album Don't Kill the Magic.

9). Born on this day in 1983 English singer-songwriter Siobhan Donaghy, with British girl group Sugababes who had the 2002 UK No.1 single, 'Round Round'. In 2006, British Hit Singles & Albums named the Sugababes as the most successful female act of the 21st century with six UK No.1 singles and eighteen UK top ten hits.

10). Born on this day in 1993 American rapper, singer, and songwriter Gunna. He featured on the 2020, hip-hop collective Internet Money single, ‘Lemonade’, featuring American singer Don Toliver and Nav.


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Good Monday morning dear friend and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music 🎶. Enjoy the read. 

1). On this day in 1825 Il viaggio a Reims, ossia L'albergo del giglio d'oro (The Journey to Reims, or The Hotel of the Golden Fleur-de-lis) is an operatic dramma giocoso, originally performed in three acts, by Gioachino Rossini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Balocchi, based in part on Corinne ou l'Italie by Germaine de Staël.

2). According to On This Day In Music History Loretta Lynn recorded "I'm A Honky Tonk Girl" on this day in 1960. However, according to Wikipedia "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl" was officially recorded in February 1960 at the Western Recorders Studio and was produced by Don Grashey. This Day In Music makes no mention of the recording at all. 

3). On this day in 1961 Pat Boone went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Moody River', the single reached No.18 in the UK. A tongue-in-cheek, heavy metal "comeback" was attempted by Boone in 1997 with an album called 'In a Metal Mood (No More Mr. Nice Guy)'.

4). On this day in 1964 Martha and The Vandellas recored one of Motown's signature songs 'Dancing in the Street' at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, Michigan. Written by Marvin Gaye, William "Mickey" Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter the song reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No.4 in the UK. Many artists have covered the song including, the Mamas & the Papas, David Bowie and Mick Jagger, The Kinks, Grateful Dead, Little Richard, and Heavy Metal group Van Halen (David Lee Roth). 

5). On this day in 1965 The Four Tops went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I Can't Help Myself'. Lead singer Levi Stubbs had not been satisfied with the recording session and was promised that he could do it again the following day, but no other session ever took place. The track that became a hit was just the second take of the song.

6). On this day in 1968 The Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK No.1 single when 'Jumpin Jack Flash' hit the top of the charts. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the window. When Jagger asked what the noise was, Richards responded: "Oh, that's Jack – that's jumpin' Jack."

7). On this day in 1971 Carole King started a five week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'It's Too Late / I Feel The Earth Move'. Both songs were from her million selling Tapestry album.

8). On this day in 1973 Edgar Winter's US No.1 hit 'Frankenstein' was awarded a Gold record. Winter named the song because of how many cuts and patches were contained in the original studio tape.

9). On this day in 1987 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Elvis Costello, and Van Morrison headline; other performers include: New Order, The Robert Cray Band, Los Lobos, Ben E. King, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Courtney Pine, Hüsker Dü, The Woodentops, The Mighty Lemon Drops, Michelle Shocked, and World Party.

10). On this day in 2013 Slim Whitman the American country music and western music singer/songwriter and instrumentalist died aged 90. Known for his yodeling abilities and his smooth high octave falsetto, he sold in excess of 120 million records during his career. Michael Jackson cited Whitman as one of his ten favorite vocalists and Beatle George Harrison cited Whitman as an early influence. Paul McCartney credited a poster of Whitman with giving him the idea of playing his guitar left-handed with his guitar strung the opposite way to a right-handed player's.

11). On this day in 2014 Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King  died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. He wrote dozens of hits over two decades, including 'The Loco-Motion', 'Will You Love Me Tomorrow' and '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman'. After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued writing songs, including a hit for Whitney Houston 'Saving All My Love for You' in 1985.

12). On this day in 2016 Artists including Taylor Swift , Maroon 5, Pearl Jam, U2 and Sir Paul McCartney called for online copyright laws to be reformed. More than 180 artists signed an open letter criticising the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). They claimed the law benefits companies that "exploit music for their financial enrichment", but not artists.

13). On this day in 2020 Bob Dylan released his 39th studio album Rough and Rowdy Ways. It became Dylan's highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 in more than a decade and it marked his seventh consecutive decade of charting top 40 albums, making him the only artist to date to accomplish this feat.

Born On This Day In Music History. 

1). Born on this day in 1613. Christiaan de Placker, Flemish poet and composer, born in Poperinge, County of Flanders, Spanish Netherlands (now Belgium) (d. 1691)

2). Born on this day in 1868 Heinrich Schenker, Austrian musicologist (Urlinie) known for his Schenkerian analysis of music, born in Wisniowczyki, Austrian Galicia (now Vyshnivchyk, Ukraine) (d. 1935)

3). Born on this day in 1885 Stevan Hristić, Serbian composer (Legend of Ohrid; Opeleo), conductor (Belgrade Philharmonic, 1923-34; Belgrade Opera, 1925-35), and pedagogue (Belgrade Music Academy, 1937-50), born in Belgrade, Serbia (d. 1958)

4). Born on this day in 1935 Tommy Devito, American rock baritone vocalist and guitarist (Four Seasons - "Sherry"), born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 2020)

5). Born on this day in 1942 Elaine McFarlane, from American 1960s sunshine pop band Spanky And Our Gang, who had the 1967 US No.9 single 'Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again'. She joined the re- formed Mama and the Papas in 1982.

6). Born on this day in 1950 Ann Wilson, from American rock band Heart who scored the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Alone'. Heart has sold over 35 million records worldwide.

7). Born on this day in 1963 Paula Abdul, American music artist,singer-songwriter, voice actress, dancer, choreographer who had the 1990 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Opposites Attract' plus five other US No.1 singles. Her 1989 album Forever Your Girl spent ten weeks as US No.1. Became a judge on American Idol TV show.

8). Born on this day in 1970 Brian Welch, guitarist from American nu metal band Korn who scored the 1998 US No.1 album, Follow The Leader. Twelve of the band's official releases have peaked in the top ten of the Billboard Chart.

9). Born on this day in 1976 Scott Avett, lead singer and founding member of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers. Had the 2013 US No.5 album 'Magpie And The Dandelion'.

10). Born on this day in 1983 American rapper, Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore. The Macklemore's and Lewis single 'Thrift Shop' reached No.1 on the US singles chart in 2013 and their second single, 'Can't Hold Us' also peaked at No.1, making Macklemore and Lewis the first duo in the chart's history to have their first two singles both reach the top of the US charts.

11). Born on this day in 1993 KSI [Olajide Olatunji] English YouTuber, comedian and rapper, born in London, England.

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Good Tuesday morning dear friend, I will be back posting in a couple of weeks. Work has been extremely busy for me this year, which is a great thing. Just to busy for me to spend time here posting. Things will start slowing down soon, so I hope to see you soon. 

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Wow, Six months since my last posting Of This Day In The History Of Music, well, hopefully, I will be doing this more regularly now that work has slowed down. Enjoy the read.

1). On this day in 1792 in Vienna, Ludwig van Beethoven received his first lesson in music composition from Franz Joseph Haydn. Beethoven was a German composer and pianist who was born in Bonn, Germany, in 1770. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest composers in the history of Western classical music. Haydn, on the other hand, was an Austrian composer who was born in Rohrau, Austria, in 1732. He is considered one of the most important composers of the Classical period. Beethoven’s work elevated instrumental music—hitherto considered inferior to vocal music—to the realm of high art. He was the first composer to combine vocal and instrumental music in a symphony. Beethoven’s music is characterized by its emotional intensity, innovative use of harmony, and expansion of the formal structures of the Classical period.

2). On this day in 1957 Still married to his first wife Jane Mitcham, Jerry Lee Lewis secretly married his 13-year-old second cousin Myra Gale Brown. Lewis's personal life was hidden from the public until a May 1958 British tour where Ray Berry, a news agency reporter at London's Heathrow Airport learned about Lewis's third wife. The publicity caused an uproar and the tour was canceled after only three concerts.

3). On this day in 1965 Rubber Soul began its 42-week run on the Record Retailer LPs chart (subsequently adopted as the UK Albums Chart) on 12 December 1965. The following week it replaced the Sound of Music soundtrack at the top of the chart, where it remained for eight weeks in total. On the national chart compiled by Melody Maker.

4). On this day in 1970, the Doors unknowingly played their last concert with legendary frontman, the Lizard King himself, Jim Morrison. The fabled, once considered prophetic, rock god didn’t go out with the bang he should have. Instead, he went out in a drunken sputter, leaving destruction and disillusionment in his wake.

5). On this day in 1970 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tears Of A Clown'. It was the group's 26th Top 40 hit and first No.1, and also a No.1 hit in the UK. The song was written by Stevie Wonder in 1966, and his producer Hank Cosby, Smokey Robinson wrote the lyrics. 

6). On this day in 1981 The Human League had their only UK No.1 single with 'Don't You Want Me.' The Christmas hit of 81, the biggest seller of 1981 and Virgin Records first No.1 UK single. The group's singer Phil Oakey disliked the song so much that it was relegated to the last track on their latest album Dare.

7). On this day in 1985 Scottish keyboard player Ian Stewart died of a heart attack in his doctor's Harley Street waiting room. Co-founder of The Rolling Stones  (Stewart was the first to respond to Brian Jones's advertisement in Jazz News seeking musicians to form a rhythm & blues group). Stewart was dismissed from the line-up by the band's manager, Andrew Loog Oldham, in May 1963 but remained as road manager and piano player. He played on all The Rolling Stones albums between 1964 and 1983. Also played piano on Led Zeppelin 's ‘Rock and Roll’ and ‘Boogie With Stu’ from Physical Graffiti.

8). On this day in 1987 George Michael started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Faith'. Taken from the album of the same name, it became the top-selling single of the year in the US in 1988. 

9). On this day in 1992 Whitney Houston started a twenty-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'The Bodyguard'. It has sold over 44 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling soundtrack album of all time, as well as one of the best-selling albums of all time.

10). On this day in 1998 A seven-inch single by the Quarry Men featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison was named the rarest record of all time, only 50 copies were made with each copy being valued at £10,000, ($20,500). 

11). On this day in 2008 The town where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards grew up announced it was to name streets in a new estate after Rolling Stones hits. The 13 streets in Dartford, Kent, were to be given names such as Angie Mews, Babylon Close, Sympathy Street, Little Red Walk, and Satisfaction Street. Leader of the council, Jeremy Kite, said he thought Ruby Tuesday Drive sounded a "fantastic" place to live, but police were concerned the street signs might be stolen by fans. 

12). On this day in 2012 The Rolling Stones, The Who, Michael Stipe, Chris Martin, Bruce Springsteen, and Roger Waters played at Madison Square Garden and raised over $30m (£18.6m) at a benefit gig in New York for those affected by superstorm Sandy which had caused the deaths of 120 people when it hit the Caribbean and US in October of this year. The surviving members of Nirvana, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic, also joined Sir Paul McCartney on stage to perform. 

Born On This Day In The Music World.  

1). Born on this day in 1579 Heinrich Steuccius, a German composer, was born in Weissenfels, Germany (d. 1645)

2). Born on this day in 1915 Frank Sinatra  American singer, actor, and producer, was one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. He was the first singer to encounter 'pop hysteria', and his single 'My Way' holds the UK longevity record of 136 weeks on the charts. Sinatra died on 14th May 1998 after a heart attack.

3). Born on this day in 1920 British music publisher and singer **ahem** James. He was a member of The Stargazers and had two UK No.1 singles, 'Broken Wings' in 1953 (which was the first recording by a native British act to top the UK Singles Chart) and the 1954 'I See the Moon'. He was the singer of the theme songs of The Adventures of Robin Hood and The Buccaneers, from British TV in the 1950s. He later became a music publisher working with many UK 60s acts including The Beatles. James signed Elton John and his lyricist Bernie Taupin as unknown artists in 1967 and was the founder of the DJM record label. James died of a heart attack on 1 February 1986 aged 65.

4). Born on this day in 1923 Robert Lrod Dorough was an American bebop and cool jazz vocalist, pianist, composer, songwriter, arranger, and producer. Dorough became famous as the composer and performer of songs in the TV series Schoolhouse Rock!, as well as for his work with Miles Davis, Blossom Dearie, and others.

5). Born on this day in 1938 American singer, and former actress Connie Francis, who had the 1958 UK No.1 single 'Who's Sorry Now', 1960 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Everybody's Fool', plus over & 20 UK Top 40 hits. Francis saw success with her 1959 album Sings Italian Favorites, which spent 81 weeks on the UK chart.

6). Born on this day in 1940 Dionne Warwick, US singer, (1964 UK No.9 single 'Walk On By', 1974 US No.1 & UK No.29 single 'Then Came You', plus over 25 US Top 40 hits).

7). Born on this day in 1943 Dicky Betts, American guitarist, singer, and songwriter, The Allman Brothers Band, had the 1973 US No.12 single 'Ramblin Man'. Betts is recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, with one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman, introducing melodic twin guitar harmony which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together".

8). Born on this day in 1943 Dave Munden, who with Brian Poole and the Tremeloes had the UK 1963 No.1 hit 'Do You Love Me' and with The Tremeloes the 1967 UK No.1 & US No.11 single 'Silence Is Golden'.

9). Born on this day in 1959 Sheila E. singer and percussionist discovered by Prince, she had the 1985 US & UK Top 20 single ‘The Belle Of St Mark’. Also worked with Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Phil Collins, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion. 

10). Born on this day in 1976 Dan Hawkins, guitarist with The Darkness had the 2003 UK No.2 single ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, and the 2003 UK No.1 album ‘Permission To Land’. The album was certified quadruple platinum in the United Kingdom, with sales of over 1,300,000 and in 2004 the band won three Brit Awards.

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I missed this thread a lot, @MOHLovesAlaska!

Thanks so much for the history lesson today. 😎

@AdamPandora I missed it as well my dear friend, but work being so busy as it was I just didn't have the time to post. But hopefully, now that things have slowed down I can stay on top of this regularly. I hope anyway. I thank you as always friend for you're great support in the threads that I do. Have a great Wednesday, take care and GOD bless...



Good Wednesday afternoon, or morning dear friend. Enjoy the read for This Day In Music History.

1). On this day in 1759 Michael Hillegas opened the first music store in America in Philadelphia. It wasn’t quite the same as the music stores we know today- there were no CDs or records on sale. The shop sold a range of musical goods, including instruments, sheet music, ruled paper, and music tutors. The owner of the store, Michael Hillegas, was an extremely wealthy merchant. His business interests generated a lot of money and were used to support the Revolutionary War. Interestingly, Hillegal also

went on to become the first treasurer of the USA.

2). On this day in 1895 the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik reported on the first complete performance of Mahler’s Second Symphony in Berlin – the review appeared in early January 1896. However, the performance itself had taken place on 13 December 1895, when Mahler himself had conducted the Berlin Philharmonic.

3). On this day in 1928 George Gershwin's "An American In Paris" symphonic poem premieres at Carnegie Hall, NYC, performed by the New York Philharmonic conducted by Walter Damrosch. An American in Paris was originally scored for 3flutes(3rd doubling on piccolo), 2oboes, English horn, 2clarinets inB-flat, bass clarinet in B-flat, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 3 trumpets in B-flat, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, snare drum, bass drum, triangle, wood block, ratchet, cymbals, low and high tom-toms, xylophone, glockenspiel, celesta, 4taxi horns labeled as A, B, C, and D with circles around them, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone(all doubling soprano and alto saxophones), and strings. Although most modern audiences have heard the taxi horns using the notes A, B, C, and D, Gershwin had intended to use the notes A4, B4, D5, and A3. It is likely that in labeling the taxi horns as A, B, C, and D with circles, he was referring to the four horns, not the notes they played.

4). On this day in 1955 Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Christmas Alphabet', the first Christmas song to reach the No.1 position. It was the first Christmas No.1 that was actually about Christmas, a trend that would continue off and on over the next several decades.

5). On this day in 1962 Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Return To Sender', his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed 'Return To Sender' in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone were performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, The Who, Harry Nilsson, George Harrison, and Eric Clapton. 

6). On this day in 1966 Jimi Hendrix  made his TV debut on ITV's 'Ready Steady Go!' (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded 'Foxy Lady' on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as 'Foxey Lady' and this is how it is still known among many North American fans.

7). On this day in 1970 Dave Edmunds was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1955 Smiley Lewis hit 'I Hear You Knocking.' The Welsh singer, songwriter, and producer's only No.1. hit.

8). On this day in 1986 Bruce Hornsby & The Range went to No.1 on the US singles chart, with 'The Way It Is', a No.15 hit in the UK. Written by Bruce Hornsby and his brother John Hornsby, it made explicit reference to the American Civil Rights Movement. The song was heavily sampled by Tupac Shakur in his song, 'Changes' from 1998.

9). On this day in 1993 "I Swear" a single released by John Michael Montgomery (Billboard Song of the Year 1994) In 1994 Boyz II Men and Shai gave the song a brighter polishing as some would say. Alan Jones from Music Week declared it as a "pretty and powerful ballad", "[that] should be big".

10). On this day in 2012 A collection of love letters written by Mick Jagger to American singer Marsha Hunt sold at auction for £187,250. The letters were penned in the summer of 1969 while The Rolling Stones frontman was in Australia. They are believed to be the inspiration for the band's hit single 'Brown Sugar'.

11). On this day in 2013 American singer Beyoncé released her fifth studio album, the self-titled Beyoncé. Developed as a visual album, every song was accompanied by a non-linear short film that illustrated the musical concepts conceived during production. Beyoncé and its release are frequently credited with inventing the modern definition of the visual album, popularising the surprise album release strategy, and provoking the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry to change the day of the week when music is released worldwide from Tuesday to Friday. The album has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.

Born On This Day In The Music World.

1). Born on this day in 1732 Jean-Claude Trial, a French composer, was born in Avignon, France. He died on June 23, 1771. 

2). Born on this day in 1835 Phillips Brooks, an American Episcopal bishop, and composer, wrote the lyrics of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem ". (December 13, 1835 – January 23, 1893)

3). Born on this day in 1910 Lillian Roth was an American singer and actress, born in Boston, Massachusetts. She was named after the famous singer Lillian Russell. Roth’s parents were stage parents who groomed her and her younger sister Ann for stardom at an early age. Roth made her Broadway debut at the age of six in “The Inner Man”. She was cast in the show “Artists and Models” at the age of 15. She also appeared in Cecil B. DeMille’s “Madam Satan” (1930) and the Marx Brothers’ “Animal Crackers” (1930). Roth’s career deteriorated as she spiraled further and further down into alcoholic delirium. She spent decades in and out of mental institutions until she met and married T. Burt McGuire, Jr., a former alcoholic, in the late '40s. With his support, Lillian slowly revived her career with club work. She became a singing sensation again and toured throughout the world, receiving ecstatic reviews wherever she went.

4). Born on this day in 1928 American guitarist Joe Messina. Dubbed the "white brother with soul", Messina was one of the most prolific guitarists in Motown  Records' in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers. During this time, Messina worked with Diana Ross & the Supremes, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.

5). Born on this day in 1948 Ted Nugent, guitarist, The Amboy Dukes, (1968 single, 'Journey To The Centre Of The Mind'). Solo, (1977 single 'Cat Scratch Fever'). **ahem** Yankees, (1990 album '**ahem** Yankees').

6). Born on this day in 1948 Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter, American guitarist with psychedelic rock band Ultimate Spinach, The Doobie Brothers, and Steely Dan (their first three albums, Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972, Countdown to Ecstasy in 1973, and Pretzel Logic in 1974), and Spirit in the 1980s. Baxter has also worked with many other artists including Willy DeVille, Bryan Adams, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Joni Mitchell, Dolly Parton, Carly Simon, Ringo Starr, Gene Simmons, and Rod Stewart.

7). Born on this day in 1952 Berton Averre, lead guitarist with the Los Angeles rock band The Knack scored the 1979 US No.1 single 'My Sharona'. Their album Get the Knack became one of the most successful debuts in history, selling over one million copies in less than two months and spending five weeks at No.1 on the Billboard album chart.

😎. Born on this day in 1967 Jamie Foxx, (born Eric Marlon Bishop). US actor, R&B singer, and pianist, (2005 US No.1 and UK No.2 single ‘Gold Digger’, 2006 US No.1 & UK No.9 album ‘Unpredictable’). Academy Award winner in 2005 for his performance of musician Ray Charles in Ray.

9). Born on this day in 1975 Tom Delonge, Blink 182, (2000 UK No.2 single 'All The Small Things' and 2001 US No.1 album 'Take Off Your...').

10). Born on this day in 1981 Amy Lynn Lee, singer with American rock band Evanescence had the 2003 UK No.1 & US No.5 single ‘Bring Me To Life’, and the 2003 UK No.1 & US No.3 album Fallen.

11). Born on this day in 1989 American singer-songwriter, Taylor Swift. Her third single, 'Our Song', made her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a No.1 song on the US country chart. She has sold over 40 million albums and 130 million digital single downloads worldwide. She is also the recipient of ten Grammy Awards, five Guinness World Records, one Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, 11 Country Music Association Awards, eight Academy of Country Music Awards, and one Brit Award.

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Good Monday afternoon friend, welcome to This Day In The History Of Music, enjoy the read, dear friend. 

1). On this day in 1892 Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor, WAB 108, is the last symphony the composer completed. It exists in two major versions 1887 and 1890. It was premiered under conductor Hans Richter in 1892 at the Musikverein, Vienna. It is dedicated to the Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria.

2). On this day in 1892 The Nutcracker, ballet by Pyotr Tchaikovsky. The last of his three ballets was first performed in December 1892. The story of The Nutcracker is loosely based on the E.T.A. Hoffmann fantasy story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, about a girl who befriends a nutcracker that comes to life on Christmas  Eve and wages a battle against the evil Mouse King. Hoffmann’s story is darker and more troubling than the version that reached the stage; the Imperial Russian Ballet choreographer Marius Petipa chose to follow a light adaptation of the story written by Alexandre Dumas père.

3). On this day in1961 The Tokens started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'; it reached No.11 in the UK. REM included a live version of the song on the 1993 'Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight' single.

4). On this day in 1962 On their fifth visit to West Germany The Beatles played the first night of a two-week engagement at the Star-Club, Hamburg. A 13-night run, playing 3 hours each night. The final night's performance was recorded and became known as ‘The Star-Club Tapes’, released in 1977 against the wishes of the ex-Beatles themselves.

5). On this day in 1964 During a funeral service held for soul singer Sam Cooke, fans caused damage to a funeral home. On December 11, 1964, singer Sam Cooke burst into the main office of the Hacienda Motel in El Segundo outside Los Angeles. He was in nothing but a jacket and one shoe. Cooke demanded that the motel manager tell him where the young woman he arrived at the motel with had gone. The shouting became physical and, afraid for her life, the motel manager pulled a gun and fired three shots at the singer. At least, that is the story that Bertha Franklin later told the LAPD. The shooting was ruled a “justifiable homicide.” But as those closest to him learned more about Sam Cooke’s death, they questioned the official report. Even decades later, some refuse to accept the official story.

6). On this day in 1966 Tara Browne was killed when driving at high speed in his Lotus Elan after it collided with a parked lorry in South Kensington, London. A close friend of The Rolling Stones'  Mick Jagger and Brian Jones his death was immortalized in The Beatles' song 'A Day In The Life’ after John Lennon read a report on the coroner's verdict into Browne's death.

7). On this day in 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is an American-British musical-fantasy film directed by Ken Hughes, produced by Albert R. Broccoli, and with a screenplay co-written by Roald Dahl and Hughes. It is loosely based on the children's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming. The film stars **ahem** Van **ahem**, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Heather Ripley, and Adrian Hall.

8). On this day in 1969 The musical “Coco” is a Broadway production with a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by André Previn. The musical is inspired by the life of Coco Chanel and stars Katharine Hepburn in the title role, her first and only in a stage musical. The musical opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City on December 18, 1969, and ran for 329 performances. It won two Tony Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Actress in a Musical. 

9). On this day in 1971, T. Rex scored their first No.1 album with their sixth release 'Electric Warrior'. The album which became the biggest seller of the year in the UK contained two of T. Rex's most popular songs, 'Get It On' and 'Jeepster.' 

10). On this day in 1972 Bob Dylan started filming his role in the American western drama Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid along with James Coburn and Kris Kristofferson. Dylan composed the score and songs for the film, most prominently 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door'.

11). On this day in 1982 UK-based Italian tenor and English girl Renee And Renato were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Save Your Love', the duo's only UK Top 40 hit, and this year's Christmas No.1.

12) On this day in 1982 Hall and Oates started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Maneater', the duo's fifth US No.1 and biggest hit in the UK reaching No.6 on the charts.

13). On this day in 2003 James Brown and country music star Loretta Lynn were honored for their contributions to US culture. The pair were invited to a gala attended by President George Bush at the Kennedy Arts Centre in Washington.

14). On this day in 2004 A guitar played by George Harrison and John Lennon sold for £294,000 ($570,000) at auction in New York. The Gibson SG guitar was used by Harrison from 1966 to 1969, including the recording of Revolver, and by Lennon during The White Album sessions. Other items sold in the Christie's auction included a letter by Kurt Cobain which fetched £10,000 ($19,400), and a school book report by Britney Spears  (£1,000).

Born On This Day In The Music World.

1). Born on this day in 1707 Charles Wesley, an English Methodist leader (brother of John Wesley)  English clergyman, poet, and hymn writer, with his elder brother John, started the Methodist movement in the Church of England. He published more than 4,500 hymns and left some 3,000 in manuscript.

2). Born on this day in 1897 James Fletcher Hamilton Henderson was an American pianist, bandleader, arranger, and composer, important in the development of big band jazz and swing music. He was one of the most prolific black musical arrangers and, along with Duke Ellington, is considered one of the most influential arrangers and bandleaders in jazz history.

3). Born on this day in 1916 Elizabeth Ruth "Betty" Grable was an American actress, dancer, and singer. Her iconic bathing suit photo made her the number-one pin-up girl of the World War II era. It was later included in the LIFE magazine project "100 Photos that Changed the World". Grable was particularly noted for having the most beautiful legs in Hollywood and studio publicity widely dispersed photos featuring them. Hosiery specialists of the era often noted the ideal proportions of her legs as thigh (18.5") calf (12"), and ankle (7.5"). Grable's legs were famously insured by her studio for $1,000,000 with Lloyds of London. Grable appeared in several smash-hit musical films in the 1940s like, Down Argentine Way (1940), Moon Over Miami (1941), Springtime in the Rockies (1942), Coney Island (1943), Pin Up Girl (1944), and The Dolly Sisters (1945). However, she is best noted for her 1947 film Mother Wore Tights. By the 1950s, Grable was still making films like Wabash Avenue (1950), Meet Me After the Show (1951), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), and How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955), her last film. She retired from the movie industry in 1955 and never returned. Betty Grable had several nicknames during her career: "the girl with the million dollar legs," "the quick-silver blonde," "the queen of the Hollywood musical," and "the darling of the forties." Grable died in 1973 at age 56 of lung cancer.

4). Born on this day in 1938 Chas Chandler, bassist with The Alan Price Trio in 1962 and with The Animals who had the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'House Of The Rising Sun'. Chandler later became the manager of Jimi Hendrix and Slade, he died on 17th July 1996.

5). Born on this day in 1941 Sam Andrew, Janis Joplin  Band, (1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', 1971 US No.1 single 'Pearl'). Andrew was also the Music Director of the musical Love, Janis, based on the life of Janis Joplin. He died on February 12, 2015, following complications from open-heart surgery due to a heart attack suffered ten weeks prior.

6). Born on this day in 1943 Keith Richards, 'The Human Riff', guitarist, singer, songwriter, and founding member of The Rolling Stones who have had over 35 Top 40 singles and albums. Rolling Stone magazine said Richards had created 'rock's greatest single body of riffs'. Classic albums include Sticky Fingers and Exile On Main Street.

7). Born on this day in 1943 Bobby Keys American saxophone player who worked with The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Who, Harry Nilsson, Delaney & Bonnie & Friends, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker and others. Keys died on Dec 2nd, 2014.

8). Born on this day in 1953 Elliot Easton, lead guitarist and backing vocals for The Cars, who had the 1978 UK No.3 single 'My Best Friend's Girl.' Their 1984 US No.3 & 1985 UK No.4 'Drive' was used as part of the soundtrack for the Live Aid concert.

9). Born on this day in 1970 American rapper, and songwriter DMX, (Earl Simmons). He began rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album It's Dark and Hell Is Hot in 1998, to both critical acclaim and commercial success. He was the first artist to debut an album at No. 1 five times in a row on the Billboard 200 charts. Overall, DMX has sold over 74 million records worldwide. He died on 9 April 2021 at age 50, the official cause of death was a cocaine-induced heart attack.

10). Born on this day in 1975 Australian singer, and songwriter, Sia Furler. She worked with British duo Zero 7 and as a solo artist scored the 2014 US No.1 album 1000 Forms of Fear and the 2016 worldwide No.1 hit 'Cheap Thrills'.

11). Born on this day in 1980 Christina Aguilera, US singer, (1999 US & UK No.1 single 'Genie In A Bottle', 1999 US No.1 album 'Christina Aguilera', 2001 US & UK No.1 single with Mya, Lil' Kim and Pink, 'Lady Marmalade').

12). Born on this day in 2001 American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. With her 2019 debut studio album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? she became the youngest ever solo female act to top the UK album chart at 17 years of age.

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Good Wednesday afternoon dear friend, welcome to This Day In The History Of Music. I hope you enjoy the read. 

1). On this day in 1881 Hérodiade is an opera in four acts by Jules Massenet to a French libretto by Paul Milliet and Henri Grémont, based on the novella Hérodias (1877) by Gustave Flaubert. It was first performed at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels on 19 December 1881. The libretto is a retelling of the story of John the Baptist, Salome, Herod Antipas, and Herodias, but is strikingly less psychological and bloody than Richard Strauss's Salome, which is based on a text by Oscar Wilde. The opera premiered in Brussels because Auguste Vaucorbeil, Manager of the Paris Opera House refused to stage the work; "I do like your music," he had said to Massenet, "but as for the libretto, you badly need an author who knows how to build the skeleton of a play."

2). On this day in 1957 Elvis Presley had his draft notice served on him for the US Army. He went on to join the 32nd Tank Battalion Third Armor Corps based in Germany.

3). On this day in 1958 Conway Twitty was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'It's Only Make Believe'. The song became the first to reach the UK Top 10 in four different years by different artists: Billy Fury (1964), Glen Campbell  (1970), and Child (1978).

4). On this day in 1964 The Supremes scored their third US No.1 single of the year when 'Come See About Me', went to the top of the charts. It made No.27 on the UK chart.

5). On this day in 1964 The Beatles' fourth album 'Beatles For Sale' started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts. Recorded when Beatlemania was just past its peak 'Beatles for Sale' was The Beatles' fourth album in just 21 months.

6). On this day in 1970 Elton John's first US hit, ‘Your Song’ entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The Hollies had been offered the song and Three Dog Night had already recorded a version which was included on their ‘It Ain't Easy’ album.

7). On this day in 1979 Elvis Presley's physician, George Nichopoulos, was charged with 'illegally and indiscriminately' prescribing over 12,000 tablets of uppers, downers, and painkillers for the star during the 20 months preceding his untimely death. Although he was acquitted this time, he was charged again in 1980 and again in 1992 and was stripped of his medical license in July 1995.

8). On this day in 1981 ABBA scored their seventh UK No.1 album with The Visitors, the Swedish pop group's eighth and final studio album. It was one of the first records to be recorded and mixed digitally and was the first in history to be manufactured on the new CD format in 1982 on Atlantic.

9). On this day in 1987 The Pet Shop Boys had their third UK No.1 single with their version of 'Always On My Mind. The duo had performed a version of 'Always on My Mind' on Love Me Tender, a TV special commemorating the tenth anniversary of Elvis Presley's death, their performance was so well-received that the group decided to record the song and release it as a single.

10). On this day in 1994 The Manic Street Preachers played the first of three nights at The Astoria, London, the last shows Richey Edwards made with the band before disappearing. Edwards vanished on February 1st, 1995 leaving no clues to his whereabouts, and has never been seen since.

11). On this day in 1999 Irish boyband Westlife started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their versions of the ABBA  song 'I Have A Dream' and the Terry Jacks hit (written in French by Belgian, Jacques Brel and English lyrics by poet Rod McKuen), 'Seasons In The Sun'. It gave the group the Christmas No.1 and the last No.1 of the century.

12). On this day in 2012 Madonna's MDNA World Tour made more money than any other during 2012. The tour grossed $228m (£141m), after more than 1.6 million fans paid to see her perform in 65 cities worldwide since last June. She beat Bruce Springsteen into first place on the highest-grossing tour list and earned $198 million (£123 million). Also in the top 25 were Coldplay, who took fifth place, and Lady Gaga at number six, who attracted audiences reaching 1.1 million people in comparison.

13). On this day in 2015 Thirty-three years after it was released, Michael Jackson's classic album Thriller became the first to sell more than 30 million copies in the US. The Recording Industry Association of America reported the latest sales figures showing the Eagles'  Greatest Hits 1971-75 had now sold 29 million and Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, 23 million copies.

Born On This Day In The Music World. 

1). Born on this day in 1676 Louis-Nicholas Clerambault, French organist and composer, was born in Paris, France (d. 1749) Clérambault came from a musical family (his father and two of his sons were also musicians). While very young, he learned to play the violin and harpsichord and he studied the organ with André Raison. Clérambault also studied composition  and voice with Jean-Baptiste Moreau .

2). Born on this day in 1879 Otto Olsson, a Swedish organist and a native of Stockholm, was one of the most renowned organ virtuos of his time. He studied organ with August Lagergren (1848−1908) and composition with Joseph Dente (1838−1905), both teachers having been employed at the Royal Swedish Academy of Music.

3). Born on this day in 1881 Joseph "King" Oliver was an American jazz cornet player and bandleader. He was particularly recognized for his playing style and his pioneering use of mutes in jazz. Also a notable composer, he wrote many tunes still played today, including "Dippermouth Blues", "Sweet Like This", "Canal Street Blues", and "Doctor Jazz ". He was the mentor and teacher of Louis Armstrong. His influence was such that Armstrong claimed, "if it had not been for Joe Oliver, Jazz would not be what it is today.

4). Born on this day in 1915 Édith Piaf, a French cabaret singer, songwriter, and actress and one of France's greatest international stars. Her well-known songs include, 'La Vie en rose' (1946), 'Non, je ne regrette rien' (1960), and 'Hymne à l'amour' (1949). After years of alcohol abuse, Piaf died on 10 October 1963.

5). Born on this day in 1918 Henry Roeland "Roy" Byrd better known as Professor Longhair or "Fess" for short. was an American singer and pianist who performed New Orleans blues. He was active in two distinct periods, first in the heyday of early rhythm and blues and later in the resurgence of interest in traditional jazz after the founding of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in 1970. His piano style has been described as "instantly recognizable, combining rumba, mambo, and calypso ". Longhair died of a heart attack on 30th Jan 1980.

6). Born on this day in 1920 James Cecil Dickens better known by his stage name Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer and songwriter famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size (4'11" [150 cm]), and his rhinestone-studded outfits (which he is given credit for introducing into live country music performances). He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Before his death, he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.

7). Born on this day in 1941 Maurice White, American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, arranger, and bandleader with Earth, Wind & Fire, who had the 1975 US No.1 single 'Shining Star', and the 1981 UK No.3 single 'Let's Groove'. The band has received 20 Grammy nominations and was the first African-American act to sell out Madison Square Garden. White died on February 4, 2016.

8). Born on this day in 1945 John McEuen is an American folk musician and a founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

9). Born on this day in 1947 Jane Marie Fricke, known professionally as Janie Fricke, is an American country music singer, songwriter, record producer, and clothing designer. She has placed seventeen singles in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Eight of these songs reached the number-one spot on the Country music chart. She has also won accolades from the Academy of Country Music, and Country Music Association and has been nominated four times for the Grammy Awards.

10). Born on this day in 1952 Walter Murphy, an American composer, arranger, pianist, musician, and songwriter is best known for the instrumental ‘A Fifth of Beethoven’, a disco adaptation of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony which topped the charts in 1976 and was featured on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. Murphy has written music for numerous films and TV shows, including The Tonight Show, Looney Tunes, Family Guy, American Dad!, Ted, and Ted 2.

11). Born on this day in 1991 Declan John Galbraith is a British musician. He is best known for his 2002 hit single, "Tell Me Why", which peaked at #29 in the UK Singles Chart.


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Good Wednesday evening friend, welcome to This Day In The History Of Music, for this post I'm going to post about the history of music and all the events that happened on the 25th of December. Enjoy the read.

1). On this day in 1896 "The Stars and Stripes Forever" is a patriotic American march written and composed by John Philip Sousa in 1896. By a 1987 act of the U.S. Congress, it is the official National March of the United States of America. Sousa was on board an ocean liner on his way home from a vacation with his wife in Europe and had just learned of the recent death of David Blakely, the manager of the Sousa Band. He composed the march in his head and committed the notes to paper on arrival in the United States. It was first performed at Willow Grove Park, just outside Philadelphia, on May 14, 1897, and was immediately greeted with enthusiasm. Following an Act of Congress in 1987, it was officially adopted as the national march of the United States of America.

2). On this day in 1940 Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart. The musical is based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker, which he later published in novel form. The title character, Joey Evans, is a manipulative small-time nightclub performer whose ambitions lead him into an affair with the wealthy, middle-aged, and married Vera Simpson. It includes two songs that have become standards: "I Could Write a Book " and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered ".

3). On this day in 1954 Johnny Ace shot himself dead backstage at the City Auditorium in Houston, Texas. The R&B singer was playing with a revolver during a break between sets, someone in the room said "Be careful with that thing’’ and he said ‘It’s OK the gun’s not loaded, see’’ and pointed it at himself with a smile on his face.

4). On this day in 1954 Bing Crosby's ‘White Christmas’ entered the Billboard Pop chart for the eleventh time. Bing's rendition has sold over 100 million copies around the world, with at least 50 million sales as singles. It was the largest-selling single in music history until it was surpassed by Elton John 's ‘Candle in the Wind 1997’.

5). On this day in 1964 The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, and The Marvelettes all appeared at The Fox Theatre, in Brooklyn, New York.

6). On this day in 1964 The Beatles recorded six songs for the BBC radio program Saturday Club in London: ‘Rock and Roll Music’, ‘I'm a Loser’, ‘Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby’, ‘I Feel Fine’, ‘Kansas City/Hey Hey Hey Hey’ and ‘She's a Woman.’

7). On this day in 1968 Led Zeppelin arrived in the United States for the very first time in preparation for their debut North American tour. The group was paid an average of $1,500 for each show.

8). On this day in 1973 "The Sting" directed by George Roy Hill, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford, with music inspired by Scott Joplin, premieres in Los Angeles and New York (Best Picture 1974) Scott Joplin is known as the "King of Ragtime", famous for such compositions like "The Maple Leaf Rag" and "The Entertainer". A traveling musician, Joplin was at the Chicago World Fair in 1893, where Ragtime became a national craze. He went on to publish his own Ragtime compositions before starting his own Opera Company and composing operas, self-publishing his "Treemonisha" opera in 1911. Joplin's music was largely forgotten after he died in 1917 but rediscovered in the 1960s and 1970s. The film "The Sting" (1973) featured music inspired by Scott Joplin and Marvin Hamlisch won an Academy Award for his soundtrack. His version of "The Entertainer" then became a top-ten hit. What many people don't know is that Joplin was an African American.

9). On this day in 1976 American MOR (Motown Records) singer Johnny Mathis was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'When A Child Is Born', the singer's only UK No.1 and the Christmas hit of 1976.

10). On this day in 1982 David Bowie  had a No.3 UK hit with a duet with Bing Crosby, 'Peace On Earth - Little Drummer Boy.' The single became one of Bowie's best-selling in his career, with total estimated sales of over 400,000 in the UK alone. The Christmas song was written in 1941, while the 'Peace on Earth' tune and lyrics, written by Ian Fraser, Larry Grossman, and Alan Kohan, was added to the song, especially for Bowie and Crosby's recording.

11). On this day in 1989 Bernstein conducted Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in East Berlin's Schauspielhaus as part of a celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The concert was broadcast live in more than twenty countries to an estimated audience of 100 million people.

12). On this day in 1995 American singer, actor, and TV host Dean Martin died. Had the 1956 UK & US No.1 single 'Memories Are Made Of This' plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles including ‘That's Amore’, ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’, and ‘Mambo Italiano’. In 1965, Martin launched his weekly NBC comedy-variety series, The Dean Martin Show.

13). On this day in 1998 Bryan MacLean, guitarist with Love, died of a heart attack at age 62 while having Christmas dinner with a young fan who was researching a book about the band. Love had the 1966 US No.33 single '7 And 7 Is', and the 1968 album Forever Changes.

14). On this day in 2006 James Brown the ‘Godfather of Soul’, died at the age of 73 after being diagnosed with severe pneumonia. Brown went to his dentist in Atlanta the previous day who told him something was wrong and sent him to a doctor immediately. His hits included ‘Papa's Got a Brand New Bag’, ‘I Got You (I Feel Good)’, and ‘Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1’. Brown was married four times, at the age of 16, was arrested for theft and served 3 years in prison. In 1988, Brown was arrested following a high-speed car chase along the Georgia-South Carolina state border.

15). On this day in 2009 Tony Bellamy guitarist, pianist, and vocalist for the Native American rock band Redbone died of liver failure. Redbone had the 1971 UK No.2 & US No.21 single 'The Witch Queen Of New Orleans' and the 1974 US No. 4 hit single, 'Come and Get Your Love.' Redbone is accredited in the NY Smithsonian as the first Native American rock/Cajun group to have a No.1 single in the United States and internationally. Bellamy had performed with Dobie Gray and was a member of Peter and the Wolves (a band from San Francisco that evolved into the psychedelic band Moby Grape).

16). On this day in 2014 Ed Sheeran was at No.1 on the UK album chart with x, (pronounced "multiply"). In 2015, x won the Brit Award for British Album of the Year, and at the 57th Grammy Awards, it was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album of the Year. Spotify named x the most-streamed album in the world for 2014, racking up more than 430 million streams for the year.

17). On this day in 2016 George Michael died at his home aged 53. Thames Valley Police said the South Central Ambulance Service attended a property in Goring in Oxfordshire at 13:42 GMT. The singer who launched his career with Wham in the 1980s and later continued his success as a solo performer was said to have "passed away peacefully at home". Up to the time of his death, Michael sold more than 115 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

18). On this day in 2019 George Michael's sister Melanie Panayiotou died suddenly age 59 on the third anniversary of the singer's death. George had left the bulk of his estate to her and her sister Yioda when he died at age 53 from heart and fatty liver disease.

Born On This Day In The History Of Music. 

1). Born on this day in 1583 Orlando Gibbons was an English composer and keyboard player who was one of the last masters of the English Virginalist School and English Madrigal School. The best-known member of a musical family dynasty, by the 1610s he was the leading composer and organist in England, with a career cut short by his sudden death in 1625. As a result, Gibbons's oeuvre was not as large as that of his contemporaries, like the elder William Byrd, but he made considerable contributions to many genres of his time. He is often seen as a transitional figure from the Renaissance to the Baroque periods.

2). Born on this day in 1829 Patrick Gilmore was an Irish-born American composer and bandmaster who lived and worked in the United States after 1848. While serving in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War, Gilmore wrote the lyrics to the song "When Johnny Comes Marching Home".

3). Born on this day in 1907 Jazz Musician Cab Calloway was an American musician, known for his relationship with the Cotton Club in Harlem where he was a regular performer. His style, which has been described as a mixture of jazz and vaudeville, earned him widespread acclaim and developed into a career lasting nearly seventy years. Calloway led one of the most popular dance bands between the 1930s and 1940s, featuring several now-well-known musicians: Dizzy Gillespie, Jonah Jones, Adolphus "Doc" Cheatham, Ben Webster, Leon "Chu" Berry, Danny Barker, Milt Hinton, and Cozy Cole. Alongside this, Calloway himself had several hit records during the 1930s and 1940s, most notably "Minnie the Moocher" (1931).

4). Born on this day in 1929 Chris Kenner, US singer, (1961 US No.2 single 'I Like It Like That'). Also a hit for Dave Clarke's Five.

5). Born on this day in 1929 American singer Bill Horton from The Silhouettes. The doo wop/R&B group single 'Get A Job' was a No.1 hit on the Billboard R&B singles chart and pop singles chart in 1958. The doo-wop revival group Sha Na Na derived their name from the song's lyrics. 'Get A Job' is included in the soundtracks of the films American Graffiti, Trading Places, and Stand By Me. Horton died on January 23, 1995.

6). Born on this day in 1937 O'Kelly Isley from American group The Isley Brothers first came to prominence in 1959 with their fourth single, 'Shout', and then the 1962 hit 'Twist and Shout. The Isley Brothers also scored the hits 'This Old Heart Of Mine', 'Summer Breeze', and 'Harvest for the World'. Sixteen of their albums charted in the Top 40. O'Kelly Isley died on 31st March 1986.

7). Born on this day in 1940 Pete Brown, lyricist, poet, singer, producer, Cream, (1967 UK No.11 single 'I Feel Free'). Also worked with Jack Bruce, Graham Bond, Mick Jagger, and Peter Green.

8). Born on this day in 1945 Noel Redding, bassist with The Jimi Hendrix Experience had the 1967 UK No.3 single 'Purple Haze', and the 1970 UK No.1 single 'Voodoo Chile'. Redding was the first person to join the Jimi Hendrix Experience, and the first to leave, his final concert with them was in June 1969. Redding died on 11th May 2003 aged 57. 

9). Born on this day in 1946 Jimmy Buffett, American singer-songwriter, (1977 US No.8 single 'Margaritaville', 2004 US No.1 album 'License to Chill').

10). Born on this day in 1946 L V Johnson, American session soul and R&B guitarist and Chicago blues singer-songwriter ("Don't Cha Mess with My Money, My Honey or My Woman"), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1994)

11). Born on this day in 1948 Country singer Barbara Mandrell, was named Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year in 1979, 1980 & 1981, (1977 US No.1 Country single 'Sleeping Single In A Double Bed').

12). Born on this day in 1948 Merry Clayton, American soul, gospel, and session singer (Ray Charles; Rolling Stones - "Gimme Shelter"; Ringo Starr - "Oh My My"), and documentary subject (20 Feet From Stardom), born in Gert Town, New Orleans, Louisiana.

13). Born on this day in 1954 Robin Campbell, guitar, vocals, with UB40, who had the 1983 UK No.1 & 1988 US No.1 single 'Red Red Wine' and over 30 other top 40 hits.

14). Born on this day in 1954 Annie Lennox, singer, The Tourists, (1979 UK No.4 single 'I Only Want To Be With You'). Eurythmics, (1983 US No.1 single 'Sweet Dreams', 1985 UK No.1 single 'There Must Be An Angel'). Solo, (1995 UK No.2 single 'No More I Love You's').

15). Born on this day in 1957 Shane MacGowan, singer from Irish-British Celtic punk band The Pogues scored the 1987 UK No.8 single 'The Irish Rover' and the 1987 UK No.2 single with Kirsty MacColl, 'Fairytale Of New York'. 

16). Born on this day in 1958 Alannah Myles is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has won both a Grammy and a Juno Award for the song "Black Velvet". The song was a top-ten hit in Canada; it was also a number-one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1990.

17). Born on this day in 1971 Florian Cloud de Bounevialle O'Malley Armstrong, known professionally as Dido, is an English singer and songwriter. She attained international success with her debut album No Angel. Hit singles from the album include "Here with Me" and "Thank You". It sold over 21 million copies worldwide, and it won several awards, including two Brit Awards; additionally, it won Best British Album and Best British Female as well as the MTV Europe Music Award for Best New Act. The first verse of "Thank You" is sampled in "Stan", a critically acclaimed collaboration with American rapper Eminem. Her next album, Life for Rent, continued her success with the hit singles "White Flag" and "Life for Rent". In 2004, Dido performed with other British and Irish artists in the Band-Aid 20 version of the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?".

18). Born on this day in 1972 American session drummer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Josh Freese. He played drums for Guns N' Roses from 1997 to 2000, A Perfect Circle from 1999 to 2012, Nine Inch Nails from 2005 to 2008, Weezer from 2009 to 2010, and Sublime with Rome from 2011 to 2017. He has appeared on nearly 400 records.

19). Born on this day in 1983 Chanelle Scot Calica, better known by her stage name Shystie, is an English rapper, songwriter, and actress. She grew up in Hackney, East London. Shystie became famous in 2003 with her white label response to Dizzee Rascal's "I Luv U" and a tour with Basement Jaxx, The Streets, and 50 Cent, which led to her being signed by major label Polydor. She is also the leading actress in the television series Dubplate Drama.

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Good Friday afternoon, and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music. Enjoy the read.

1) On this day in 1911 San Francisco Symphony formed. The orchestra's first concerts were led by conductor-composer Henry Hadley. There were sixty musicians in the Orchestra at the beginning of their first season. The first concert included music by Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Haydn, and Liszt. There were thirteen concerts in the 1911–1912 season, five of which were popular music. In 1915, Alfred Hertz succeeded Hadley. Hertz helped to refine the orchestra and arranged for the Victor Talking Machine Company to record it at their new studio in Oakland in early 1925. Hertz also led the orchestra during many radio broadcasts, including The Standard Hour, a weekly concert series sponsored by Standard Oil of California. The series began in 1926 when the orchestra faced bankruptcy; Standard Oil of California paid the orchestra's debts and in return was given broadcast rights to that year's concert series. The first broadcast aired on the NBC Pacific Network, on October 24, 1926, and the broadcasts continued for more than 30 years.

2). On this day in 1953 Elvis Presley made chart history by having 10 songs on the Billboard Top 100 for the week ending Dec 19th.

3). On this day in 1964 The Liverpool Youth Employment Service announced that some school students were finding it difficult to get jobs because their 'Beatle' style haircuts and clothing were unacceptable to employers.

4). On this day in 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience made their debut on the UK TV show Top Of The Pops performing 'Hey Joe'.

5). On this day in 1966 Working at Abbey Road studios, in London, Paul McCartney began work on his new song ‘Penny Lane’, recording six takes of keyboard tracks and various percussion effects. The song's title is derived from the name of a street near John Lennon's house, in the band's hometown, Liverpool. McCartney and Lennon would meet at Penny Lane junction in the Mossley Hill area to catch a bus into the center of the city. 

6). On this day in 1968 Led Zeppelin appeared at the Civic Auditorium, Portland on their first North American tour opening for Vanilla Fudge.

7). On this day in 1973 Jim Croce scored his second No.1 US single of the year when 'Time In A Bottle' went to the top of the charts. Croce was killed in a plane crash on the way to a concert on September 20th, 1973. 

8). On this day in 1973 Jerry Livingston, Leonard Adelson and Mack David's musical "Molly", starring Kaye Ballard closes at Alvin Theater. NYC, after 68 performances. (Side Note: This Day In Music makes no mention of the Musical Molly, but according to Wikipedia this is the information about the Musical Molly: Molly is a musical with lyrics by Leonard Adelson and Mack David and music by Jerry Livingston. The musical book by Louis A. Garfinkle and Adelson is based on characters from Gertrude Berg's The Goldbergs. The musical premiered on Broadway on September 27, 1973, at the Alvin Theatre where it ran for a total of 108 performances, closing on December 29, 1973. The cast included Kaye Ballard as Molly, Lee Wallace as Jake, Eli Mintz as Uncle David, and Swen Swenson as Michael Stone.)

9). On this day in 1980 American singer, and songwriter Tim Hardin died of a heroin overdose. Hardin wrote the songs 'If I Were A Carpenter' (covered by Bobby Darin, Johnny Cash and June Carter, The Four Tops, Leon Russell, Small Faces, Robert Plant, and Bob Seger,) and 'Reason To Believe', (covered by Rod Stewart ). Hardin appeared at the 1969 Woodstock  Festival.

10). On this day in 1982 Jamaica issued its first Bob Marley postage stamp to honor the life and achievements of the Jamaican singer, songwriter, musician, activist, and cultural icon who brought the island’s music to the world and raised Jamaica’s profile on the international stage. He started his legendary career with The Wailers and created a distinctive style of singing and songwriting that resonated with a global audience. Marley and The Wailers made some of the earliest reggae recordings with producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.

11). On this day in 1984 Band-Aid was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with Do They Know It's Christmas? Madonna was No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Like A Virgin.'  Like a Virgin, The Album became one of the best-selling albums of all time selling more than 21 million copies and reaching No. 1 on several international charts and the Billboard Top 200.

12). On this day in 1999 a Spice Girls concert three ferrets named Beckham, Posh Spice, and Baby Spice were used to lay power cables for a rock concert being held in Greenwich, London, England, (workers were not allowed to dig up the turf at the Royal Park). Organizers found that rods could not push the cables through the tiny tunnels, which frequently bend and dog-leg. The ferrets were eased into tiny nylon harnesses with wires which were then attached to a rope, the animals ran into a series of ducts which were under the stage like rabbit runs, leading the cables with them. The ferrets instinctively make for any hole in the ground and are enticed to the end of the duct by a slab of smelly meat. The New Year's Eve concert featured Simply Red, Eurythmics, and Bryan Ferry.

13). On this day in 2010 Pollstar reported that Bon Jovi was the highest-earning touring act of the year, taking in over $200 million (£130.7m). Australian rockers AC/DC  landed at number two for the second year in a row, with ticket sales from their recent trek totaling $177m (£115m). U2 which was the top worldwide act in 2009, came in at third place, with ticket sales totaling $160.9m (£104.6m). Lady Gaga followed in fourth place, with Metallica at number five.

14). On this day in 2012 According to sales data, Adele's 21 had overtaken Oasis’ (What’s The Story) Morning Glory? to become the UK’s fourth biggest-selling album of all time. Latest data confirmed that Oasis’ 1995 second album had sold 4,555,000 copies to date, while Adele’s 21 has surged ahead with sales of over 4,562,000 copies. The news came just over a year since 21 overtook Amy Winehouse's Back To Black to become the UK's biggest-selling album of the 21st Century.

Born On This Day In The History Of Music.

1). Born on this day in 1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, an Italian composer, was born in Carpi, Duchy of Modena and Reggio (d. 1628)

2). Born on this day in 1903 Clyde McCoy, American jazz trumpeter ("Sugar Blues"; the wah-wah sound), bandleader, and co-founder of "Down Beat" magazine, born in Ashland, Kentucky (d. 1990)

3). Born on this day in 1905  Lawrence "Snub" Mosley, American jazz trombonist (Alphonso Trent Orchestra; Louis Armstrong), bandleader, and promoter of the slide saxophone ("The Man With The Funny Little Horn"), born in Little Rock, Arkansas (d. 1981)

4). Born on this day in 1914 Billy Tipton [Dorothy Tipton], was an American jazz pianist, and saxophone player. and bandleader, born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1989)

5). Born on this day in 1929 Matt "Guitar" Murphy, an American blues guitarist (Blues Brothers band), was born in Sunflower, Mississippi (d. 2018)

6). Born on this day in 1930  Glenn Reeves, was an American rockabilly singer-songwriter (who co-wrote "Heartbreak Hotel"), and radio deejay, was born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)

7). Born on this day in 1939 (William Edwin) "Ed" Bruce, was an American country singer ("Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys") Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson covered the song in their 1978 duet album Waylon & Willie. This rendition peaked at No. 1 in March 1978, spending four weeks atop the country music charts. It also reached 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 Born and won the 1979 Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal. William Edwin was born in Keiser, Arkansas (d. 2021).

8). Born on this day in 1941 Ray Thomas, an English musician, best known as a flutist, singer, and composer with English rock band The Moody Blues who had the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now' and the hits singles including 'Go Now', 'Nights in White Satin' and 'Question'. Thomas died on 4 January 2018 six days after his 76th birthday.

9). Born on this day in 1941 American rock and roll and pop singer Bobby Comstock. He had success in the late 1950s and early 1960s both as a solo singer and as a member of Bobby Comstock and the Counts. His biggest hits were a version of 'Tennessee Waltz' in 1959, and 'Let's Stomp' in 1963. He died on 9 January 2020, at the age of 78.

10). Born on this day in 1942 Canadian musician, bassist, songwriter, and singer, Rick Danko, a member of The Hawks ( Ronnie Hawkins's backing group), and The Band who went on to release ten studio albums. Bob Dylan hired them for his US tour in 1965 and world tour in 1966. Danko died on 10th December 1999 due to heart failure, arising from years of alcoholism, drug addiction, and weight gain.

11). Born on this day in 1946 English singer, songwriter, and actress Marianne Faithfull and one-time girlfriend of Mick Jagger. She achieved popularity in the 1960s with the release of her hit single 'As Tears Go By' (written by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Rolling Stones ' manager Andrew Loog Oldham) and became one of the lead female artists during the "British Invasion" in the United States.

12). Born on this day in 1947 English rock drummer Cozy Powell, worked with The Jeff Beck  Group, Rainbow, Gary Moore, Robert Plant, Brian May, Whitesnake, Emerson, Lake & Powell, and Black Sabbath. Powell scored the 1973 solo UK No. 3 hit single 'Dance With The Devil'. Powell was killed in a car crash in England on 5 April 1998. According to a report, at the time of the crash Powell's blood-alcohol reading was over the legal limit, and he was not wearing a seat belt it also reported that he was talking with his girlfriend on his mobile phone at the time of the crash.

13). Born on this day in 1948 Charlie Spinosa, from John Fred and His Playboy Band had the 1968 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)' which was a parodic play titled The Beatles ' song 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'. He died on 24 May 2013 age 64.

14). Born on this day in 1951 American singer, songwriter, and actress Yvonne Elliman, who had the 1978 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'If I Can't Have You'. In 1977, the Bee Gees were working on Saturday Night Fever and wrote 'How Deep Is Your Love' for her, but the band's manager Robert Stigwood wanted the Bee Gees to perform it. Instead, she recorded 'If I Can't Have You'. She also worked with Eric Clapton performing on his albums from 1974-77, including 461 Ocean Boulevard, There's One in Every Crowd, E. C. Was Here, No Reason to Cry, and Slowhand. 

15). Born on this day in 1954 American drummer and session musician John Robinson known for his work with Quincy Jones, including Michael Jackson's multiplatinum Off the Wall album and the charity single 'We Are the World'. Robinson has also worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, John Fogerty, David Lee Roth, Steve Winwood, Daft Punk, and Madonna. Robinson has also appeared on over 50 Grammy-winning recordings. 

16). Born on this day in 1955 American musician, record producer, arranger, and songwriter Neil Giraldo best known as the musical partner of Pat Benatar since 1979 – and spouse since 1982. Giraldo has produced some of Benatar's biggest hits including 'Love Is a Battlefield' and 'We Belong'.

17). Born on this day in 1966 Bryan Holland, vocals, and guitar, from American punk rock band The Offspring, who had the 1999 UK No.1 single 'Pretty Fly, (For A White Guy)', and the 1999 US No.6 & UK No.10 album Americana.

18). Born on this day in 1985 Alexa Ray Joel, American singer-songwriter and daughter of Billy Joel & Christie Brinkley, was born in Manhattan, New York City. 

19). Born on this day in 1991 Slim Jxmmi [Aaquil Brown], American singer and rapper (Rae Sremmurd - "Black Beatles"; "Sunflower"), was born in Inglewood, California.

20). Born on this day in 1995 Cody Wise, an American singer best known for featuring on the 2014 UK No.1 hit ‘It's My Birthday’ by The track became Will.'s tenth chart-topper, (including five as a member of The Black Eyed Peas).

21). Born on this day in 1997  Dylan Minnette, American actor (13 Reasons Why; Saving Grace), and singer-songwriter (Wallows - Are You Bored Yet?), was born in Evansville, Indiana.

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