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This Day In The History Of Music.

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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. 

P.S I am thinking about posting each day. If anyone in the Pandora community would like to add or suggest this post, then please do. I welcome all who are interested. Thank you. Take care everyone, and please stay safe as well.

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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 from. 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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Good Monday morning, This Day In The History Of Music. Have a great Monday.


1862: Berlioz's opera "Beatrice et Benedict" premieres in Baden-Baden, Germany.

1942: Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony, dedicated to the city of Leningrad, performed in Leningrad by starving musicians and broadcast to German forces over loudspeakers during a siege by Nazi forces.

1953: Mantovani and his Orchestra were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Song From The Moulin Rouge', (from the film of the same name). The first-ever instrumental No.1 on the UK chart.  

1958: Britain's answer to Elvis, 17-year-old Cliff Richard, signed a record deal with EMI records. Also on this day, Cliff Richard started a four-week residency at Butlins Holiday Camp in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex as Cliff Richard and the Drifters.  

1963: The first-ever edition of 'Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV. Introduced by Keith Fordyce and 19-year-old Cathy McGowan. The first show featured The Searchers, Jet Harris, Pat Boone, Billy Fury, and Brian Poole, and The Tremeloes. The final show was in Dec 1966 after 175 episodes. Originally 30 minutes long, it expanded to 50 minutes the following year, and soon attracted the most popular artists, including The Beatles, The Lovin' Spoonful, The Rolling Stones, The Four Tops, The Kinks, and many others.  

1964: The Rolling Stones appeared at the New Elizabeth Ballroom in Belle Vue, Manchester. Two policemen fainted and another was taken to hospital with broken ribs after trying to control over 3,000 screaming teenagers.  

1966: The Beatles release their single "Yellow Submarine" and its album "Revolver" in the US.   

1967: Scott McKenzie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair).' The singer's only UK Top 40 hit was written by John Philips of Mamas & Papas.  

1967: The Small Faces entered the singles chart with 'Itchycoo Park', the single peaked at No.3 in the UK chart. The song was one of the first pop singles to use flanging, an effect that can be heard in the bridge section after each chorus. Most sources credit the use of the effect to Olympic Studios engineer George Chkiantz who showed it to the Small Faces regular engineer Glyn Johns.  

1968: After the other Beatles had gone home for the evening (2.00 am), Paul McCartney stayed behind and recorded 'Mother Nature's Son', taping 25 takes at Abbey Road Studios. The song was included on The White Album.  

1968: Arthur Brown, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker, Traffic, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Taste, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Arthur Brown all appeared at the three-day National Jazz & Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On Thames, England.  

1969: Kander and Ebbs' musical "Zorba" closes at Imperial Theater, NYC, after 305 performances.  

1969: During a North American tour, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Jethro Tull who opened for the band was at No.1 on the UK album chart with their second release 'Stand Up'.  

1973: Northern Irish guitarist Henry McCullough quits the rock band Wings, founded by Paul McCartney.  

1975: The Bee Gees started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Jive Talkin', the group's second US No.1 it made No.5 in the UK.  

1975: Typically Tropical was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Barbados', the acts only hit making them One Hit Wonders.  

1980: Abba scored their eighth UK No.1 single with 'The Winner Takes It All'. Taken from their 'Super Trouper' album. By this time, both couples were divorced.  

1980: AC/DC scored their first UK No.1 album with Back In Black. It was the first AC/DC album recorded without former lead singer Bon Scott (who died on 19 February 1980 at the age of 33) and was dedicated to him. The album has sold an estimated 49 million copies worldwide to date, making it the second highest-selling album of all time, and the best selling hard rock or heavy metal album, as well as the best selling album ever released by a band.  

1980: Ten original Gerald Scarfe drawings for Pink Floyd's album The Wall were stolen from the foyer of Earls Court, London, England where they were being exhibited.  

1986: 250 Gary Numan fans picketed BBC Radio 1 in London, demanding more airtime for their favorite pop star.  

1986: Queen ended their Magic European tour at Knebworth Park, Stevenage, England, with over 120,000 fans witnessing what would be Queen's last ever live performance. On this, their final tour, Queen played to legions of established fans, plus many new ones gained as a result of their show-stealing performance at Live Aid the previous year. The support acts were Belouis Some, Big Country, and Status Quo.  

1986: "Honky Tonk Nights" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 4 performances.  

1987: "Les Miserables" opens at Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv.  

1992: "Streetcar Named Desire" closes at Ethel Barrymore NYC after 137 performances.  

1994: During an Oasis gig at The Riverside in Newcastle upon Tyne, England, guitarist Noel Gallagher was hit in the face by a man who had jumped on the stage. Noel refused to carry on playing and after leaving the stage a mob of over 300 people attacked the bands' bus as they were leaving.  

1995: Jerry Garcia guitarist and singer from the Grateful Dead died from a heart attack at the Serenity Knolls rehabilitation clinic in San Francisco aged 53. Garcia co-founded the New Riders of the Purple Sage and also released several solo albums. He was well known for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".  

1997: "Just to See You Smile" single released by Tim McGraw (Billboard Song of the Year 1998)  

1999: Spice Girls manager Bob Herbert was killed in a car crash in Windsor, England. Herbert was behind the formation of The Spice Girls and Five and had managed Bros during the 80s.  

1999: The Diet of Japan enacts a law establishing the Hinomaru as the official national flag, and "Kimi Ga Yo" as the national anthem.  

2005: The Magic Numbers walked out of an appearance on UK music show Top Of The Pops after presenter Richard Bacon said the band had been put in a "fat-melting pot of talent." The band left the studio in protest at the "derogatory, unfunny remarks".  

2005: Marc Cohn survived being shot in the head during an attempted carjacking as he left a concert in Denver, Colorado. Cohn was struck in the temple by the bullet but it did not penetrate his skull. Police said a man tried to commandeer Cohn's tour van as it left after a show, the attacker was fleeing police after trying to pay a hotel bill with a stolen credit card.  

2007: Amy Winehouse canceled a series of European shows after being admitted to hospital suffering from "severe exhaustion". The 23-year-old singer was taken to University College London Hospital and later discharged. In the past few weeks she had pulled out of the T in the Park festival - also citing "exhaustion", Liverpool's Summer Pops event, and concerts in Norway and Denmark.  

2007: Baltimore's mayor Sheila Dixon proclaimed today as the city's official Frank Zappa Day, citing Zappa's musical accomplishments as well as his defense of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.  

2007: Jennifer Lopez won $545,000 (£267,257) in a case against her first husband, who planned to publish a book claiming she had several affairs. Lopez claimed Ojani Noa had violated a previous legal settlement preventing him from revealing private details about their relationship. The star claimed Mr. Noa offered not to publish the book in return for $5 million (£2.4m).  

2015: Little Mix was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Black Magic’. It was released as the lead single from their third studio album, Get Weird.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1648: Johann Michael Bach, a German composer (In Dulci Jubilo), was born in Arnstadt, Germany (d. 1694)  

1690: Lorenzo Zavateri, an Italian violinist and composer, was born in Bologna (d. 1764)  

1718: Placidus Cajetan von Camerloher, a German composer, was born in Murnau, Bavaria (d. 1782)  

1781: Michael Umlauf, an Austrian violinist, composer, and conductor (premiere of Beethoven's 9th) was born in Vienna (d. 1842)  

1789: Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, a French harpist and composer, was born in Montmédy, France (d. 1856)  

1834: Elias Álvares Lobo, a Brazilian composer, was born in Itu, Brazil (d. 1901)  

1861: Wilhelm Berger, a German composer, pianist, and conductor, was born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1911)  

1874: Reynaldo Hahn, a Venezuelan-French singer, composer, conductor, and music critic, was born in Caracas, Venezuela (d. 1947)  

1875: Albert William Ketèlbey, British pianist and composer (In A Monastery Garden) born in Aston, Birmingham (d. 1959)  

1890: César Cortinas, a Uruguayan composer, was born in San José de Mayo, Uruguay (d. 1918)  

1890: Sándor Jemnitz, a Hungarian composer, was born in Budapest (d. 1963)  

1891: (Marcus) "Max" Tak, a Dutch violinist and radio commentator, was born in Amsterdam (d. 1967) 

1896: Leonide Massine, a Russian ballet dancer, and choreographer (Diaghilev Ballet Russe 1914-20) was born in Moscow, Russian Empire (d. 1979)  

1902: Zino Francescatti, a French violinist (New York Philharmonic, 1939) was born in Marseille, France (d. 1991)  

1913: Harry Mills, an American baritone singer (Mills Brothers - "Paper Doll"; "Up A Lazy River"), was born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1982)  

1914: Ferenc Fricsay, a Hungarian-Austrian conductor, was born in Budapest (d. 1963)  

1915: Haim Alexander, an Israeli composer, was born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2012)  

1925: Robert Heppner, a Dutch composer (Hymns & Conversations for 28 Harps; Memento), was born in Amsterdam (d. 2009)  

1926: Michiel de Ruyter, a Dutch jazz historian (Mister Jazz), was born in Amsterdam (d. 1994)  

1935: George S. Leotsakos, a Greek composer and musicologist, was born in Athens, Greece.  

1939: Billy Henderson singer, from American rhythm and blues vocal group the Detroit Spinners who had the 1980 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Working My Way Back To You'. Henderson died at the age of 67 from complications from diabetes on 2nd Feb 2007.  

1939: Max Neuhaus, an American classical musician and experimental percussionist (sound sculptures) was born in Beaumont, Texas (d. 2009)  

1944: Vic Prince, drummer, with Pretty Things who had the 1964 UK No.10 single 'Don't Bring Me Down'. He later joined The Jeff Beck Group and The Denny Laine String Band and deputized on drums during concerts for The Honeycombs and The Who.  

1946: Marinus "Rinus" Gerritsen, a Dutch rock bassist, and keyboardist (Golden Earring - "Radar Love") was born in The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands.  

1947: Barbara Mason, an American R&B singer ("Yes, I'm Ready") was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

1949: Brie Howard-Darling, an American musician, artist, and cake designer (Boxing Gandhis, Fanny) was born in Stockton, California.  

1954: Pete Thomas, drummer, with Elvis Costello and The Attractions, had the 1979 UK No.2 single 'Olivers Army'. As a session drummer Thomas has also worked with Suzanne Vega, Neil Finn, Vonda Shepard, Sheryl Crow, and others.  

1955: Charlie Morgan, English drummer, and percussionist. Worked with the Tom Robinson Band, Kate Bush, Elton John, Orleans, Paul McCartney, and Tina Turner.  

1958: Greg Chaisson, a Canadian heavy metal bassist (Badlands - "Dreams in the Dark") was born in Toronto, Ontario.  

1959: Diane Williams, an American country singer (Girls Next Door - "Slow Boat to China") was born at Hahn Air Force Base, near Kirchberg Germany.  

1959: Kurtis Blow [Walker], an American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks") was born in NYC, New York  

1962: Michael "Mick" Conroy, a British bassist (Modern English - "I Melt With You")  

1963: Whitney Houston singer, who had the 1985 UK & US No.1 single 'Saving All My Love For You', the 1992 UK & US No.1 single 'I Will Always Love You', plus nine other US No.1's. In 2009, Guinness World Records cited her as the most-awarded female act of all time. Houston died on February 11th, 2012.  

1965: Kyle Kyle [Keiderling], an American rock bassist (Bang Tango) was born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

1968: Sam Fogarino, an American drummer (Interpol) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

1970: Arion Salazar, an American rock bassist (Third Eye Blind - "Semi-Charmed Life") was born in Oakland, California. (Side Note: On This Day & Celebsmoney & Celebs Famous Birthdays agree on 1970 as DOB, This Day has his DOB in 1972).   

1972: Juanes [Juan Esteban Aristizábal] a Colombian singer and songwriter, winner of 24 Latin Grammy Awards, was born in Carolina del Príncipe, Antioquia, Colombia  

1972: A-Mei [Kulilay Amit], a Taiwanese Puyuma singer known as the "Queen of Mando-Pop", was born in Beinan, Taitung, Taiwan.  

1976: Leigh Kakaty, a Canadian singer (Pop Evil) was born in Kingston, Canada.  

1977: Aldona Nawrocka, a Polish pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Rzeszów, Poland.  

1978: Luke Concannon, guitar and vocals, Nizlopi, (2005 UK No.1 single ‘JCB Song’).  

1985: Anna Kendrick, an American actress, and singer (Pitch Perfect) was born in Portland, Maine.  

1987: Noonie Bao [Jonnali Mikaela Parmenius], a Swedish pop songwriter and singer, was born in Stockholm, Sweden.  

1987: Swedish singer, songwriter Jonnali Parmenius, better known by the stage name Noonie Bao. She has written songs for artists such as Katy Perry, Avicii, David Guetta, Clean Bandit, Rita Ora, and Carly Rae Jepsen.

1994: King Von [Dayvon Bennett], an American rapper and songwriter ("Crazy Story"), was born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2020)

Until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Tuesday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Tuesday.


1787: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his chamber piece "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" (A Little Serenade)

1895: 1st Queen's Hall Promenade Concerto (Wagner's "Rienzi")

1920: Mamie Smith and her Jazz Hounds record “Crazy Blues” for Okeh Records, the first significant Blues hit by African American artists.

1959: Four members of The Platters were arrested after a gig in Cincinnati after being found with four 19-year-old women, (3 of them white), in various stages of undress. The scandal resulted in radio stations across the US removing Platters' records from their playlists.  

1961: Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'You Don't Know'. Aged 14, Shapiro became the youngest act ever to score a UK No.1.  

1963: 13-year-old Little Stevie Wonder started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Fingertips part II', making him the youngest singer to top the charts.  

1963: The 100th edition of 'Thank Your Lucky Stars' was aired on UK TV, with Cliff Richard, The Shadows, The Searchers, Brian Poole, and the Tremeloes, Billy J. Kramer, and the Dakotas, and Alma Cogan.  

1963: Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Ronnie Ross, Cyril Davies, Long John Baldry, and The Rolling Stones all appeared at the third Richmond Jazz Festival held over two days in Richmond, England. A weekend ticket cost 20 shillings.  

1964: Beatles had four singles re-released in the US: ‘Do You Want To Know A Secret, ‘Please, Please Me’, 'Love Me Do' and 'Twist And Shout.’  

1964: Mick Jagger was fined £32 in Liverpool for driving without insurance and breaking the speed limit. His solicitor explained that Jagger was on 'an errand of mercy, driving to see two fans injured in a car crash.  

1968: Tom Jones went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Delilah'.  

1969: During a North American tour, Led Zeppelin appeared in San Diego, Jethro Tull was the support act.  

1970: Elvis Presley played the first night of a four-week engagement, playing 2 shows most nights at The International Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

1970: Jim Morrison's Trial for "lewd and lascivious behavior" begins in Miami, Florida.  

1972: Paul & Linda McCartney, and their band Wings are arrested in Gothenburg, Sweden on drug possession charges when a customs official discovers a package of hashish.  

1972: During their Wings Over Europe Tour, Paul and Linda McCartney were arrested in Sweden for possession of drugs. McCartney joked the arrest would “make good publicity” for the tour.  

1976: Elton John played the first of ten sold-out in New York City. The $1.25 million generated from the shows broke the record set by The Rolling Stones in 1975.  

1979: Wings release single "Getting Closer" & "Baby's Request"  

1979: "Off the Wall" 5th studio album by Michael Jackson is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1980)  

1985: Michael Jackson buys ATV Music (including publishing rights to the Beatles song catalog) for $47.5 million.  

1985: Canadian singer, guitarist Bryan Adams scored his first US No.1 album with 'Reckless.'  

1985: 'Money for Nothing' by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song's falsetto introduction and backing chorus, "I want my MTV" who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first to be aired on MTV Europe when the network started on 1 August 1987.  

1985: Simon Le Bon from Duran Duran was airlifted to safety when his boat 'Drum' overturned while racing off the English coast. Le Bon was trapped under the hull with five other crew members for twenty minutes until being rescued by the Royal Navy.    

1986: "Me & My Girl" opens at Marquis Theater NYC for 1420 performances.  

1987: Wilson Pickett was found guilty by a New Jersey court of possessing a shotgun with intent to endanger life following his involvement in a fistfight in a bar.  

1991: "A Little Night Music" closes at New York State NYC after 7 performances.  

1992: Def Leppard kicked off the North American leg on their 248-date Seven Day Weekend world tour at Madison Square Garden in New York City.  

1993: The Dave Matthews Band played at The Flood Zone in Richmond, Virginia, the gig was recorded with some of tonight’s songs ending up on the bands' first album ‘Remember Two Things.’  

1999: It was announced that Oasis rhythm guitarist Paul 'Bonehead' Arthur's had quit the band after finishing his guitar parts on the bands' new album.  

2002: Lisa Marie Presley married actor Nicolas Cage at a resort in Hawaii. The marriage was Presley's third. She was married previously to musician Danny Keough and pop star Michael Jackson. Cage filed for divorce four months later.  

2005: James Blunt was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘You're Beautiful’, Mariah Carey had the US No.1 with ‘We Belong Together and Axel F was at No.1 on the Australian singles chart with ‘Crazy Frog.’  

2007: Anthony Wilson the UK music mogul behind some of Manchester's most successful bands died aged 57 after suffering from kidney cancer. The TV presenter and entrepreneur founded Factory Records, the label behind New Order and Happy Mondays was also famous for setting up the Hacienda nightclub in Manchester, England.  

2007: Spice Girl Emma Bunton gave birth to a baby boy called Beau at London's private Portland Hospital. Bunton and her partner Jade Jones, a former member of defunct boy band Damage, had been together for eight years.  

2008: American singer-songwriter Katy Perry went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Kissed A Girl. The track was a worldwide hit topping the charts in over 20 countries.  

2008: US singer-songwriter Isaac Hayes died at his home in Memphis, Tennessee, at the age of 65. Police were called to his home after his wife found him unconscious. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Hayes won an Oscar for the 1971 hit Theme From Shaft as was also known as the voice of Chef from the hit cartoon show, South Park. He was married four times and had 12 children.  

2013: American singer Eydie Gorme remembered for her 1963, No.7 Billboard hit, 'Blame It On The Bossa Nova', died at the age of 84. She also reached the Hot 100 six other times between 1956 and 1964 and earned numerous awards, including a Grammy and an Emmy.  

2016: Ed Sheeran was being sued in America over claims that his track 'Thinking Out Loud' rips off a Marvin Gaye song. The family of the man who co-wrote 'Let's Get It On' says it copies key parts of the track. Ed Townsend's relatives were asking for a jury to decide if they're owed damages.  

2017: Taylor Swift testifies, in Denver, Colorado court, that DJ David Mueller groped her.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1556: Philipp Nicolai, a German Lutheran pastor, poet, composer, and hymnodist, was born in Mengeringhausen, Hesse, Germany (d. 1607)  

1560: Hieronymus Praetorius, a composer.  

1567: Girolamo Giacobbi, a composer.  

1589: Pietro Antonio Tamburini, a composer.  

1699: Christoph Gottlieb Schroter, a composer.  

1720: Franz Joseph Leonti Meyer of Schauensee, a Swiss composer and organist, was born in Lucerne, Switzerland (d. 1789)

1740: Samuel Arnold, a composer.  

1750: Daniel Gottlob Türk, a German organist and composer, was born in Claußnitz, Saxony (d. 1813)  

1762: Santiago Ferrer, a composer.  

1793: Heinrich August Neithardt, a composer.  

1808: Carl Friedrich Weitzmann, a composer.  

1813: William Henry Fry, an American composer, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)  

1814: Jacob Edvard Gille, a composer.  

1835: Gyula Beliczay, a composer.  

1836: Jose Teodor Vilar, a composer.  

1845: Abai Qunanbaiuli, a Kazakh poet, composer, and philosopher (d. 1904)  

1856: Paul Geisler, a composer.  

1860: Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, an Indian musician (d. 1936)  

1865: Alexander K Glazunov, a composer (Chopiniana), was born in St Petersburg, Russia  

1874: Bill Johnson, an American musician (d. 1972)  

1880: Clarence Cameron White, an American concert violinist, and composer (Ouanga!) was born in Clarksville, Tennessee (d. 1960)  

1882: Max Kowalski, German pianist, singer, and composer (Pierrot Lunaire), was born in Kowal, Russian Empire/Poland (d. 1956)  

1883: Carlos Lavin, a composer  

1889: Cecil Armstrong Gibbs, an English composer, was born in Great Baddow, Essex (d. 1960)  

1893: Douglas Stuart Moore, Cutchogue NY, a composer (Good Night Harvard)  

1904: Geraldo [Gerald Walcan Bright], British "sweet music" dance band leader (Gaucho Tango Orchestra), was born in London, England (d. 1974)  

1906: Robert De Kers [Keersmaeker], a Belgian jazz trumpeter and bandleader, was born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1987)  

1909: Brian Easdale, a composer.  

1909: Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), born in Terre Haute, Indiana (d. 1965)  

1909: Clarence Leonidas 'Leo' Fender, inventor, and founder of the Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company. The Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the world's most iconic electric guitars and the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass guitars. Fender died on 21st March 1991 having long suffered from Parkinson's disease.  

1912: Herman Strategier, a Dutch organist/composer/conductor.  

1918: Arnett Cobb, an American jazz tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton), was born in Houston, Texas (d. 1989)  

1923: Rhonda Fleming [Marilyn Louis], an American actress and singer nicknamed the "Queen of Technicolor" (Spellbound), was born in Hollywood, California  

1926: Edwin James Nairn Carr, a composer.    

1926: Marie-Claire Alain, a French organist/composer.  

1928: Jimmy Dean, singer, (1961 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Big Bad John'. Went on to present a prime-time variety show on US TV.  

1928: Eddie Fisher, American pop singer ("Oh My Papa"; "Lady of Spain"), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010) (Side Note: On This Day & Wikipedia agree his DOB is 1928, This Day says he was born in 1929)  

1929: John Alldis, a composer/conductor  

1932: Alexander Goehr, a composer  

1932: Trudy Pitts, an American jazz Hammond B-3 organist, pianist, and vocalist, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2010)  

1934: James Carl Tenney, an American composer, was born in Silver City, New Mexico (d. 2006)  

1935: Giya Alexandrovich Kancheli, a Georgian composer (NightPrayers), was born in Tbilisi, Georgia 

1936: Chuck Israels, American jazz double bassist, composer (Bill Evans Trio), arranger, and bandleader, born in New York City.  

1940: Bobby Hatfield, singer, The Righteous Brothers, (1965 UK & US No.1 single 'You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', 1990 UK No.1 single 'Unchained Melody', first released in 1965). He died on 5th November 2003.  

1940: Michael “Tunes” Antunes, American rock and blues saxophonist (John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band), and actor (Eddie And The Cruisers) was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts.  

1941: George Bellamy, an English rocker (The Tornados), was born in Sunderland, England.  

1943: James Griffin, guitar, vocals, Bread, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.5 single 'Make It With You').  

1943: Ronnie Spector [Veronica Bennett], an American pop singer (The Ronettes -"Be My Baby"), was born in NYC, New York.  

1943: Michael Mantler, an American trumpeter, and composer.  

1946: Mick Clarke, from English pop band The Rubettes who had the 1974 UK No.1 single 'Sugar Baby Love'.  

1947: Ian Anderson a British musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson, was best known for his work as the lead vocalist, flutist, and acoustic guitarist of the British rock band Jethro Tull. Anderson has also owned several salmon farms in the UK.  

1947: Ronnie Spector, singer, The Ronettes, (1963 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'Be My Baby'). Married producer Phil Spector in 1968.  

1948: An American R&B, pop, and jazz singer Patti Austin had the 1983 US No.1 & UK No.11 single with James Ingram's Baby Come To Me. She and Michael Jackson performed a duet on It's the Falling in Love, which appeared on his album Off the Wall,  

1949: Andy Cresswell-Davis, The Korgis (1980 UK No.5 single 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime').  

1949: Gene Johnson, an American country singer (Diamond Rio - "Meet in the Middle"), was born in Sugar Grove, Pennsylvania  

1952: Ashley Putnam, an American soprano (NY City Opera 1978), was born in NYC, New York.  

1956: Charlie Peacock, an American jazz and contemporary Christian music pianist, singer, songwriter, and record producer (The Civil Wars), was born in Yuba City, California  

1956: On Ka'a Davis, an American experimental jazz guitarist and composer (Sun Ra Arkestra), was born in Cleveland, Ohio  

1959: Florent Vollant, Innu-Canadian musician (Kashin)  

1959: Mark Price, drummer with All About Eve who had the 1988 UK No.10 single 'Martha's Harbour'. Also worked with The Cure and Right Said Fred.

1961: Jon Farriss drummer, from Australian rock band INXS, who had the 1988 UK No.2 & US No.1 single 'Need You Tonight'. Their 1987 album Kick has sold over 10m copies in the US alone and features four Top 10 singles; 'Need You Tonight,' 'Devil Inside', 'New Sensation,' and 'Never Tear Us Apart.' INXS has sold over 55 million records worldwide.

1962: Julia Fordham, singer, songwriter, a one-time member of Mari Wilson's Wilsations and backing singer for Kim Wilde, (1988 UK No.27 single 'Happy Ever After').

1968: Leigh Marklew, the bassist with English rock band Terrorvision who had the 1999 UK No.2 single 'Tequila'. Terrorvision was originally known as The Spoilt Bratz.

1968: Michael Bivins an American singer, rapper, and manager Michael Bivins, from the American R&B group New Edition who had the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl', and Bell Biv DeVoe who had the 1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!'.

1968: Andile Yenana, a South African jazz pianist, was born in King William's Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa.

1970: Jeff Mangum, an American psychedelic-pop, folk-rock musician, and singer-songwriter (Neutral Milk Hotel - "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea") was born in Ruston, Louisiana.

1971: Stephan Groth, a Danish-Norwegian synth-pop singer (Apoptygma Berzerk) was born in Odense, Denmark.

1972: Christofer Johnsson, a Swedish phonemic metal guitarist, and composer (Therion) was born in Upplands Väsby, Sweden.

1977: Aaron Kamin, an American guitarist, and singer-songwriter (The Calling) was born in Studio City, California

1981: Natsumi Abe, a Japanese pop singer (Dream Morning Musume), was born in Muroran, Hokkaidō, Japan.

1984: Cyrille Aimée, a French jazz singer ("Let's Get Lost") was born in Samois-sur-Seine, Fontainebleau.

1984: Fridolijn, a Dutch jazz singer, was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Thursday evening, This Day In The History Of Music. I also apologize once again for missing several postings. It looks as though it will continue to be a hit or miss with the postings, at least until the beginning of Fall. Have a great evening.


1856: Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia Pennsylvania, is granted a second patent for improvements to the accordion (Patent No. 15511A)

1960: Pete Best auditioned to become The Silver Beatles' drummer and was asked to travel to Hamburg in Germany for the band's next set of dates. Before leaving for Hamburg, The Silver Beatles changed their name to simply, "The Beatles".  

1963: Merseybeat band the Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman penned ‘Sweets for My Sweet’ which was originally recorded by The Drifters.  

1964: The Beatles' first film A Hard Day's Night opened in 500 American cinemas to rave reviews. The film was a financial and critical success. Time magazine rated it as one of the all-time great 100 films.  

1966: The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles' final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes.  

1967: Scott McKenzie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)’. Written by John Phillips, the song was produced and released to promote the Monterey Pop Festival held in June of this year.  

1968: Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham played together for the first time when they rehearsed at a studio in Gerrard Street in London's West End. The first song they played was a version of 'The Train Kept A-Rollin.' They also played 'Smokestack Lightning' and a version of 'I'm Confused' (soon to become 'Dazed And Confused'). The first live dates they played were as The Yardbirds, and it was not until the following month when they started to use the name, Led Zeppelin.  

1971: John Lennon & Yoko Ono donated £1,000 to the Clyde Shipbuilders Scottish Union fighting fund who were refusing to stop work at the Glasgow site after being made redundant.  

1972: Alice Cooper was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'School's Out. The band's only UK No.1, which was also a No.7 hit on the US chart. Cooper has said he was inspired to write the song when answering the question, "What's the greatest three minutes of your life?". Cooper said: "There are two times during the year. One is Christmas morning, the next one is the last three minutes of the last day of school."  

1972: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC, after 156 performances.  

1972: "Oh! Calcutta!" closes at Belasco Theater in NYC after 1316 performances.  

1973: The Eagles, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young, and the Santa Monica Flyers all appeared at the Corral Club in Topanga, California.  

1977: Sting, Henri Padovani guitarist with The Police quit the group after nine months leaving them a trio.  

1978: The Commodores started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Three Times A Lady', also No.1 in the UK and becoming Motown's biggest British selling single. Lionel Richie wrote the song about his love for his wife, mother and grandmother hence 'Once, Twice, Three Times a Lady.' 

1979: "Whoopee!" closes at ANTA Theater NYC after 204 performances.  

1985: Kyu Sakamoto was killed in a plane crash when JAL Flight 123, a 747, crashed and burned on a thickly wooded mountain about 60 miles northwest of Tokyo. He was 43. He had the 1963 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Sukiyaki', the first Japanese artist to hit the top of the US singles chart.  

1986: Prince started a run of five nights in London, his first UK shows for five years.  

1989: The two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, and The Scorpions. This was the first time that an audience had been allowed to stand up and dance at a stadium rock concert in the Soviet Union. Previous to this, all concerts had to be seated.  

1991: Heavy metal band Metallica release their 5th album "Metallica"; debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 chart.  

1997: American Blues guitarist Luther Allison died of cancer at age 57 in Madison, Wisconsin. He played with Howlin' Wolf's band and backed James Cotton.  

1999: Shakira records her first live album in New York City, titled "MTV Unplugged".  

2003: Lee Ryan from Blue was arrested whilst driving a Porsche around central London and was charged with drink driving. Ryan had spent the night knocking back drinks at Brown's nightclub in Covent Garden with his cousin and a record company executive. After annoying others in the club with rowdiness, and his cousin's throwing up in the VIP area, bouncers threw Lee out. Police pulled the star over just after 4 am on Tower Bridge Road and breath tests showed him to be twice over the legal drinking limit.  

2006: Founding member of Destiny's Child, LeToya was No.1 on the US album chart with her debut solo album 'LeToya.' It was released six years after being dismissed from the group and staying away from the spotlight.  

2007: UK singer, songwriter Kate Nash went to No.1 on the UK album chart with her debut album 'Made Of Bricks.'  

2009: Guitarist Les Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia. Paul is credited with developing one of the first solid-body electric guitars, which went on sale in 1952 and contributed to the birth of rock. He also developed other influential recording innovations such as multi-track recording and overdubbing. In the early 50s, Paul and his wife Mary Ford had a string of hits including 'Mockin' Bird Hill', 'How High the Moon', and 'Vaya Con Dios'.  

2010: Richie Hayward, drummer, and co-founder of Little Feat, passed away at the age of 64 after contracting pneumonia as he battled liver cancer.  

2015: A second postage stamp was issued in the US bearing the image of Elvis Presley (the first was introduced in 1993). This one featured a black and white photograph by William Speer of Elvis in 1955 and was part of the Music Icon series that began in 2013.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1626: Giovanni Legrenzi, a composer.  

1644: Georg Christoph Leuttner, a composer.  

1644: Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber, a bohemian-Austrian violinist, and composer was baptized in Wartenberg (d. 1704)  

1696: Maurice Greene, an English composer, was born in London (d. 1755)  

1751: Johann Baptist Lasser, a composer.  

1825: Frederick Arthur Gore Ouseley, a composer.  

1838: Joseph Barnby, a conductor/academic principal.  

1853: Jean Louis Nicode, a composer.  

1875: Ettore Panizza, a composer.  

1875: Mezio Agostini, an Italian composer, was born in Fano, Italy (d. 1944)  

1881: Vaclav Vackar, a composer.  

1885: Alexander Albrecht, a Slovak composer, was born in Arad, Hungarian Kingdom (d. 1958)  

1890: Al Goodman, a Russian-American orchestra leader (NBC Comedy Hour), was born in Nikopol, Russia.  

1897: Manuel Blancafort, a composer.  

1897: Ramon Gonzalez Barron, a composer.  

1900: Jose Ignacio Prieto Arrizubieta, a composer.  

1910: Heinrich Sutermeister, a Swiss composer (Romeo & Juliet)  

1914: Ruth Lowe, a Canadian pianist, and composer ("I'll Never Smile Again") was born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1981)  

1915: Michael Kidd, an American choreographer, and dancer was born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)  

1917: Marjorie Reynolds [Goodspeed], an American actress and dancer (Holiday Inn, Life of Riley), was born in Buhl, Idaho (d. 1997)  

1918: Sid Bernstein, a music producer and concert promoter (Beatles; Rolling Stones), was born in NYC, New York (d. 2013)  

1925: Earl Coleman, an American jazz singer, was born in Port Huron, Michigan (d. 1995)  

1925: Sybil Michelow, a South-African contralto, and composer was born in Johannesburg (d. 2013)  

1926: Joe Jones, an American R&B singer (d. 2005).  

1927: Porter Wagoner, a country singer known for his flashy Nudie and Manuel suits and blond pompadour. In 1967, he introduced a then little-known Dolly Parton on his long-running television show. Also known as Mr. Grand Ole Opry, Wagoner has scored over 80 US Country singles from 1954–1983. He died from lung cancer on October 28, 2007.  

1929: (Alvis) "Buck" Owens, American "Bakersfield Sound" country singer-songwriter ("Under Your Spell Again"), bandleader (The Buckaroos - "Act Naturally"), and TV personality (Hee Haw), born in Sherman, Texas (d. 2006)  

1929: Joji Yuasa, a Japanese composer, was born in Kōriyama, Fukushima.  

1932: Sergey Mikhaylovich Slonimsky, a composer.  

1936: Gerard Masson, a composer.  

1940: Alexander Yossifov, a Bulgarian conductor and composer (Back To The Beginning ), was born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2016)  

1940: Rod Bernard, an American "swamp pop" singer ("Allons Danser Colinda"), was born in Opelousas, Louisiana. (d. 2020)  

1941: English pop singer Craig Douglas, who had the 1959 UK No.1 single with his version of the Sam Cooke hit 'Only Sixteen 'plus nine other UK Top 40 hits.  

1943: William Mac Lance "Tiny" McCloud, a musician/songwriter  

1943: Lesley Duncan (Cox), a British session singer (Pink Floyd; Jesus Christ Superstar), and singer-songwriter ("Love Song"; "Sing Children Sing") was born in Stockton-On-Tees, England (d. 2010)  

1944: Peter Hofmann, a German tenor.  

1945: Ron Mael, an American songwriter, composer, and record producer (Sparks), was born in Culver City, California.  

1949: Mark Knopfler British songwriter, guitarist, singer with Dire Straits who had the 1985 US No.1 single 'Money For Nothing', the 1986 UK No.2 single 'Walk Of Life', and in 1985 worldwide No.1 album Brothers In Arms. Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musicians, including Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Bryan Ferry, Emmylou Harris, Van Morrison, Steely Dan, Sting, and James Taylor.  

1950: Ronald David Mael, Sparks, (1974 UK No.2 single 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us').  

1950: Kid Creole [August Darnell], a musician and actor (Obsession A Taste of Fear), was born in The Bronx, New York.  

1951: August Darnell, singer, Kid Creole And The Coconuts, (1982 UK No.2 single 'Annie I'm Not Your Daddy').  

1953: Jerry Speiser, from Men At Work, (1983 UK & US No.1 single 'Down Under').  

1953: Peter Ostroushko, an American fiddler, mandolin player, and composer (A Prairie Home Companion), was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 2021).  

1954: Pat Metheny, jazz-rock guitarist, worked with David Bowie and Gary Burton. Recorded film soundtrack albums.  

1955: Heintje [Hendrik Simons], a Dutch singer (Mama).  

1958: Jurgen Dehmel, from German group Nena who had the 1984 UK No.1 & US No.2 single '99 Red Balloons'. The track made them UK One Hit Wonder.  

1960: Morty Black, a heavy metal rocker (TNT-7 Seas)  

1961: Roy Hay (Boy George), British guitarist (Culture Club - "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me")  

1961: Lawrence Hayward, an English musician (Felt, Denim, Go-Kart Mozart)  

1962: Bragi Ólafsson, bass, with The Sugarcubes, (1992 UK No.17 single 'Hit').  

1963: Sir Mix-A-Lot, a US rapper, (1992 US No.1 single 'Baby Got Back, a No.56 hit in the UK).  

1967: Tom Holkenborg, a drummer (Weekend at Waikiki)  

1967: Andy Hui, a Hong Kong actor, and singer.  

1968: Paul Tucker, Keyboards, Lighthouse Family, (1996 UK No.4 single 'Lifted' plus 9 other UK Top 40 singles).

1969: British pop/folk singer-songwriter Tanita Tikaram. Her debut album, Ancient Heart, produced by Rod Argent and Peter Van Hooke, was released in 1988 when she was 19 years old. The album's first two singles, 'Good Tradition' and 'Twist In My Sobriety, became top 10 hits around Europe, and the album sold around 4 million copies worldwide.

1972: Del The Funky Homosapien [Teren Delvon Jones], an American rapper (Mistadobalina), was born in Oakland, California.

1976: Mikko Viljami "Linde" Lindström, a Finnish guitarist.

1976: Wednesday 13 [Joseph Poole], an American punk rock musician (Wednesday 13, Murderdolls), was born in Lexington, North Carolina.

1977: Park Yong-ha, a South Korean actor and singer.

1980: Matt Thiessen, a Canadian-American musician (Relient K)

1980: Jade Villalon, an American singer/songwriter.

2001: Dixie D'Amelio, an American singer ("Be Happy") and TikTok star, was born in Norwalk, Connecticut.

Until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Tuesday morning, I do apologize for not posting regularly for This Day In The History Of Music, but I have been extremely busy with my work, remodeling my mothers' kitchen for her at night, and trying to get another building project done with my brother-in-law. When things start to settle down I will start posting regularly. Please excuse my absence from posting, just another week or so and I should be able to get back on track. Please take care and stay safe as well. 


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I'm happy to be back posting "This Day In The History Of Music". The remodeling and building projects are completed (well almost, only a few small cosmetic details to be completed). Have a great Monday.


1947: US President Truman's daughter, Margaret's 1st public singing concert.

1958: Marie Ashton completes playing the piano a female record 133 hours.

1962: John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at Liverpool's Mount Pleasant register office. He then played a gig that night with The Beatles at Liverpool's Riverpark Ballroom.

1963: Beatles release single "She Loves You" in the UK.

1963: The Rolling Stones appeared on the UK TV show Ready, Steady, Go! for the first time, performing their debut single 'Come On.' The group made a total of 20 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966.  

1965: Security guards at a Manchester TV studio hosed down 200 Rolling Stones fans after they broke down barriers while waiting for the band to arrive for a performance.  

1966: On their final tour of America, The Beatles performed in New York City, New York. Unlike the previous year's performance, which had sold out, there were 11,000 empty seats in the 55,600 seat stadium. The Beatles earn more than the previous year, receiving $189,000 for their performance.  

1966: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the double a sided 'Yellow Submarine - Eleanor Rigby'. The group's eleventh No.1. Paul McCartney said he came up with the name Eleanor from actress Eleanor Bron, who had starred with The Beatles in the film Help! Rigby came from the name of a store in Bristol, Rigby & Evens Ltd, Wine & Spirit Shippers.  

1967: Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool. As the party had become out of control, the police were called to put an end to the festivities. Moon, ever keen to avoid the boys in blue snuck outside and got into a Lincoln Continental Limousine and attempted to make a getaway. Unfortunately, in his inebriated state, he released the handbrake and began rolling towards the pool. Moon simply sat back and waited, as the car crashed through the fence around the pool and into the water.  

1968: During a North American tour, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at Singer Bowl, Flushing Meadow Park, New York. Also on the bill were Soft Machine and Big Brother and Janis Joplin and The Holding Company.  

1968: Ringo quits Beatles over a disagreement (temporarily).  

1969: Ibex, featuring vocalist Freddie Bulsara (later known as Freddie Mercury) played a gig at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, Lancashire, UK.  

1969: Johnny Cash started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Johnny Cash At San Quentin'. The album was a recording of a live concert given to the inmates of San Quentin State Prison and was the follow-up to Cash's previous live album, the critically acclaimed and commercially successful At Folsom Prison.  

1969: The Rolling Stones started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Honky Tonk Women' the group's fifth US No.1. The song written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards was inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matao, Sao Paulo.  

1970: Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground performed together for the last time at the New York Club 'Max's Kansas City. Reed worked as a typist for his father for the next two years, at $40 per week.  

1971: Diana Ross was at No.1 on the UK singles chart 'I'm Still Waiting', the singer's first solo UK No.1. The song which spent four weeks at the top of the charts was released after BBC Radio 1 DJ Tony Blackburn featured it heavily on his morning program.  

1974: John Lennon former Beatle reports seeing a UFO in NYC.  

1975: Joy Division singer Ian Curtis married Deborah Woodruff, whom he met while still at school when he was 19 and she was 18. They remained married until his death when he hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23.  

1975:  From the group, Free guitarist Paul Kossoff was revived from flatlining after suffering a heart attack.  

1979: Bolshoi Ballet dancer Alexander Godunov defects in NYC.  

1980: David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes was one of the most iconic of the 1980s and costing £250,000, it was at the time the most expensive music video ever made.  

1980: The Heatwave Festival in Toronto, Canada took place with Talking Heads, Elvis Costello, The B-52's, The Pretenders, Rockpile, and The Rumour. Tickets cost $30, with only 50,000 people attending the festival lost over $1 million.  

1986: "Rags" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 4 performances.  

1986: Jamaican singer Boris Gardiner started a three-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Want to Wake Up with You'.  

1986: Sigue Sigue Sputnik came up with an idea to sell advertising space between the tracks on their forthcoming new album. It was a non-starter.  

1994: Jeff Buckley releases his album "Grace", featuring his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah".  

2003: Lee Ryan of boy band Blue was banned from driving for 18 months after admitting to drunk driving. Ryan was also ordered to pay a £2250 fine at Tower Bridge magistrate's court London.  

2005: Les McKeown the lead singer of the Bay City Rollers appeared in court charged with drugs offenses. McKeown, aged 49, was accused of conspiring with four other people, including the band's drummer Pat McGlynn, to supply cocaine. He was arrested in Dalston, east London, in June as part of a major police operation.  

2007: Comedy writer Buddy Sheffield, sued Disney alleging that he originally came up with the idea for Hannah Montana but was never compensated by Disney. In the lawsuit, Sheffield claimed that he pitched an idea for a TV series with the name of ‘Rock and Roland’ to Disney Channel in 2001 with the plot of a junior high student who lived a secret double life as a rock star.  

2008: Madonna kicked off her 86-date Sticky & Sweet Tour at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff Wales. It became the highest-grossing tour by a solo artist, breaking the previous record Madonna achieved with her 2006 Confessions Tour. Madonna's first venture with Live Nation, was estimated to have grossed $280 million.  

2013: A man found in the pool house at Jennifer Lopez's mansion in the exclusive Hamptons area of New York was charged with stalking. According to police, the singer had a restraining order against John Dubis, who was a retired firefighter, was also charged with burglary, criminal contempt, and possessing burglary tools.  

2019: Taylor Swift released her seventh studio album Lover, her first album after parting ways with her former label, Big Machine Records. All of the album's 18 tracks charted on the Hot 100, breaking the all-time female record for the most simultaneous entries. Lover topped the charts in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and several others. It was Swift's sixth No.1 album on the US Billboard chart.  

Born On This Day In the Music World:  

1727: Friedrich Hartmann Graf, a German composer, was born in Rudolstadt, Germany (d. 1795).  

1854: Moritz Moszkowski, a Polish-German composer, was born in Breslau, Prussia (d. 1925).  

1879: Alfrēds Kalniņš, a Latvian composer, was born in Cēsis, Russian Empire (d. 1951).  

1886: Gottfried Rudinger, a German composer, was born in Lindau, Germany (d. 1946).  

1893: Roy Agnew, an Australian composer (Sonata Ballade) was born in Sydney (d. 1944).  

1900: Ernst Krenek, an Austrian-American composer (Johnny Spielt Auf) was born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1991).  

1900: Malvina Reynolds, an American folk singer, and songwriter (Morningtown Ride) was born in San Francisco, California (d. 1978).  

1903: William Primrose, a Scottish violist (Method for Violin & Viola) was born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 1982).  

1905: Leonard Constant Lambert, an English composer (King Pest) was born in Fulham, London (d. 1951).   

1911: Carl Dolmetsch, a French music director (Haslemere Festival) was born in Fontenay-sous-Bois, France (d. 1997).  

1912: Gene Kelly, an American actor (An American in Paris; On The Town) and dancer (Singin' in the Rain) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1996).  

1913: Bob Crosby, an American jazz singer, and bandleader (Bob-Cats) was born in Spokane, Washington (d. 1993).  

1913: Luis Felipe Ramón y Rivera, a Venezuelan musician and composer, was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela (d. 1993).  

1917: Tex Williams, an American country-western singer, was born in Ramsey, Illinois (d. 1985).  

1920: Aart Verstegen, a Dutch ballet dancer, and choreographer (Jolly Joker's Last Joke) was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1998).  

1924: Edvard Fliflet Braein, a Norwegian composer (Ut mot havet (Out To Sea); Anne Pedersdotter) was born in Kristiansund, Norway (d. 1976).  

1925: Sulkhan Tsintsadze, a Georgian composer, was born in Gori, Soviet Union (d. 1991).  

1925: Włodzimierz Kotoński, a Polish composer, was born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 2014).  

1927: Martial Solal, a French jazz pianist and composer, was born in Algiers, French Algeria.  

1928: Gerd Natschinski, a German composer, was born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 2015).  

1932: Mark Russell, an American political satirist, and pianist (Real People) was born in Buffalo, New York  

1934: Lojze Lebic, a Slovenian composer, was born in Prevalje, Slovenia.  

1935: Loren Rush, an American composer, was born in Richmond, California.  

1936: Rudy Lewis, an American pop vocalist (The Drifters - "Up On The Roof"; "On Broadway) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1964).

1938: Roger Greenaway, an English composer and record producer (I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing), was born in Fishponds, England.  

1940: Vicki Brown, English pop, and rock singer. She is best known for her membership of both The Vernons Girls and The Breakaways and as one of the UK's most enduring backing vocalists. She appeared on many hits including The Jimi Hendrix Experience version of 'Hey Joe', Petula Clark's hit, 'Downtown', The Who's Tommy – film soundtrack, George Harrison's Cloud Nine. She was the first wife of singer and musician Joe Brown and mother of the singer Sam Brown. She died of breast cancer on 16 June 1991 aged 50.  

1942: Patricia McBride Lousada, an American ballerina (NYC Ballet Co) and cookbook author was born in Teaneck, New Jersey (d. 2019).  

1942: Roger Greenaway, singer, songwriter, member of David & Jonathan and the Kestrels. Best known for his songwriting collaborations with Roger Cook: 'My Baby Loves Lovin', (White Plains); 'Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, 'Gasoline Alley Bred', (The Hollies); 'You've Got Your Troubles', (The Fortunes); 'Melting Pot, Good Morning Freedom' (Blue Mink); and 'Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart' (Gene Pitney).  

1946: English drummer Keith Moon. The Who With The Who he scored the 1965 UK No.2 single 'My Generation' plus over 20 other Top 40 hits, 1967 US No.9 single 'I Can See For Miles' and rock opera albums 'Tommy' & 'Quadrophenia'. Moon was voted the second-greatest drummer in history by a Rolling Stone readers' poll. Moon died on 7th September 1978 after taking 32 clomethiazole tablets.  

1947: Linda Thompson, English folk-rock singer in collaboration with her then-husband and fellow British folk-rock musician, guitarist Richard Thompson, and later as a solo artist.  

1947: Rex Allen Jr, an American country singer (Nashville on the Road) was born in Chicago, Illinois.  

1947: Terje Rypdal, a Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, was born in Oslo, Norway.  

1947: Willy Russell, an English playwright, and composer (Shirley Valentine, Educating Rita) was born in Whiston, England.  

1949: Rick Springfield [Springthorpe], an Australian singer ("Speak to the Sky"; "Jessie's Girl") and actor (General Hospital) was born in Balmain, New South Wales.  

1949: John Bauldie, a British music journalist, was born in Bolton, England (d. 1996).  

1949: Woody Paul [Paul Chrisman], an American singer (Riders in the Sky) was born in Nashville, Tennessee.  

1951: Jimi Jamison, Survivor, (1982 US & UK No.1 single 'Eye Of The Tiger') and as the voice and co-writer of the theme song for Baywatch. Jamison died at the age of 63 on August 31, 2014, in Memphis, Tennessee. from a heart attack.  

1952: Dalton Reed, an American soul singer, was born in Lafayette, Louisiana (d. 1994).  

1952: Vicky Leandros, a Greek singer, and politician was born in Palaiokastritsa, Corfu, Greece.  

1953: Bobby G (Gubby), singer with British pop group Bucks Fizz who had the UK hits 'Making Your Mind Up' (1981), 'The Land of Make Believe (1981), and 'My Camera Never Lies (1982) and became one of the top-selling groups of the 1980s.  

1954: Mark Avsec, keyboardist, songwriter, Donnie Iris & the Cruisers, Wild Cherry, (1976 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Play That Funky Music').  

1956: Kile Smith, an American contemporary orchestral and choral composer was born in Camden, New Jersey.  

1959: Edwyn Collins, singer, songwriter, producer, Orange Juice, (1983 UK No.8 single 'Rip It Up'), solo, (1995 UK No.4 single 'A Girl Like You).  

1961: Dean DeLeo, American guitarist with Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show, and Army of Anyone. His younger brother, bass guitarist Robert DeLeo, was also a member of the band.  

1961: Alexandre Desplat, a French film composer (The Grand Budapest Hotel) was born in Paris, France.  

1962: English musician and singer-songwriter Shaun Ryder, best known as the lead singer of Happy Mondays and Black Grape. He was the runner-up of the tenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Ryder's struggle with drugs led to the break-up of Happy Mondays in 1992. The film 24 Hour Party People featured the (semi-fictional) story of Shaun Ryder's youth and the life of Happy Mondays whilst signed with Factory Records in the late '80s and early '90s.  

1967: Cedella Marley, Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, (1988 UK No.22 single 'Tomorrow People').  

1970: Brad Mehldau, an American jazz pianist, was born in Jacksonville, Florida.  

1974: Shifty Shellshock (real name Seth Brooks Binzer) was the frontman of Crazy Town. 2001 US No.1 single 'Butterfly'.  

1975: Eliza Carthy, an English singer, and fiddler, was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom.  

1978: Julian Casablancas, guitarist, singer, songwriter from American rock band The Strokes who had the 2001 UK No.14 single 'Last Nite' and the 2001 UK No.2 album Is This It.

1979: Richard Neville with English boy band Five who had the 1998 UK No.2 single 'Everybody Get Up' and the 1999 UK No.1 single 'Keep On Movin'.

1981: Natalie Horler, singer, Cascada, a German dance group. 2007 hit ‘Every time We Touch’ won them a World Music Award in 2007. 2009 UK No.1 single ‘Evacuate the Dancefloor’.

1986: SkyBluone (Skyler Austen Gordy), one half of LMFAO who had the 2011 worldwide hits 'Party Rock Anthem' and 'Sexy And I Know It'.

1986: Neil Cicierega, an American cartoonist and musician, was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

1987: Nikki Gil, a Filipina actress, host, and singer, was born in Manila, Philippines.

1988: Alice Glass [Margaret Osborn] a Canadian singer and songwriter (Crystal Castles) was born in Toronto, Ontario.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe.


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Good Tuesday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music. Have a great Tuesday.


1787: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completes his violin and piano sonata in A, K526.

1914: Jerome Kern & Michael E Rourles musical premieres in NYC.

1959: In the US, a headline in Billboard magazine read, "Rock and Roll Ain't Ready For The Ol' Rockin' Chair Yet." The story stated that Rock 'n' Roll was losing popularity a year ago, but the record buyers now like Elvis Presley, Lloyd Price, and Fats Domino along with newcomers, The Everly Brothers, The Drifters, and Ricky Nelson.  

1963: Stevie Wonder became the first artist ever to score a US No.1 album and single in the same week. Wonder was at No.1 on the album chart with 'Little Stevie Wonder / The 12-Year-Old Genius' and had the No.1 single 'Fingertips part 2'. This was also the first-ever live recording to make No.1.  

1966: The Doors started recording their first album at Sunset Sound Recording Studios, West Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.  

1967: Then17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth.  

1968: The Incredible String Band, Traffic, Bonzo Dog Band, Family, Fairport Convention, Blossom Toes, Pretty things, Deviants, Blonde On Blonde, and Free all appeared over two nights at The Roundhouse in London.  

1974: Paul Anka with Odia Coates started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with '(You're Having My Baby', Anka's 24th US top 40 hits. It made No.6 in the UK.  

1975: Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studios in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 separate overdubs.  

1977: Singer, songwriter Waylon Jennings was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine. Jennings had recently been named honorary police chief. Oops, a little setback.  

1979: Musical film "Rock 'n' Roll High School" directed by Allan Arkush featuring the Ramones is released in NYC (released throughout the US 20 days later)  

1979: The Cars perform at a concert in NY City Central Park.   

1981: Mark Chapman was given a 20-year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon. The then 25-year-old had shot Lennon five times at close range on December 8th, 1980 in front of The Dakota apartment building in New York City. Over the next few months, Chapman would claim many times to have been beaten by fellow inmates, some of whom allegedly tried to kill him.  

1983: The fifth wife of Jerry Lee Lewis, Shawn Michelle Stevens was found dead at their Mississippi home of a methadone overdose. They had been married less than three months. Jerry Lee would marry again in 1984 to 22-year-old Kerrie McCarver, but divorce in 2004.  

1985: Huey Lewis and the News started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Power Of Love. As featured in the movie 'Back To The Future.  

1989: The Who performed Tommy at the Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle, and Billy Idol.  

1990: Judas Priest successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit, after two fans attempted suicide while listening to the Stained Class album. Both fans eventually died, one immediately from a shotgun blast, and the other on a second attempt three years later by a methadone overdose. The prosecution claimed that there were subliminal messages in the group’s music that caused the two seventeen-year-olds to carry out the suicide pact in 1985.  

1991: Lenny Kravitz was at No.2 in the US singles chart with 'It Ain't Over Till It's Over', held off the No.1 position by Bryan Adams '(Everything I Do), I Do It for You'.  

1996: 'Missing' by UK duo Everything But The Girl broke the all-time US chart stay record previously held by The Four Seasons 'December 1963 (Oh What A Night)', when it appeared on the Billboard chart for the 55th week.  

1996: Oasis singer Liam Gallagher failed to turn up for the recording of the band's MTV unplugged session at London's Royal Festival Hall in front of 400 fans. He later sat in the audience and watched the show with his brother Noel taking over on vocals.  

1998: Producer Gene Page died after a long illness. Worked with Barbra Streisand, Barry White, The Righteous Brothers, Dobie Gray, Bob, and Earl. Produced Whitney Houston's 'Greatest Love of All' and Roberta Flack's 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love.'  

2005: Justin Timberlake accepted libel damages for a fabricated story that he had an affair behind girlfriend Cameron Diaz's back. A News of the World article in July 2004 alleged Mr. Timberlake had sexual relations with model Lucy Clarkson. The singer's solicitor Simon Smith told London's High Court Ms. Clarkson had admitted lying to the newspaper. Under the headline "Exclusive: Bad News for Cameron as model reveals lover's secret fling", Ms. Clarkson went into detail about several dates they had before spending the night together in a hotel. Timberlake donated the "substantial" damages paid by the newspaper and Ms. Clarkson to charity.  

2009: The Los Angeles County Coroner ruled Michael Jackson's death a homicide caused by a mix of drugs meant to treat insomnia. On February 8, 2010, Dr. Conrad Murray was charged with involuntary manslaughter by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Dr. Murray pleaded not guilty and was released after posting $75,000 bail, but would be found guilty in November 2011 and was sentenced to four years in a Los Angeles County jail.  

2009: "Love Like Crazy" single released by Lee Brice (Billboard Song of the Year 2010).  

2010: George Michael pleaded guilty at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court in London to driving under the influence of drugs. The singer had been arrested in July when he was returning home from the London Gay Pride parade and crashed his car into the front of a Snappy Snaps store in Hampstead, North London.  

2014: Death Row Records founder Marion 'Suge' Knight was injured in a shooting at a party that Chris Brown was hosting in Los Angeles. Another man and a woman were also shot at the 1 Oak nightclub, West Hollywood. All three victims were treated at local hospitals.  

2019: Billie Eilish ended the record-breaking 19-week run of 'Old Town Road' by Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus when 'Bad Guy' claimed the top spot on the US Hot 100 chart. The song which peaked at No.2 on the UK chart was also a No.1 hit in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Norway, and Russia.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1531: Ercole Bottrigari, an Italian composer, was born in Bologna (d. 1612)  

1579: John Amner, an English composer, was born in Ely, Cambridgeshire (d. 1641)  

1683: Meinrad Spiess, a German composer, was born in Honsolgen (d. 1761)  

1725: Johann Balthasar Kehl, a German composer, was born in Coburg, Germany (d. 1778)  

1733: David Traugott Nicolai, a German composer, was born in Görlitz, Germany (d. 1799)  

1820: Jacopo Tomadini, an Italian composer, was born in Cividale del Friuli, Italy (d. 1883)  

1821: Emanuele Muzio, an Italian composer, was born in Zibello, Italy (d. 1890)  

1837: Theodore Dubois, a French composer, was born in Rosnay, Marne, France (d. 1924)  

1839: Eduard Napravnik, a Czech conductor and composer, was born in Býšť, Czech Republic (d. 1916)  

1854: Nikolay Vladimirovich Scherbachov, a Russian pianist and composer, was born in St. Petersburg; (d. 1922)  

1856: Felix Mottl, an Austrian conductor and composer (Agnes Bernauer), was born in Unter-St.-Veit, Austria (d. 1911)  

1879: Rentaro Taki, a Japanese pianist, and composer was born in Tokyo (d. 1903)  

1890: Franz Philipp, a German composer, was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (d. 1972)  

1891: Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, a Russian composer was born in Moscow (d. 1969)  

1897: Fred Rose, an American songwriter and music publishing executive (Nashville's Acuff-Rose Music) was born in Evansville, Indiana (d. 1954)  

1905: Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup blues artist. Wrote Elvis' hit 'That's All Right (Mama).' Died of a stroke on 28th March 1974 aged 69.  

1910: Bernhard Heiden [Levi], a German-American composer, was born in Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (d. 2000)  

1915: Wynonie Harris, an American rhythm and blues singer, was born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1969)  

1916: Léo Ferré, a French composer and singer, was born in Monaco (d. 1993)  

1919: "Drs P" [Heinz H Polzer], a Swiss-Dutch songwriter and singer, was born in Thun, Switzerland (d. 2015)  

1919: Niels Viggo Bentzon, a Danish pianist and composer (The Tempered Piano) was born in Copenhagen (d. 2000)  

1924: Louis Teicher, an American pianist (Ferrante & Teicher-Exodus) was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2008)  

1927: Roger Danneels, a Flemish accordionist, was born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1982)  

1929: Willie Winfield, an American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”) was born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)  

1932: Richard Graham Meale, an Australian composer (Three Miró Pieces; Voss) was born in Sydney, Australia (d. 2009)  

1934: Roger Donald Dickerson, an American composer (New Orleans Concerto) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana.  

1938: David Frieberg, an American musician best known for contributing vocals, keyboards, electric bass, rhythm guitar, viola, and percussion as a member of Quicksilver Messenger Service, Jefferson Airplane, and Jefferson Starship.  

1938: Mason Williams, an American musician, songwriter, author, and photographer ("Classical Gas", Smother Brothers Comedy Hour) was born in Abilene, Texas.  

1938: Charles Calello, an American composer, conductor, arranger (The Four Seasons; Sinatra; Streisand; Springsteen) was born in Newark, New Jersey.  

1940: Tony Secunda, an English rock band manager (The Moody Blues) was born in Epsom, Surrey, England (d. 1995)  

1941: Ernest Wright from Little Anthony and the Imperials who had the 1958 US No.4 single 'Tears On My Pillow', which was The Imperials' first million-seller. The song has been extensively covered, including a No.1 in the UK Singles Chart version by Kylie Minogue in January 1990.  

1942: Joe Chambers, an American rock guitarist, and vocalist (Chambers Brothers) was born in Los Angeles, California.   

1943: John Cipollina, guitar, US acid rock band, Quicksilver Messenger Service, (1970 US album 'Fresh Air'). He died on 29th May 1989.  

1945: English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Ken Hensley, from rock band Uriah Heep who had the 1975 UK No.7 album Return To Fantasy. They have sold over 40 million albums worldwide. Hensley died on 4 November 2020, at the age of 75 following a short illness.  

1945: Molly Duncan, from Scottish funk and R&B group the Average White Band who scored the 1975 US No.1 and UK No.6 single 'Pick Up The Pieces. He died on 8 October 2019 aged 74.  

1947: Jim Fox, drummer, and organist of the James Gang (with Joe Walsh). He was the band's founder and its namesake, the band released the 1970 album The James Gang Rides Again. He is an avid collector of automobile license plates.  

1948: Jean-Michel Jarre, French instrumentalist, (1977 UK No.4 single 'Oxygene part IV').  

1949: Stephen Paulus, an American composer (To Be Certain of the Dawn) and co-founder of the American Composer's Forum, was born in Summit, New Jersey (d. 2014)  

1951: Danny Joe Brown, an American singer (Molly Hatchet) was born in Jacksonville, Florida (d. 2005)  

1951: Mona Lyn Reese, an American contemporary classical, opera, and choral music composer (The Three Fat Women of Antibes; Prince) was born in Morris, Minnesota.  

1951: Michael Derosier, 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.  

1952: Carlo Curley, an American classical concert organist was born in Monroe, North Carolina (d. 2012)  

1953: American soul music and progressive bluegrass vocalist and bass guitarist John Cowan. He was the lead vocalist and bass player for the New Grass Revival and has also worked with the likes of, Steve Earle, The Doobie Brothers, Jesse Winchester, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Wynonna Judd.  

1953: Ron Holloway, an American tenor saxophonist, was born in Washington, D.C.  

1954: English rock music drummer Steve Holley. He was a member of Wings from August 1978 to April 1981. Holley has also worked with Elton John, Kiki Dee, Joe Cocker, Ian Hunter, Julian Lennon, Ben E. King, and Chuck Berry.  

1955: Jeffrey Daniels, Shalamar, (1980 US No. 8 single 'The Second Time Around', 1982 UK No.5 single 'A Night To Remember). (Side Note: Two sources have his DOB at 1955. Two other sources have his DOB at 1957. So I just picked the first date, and as you can see I left out the four sources, feel free to research it further if you wish)  

1961: Colin Angus, a Scottish pop musician (Shamen, Ebeneezer Goode)  

1961: Mark "Bedders" Bedford, an English rock bassist (Madness) was born in Islington, London.  

1963: John Bush, an American heavy metal singer (Armored Saint, Anthrax) was born in Los Angeles, California.     

1964: Pebbles, an American rock vocalist (Girlfriend) was born in Oakland, California.  

1968: Andreas Kisser from Brazilian heavy metal Sepultura. Formed in 1984 by brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, the band was a major force in the thrash metal and groove metal genres during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

1974: Orla Fallon, an Irish Vocalist for Celtic Woman, was born in Knockananna, County Wicklow, Ireland.

1979: Elva Hsiao, a Taiwanese singer, was born in Zhongli, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

1979: (Katherine) "Kaki" King, an American guitarist, lap steel guitar player, and composer, was born in Atlanta, Georgia.

1981: Jiro Wang Dong Cheng, a Taiwanese singer, and actor, was born in Taipei, Taiwan.

1988: Kelly Lee Owens, Welsh electronic musician, and composer (Inner Song) was born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Wednesday evening, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great night. 


1957: Canadian singer, songwriter Paul Anka was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Diana' (written about his brother's baby-sitter). His only UK No.1 as an artist, Anka was the first teenage solo act to reach No.1.

1960: The Shadows were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Apache'. The first of five UK No.1's for Cliff Richard's backing group.

1961: After playing a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club Liverpool, The Beatles played aboard the Merseyside riverboat M.V.Royal Iris supporting Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band.

1962: Little Eva went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'The Loco-motion'. The Carole King and Gerry Goffin song was offered to Dee Dee Sharp (Mashed Potatoes), who turned it down. The writers had their babysitter record it who took it to No.1.

1963: Beatle member Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds & given a 1 yr suspended license for speeding.

1965: Two female Beatles fans hired a helicopter to fly over the house The Beatles were renting in Beverly Hills, California, and jumped from the helicopter into the swimming pool. (Side Note: That is the definition of Skydiving, what a way to drop in on a pool party).

1966: During their last US tour, The Beatles played two shows at the Coliseum in Seattle, Washington. The first show at 3 pm was attended by only 8,000 fans (the arena seated 15,000), but the evening show was a sell-out.

1967: The Beatles go to Wales to study transcendental meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.

1967: Brian Wilson returned to performing live with The Beach Boys in Honolulu after a 2-year hiatus. The group had just released 'Heroes and Villains' in the US.

1967: Bobbie Gentry started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ode To Billy Joe', a No.13 hit in the UK. The song generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.

1970: A party was held to celebrate the official opening of 'Electric Ladyland' studios in New York City, New York. Artists who went on to record at the studio include Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, AC/DC, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, and  Guns N' Roses.

1970: Elton John made his US live debut when he kicked off a 17-date tour at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. In the audience that night were Don Henley, Quincy Jones, and Leon Russell. Elton's latest single 'Border Song' had just debuted at number 92 on the US chart.

1973: One Hit Wonders Stories started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Brother Louie'. Hot Chocolate who had a No.7 hit with the song in the UK wrote the song.

1973: Butch Trucks, drummer of the Allman Brothers, breaks a leg in a car crash.

1975: Bruce Springsteen released his third studio album Born to Run. The album peaked at No.3 on the Billboard chart eventually selling six million copies in the United States and has since been considered by critics to be one of the greatest albums in popular music. Two singles were released from the album: 'Born to Run' and 'Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out'; the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity.

1979: "Madwoman of Central Park West" closes at 22 Steps NYC after 86 performances.

1979: The Knack started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'My Sharona', the group's only US chart-topper, a No.6 hit in the UK. Lead singer Doug Fieger said he was inspired to write the tune by Sharona Alperin, a 17-year-old senior at Los Angeles' Fairfax High, who later became his girlfriend. Fieger and Alperin eventually got married to other people, but they remained friends. After battling cancer for several years, Fieger died at his home in Los Angeles on February 14, 2010. He was 57 years old.

1980: Gower Champion's musical "42nd Street" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 3486 performances.

1986: Warner Bros. releases Paul Simon's seventh solo album "Graceland", a blend of pop, African, zydeco, and rock music; wins Grammy for album of the year, 1987 and sells over 16 million copies.

1987: Madonna "For Whos That Girl" tour appears in Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

1990: 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini' by Bombalurina was the UK No.1 single. Bombalurina was children's TV presenter Timmy Mallett with a remake of Brian Hyland's 1960 hit.

1993: Snoop Doggy Dogg was released on $1 million bail after being accused of being involved with the murder of a member of the By Yerself gang during a shooting in Los Angeles. He was acquitted of the charges in 1996.

1995: Bassist and singer Doug Stegmeyer committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He'd worked with many artists including Billy Joel, Hall and Oates, and The Carpenters.

1997: A deranged man who had escaped from a mental institution near Helsinki Finland was arrested. The man who had planned to set fire to the stage that Michael Jackson was performing from was arrested before he was able to light the gasoline he had put on the stage.

1998: "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" debut album by Lauryn Hill is released (5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, Billboard Album of the Year 1998)

1999: Robert Fisher from the New Romantic duo Naked Eyes and Climie Fisher died of cancer. With Climie Fisher scored the 1988 UK No.2 single 'Love Changes Everything' and wrote songs for Rod Stewart, Milli Vanilli, Fleetwood Mac, and Jermaine Jackson. Fisher also worked as a producer, working with various acts including Eric Clapton.

2000: Jack Nitzsche an Academy Award-winning film score composer and record producer Jack Nitzsche died of a heart attack. He produced The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Buffalo Springfield, and The Walker Brothers. Musical scores including The Exorcist, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, co-wrote 'Up Where We Belong' with Buffy Sainte-Marie from 1982 film An Officer and a Gentleman.

2001: American singer, actress Aaliyah was killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas aged 22. The small Cessna plane crashed a few minutes after take-off killing everyone on board with the exception of four passengers who were pulled from the wreckage but later died. Aaliyah had been filming a video for her latest release 'Rock The Boat' on the island.

2005: Two former members of Guns N' Roses were suing singer Axl Rose for allegedly naming himself sole administrator of the US rock band's copyrights. Slash and Duff - otherwise known as Saul Hudson and Michael McKagan, accused Rose of "arrogance and ego". The legal action claimed the singer "was no longer willing to acknowledge the contributions of his former partners".

2006: Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton was undergoing treatment for throat cancer-causing him to sit out the first half of the band's Route of All Evil Tour, the first time he would miss any shows in the band's history. Longtime band friend David Hull filled in for Hamilton until his return.

2009: Bob Dylan revealed during his weekly radio show broadcast on 6 Music, that he was speaking to a number of car companies about becoming the voice of their satellite navigation systems. The 68-year-old said he thought it be would be good for drivers to hear him saying things such as: "Take a left at the next street. No, a right. You know what, just go straight".

2010: A selection of previously unseen photographs of The Beatles went on display in Liverpool at the Victoria Gallery and Museum. The images were taken by Astrid Kirchherr the former girlfriend of original bass player Stuart Sutcliffe, who took pictures of the band's early years after meeting them in Hamburg in 1960. The exhibition included images of the Beatles on holiday in Tenerife and of the making of their film A Hard Day's Night in 1964 in Liverpool.

2013: 30th MTV Video Music Award winners are  Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift & Bruno Mars.

2014: Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' was voted the greatest guitar riff of all time by listeners of BBC Radio 2 in the UK. The rock classic came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics, and record producers. 'Sweet Child O' Mine' by Guns 'N' Roses was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and 'Smoke On The Water' (Deep Purple) the next most popular.

2018: Neil Young and American actress and environmental activist Daryl Hannah married in a secret ceremony in Atascadero, California. It was Young's third marriage and her first.

Born On This Day In the Music World: 

1758: Franz Teyber, an Austrian composer, was born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1810)

1880: Robert E. Stolz, an Austrian composer, and conductor, was born in Graz, Austria (d. 1975)

1887: Olav Fartein Valen, a Norwegian composer, was born in Stavanger, Norway (d. 1952)

1891: Alberto Savinio [Andrea Francesco Alberto de Chirico], an Italian composer (Capitano Ulisse) was born in Athens (d. 1952)

1891: Luis Iruarrizaga Aguirre, a Basque priest, organist, and composer of religious music, was born in Yurre, Viscaya, Spain (d. 1928)

1891: Samuel Gardner, an American composer, was born in Kropyvnytskyi, Ukraine (d. 1984)

1897: Jaroslav Řídký, a Czech composer, was born in Reichenberg, Czech Republic (d. 1956)

1900: Mary Bruce, an American tap dance teacher, was born in Chicago (d. 1995)

1902: Stefan Wolpe, a German composer (Zeus & Elidco) was born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1972)

1905: Undine Smith Moore, an African-American composer, was born in Jarratt, Virginia (d. 1989)

1909: Arwel Hughes, a Welsh composer, was born in Rhosllanerchrugog, Wales (d. 1988)

1909: Ruby Keeler, a Canadian actress, singer, and dancer (Dames, 42nd Street) was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia (d. 1993)

1911: Jacopo Napoli, an Italian composer, was born in Naples, Italy (d. 1994)

1914: Alexei Haieff, an American composer (Princess Zondilda) was born in Blagoveschensk, Siberia (d. 1994)

1918: Richard Greene, an English composer, and actor (The Adventures of Robin Hood) was born in Plymouth, Devon, England (d. 1985)

1918: Composer, pianist, conductor, Leonard Bernstein. Composing music for 1957 'West Side Story', 'On The Waterfront, conducted the New York Philharmonic aged 25. Died on 14th October 1990.

1920: Leonard Gaskin, an American jazz bassist (Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis) was born in New York City (d. 2009)

1922: Ronnie Potsdammer, a Dutch singer, songwriter, and programmer, was born in Hoogeveen, Netherlands (d. 1994)

1922: Ivry Gitlis, an Israeli classical violin virtuoso, was born in Haifa, Palestine Mandate (d. 2020)

1928: Karl Korte, an American composer, and educator was born in Ossining, New York.

1933: American jazz saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter who has worked with Miles Davis (Miles Davis's Second Great Quintet), and Weather Report who had the 1976 single 'Birdland' and the 1977 album Heavy Weather. Shorter has won 10 Grammy Awards and in 2017, he was awarded the Polar Music Prize.

1940: José Van Dam, a bass-baritone (Francois d'Assisif) was born in Brussels, Belgium.

1942: Walter Williams, an American rock vocalist (O'Jays-Use to Be My Girl) was born in Canton, Ohio.

1944: Pat Martino, an American jazz guitarist (2004 Guitar Player of the Year, DownBeat) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1949: Gene Simmons [Chaim Witz], an Israeli-American rock guitarist (KISS, Rock, and Roll All Nite), was born in Tirat Carmel, Israel.

1949: Fariborz Lachini, an Iranian-Canadian composer, was born in Tehran, Iran.

1949: Henry Paul, an American southern rock and county guitarist and singer (Outlaws - "Green Grass And High Tides"; Blackhawk) was born in Kingston, New York.

1950: Willy DeVille, Mink DeVille, (1977 UK No.20 single 'Spanish Stroll'). Died of pancreatic cancer on 6th Aug 2009.

1950: Charles Fambrough, an American jazz bassist (Jazz Messengers) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)

1951: James Warren, The Korgis, (1980 UK No.5 single 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime').

1951: An English singer and songwriter Rob Halford is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He has been involved with several side projects, including Fight, 2wo, and Halford.

1951: Ria Thielsch, an Indo-Dutch singer (Luv) was born in Manokwari, Netherlands New Guinea.

1951: Bob Mayo, an American session keyboardist (Peter Frampton) was born in New York City (d. 2004)

1952: Geoff Downes, an English keyboardist (Buggles, Yes, Asia) was born in Stockport, Cheshire, England.

1954: Elvis Costello, (Declan McManus), singer, songwriter. Had the 1979 UK No.2 single with The Attractions 'Olivers Army' and his 1979 UK No.2 album Armed Forces spent 28 weeks on the chart. Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has worked with Paul McCartney, Tony Bennett, Lucinda Williams, Kid Rock, and Brian Eno.

1954: Marty Jourard, an American keyboardist and vocalist (Motels-Only the Lonely) was born in Atlanta, Georgia

1955: John McGeoch, a Scottish rock guitarist (Magazine: Siouxsie and the Banshees - "Spellbound"; Visage; Public Image Ltd.) was born in Greenock, Scotland (d. 2004)

1956: Matt Aitken, part of the Stock, Aitken, and Waterman production team, produced over 10 UK No.1 singles. 1958: Saskia van Orly, Dutch singer (Tambourine)

1961: Billy Ray Cyrus, US singer who scored the 1992 UK No.3 single 'Achy Breaky Heart', and the No.1 US album Some Gave All. In 2019 after Billboard removed American rapper Lil Nas X's country-rap song 'Old Town Road' from their Country chart, Cyrus was featured in the remix which peaked at No.1 on the Billboard chart for a record-breaking nineteen consecutive weeks.

1962: Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician Vivian Campbell, who joined Def Leppard in 1992, replacing Steve Clark, who had died the previous year. Campbell had also been a member of Dio and Whitesnake.

1962: Mazzi Rawd, heavy metal rocker (Femme Fatale)

1963: Candida Doyle, from English rock band Pulp, who had the 1995 UK No.2 single 'Common People. He quit the band in January 1997. Pulp was regarded among the Britpop "big four", along with Oasis, Blur, and Suede.

1965: Mia Zapata, an American singer (The Gits) was born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1993)

1965: Erik Dahlgren, drummer, with alternative Swedish rock band The Wannadies who had the 1996 UK No. 18 single, 'You And Me Song'.

1966: Norman Rogers, Public Enemy, (1988 UK No.18 single 'Don't Believe The Hype').

1966: Derek Sherinian, American keyboardist (Dream Theater; Sons Of Apollo), born in Laguna Beach, California.

1967: Jeff Tweedy, American songwriter, musician, and leader of the American alternative rock band Wilco who released the albums Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, A Ghost Is Born, Sky Blue Sky, and Wilco (The Album).

1968: Rafet El Roman [Yaşdut], a Turkish pop singer and songwriter (Gençliğin Gözyaşı - The Tears of the Youth) was born in at Uzunköprü. Turkey.

1968: Stuart Murdoch, a Scottish singer, and songwriter (Belle & Sebastian) was born in Clarkston, East Renfrewshire, Scotland.

1968: Takeshi Ueda, a Japanese rock bassist (The Mad Capsule Markets) was born in Yokohama, Japan

1968: Spider One [Michael David Cummings], an American musician (Powerman 5000) was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

1969: Luke Scott, from British indie band Babybird, who had the 996 UK No.3 single ‘You’re Gorgeous’, and the 1996 UK No. 9 album Ugly Beautiful.

1970: Jo Dee Messina, an American country music singer (I'm Alright) was born, in Framingham, Massachusetts

1983: James Righton, a British rock musician (Klaxons) was born in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

1985: Diana "Wynter" Gordon, American pop/dance singer-songwriter who had the 2011 word wide hit 'Dirty Talk'.

1987: Liu Yifei, a Chinese actress and singer, was born in Wuhan, China.

1987: Luka Šulić, a Slovenian-Croatian cellist (2Cellos) was born in Maribor, Slovenia.

1987: Amy MacDonald, a Scottish singer/songwriter. (2008 UK No.1 with her debut album ‘This Is the Life’).

1988: Ray Quinn, an English actor, and singer, runner-up to Leona Lewis in the third series of ITV talent show The X Factor, (2007 UK No.1 album 'Doing It My Way').

1988: Raymond Quinn, a British pop singer, was born in Knowsley Village, Merseyside, England.

1988: Alexandra Burke, R&B singer and winner of the 2008 series of UK television talent show The X Factor. 2009 UK No.1 single 'Bad Boys' featuring Flo Rida.

1992: Miyabi Natsuyaki, a Japanese singer (Pink Cres), was born in Chiba Prefecture, Japan.

1998: China Anne McClain, an American actress, and singer (The Gospel, Daddy's Little Girls) was born in Decatur, Georgia.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Thursday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music. Have a great Thursday.


1846: Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio "Elijah" premieres at the Birmingham Festival in England.

1965: Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I Got You Babe', the duo's only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term "babe," as heard in Bob Dylan's 'It Ain't Me Babe'.

1967: The Beatles held a press conference at University College in Bangor, North Wales with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The Beatles announced that they had become disciples of the guru and that they renounced the use of drugs. The four had become members of Maharishi's 'Spiritual Regeneration Movement, which obligated them to donate one week's earnings each month to the organization.  

1967: Small Faces Move, The Gass, Tomorrow, Denny Laine, Jeff Beck, Eric Burdon, and Marmalade all appeared on the first day of the 3-day non-stop happening 'Festival of the Flower Children' at Woburn Abbey, England. Plus DJs John Peel and Tommy Vance, day tickets cost £1.  

1967: The Beatles, Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithfull meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.  

1968: "Hey Jude" single released by The Beatles in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 1968, Billboard 10th biggest song of all time 2013) (Side Note: Very surprised this song was not in the top 5, compared to the top 5 that are there (my personal opinion).  

1970: Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Jimi Hendrix, (his last ever UK appearance), Donovan, Jethro Tull, Miles Davis, Arrival, Cactus, Family, Caste, Mungo Jerry, ELP, The Doors, The Who, Spirit, The Moody Blues, Chicago, Procol Harum, Sly and the Family Stone and Free all appeared over three days at the third  Isle Of Wight Festival. Weekend tickets, £3.  

1970: Recording with Eric Clapton for what would become the double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, producer Tom Dowd took Clapton and his band to an Allman Brothers concert where Clapton, already a fan of the guitarist, first heard Duane Allman play in person. After Clapton invited the whole band back to the studio that night, he and Allman formed an instant bond that provided the catalyst for the Layla album. Over ten days Allman contributed to most of the tracks on the album.  

1973: 10cc made their live debut at the Palace Lido Isle of Man at the start of a UK tour. Comprising of Graham Gouldman, Eric Stewart, Kevin Godley, and Lol Creme, who had written and recorded together for some three years before assuming the 10cc name.  

1975: Glen Campbell was at No.1 on the US Country singles chart with 'Rhinestone Cowboy. The song was one of six songs released in 1975 that topped both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard Hot Country Singles charts. The other songs were 'Before the Next Teardrop Falls by Freddy Fender; '(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song by B.J. Thomas, 'Thank God I'm a Country Boy' and 'I'm Sorry'/'Calypso,' both by John Denver; and 'Convoy' by C.W. McCall.  

1977: Alex Harvey, Uriah Heep, Thin Lizzy, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Eddie, and the Hot Rods, Golden Earring, Aerosmith, Doobie Brothers, Hawkwind, Racing Cars, John Miles, Graham Parker, The Enid, No Dice, and Frankie Miller's Full House all appeared at the 17th three days Reading Festival, England. A three-day ticket cost £7.95.  

1978: Frankie Valli went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Barry Gibb song 'Grease'. It went on to sell over 2 million in the States (a No. 3 hit in the UK).  

1980: Pete Comita replaces Tom Peterson as the bassist of Cheap Trick. 

1981: Ottawa City Council named 'Paul Anka Day' to celebrate his 25th anniversary in show-business. The council also named a street in Ottawa 'Paul Anka Drive' in his honor. The Canadian singer-songwriter had written over 900 songs including the classic 'My Way.  

1987: Sonny Bono, who once said that he never voted until he was 53, announced that he was running for mayor of Palm Springs, California. He won the election in 1988 and went on to win a seat in Congress in 1996.  

1992: "Anna Karenina" opens at Circle in Square Theater, NYC; runs for 46 performances.  

1993: A double-sided acetate of The Beatles performing live at The Cavern Club in Liverpool sold for £16,500 at Christie's, London, a world record price for a recording.  

1994: Scottish singer Frankie Miller suffered a massive brain hemorrhage in New York while writing material for a new band he and Joe Walsh from the Eagles had formed. Miller spent five months in a coma. He then entered rehabilitation, re-learning how to walk and talk.  

1995: Blur scored their first UK No.1 single with 'Country House' and won a media battle with Oasis for the No.1 position. Both acts released their new singles on the same day, 'Country House' topped the chart, selling 270,000 copies, compared to 'Roll with It' which sold 220,000, seeing Oasis entering the chart at No.2.  

1997: Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers was admitted to hospital after crashing on his motorbike while driving down Sunset Boulevard.  

2000: Allen Woody former bass player with The Allman Brothers Band and co-founder of Gov't Mule was found dead in New York aged 44.  

2003: Rolling Stone Magazine named Jimi Hendrix as the greatest guitarist in Rock history. Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Chuck Berry Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Ry Cooder also made the top 10 list.  

2004: US Cinematographer David Myers died after suffering a stroke. He worked on various music films including Woodstock, Elvis On Tour, The Last Waltz, the Grateful Dead Movie, Mad Dogs & Englishmen, and Cracked Actor: A Film About David Bowie.  

2004: Singer Laura Branigan died of a brain aneurysm. She had had a 1982 US No.2 & UK No.6 single with ‘Gloria’ and a 1984 US No.4 & UK No.5 with ‘Self Control’. She had also played Janis Joplin in the US musical Love, Janis.  

2005: A plaque was unveiled by fellow Quarrymen John Duff Lowe and Colin Hantonat at the site where the band which was to become The Beatles made their first recordings. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison recorded a version of Buddy Holly's 'That'll Be The Day' and a Lennon-Harrison song, 'In Spite Of All The Danger' as The Quarrymen at the Percy Philips studio in Liverpool in 1958.  

2005: A post office near the Los Angeles studio where Ray Charles recorded much of his music was renamed after the R&B legend. A federal bill was signed by US President George Bush to rename the post office. Charles, died in June 2004 at the age of 74, suffering from acute liver disease.  

2005: Green Day was named the best band on the planet at the 12th annual Kerrang! rock awards, they also won best live act. Welsh metal group Funeral For a Friend won best British band, while New Jersey's My Chemical Romance picked up the best album and best video. Iron Maiden was inducted into the Kerrang! Hall of Fame and Marilyn Manson took the Icon Award. The best single went to Foo Fighters 'Best of You' while Trivium was named best international newcomers. Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor was named classic songwriter while Killing Joke was given a lifetime achievement accolade.  

2006: David Gilmour performs with his band and the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra before a crowd of 50,000 at Gdańsk Shipyard, Poland.  

2007: Police who raided the home of US rap star DMX, found 12 neglected pit bull terrier dogs and a number of guns. The bodies of three more dogs had been buried. No arrests were made and DMX told police he had not been at the property in Arizona for at least two months. The rapper who had launched his own range of dog clothing, including caps, scarves, and raincoats for canines also featured on the cover of his latest album, Year of the Dog... Again, with a pit bull straining at the leash.  

2007: After two years, The Rolling Stones played the final show on their A Bigger Bang World Tour at the O2 Arena in London, England. The longest and biggest tour of their career, it became the highest-grossing in rock history ($560 million).  

2014: Kate Bush made her stage comeback at London's Hammersmith Apollo to an ecstatic response from fans at her first live concert for 35 years. Bush received a standing ovation as she closed the show with 'Cloudbusting', from her 1985 hit album The Hounds of Love. The 22 shows had completely sold out in less than fifteen minutes after tickets were released in March of this year.  

2018: PARIS — A French prosecutor says Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred has been charged with rape after he was arrested in Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. The Draguignan prosecutor’s office said Lamjarred, 33, who was arrested Sunday, was released Tuesday night and placed under judicial control. Lamjarred has allegedly assaulted a woman, born in 1989, in a nightclub in Saint-Tropez. She has filed a complaint. (Source: AP (Associated Press)

2019: Ed Sheeran ended his ÷ (Divide) tour with a show at Chantry Park in Ipswich, England, near his hometown of Framlingham. The tour started on March 16, 2017, and set the record for highest-grossing tour, earning $775.6 million over 255 shows.  

Born On This Day In The History Of Music:  

1627: Thomas Bullis, an English composer (baptized) (d. 1708)  

1687: Willem de Fesch, a Dutch violinist, and composer (Joseph) was born in Alkmaar, North-Holland, The Netherlands (d. 1761)  

1726: Karl Ignaz Augustin Kohaut was an Austrian lutenist and composer of Czech descent. He is considered to be one of the last important composers of music for Baroque Lute., was born in Vienna (d. 1784)  

1745: François Guichard, a French guitarist, and composer was born in Le Mans, France (d. 1807)  

1749: Johann Ernst Rembt, a German organist and composer, was born in Suhl, Germany (d. 1810)  

1788: Aloys Schmitt, a German pianist, composer, and music theorist (Preparatory Exercises, Op. 16) was born in Erlenbach am Main, Bavaria, Germany (d. 1866)  

1823: Wilhelm Troszel, a Polish operatic bass, composer, and voice teacher, was born in Warsaw (d. 1887)  

1828: Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni, a Danish organist and composer, was born in Copenhagen (d. 1892)  

1843: Georg August Lumbye, a Danish composer and conductor (Tivoli Concert Hall Orchestra) was born in Copenhagen (d. 1922)  

1877: Harriet Ware (Krumbhaar) an American concert pianist, composer (Women's Triumphal March; The Rose Is Red; The Varying Shore), and music educator, was born in Waupun, Wisconsin (d. 1962)  

1887: Luis Abraham Delgadillo, a Nicaraguan pianist and composer (Inca Symphony) was born in Managua (d. 1961)  

1896: Richard Pindle Hammond, an American composer, was born in Kent, England (d. 1980)  

1901: Jimmy Rushing, an American blues pianist, and singer, known as"Mr. Five By Five", was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (d. 1972)  

1911: Lester Lanin, an American orchestra leader (40 Beatle Hits) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2004)  

1915: Humphrey Searle, a British composer, and musicologist (Twentieth Century Counterpoint; The Music of Franz Liszt) was born in Oxford, England (d. 1982)  

1915: William Bardwell, a British composer (d. 1994)  

1918: Louis Stotijn, a Dutch bassoonist, and conductor (Residence Orchestra) was born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 2013)  

1919: Ronny Graham [Stringer], an American actor, director, Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, and screenwriter (M*A*S*H; Chico & the Man) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)  

1922: Lazar Nikolov, a Bulgarian composer, was born in Burgas, Bulgaria (d. 2005)  

1923: Wolfgang Sawallisch, a German conductor (Vienna Symphony, 1960-70; Philadelphia Orchestra, 1993-2003), and pianist, was born in Munich, Germany (d. 2013)  

1928: Peter Appleyard, a British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, was born in Cleethorpes England (d. 2013)  

1928: Andrew Porter, a British organist, opera director, music critic, and librettist, was born in Cape Town, South Africa (d. 2015)  

1931: Dane Škerl, Slovene conductor, composer (Rhapsodic Symphony), and teacher was born in Ljubljana, Kingdom of Yugoslavia (now of Slovenia) (d. 2002)  

1938: English drummer Jet Black (Brian John Duffy), one of the founding members of The Stranglers, and who is now one of the oldest working rock drummers. They had major mainstream success with their 1982 single 'Golden Brown'. Before forming The Stranglers, Black was a successful businessman up until the mid-1970s, owning a fleet of ice cream vans.  

1939: Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion & The Belmonts), born in The Bronx, New York (d. 2012)  

1940: English musician Nik Turner, saxophones and flute with Hawkwind, who had the 1972 UK No.3 single 'Silver Machine'. The band had a run of twenty-two of their albums charting in the UK from 1971 to 1993.  

1941: Chris Curtis, drums, The Searchers, (1964 UK No.1 single 'Needles And Pins'1964 US No.3 single 'Love Potion Number Nine'). Died on 28th Feb 2005 at the age of 63 after a long illness.  

1946: Valerie Simpson was born on the 26th of August,1946. She is known for being an R&B Singer. She, Ashford, and former Ikettes member Joshie Jo Armstead wrote Let’s Go Get Stoned, which Ray Charles turned into a #1 1966 U.S. R&B hit. Valerie Simpson’s age is 74. (Side Note: On This Day & agree her DOB to be 1946, This Day has her DOB in 1948)   

1946: Mark Snow [Martin Fulterman], an American television and film composer (The X-Files theme) was born in New York City.  

1946: Chantal Renaud, a Québécoise yé-yé singer, songwriter, actress and writer, was born in Quebec, Canada.  

1946: Ladislav Kubík, a Czech-American composer (Aulos; Subterranean River) and educator (Florida State University, 1990-2017) was born in Prague (d. 2017)

1949: Singer-songwriter, guitarist, actor Leon Redbone. He rose to fame in the '70s folk scene and was known for Vaudeville and Tin Pan Alley music. He later performed in several TV commercials, including Budweiser beer, in which he lay on a surfboard singing "This Bud's for You.” Redbone died on 30 May 2019 at age 69.  

1949: Bob Cowsill, an American musician (The Cowsills - "Hair"; "We Can Fly") was born in Newport, Rhode Island.  

1950: Bill and **ahem** Cowsill, from the American singing group The Cowsills, had the 1967 US No.2 single 'The Rain, The Park & Other Things, and the 1969 US No.2 single the theme from 'Hair'. TV's Partridge Family was based on The Cowsills family.  

1952: Billy Rush, from the Jersey Shore group Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes who had the 1978 album Hearts Of Stone and have released over ten other albums.  

1954: Michael Chetwood, Keyboards, T'Pau, who had the 1987 UK No.1 single 'China In Your Hand' and the 1987 US & UK No.4 single 'Heart And Soul', (which was initially a flop in the UK). T'Pau took their name from a Vulcan elder of the same name in the sci-fi series Star Trek.  

1954: Steve Wright, BBC radio DJ, and TV presenter, (1982 UK No.40 single 'I'm Alright').  

1954: Wally Murphy, an American pedal steel guitarist (Asleep At The Wheel, 1981-85; STEEL)  

1957: "Dr." Alban [Nwaba], a Nigerian-Swedish hip-hop reggae singer, was born in Oguta, Imo, Federation of Nigeria.  

1957: John O'Neill, The Undertones (1980 UK No.9 single 'My Perfect Cousin').  

1960: Branford Marsalis, an American jazz, classical, and funk saxophonist (Sting; Tonight Show, 1992-95), was born in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana  

1960: Nancy Martinez, a French-Canadian pop-dance singer (Move Out) was born in Montreal, Quebec.  

1960: Ola Ray, an American model, Playboy playmate (Jun 1980), and actress (girlfriend in Thriller music video) was born in St Louis, Missouri.  

1961: Jimmy Olander, an American country guitarist and banjo player (Diamond Rio - "Meet in Middle") was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

1965: Annie Holland, Elastica, (1995 UK No.13 single 'Waking Up').  

1966: Dan Vickrey, guitarist, from American rock band Counting Crows, who had the 1994 UK hit single 'Mr. Jones', and the 1996 US No.1 album Recovering The Satellites. They received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for their song 'Accidentally in Love', which was included in the film Shrek 2.  

1966: Shirley Manson, a Scottish rock singer (Garbage) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.  

1969: Adrian Young, drummer, No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single 'Don't Speak', 1997 No.1 US album 'Tragic Kingdom').  

1969: Drummer, percussionist, and record producer Drew Hester. He has played drums and percussion with Joe Walsh, Stevie Nicks, Beck, Jewel, Daniel Powter, Foo Fighters, and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders.  

1971: Thalia Sodi, a Mexican actress and singer known as the "Queen of Latin Pop", was born in Mexico City, Mexico.  

1974: Huang Bo, a Chinese actor (Cow) and singer was born in Qingdao, China.  

1976: Amaia Montero, a Spanish singer (La Oreja de Van Gogh - Guapa), was born in Irun, Spain.  

1976: Zemfira [Ramazanova], a Russian rock singer (Forgive Me My Love) was born in Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia, Soviet Union.

1977: Saeko Chiba, a Japanese voice actor, and singer was born in Tokyo, Japan.  

1978: Raja Kashif, Pakistani singer, and songwriter was born in Isleworth, Hounslow, England.  

1981: Nico Muhly, an American contemporary classical composer, was born in Vermont.  

1982: David Long, a New Zealand dance and soundtrack composer (Peter Jackson's films)  

1985: Brian Kelley, an American country musician (Florida Georgia Line) was born in Ormond Beach, Florida.  

1986: Saint Jhn (Carlos St. John Phillips), American-Guyanese rapper, songwriter, and record producer best known for his single 'Roses', was initially released in 2016. A 2019 remix of ‘Roses’ by Kazakh DJ Imanbek helped the song become a worldwide hit.  

1986: Cassie [Ventura], an American singer (Me & U) and actress was born in New London, Connecticut.  

1988: Evan Ross, an American actor, and singer was born in Greenwich, Connecticut.  

1990: Lil' Chris, an English singer-songwriter and actor who came to prominence in 2006 after appearing on the Channel 4 series Rock School, which saw Kiss vocalist and bassist Gene Simmons make a rock band at Lil' Chris' school. Lil' Chris took his own life on 23rd March 2015 at his home in Lowestoft after a period of suffering from depression.

2002: Lil Tecca [Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe], an American rapper ("Ransom") was born in Queens, New York.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Wednesday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Wednesday.


1785: Wolfgang Amadeus  Mozart publishes the 6th string quartet opus 10 in Vienna.

1957: The Biggest Show Of Stars package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount featuring: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers, and Frankie Lymon. On some dates, artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.  

1962: Tommy Roe went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sheila', a No.3 hit in the UK. The record was a re-recorded version of a song that was first released in 1960 when Roe was part of a group called The Satins.  

1963: Cliff Richard and the Shadows 1st British rock group to perform in Israel.  

1966: The Who single ‘I’m A Boy’ entered the UK chart peaking at No.2 giving the band their second No.2 hit. The song was originally intended to be a part of a rock opera called 'Quads' which was to be set in the future where parents can choose the sex of their children.  

1966: The Byrds played the first of an 11-night run at the Whisky-a-go-go, Hollywood, California. The Whisky a Go-Go opened in 1964 with a live band led by Johnny Rivers and a short-skirted female DJ spinning records between sets from a suspended cage. When the girl began to dance during River's sets the audience thought it was part of the act – and the concept of Go-Go dancers in cages was born.  

1967: The four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decide to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.  

1971: NEW YORK—In a flash and unexpected move, attorneys representing the Rolling Stones have filed a whopping $7.5 million suit against Allen Klein, ABKCO Industries, and ABKCO Klein Corp., alleging that Klein, either through ABKCO Industries or other companies which Klein had established to handle the music publishing and subsidiary rights to the Stones’ material, had made “false or fraudulent” representations with intent to “deceive and defraud” the group and various of its individual members.  

1974: The Osmonds were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Johnny Bristol song 'Love Me For A Reason', the group's only UK No.1. Also a UK No.2 hit for Boyzone in 1994.  

1976: Wish You Were Here was close to spending one year on the UK chart. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975 and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork for the album package was once again created by the Hipgnosis team, who created a series of tableaux based on ‘absence’, including the empty gesture of a handshake between two US businessmen (one of whom is on fire), a diver that causes no ripples, and a piece of gauze floating in the wind, photographed somewhere in Norfolk, UK.  

1977: Blondie featuring former Playboy Bunny Debra Harry, signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis Records.  

1979: U2 released their very first record, an EP titled 'U2-3.' With an initial run of 1,000 individually numbered copies the tracks were produced by the band with Chas de Whalley and were available only in Ireland.  

1980: Fleetwood Mac ended a nine-month world tour with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl. Lindsay Buckingham announced on stage, "This is our last show for a long time."  

1983: Mick Jones, lead guitarist with The Clash was fired by the other three members who claimed he'd 'drifted apart' from the original idea of the group.  

1984: After a 25-year career, Tina Turner had her first solo No.1 single in the US with 'What's Love Got To Do With It'. This song was originally written for Cliff Richard, however, the song was rejected. It was then offered to Donna Summer, who has stated she sat with it for a couple of years but never recorded it.  

1986: Paul McCartney releases the "Press to Play" album.  

1989: Revival of Cole Porter's musical "Anything Goes" closes at Beaumont Theater, NYC, after 804 performances.  

1990: "Heidi Chronicles" closes at Plymouth Theater, NYC, after 621 performances. 

1997: "Doll's House" closes at Belasco Theater.  

2000: The Spice Girls had five places in a list of the UK Top 20 earning celebrity directors. Monsta Productions (Emma), Moody Productions, (Posh), Red Girl Productions, (Mel C), Moneyspider Productions, (Mel B), and Geri Productions with £6m each.  

2002: Coldplay scored their second UK No.1 album with A Rush Of Blood To The Head. The album won the band the 2003 Grammy for Best Alternative Album for the second time in a row, successive to their previous win in the same category, and the 2004 Grammy for Record of the Year for the song 'Clocks'.  

2004: Former Libertines frontman Pete Doherty was given a suspended four-month jail sentence after admitting possession of a flick knife. The singer was found with the weapon by police as he drove to his home in London on 18 June.  

2005: Barry Cowsill, the bass guitarist for The Cowsills, died from injuries caused by Hurricane Katrina. His body was not recovered until December 28th, 2005, from the Chartres Street Wharf, New Orleans. He was 51.  

2005: 22nd MTV Video Music Awards: Green Day, Kelly Clarkson, and Kanye West,   

2007: Supergrass was forced to put all plans on hold after band member Mick Quinn broke his back. The bass player and vocalist sleepwalked out of a first-floor window of a villa where he was staying in the South of France; he was rushed to a specialist spinal unit in Toulouse where surgeons operated to repair two broken vertebrae as well as a smashed heel.  

2009: Jake Brockman, former keyboard player with Echo and the Bunnymen was killed when his motorbike was in collision with a converted ambulance on the Isle of Man. In 1989 the band's first drummer Pete De Freitas died in a similar crash.  

2011: Billy Joe Armstrong was thrown off a Southwest flight because the singer was wearing his pants too low. A flight attendant had approached Armstrong and told him, "Pull your pants up or you get off the plane." Later, Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins released a statement saying that the airline and the Green Day pop star had settled their differences over the incident.  

2012: US songwriter Hal David, who wrote dozens of hits with collaborator Burt Bacharach, died in Los Angeles at the age of 91 from complications from a stroke. With Bacharach he wrote a string of hits for Dionne Warwick, including 'Walk On By' and 'I Say a Little Prayer', as well as other artists including Tom Jones and Dusty Springfield.  

2013: Classic Beatles albums finally went platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules. Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973. This made Sgt. Pepper's a triple-platinum album, having sold more than 900,000 copies since 1994. In total, the album is estimated to have sold 5.1 million units in the UK since its 1967 release. The albums Revolver, Help!, Rubber Soul, and The White Album also now had platinum status.  

2016: A Blue Plaque marking the first home Freddie Mercury lived in when he arrived in England was unveiled. The Queen frontman moved to the semi-detached home in Feltham, west London after his family left Zanzibar in 1964 when Mercury was 17.  

2018: Aretha Franklin's funeral was held in Detroit attended by Stevie Wonder, Ariana Grande, and Bill Clinton with a procession of 140 pink Cadillacs.  

2018: Bishop Charles H. Ellis III apologizes for groping Ariana Grande during Aretha Franklin's funeral service.  

2020: BTS become the 1st all-Korean pop act to top the Billboard 100 singles chart with "Dynamite".  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1653: Johann Pachelbel, a German composer, and organist (Canon in D) was born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1706)  

1732: Johann Gottlieb Sollner, a German composer, and theologian was born Zwickau, Saxony, Germany (d. 1798)  

1732: Thomas Erskine 6th Earl of Kellie, a Scottish composer, and musician, was born in Kellie Castle, Scotland (d. 1781)  

1751: Emmanuel Schikaneder, a German performing arts impresario, dramatist, actor, singer, and librettist (Mozart's "Magic Flute") was born in Straubing, Bavaria (d. 1812)  

1768: Karl Bernhard Wessely, also Carl Bernhard Wessely, was a German composer. Wessely was conductor and Hofkapellmeister of the Prince Henry of Prussia in Rheinsberg. He composed, among others, the cantata for the mourning of the death of Moses Mendelssohn. (D. 1826)  

1787: John Bake, a classical composer.  

1789: Franz Anton Adam Stockhausen, a composer.  

1816: Gustav Schmidt, a composer.  

1854: Engelbert Humperdinck, a German opera composer (Hänsel und Gretel) was born in Siegburg, Westphalia (d. 1921)  

1862: Alphons Diepenbrock, a Dutch composer [or Sept 2]  

1870: Timotei Popovici, a composer.  

1874: Heinrich Otto Ludwig, a composer.  

1886: Othmar Schoeck, a composer.  

1895: Chembai Vaidyanatha Bhagavatar, an Indian musician (d. 1974)  

1900: Kazimierz Wilkomirski, a composer.  

1905: Gervase Hughes, an English composer, and conductor, was born in Birmingham, England (d. 1984)  

1905: Elvera Sanchez, a Puerto Rican dancer (d. 2000)  

1906: Franz Biebl, a German composer (d. 2001)  

1911: Komei Abe, a Japanese composer, was born in Hiroshima (d. 2006)  

1921: Matt Higgins Doran, an American composer, was born in Covington, Kentucky.  

1925: Art Pepper, an American alto saxophonist, and clarinetist was born in Gardena, California (d. 1982)  

1925: Ruth S. White, an American electronic music composer (Flowers Of Evil) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2013)  

1927: Tommy Evans from American doo-wop and R&B vocal group The Drifters who had the 1960 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Save The Last Dance For Me' and over 12 other chart hits.  

1931: Boxcar Willie [Travis Martin], an American soldier (USAF) and singer ("King of the Road") was born in Ellis County, Texas (d. 1999)  

1933: American rock and roll bassist Marshall Lytle, best known for his work with the groups Bill Haley & His Comets and The Jodimars in the 1950s. He played upright slap bass on the iconic 1950s rock and roll records 'Crazy Man, Crazy', 'Shake, Rattle and Roll', and 'Rock Around the Clock'. Lytle died on 25th May 2013.  

1933: Conway Twitty (born Harold Lloyd Jenkins). Twitty held the record for the most No.1 singles of any act with 55 No.1 Billboard country hits until George Strait broke the record in 2006. Twitty who scored his first No.1 in 1958 with 'It's Only Make Believe' died on June 5, 1993.  

1935: Seiji Ozawa, a Japanese conductor (Boston Symphony Orchestra, 1973-2002) was born in Mukden, Manchuria.  

1944: Archie Bell, The Drells, (1968 US No.1 single with the Drells, 'Tighten Up', 1972 UK No.11 single, 'Here I Go Again').  

1944: Leonard Slatkin, an American conductor (St. Louis Symphony, 1979-96; Detroit Symphony, 2008-19) was born in Los Angeles, California.  

1945: Peter Hewson, a British pop singer (Chicory Tip - "Son Of My Father") was born in Gillingham, Kent, England.  

1946: Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles & 9 US No.1's over 4 decades). In 1994, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame with his brothers. In 1997, as a member of the Bee Gees, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and received the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.  

1946: American musician and record producer Greg Errico. He was the drummer in Sly and The Family Stone who had the 1971 US No.1 & 1972 UK No.15 single 'Family Affair'. He has also worked with the Jerry Garcia Band, Bill Wyman, David Soul, and others.  

1949: Russ Field, from English revival group Showaddywaddy who had the 1976 UK No.1 single with their version of 'Under The Moon Of Love'. Showaddywaddy spent 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and had 10 Top Ten singles.  

1950: Peter Hewson, Chicory Tip, 1972 UK No.1 single 'Son Of My Father'. Claimed to be the first UK No.1 single to feature a synthesizer.  

1955: Bruce Foxton, bass, vocals, The Jam (1980 UK No.1 single 'Going Underground' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles).  

1957: Gloria Estefan, singer, (1984 UK No.6 single 'Dr. Beat', plus over 20 other UK top 40 hits, 1988 US No.1 single 'Anything For You').  

1958: Armi Aavikko, a Finnish beauty queen (Miss Finland, 1977), and pop singer, was born in Helsinki, Finland) (d. 2002)  

1960: (Richard) "Cass" Lewis, a British bassist, songwriter, and producer (Skunk Anansie - "Hedonism") was born in London, England.  

1960: Cass Lewis, bassist with British rock band Skunk Anansie who had the 1996 UK No.20 single 'Weak'. The band has spent a total of 141 weeks on both the singles and album charts.  

1963: Carola Smit, Dutch singer (BZN - "Bad Bad Woman").  

1965: Craig McLachlan, singer, actor, (1990 UK No.2 single 'Mona').  

1970: Vanna, a Croatian singer.  

1971: Yo**ahem**aka Hirota, a Japanese composer.  

1971: Lââm [Lamiah], a French singer, was born in Paris.  

1973: J.D. Fortune, (Jason Bennison) Canadian singer, INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS.  

1975: Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Australian singer, actress, and television personality with Rogue Traders. Their most successful single, 'Voodoo Child', peaked at No.3 on the UK Singles Chart.  

1975: Omar Rodriguez-Lopez, a Puerto Rican guitarist.  

1976: Peter Brown, drummer, from American rock band Wheatus who had the 2001 UK No 2 single 'Teenage Dirtbag' which appeared in the movie Loser.  

1976: Babydaddy, (Scot Hofman), bass, Scissor Sisters, (2004 UK No.1 self-titled album, 2004 UK No. 12 single ‘Laura’).  

1984: Joseph Mark Trohman, guitarist, with the American rock band, Fall Out Boy, who had the 2007 US No.1 album Infinity on High. The group's sixth studio album, American Beauty/American Psycho (2015) peaked at No.1, making it the band's third No.1 album and the group's fifth consecutive top 10 albums.  

1985: Eli-Mac [Camile Velasco], a Filipino-American pop singer (American Idol) was born in Makati, Philippines.  

1987: Daniel "Dann" Hume, a New Zealand musician (Evermore) was born in Feilding, New Zealand.  

1993: Ilona Mitrecey, a French pop singer, born ("Un Monde parfait" ("A Perfect World") was born in Fontenay-aux-Roses, France.  

1994: Bianca Ryan, an American pop singer, and songwriter, 1st winner of "America's Got Talent", was born in Ocean City, New Jersey.  

1996: Zendaya [Coleman], an American actress (Shake it Up, Euphoria) singer and dancer, was born in Oakland, California.  

1997: Jungkook (Jeon Jung-kook), South Korean singer, songwriter, with the boy band BTS. They became the first Korean act to top the US Billboard chart with their studio album Love Yourself: Tear (2018). BTS also became the fastest group since The Beatles to earn four US No.1 albums, doing so in less than two years. They became the first Asian act to chart a No.1 song in the US since Kyu Sakamoto with ‘Sukiyaki’ (1963).

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Tuesday evening, I do apologize for not posting This Day In The History Of Music for the last two weeks, I'm hoping that things will become more of a regular routine for me very soon, so please bear with me just a little longer and I will start posting again with a more regularity routine. Have a great evening, and a great week, take care and stay safe. 

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Good Wednesday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great day.


1952: After Atlantic Records bought Ray Charles' contract from Swingtime, Charles recorded his first session for Atlantic, cutting four songs. Over the next seven years, he would record such classics as ‘Mess Around,’ ‘I Got a Woman,’ ‘Hallelujah, I Love Her So’ and ‘What'd I Say.’

1953: "Carnival in Flanders" opens at New Century Theater NY for 6 performances.

1956: Eddie Cochran signed a one-year contract with Liberty Records, Cochran went on to give Liberty three top 40 hits over the next several years including ‘Summertime Blues,’ ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ and ‘C’mon Everybody’.  

1956: Harry Belafonte's album "Calypso" goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks.  

1957: Reet Petite' by Jackie Wilson was released for the first time, it became a UK No. 1, 29 years later. During a 1975 benefit concert, Wilson collapsed on-stage from a heart attack and subsequently fell into a coma that persisted for nearly nine years until his death in 1984.  

1965: Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast.  

1968: The Beatles were seen performing ‘Hey Jude’ on the UK television show 'Frost On Sunday' in front of an invited audience. The song was the first single from The Beatles' record label Apple Records and at over seven minutes in length, 'Hey Jude' was, at the time, the longest single ever to top the British charts. It also spent nine weeks as No.1 in the United States—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles' single.  

1968: Led Zeppelin appeared at Raventlow Parken, Nykobing, Falster, Denmark supported by The Beatniks and The Ladybirds, (who were an all-girl topless go-go dancing outfit). This was the group's third-ever live gig.  

1971: The Tams were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Hey Girl Don't Bother Me', a reissue of a 1964 US hit.  

1973: Marvin Gaye started a two-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Let's Get It On, his second US No.1, only reached No.31 in the UK.  

1974: Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills Nash & Young, and The Beach Boys all appeared at the New York Summersault in Westbury.  

1977: Wings Guitarist Jimmy McCulloch left Wings to help re-form the Small Faces. McCulloch had played with Paul McCartney's band on the Venus and Mars and Wings At the Speed of Sound albums, as well as on the Wings Over America tour. He died two years later at the age of 26. Drummer Joe English also left Wings at this time, joining Sea Level.  

1979: Led Zeppelin scored their eighth UK No.1 album when 'In Through The Out Door' went to the top of the charts for two weeks. The eighth studio album by Zeppelin was their final album of entirely new material.  

1984: Stevie Wonder had his first UK No.1 with 'I Just Called To Say I Love You. Taken from the film 'The Woman In Red', it was 18 years after Wonder's chart debut in 1966. The song stayed at No.1 for six weeks.  

1986: Westinghouse sells background music company Muzak to the Fields Company of Chicago.  

1990: Jon Bon Jovi went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Blaze Of Glory, a No.2 in the UK. The track appeared in the motion picture Young Guns II, for which it was originally recorded.  

1993: Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love appeared on stage together at a show in Hollywood. They performed a song they wrote together 'Penny Royal Tea'.  

1994: 11th MTV Video Music Awards: Aerosmith wins with newlyweds Michael Jackson & Lisa Marie Presley opening the show.  

1994: "Philadelphia, Here I Come" opens at Criterion NYC for 52 performances.  

1996: August Wilson's drama "Seven Guitars" closes at Walter Kerr Theater, NYC, after 188 performances.  

1997: 29 years after the band first formed, Led Zeppelin released 'Whole Lotta Love', their first ever single in the UK. The track recorded in 1969 and featured on the bands' second album was issued to promote their re-issued back catalog.  

1997: Derek Taylor the publicist for The Beatles died aged 67. Taylor had been responsible for many of the legends surrounding their career and had also worked with The Beach Boys and The Byrds. In 1967 he helped organize the Monterey Pop Festival together with Lou Adler and John Philips. He helped launch the Beatles Anthology trilogy in the 90s.  

1999: Sean Puffy Combes and his bodyguard Paul Offered both pleaded guilty to harassment in a New York Court. The pair faced charges of assaulting record company executive Steve Stoute with a champagne bottle a chair and a telephone.  

2001: Kylie Minogue releases her single "I Just Can't Get You Out of My Head", the biggest of her career.  

2002: Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot. The heavy metal singer qualified as a £35,000 - a year first officer with Gatwick-based airline Astraeus who took holidaymakers to Portugal and Egypt.  

2003: David Bowie performed the first interactive concert when his performance was beamed live into 21 cinemas from Warsaw to Edinburgh. Members of the audience talked to Bowie via microphones linked to ISDN lines and took requests for songs from fans.  

2004: Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant was guest of honor at the unveiling of a statue of 15th-century rebel leader Owain Glyndwr at Pennal church, near Machynlleth in Wales. Plant, who owns a farmhouse in the area had donated money towards a bronze sculpture of the Welsh prince.  

2005: Rod Stewart was ordered to pay a Las Vegas casino $2m (£1.1m) for missing a New Year concert in 2000. Stewart had said he was unable to play at the Rio hotel and casino because his voice disappeared after an operation to remove a cancerous thyroid tumor. The singer said his voice only recovered in time to begin a world tour in June 2001 and he had since performed 150 shows.  

2005: A charity album featuring some of the biggest bands in the UK was thought to be the fastest ever produced. Coldplay, Radiohead, Kaiser Chiefs, Antony, and the Johnsons, The Magic Numbers, The Coral, Bloc Party, and Gorillaz were among those who recorded tracks for ‘Help: A Day in the Life.’ The whole 22-track album was made available for download from the War Child website the following day.  

2007: Foxy Brown was sent to jail for a year in New York for violating her probation terms after she traveled outside New York without the court's permission and had missed anger management classes. The rapper (real name Inga Marchand), was arrested for allegedly assaulting a neighbor and in October 2006 she was put on probation for allegedly assaulting two nail salon workers in August 2004.  

2007: A commemorative plaque dedicated to Don Arden and the Small Faces was unveiled at 52–55 Carnaby Street, London, Arden's former offices. Arden achieved notoriety in Britain for his aggressive, sometimes illegal business tactics and looked after the careers of Small Faces, the Move, the Electric Light Orchestra, and Black Sabbath. He was the father of Sharon Osbourne (and father-in-law of Ozzy Osbourne).  

2011: Jury selection began for the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray. Prospective jurors were asked to fill out a 30-page questionnaire to determine their level of knowledge of the case and any strong views about Jackson or Murray.  

2016: Jamaican singer, songwriter, and producer, Prince Buster died in a hospital in Miami, Florida, after suffering heart problems. The first Jamaican to have a top 20 hit in the UK, Prince Buster defined the sound of ska in the 1960s before going on to inspire the Two-Tone movement of the late '70s.  

2016: Billy Corgan announces a new solo album, recorded with producer Rick Rubin, via a Facebook live video.  

2020: Ronald Bell an American composer, singer, songwriter, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and co-founding member of Kool & the Gang, Ronald Bell died age 68. He wrote and produced many of the Kool & the Gang’s songs, including ‘Celebration’, ‘Cherish’, ‘Jungle Boogie and ‘Summer Madness’. He said his favorite song was ‘Celebration’, which he wrote after picking up a Bible in a hotel room.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1672: Nicolas de Grigny, a French organist and composer, was baptized in Reims, France (d. 1703)  

1736: Bernardo Ottani, an Italian composer, was born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1827)  

1752: Carl Stenborg, a Swedish composer, was born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1813)  

1756: Anton Teyber, an Austrian composer, was born in Vienna (d. 1822)  

1767: Karl August von Lichtenstein, a German composer, was born in Lahm, Bavaria (d. 1845)  

1779: Johann Philipp Samuel Schmidt, a German composer, was born in Königsberg, East Prussia (d. 1853)  

1792: Joseph Netherclift, an English composer (d. 1863)  

1824: Jaime Nunó, a Spanish composer (Mexican national anthem), was born in Sant Joan de Les Abadesses, Catalonia (d. 1908)  

1826: Disma Fumagalli, an Italian composer, was born in Inzago, Milan, Italy (d. 1893)  

1827: Emil Naumann, a German composer, was born in Berlin (d. 1888)  

1841: Antonín Dvořák, a Czech composer (Slavonic Dances; New World Symphony; Cello Concerto in b, Op. 104) was born in Nelahozeves, Czech Republic (d. 1904)  

1863: Gustavo Campa, a Mexican composer, was born in Mexico City (d. 1934)  

1870: Hermann Hans Wetzler, a German-American composer, was born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1943)  

1894: Willem Pijper, a Dutch composer and music critic, was born in Zeist, Netherlands (d. 1947)  

1896: Howard Dietz, an American lyricist, and librettist ("Dancing In The Dark"; "I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plans") was born in NYC, New York (d. 1983)  

1896: Elmer Schoebel, an American jazz pianist, arranger (New Orleans Rhythm Kings; Isham Jones), and composer ("Farewell Blues"; "Prince Of Wails")was born in East St. Louis, Illinois (d. 1970)  

1897: Jimmie Rodgers singer, songwriter, the first country music star. Sold over 12 million records and was the first person to be elected into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. Rodgers died on 26th May 1933.  

1898: Queenie Smith, an American character actress, and dancer (Funny Side; Little House On The Prairie) was born in Texas (d. 1978)  

1904: Carlos Sánchez Málaga, a Peruvian composer, was born in Arequipa, Perú (d. 1995)  

1912: Alfio Grasso, an Italian jazz guitarist, and composer was born in Lentini, Sicily, Italy (d. 1962)  

1914: Dave Bowman, an American jazz and studio pianist (Jack Teagarden; Bud Freeman; Perry Como), was born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1964)  

1919: Johan Kvandal, a Norwegian composer, was born in Kristiania, Norway (d. 1999)  

1921: Hans Ulrich Engelmann, a German composer (Ophelia) was born in Darmstadt, Germany (d. 2011)  

1921: Harry Secombe, a Welsh actor, comedian, singer, and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!) was born in Swansea, Wales (d. 2001)  

1921: Norris Turney, an American jazz flute and saxophone player (Billy Eckstine, 1947-48; Duke Ellington Orchestra, 1968-73) was born in Wilmington, Ohio (d. 2001)  

1923: Wilbur Ware, an American jazz double-bassist (Riverside Records; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Rollins), included in photographer Art Kane's photo "A Great Day In Harlem", was born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1979)  

1923: Artie Anton, an American jazz drummer, conguero, and timbalero (Stan Kenton, Jimmy Guiffre) was born in New York City (d. 2003)  

1924: Gracie Cole, a British jazz trumpeter (Ivy Benson's All-Girl Band) and bandleader, was born in Rowlands Gill, Durham, England (d. 2006)  

1925: Alexander Kholminov, a Russian composer, was born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2015)  

1925: Heinz Lau, a German composer, was born in Stettin, German Empire (d. 1975)  

1925: Magnús Blöndal Jóhannsson, an Icelandic pianist and avant-garde composer was born in Skálar, Iceland (d. 2005)  

1925: Peter Sellers actor, The Goons, (1956 UK No.9 single 'Ying Tong Song' with The Goons, 1960 UK No.4 single 'Goodness Gracious Me', with Sophia Loren, 1965 UK No.14 single 'A Hard Day's Night'). Sellers died of a heart attack on 24th July 1980.

1927: Harlan Howard, an American country music songwriter ("I Fall To Pieces"; "Busted") was born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2002)  

1927: Harmonica Fats [Harvey Blackston], an American blues session and touring harmonica player ("Tore Up") was born in McDade, Louisiana (d. 2000)  

1927: Charles "Specs" Wright, an American jazz drummer (Dizzy Gillespie; Cannonball Adderly; Red Garland) was born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia (d. 1963)  

1929: Christoph von Dohnányi, a German conductor (Cleveland Orchestra, 1984-2002) was born in Berlin  

1931: Marion Brown, an American jazz alto saxophonist, (Marion Brown Quartet; John Coltrane -"Ascension"; Artie Schepp), avant-garde composer, writer, and ethnomusicologist, was born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 2010)  

1932: Patsy Cline country music singer. Her hits began in 1957 with Donn Hecht's and Alan Block's 'Walkin' After Midnight', Hank Cochran's and Harlan Howard's 'I Fall to Pieces', Willie Nelson's 'Crazy', and ended in 1963 with Don Gibson's 'Sweet Dreams'. She died aged 30 on 5 March 1963 at the height of her career in a plane crash. She was one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Ten years after her death, in 1973, she became the first female solo artist inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame.  

1933: Eric Salzman, an American composer (New Musical Theater) was born in New York City (d. 2017)  

1933: Asha Bhonsle, an Indian playback singer, was born in Sangli, British India.  

1934: Peter Maxwell Davies, a British composer (Prolation, Taverner) was born in Manchester, England (d. 2016)  

1935: James Clay, an American jazz tenor saxophonist, was born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1995)  

1939: Guitar Shorty [David William Kearney], an American blues musician, was born in Houston, Texas.  

1941: Donald "Dante" Drowty, an American singer (The Evergreens) was born in Los Angeles, California.  

1942: Brian Cole, bass, vocals, The Association, (1967 US No.1 single 'Windy'). Cole died on 2nd August 1972.  

1942: Sal Spampinato, The Beau Brummels, (1965 US No.8 single, 'Just A Little.')  

1944: Peter Bellamy, an English folk singer, was born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1991)  

1945: An English musician Kelly Groucutt, bassist, with Electric Light Orchestra, who had the 1979 UK No.3 & US No.4 single 'Don't Bring Me Down' plus 26 other Top 40 hits. Groucutt began his musical career at 15 as Rikki Storm of Rikki Storm and the Falcons. He died from a heart attack on 19 February 2009 aged 63.  

1945: Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, organ, and one of the founding members of Grateful Dead who played in the group from 1965 to 1972. Unlike the other members of the Grateful Dead, McKernan avoided psychedelic drugs, preferring to drink alcohol (namely whiskey and flavored fortified wine). By 1971, his health had been affected by alcoholism and liver damage and doctors advised him to stop touring. He died on 8th March 1973 from cirrhosis of the liver aged 27.  

1946: Dean Daughtry, an American rock keyboardist (Atlanta Rhythm Section) was born in Kinston, Alabama.  

1947: Valery Afanassiev, a Russian pianist and conductor, was born in Moscow.  

1947: Benjamin Orr bass, vocals, 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. Orr died of cancer in Atlanta on 3 October 2000, aged 53.  

1950: Will Lee, an American bassist (Late Show with David Letterman; The Fab Faux), was born in San Antonio, Texas.  

1950: Zachary Richard, an American Cajun, and zydeco singer-songwriter, guitarist, and accordion player was born in Scott, Louisiana.  

1951: Nikos Karvelas, a Greek composer and songwriter, was born in Piraeus, Attica, Greece.  

1952: Andy M. Stewart, a Scottish musician, and composer (Silly Wizard) was born in Alyth, Scotland (d. 2015)  

1955: Randy Waldman, American popular music touring and session pianist, arranger, composer, and conductor, was born in Chicago, Illinois.  

1956: Frank Tovey, a British musician (Fad Gadget) was born in London (d. 2002)  

1956: "Wild" Mick Brown, an American rock drummer (Dokken; Ted Nugent) was born in San Mateo, California.  

1958: David Lewis, from American band Atlantic Starr who had the 1987 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Always'.  

1958: Michael Lardie, an American rock keyboard player, guitarist, and producer (Great White; Night Ranger), was born in Anchorage, Alaska.  

1959: Daler Nazarov, a Tajik composer, and actor, was born in Stalinabad, Tajik SSR.  

1960: Aimee Mann, US singer-songwriter, member of Til Tuesday, solo, (1993 album 'Whatever').  

1960: David Steele, from British band Fine Young Cannibals, who had the 1989 UK No.5 single 'She Drives Me Crazy, and as a member of The Beat had the 1983 US No.1 & UK No.3 single 'Can't Get Used To Losing You'.  

1962: René Klijn, a Dutch singer (Mr. Blue) was born in The Hague, Netherlands (d. 1993)  

1962: Cecilia Coleman, an American jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader, was born in Long Beach, California.  

1964: Joachim Nielsen, a Norwegian musician (Jokke & Valentinerne) was born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2000)  

1966: Carola Häggkvist, a Swedish singer and songwriter, was born in Stockholm, Sweden.  

1966: Peter Furler, an Australian musician (Newsboys) was born in McLaren Vale, Australia.  

1970: Neko Case, an American singer-songwriter (The New Pornographers) was born in Alexandria, Virginia.  

1975: Richard Hughes, drums, Keane, their 2004 UK No.1 album 'Hopes, And Fears' was the second best-selling British album of the year.  

1976: Brendan Kelly, an American punk rock bassist, and singer (The Lawrence Arms) was born in Missouri.    

1979: Pink (Alicia Beth Moore), 2001 UK No.2 single 'Get The Party Started', 2001 US & UK No.1 single with Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim and Mya 'Lady Marmalade'. Pink has become one of the most successful artists of her generation, having sold over 110 million records worldwide.  

1980: Slim Thug, US rapper (was born Stayve Jerome Thomas). 2005 US No.2 album ‘Already Platinum’, 2006 US No.1 single with Beyonce ‘ Check On It’, also worked with Gwen Stefani and LeToya Luckett.  

1981: Alex Lofoco, an Italian jazz-fusion bassist, was born in Rome, Italy.  

1981: Etsuko Tajima, a Japanese jazz pianist, and composer was born in Tokyo, Japan.  

1987: Wiz Khalifa (Cameron Jibril Thomaz) is an American rapper and singer-songwriter. He scored the 2014 US No.1 album Blacc Hollywood and his 2015 single ‘See You Again’ (from the soundtrack of the 2015 film Furious 7 as a tribute to actor Paul Walker) spent 12 non-consecutive weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100 and was a No.1 in seven other countries. (Side Note: On This Day has his DOB in 1989, This Day & agree his DOB in 1987).

1989: Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer, Tim Bergling, (Avicii). He was nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording with 'Levels' at the 2013 Grammy Awards. His biggest single was 2013’s 'Wake Me Up'. He recorded with Wyclef Jean, Robbie Williams, ABBA members Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, Rita Ora, and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day. Avicii died on 20 April 2018 aged 28. It was reported that the cause of death was suicide due to self-inflicted injuries with a broken wine bottle.

1990: American musician and drummer Jay Weinberg, from heavy metal band Slipknot. He is the son of American drummer Max Weinberg from Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. 2000: Shane Dylan, an American jazz-hip-hop pianist-composer, and record producer was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Hopefully, until some time tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Thursday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Thursday. 


1948: "Hilarities (of 1949)" opens at Adelphi Theater NYC for 14 performances.

1950: "Texas, Li'l Darlin'" closes at Mark Hellinger NYC after 293 performances.  

1950: "Where's Chartev?" closes at St James Theater NYC after 792 performances.  

1954: Elvis Presley played at the opening of the Lamar-Airways Shopping Center in Memphis Tennessee. Johnny Cash was in the audience and after the show met Elvis for the first time.  

1956: Elvis Presley made his first appearance on 'The Ed Sullivan show', performing 'Don't Be Cruel, 'Love Me Tender and 'Ready Teddy' from the CBS TV Studios in Los Angeles.  

1957: "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1.  

1963: The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'She Loves You.' 'Please Please Me' was at No.1 on the UK album chart. 'She Loves You' became The Beatles' best-selling single in the United Kingdom, and was the best-selling single in Britain in 1963.  

1965: US newspaper The Hollywood Reporter ran the following advertisement; 'Madness folk & roll musicians, singers wanted for acting roles in the new TV show. Parts for 4 insane boys. The Monkees were born. 437 people applied for the job.  

1965: The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to it in the morning, there were about two minutes of acoustic guitar before you could hear him drop the pick and "then me snoring for the next forty minutes".  

1971: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear on **ahem** Cavett Show (ABC-TV)  

1971: John Lennon releases his "Imagine" album.  

1972: Slade was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now', the group's third UK No.1. Taken from their album 'Slayed?'  

1975: Paul McCartney and Wings kicked off their historic 13-month world tour. US performances were recorded for the triple live album Wings Over America. The North American leg constituted McCartney's first live performances there since The Beatles' final tour, in 1966.  

1977: David Bowie appeared on Marc Bolan's ITV show, Marc, singing ‘Heroes’ as well as a duet with Bolan, ‘Standing Next To You’, which was prematurely terminated when Bolan fell from the stage, much to Bowie’s amusement. After the show, the pair recorded demos together which were never finished because Bolan was killed in a car crash a week later.  

1982: "Your Arm's Are Too Short To Box With God" opens at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 69 performances.  

1988: "Look Away" single released by Chicago (Billboard Song of the Year 1989)  

1989: Italian-based Black Box started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ride On Time. The track sampled the uncredited use of Loleatta Holloway's song 'Love Sensation', who objected resulting in a settlement that paid the singer an undisclosed sum. New pressings had M People singer Heather Small singing the vocals. Biggest selling single of 1989.  

1989: New Kids On The Block scored their second US No.1 single with 'Hangin' Tough', a No.1 in the UK in 1990 The group also went to No.1 on the US album chart on this day with 'Hangin Tough'.  

1992: Nirvana's Krist Novoselic knocked himself unconscious during the MTV music and video awards after being hit on the head with his guitar after throwing it 'up in the air.  

1992: 9th MTV Video Music Awards: Howard Stern appears as 'Fartman'.  

1995: Coolio featuring L.V. scored his first US No.1 single with 'Gangsta's Paradise'. The song sampled the chorus of the 1976 Stevie Wonder song 'Pastime Paradise' and featured in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds (starring Michelle Pfeiffer). Coolio was awarded a Grammy Award for the song.     

1999: 16th MTV Video Music Awards: Lauryn Hill & Will Smith win.  

2004: US guitar maker Ernie Ball died after a long illness. In the late 50s Ball opened the first music store in the USA in Tarzana, California to sell guitars exclusively. He developed the guitar strings called 'Slinkys' specifically designed for the rock and roll electric guitar.  

2005: Terry Howard a studio engineer who had been accused of stealing recordings belonging to late soul singer Ray Charles was cleared of all charges in a Los Angeles court. Howard who had worked for Charles for 20 years had been arrested in February after dozens of recordings belonging to Ray Charles Enterprises were seized from his home.  

2005: Liverpool City Council confirmed it was to demolish Ringo Starr's birthplace because it had "no historical significance." The house in Dingle was one of 460 properties to be demolished for a regeneration project. The council said Madryn Street had no significance because Ringo had spent only three months of his life there.  

2005: An international conference devoted to the life, work, and influence of Bruce Springsteen was held at Monmouth University, New Jersey. The festivities included various live acts, as well as keynote addresses by rock critics and figures from the music industry. More than 150 papers were presented to the course including Springsteen and American Folklore, Springsteen and Dylan's American Dreamscapes, Springsteen's Musical Legacy, Born to Run at 30-Years-Old, Springsteen and New Jersey and the Boss and the Bible.  

2006: 50 Cent was stopped by police for alleged unsafe driving in New York and received citations for an unsafe lane change, driving with an expired permit, driving without insurance, and driving without vehicle registration. A crowd gathered, taking photos, cheering the superstar, and jeering the police after he was pulled over in his silver open-topped Lamborghini.  

2007: Taylor Swift released 'Our Song' the third single from her self-titled debut studio album. It became Swift's first No.1 single on the Hot Country Songs chart, maintaining the position for six consecutive weeks. The track made Swift the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a No.1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.  

2007: 24th MTV Video Music Awards: Rihanna f/ Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, and Fergie win.        

2007: Farm Aid 20 held in Randall Island, New York City; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Merle Haggard, Billy Joe Shaver, Gregg Allman, The Allman Brothers Band, Counting Crows, Matisyahu, Guster, The Derek Trucks Band, Warren Haynes, and Jimmy Sturr.

2008: Manchester group Elbow won the Mercury Music Prize in the UK for their album 'The Seldom Seen Kid.'  

2008: A man was charged with assault after an attack on Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher during the band's set at the V Festival in Canada. Gallagher was admitted to hospital after a man ran on stage and pushed him over while he played guitar. Toronto police said Daniel Sullivan, 47, had been charged over the incident. A band statement said the guitarist "fell heavily onto his monitor speakers".  

2014: Scottish guitarist Robert "Throb" Young died at the age of 49. Young founded Primal Scream with a school friend and singer Bobby Gillespie in Glasgow in 1984. As a member of Primal Scream, Young performed on all of the group's records up to 2006's Riot City Blues, and including their most famous album, Screamadelica.  

2018: Eminem was at No.1 on the UK chart with his tenth studio album Kamikaze. The album also reached No.1 in 15 countries, becoming Eminem's tenth consecutive No.1 album in the United States, and later becoming the best-selling hip-hop album of 2018.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1583: Girolamo Frescobaldi, an Italian composer, was born in Ferrara, Italy (d. 1643)  

1618: Joan Cererols, a Catalan musician, composer, and monk, was born in Martorell (d. 1680)  

1664: Johann Christoph Pez, a German Baroque composer, was born in Munich (d. 1716)  

1687: Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault, a French composer, was born in Verdun, France (d. 1745)  

1752: Johann Friedrich Christmann, a German composer, was born in Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany (d. 1817)  

1840: Gentil Theodoor Antheunis, a Flemish poet, was born in Oudenaarde, Belgium (d. 1907)  

1850: Leopoldo Miguez, a Brazilian composer, was born in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro (d. 1902)  

1865: Edwin H. Lemare, a British organist and composer (Andantino in D-flat, also known as "Moonlight and Roses"), was born in Ventnor, on the Isle of Wight (d. 1934)  

1872: Josef Stránský, a Czech conductor (New York Philharmonic, 1911-23), was born in Humpolec, Bohemia (d. 1936)  

1872: Edward Burlingame Hill, an American composer, and educator (Harvard, 1908-40), was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 1960)  

1877: Jesús Castillo, a Guatemalan composer (Quiché Vinak), was born in San Juan Ostuncalco (d. 1946)  

1892: Bruno Stürmer, a German conductor, composer, and educator, was born in Freiburg, Germany (d. 1958) 

1894: Arthur Freed, an American songwriter, and film producer (MGM musicals) was born in Charlestown, South Carolina (d. 1973)  

1896: Fritz Reutter, a German composer (d. 1963)  

1899: Louis Cheslock, a British-born American violinist, composer, and educator of Polish heritage (Peabody Institute, 1916-76), was born in London (d. 1981)  

1905: Vytautas Bacevičius [Bacewicz], a Lithuanian avant-garde composer (Della Guerra Symphony), was born in Łódź, Russian Empire (now Poland) (d. 1970)  

1907: Truman "Pinky" Tomlin, an American singer and actor (Sing While You're Able, With Love and Kisses), was born in Eros, Arkansas (d. 1987)  

1921: Andrzej Dobrowolski, a Polish classical and experimental composer was born in Lwów, Poland (now Ukraine) (d. 1990)  

1922: Hoyt Curtin, an American composer (Hanna-Barbera cartoon themes), was born in Downey, California (d. 2000)  

1927: Elvin Jones, an American jazz drummer (Coltrane's "A Love Supreme"), was born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2004)  

1929: Claude Nougaro, a French jazz singer and songwriter, was born in Toulouse, France (d. 2004)  

1929: Aleksei Maslennikov, a Russian tenor (Bolshoi Theater, 1953-88), was born in Novocherkassk, Russia (d. 2016)  

1930: Paolo Castaldi, an Italian composer, was born in Milan, Italy.  

1936: Augustinus Franz Kropfreiter, an Austrian organist and composer, was born in Hargelsberg, Austria (d. 2003)  

1940: Joe Negroni, 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. He died on 5th September 1978.  

1941: Otis Redding, American singer-songwriter, record producer. After appearing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival Redding wrote and recorded his iconic '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay' with Steve Cropper. The song became the first posthumous No.1 record on the Billboard Hot 100 and The Dock of the Bay became the first posthumous album to reach No.1 on the UK Albums Chart. Redding was killed in a plane crash on 10th December 1967.  

1941: Karin von Aroldingen, a German ballet dancer (NYC Ballet Co), was born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2018)  

1941: Curtis Otto Bismark Curtis-Smith, an American pianist, composer, and educator, was born in Walla Walla, Washington (d. 2014)  

1942: Luther Simmons, a singer with American soul and R&B group Main Ingredient, is best known for their 1972 hit song 'Everybody Plays the Fool'.  

1942: Inez Foxx, an American R&B singer (Mockingbird), was born in Greensboro, North Carolina.  

1944: Olga de Haas, a Dutch ballerina, was born in Amsterdam (d. 1978)  

1945: Dee Dee Sharp [Dione Larue], an American R&B singer (I Love You Anyway), was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

1945: Doug Ingle, Iron Butterfly (1968 US No.14 single 'In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida'). (Side note: This Day & Wikipedia agree his DOB to be 1945, On This Day has his DOB in 1946)  

1946: Christopher Francis Palmer, a British composer, orchestrator, and musicologist, was born in Norfolk, England (d. 1995)  

1946: Trevor Leslie Oaks, from English revival group Showaddywaddy who had the 1976 UK No.1 single with their version of 'Under The Moon Of Love'. Showaddywaddy spent 209 weeks on the UK Singles Chart and had 10 Top Ten singles.  

1946: Canadian musician Bruce Palmer, the bassist with Buffalo Springfield, scored the 1967 US No.17 single 'For What It's Worth'. Palmer died of a heart attack on October 1, 2004, in Belleville, Ontario, at the age of 58.  

1947: David Rosenboom, an American composer and educator, was born in Fairfield, Iowa.  

1947: Freddy Weller, an American rock guitarist (Paul Revere and The Raiders), and country singer was born in Atlanta, Georgia.  

1950: American singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist John McFee. The Doobie Brothers had the 1979 US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes' and the 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin'. He was a member of the Southern Pacific from 1985-91.  

1951: Corry Konings, a Dutch singer (Crying Is Too Late For You) and actress, was born in Breda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.  

1951: Tom Wopat, an American actor (The Dukes of Hazzard; One Life to Live) and singer (Consider It Swung), was born in Lodi, Wisconsin.  

1952: Manuel Göttsching, a German ambient and rock guitarist (Ash Ra Tempel), was born in Berlin, Germany  

1952: Phil Palmer, a British rock and jazz session guitarist, noted for his slide work, was born in London.  

1952: Dave Stewart, guitarist, songwriter, producer. Member of Longdancer, Tourists, (1979 UK No.4 single 'I Only Want To Be With You'), Eurythmics, (1983 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Sweet Dreams', 1985 UK No.1 single 'There Must Be An Angel'), solo, (1990 UK No.6 single 'Lily Was Here).  

1957: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a French concert pianist, was born in Lyon, France.  

1959: Éric Serra, a French musician, and composer was born in Saint-Mandé, France.  

1974: Mathias Färm, a Swedish guitarist (Millencolin), was born in Örebro, Sweden.  

1974: Ana Carolina, a Brazilian singer-songwriter and musician, was born in Juiz de Fora, Brazil.  

1975: Michael Buble, a Canadian singer, crooner, big band singer, and actor, (2005 worldwide top 10 albums 'It's Time', 2007 US No.1 album, 'Call Me Irresponsible').  

1976: Kristoffer Rygg, a Norwegian heavy metal vocalist, and musician (Ulver; Arcturus) was born in Oslo, Norway.  

1977: Chae Jung-an, a South Korean actress and singer was born in Busan, South Korea.  

1977: Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], an American rapper ("Slow Motion"), was born in Magnolia Projects, New Orleans (d. 2003)  

1977: Stuart Price, a British electronic musician, songwriter, producer, remixing. Worked with artists including Madonna, Missy Elliott, The Killers, Gwen Stefani, Seal, and Keane.  

1982: Ai Otsuka, a Japanese pop singer, and songwriter ("Sakuranbo") was born in Osaka, Japan.  

1987: Afrojack [Nick van de Wall], a Dutch DJ and record producer (Forget The World). was born in Spijkenisse, Netherlands.  

1990: Magnus Larsson, the bassist with the Danish band Lukas Graham who had the 2016 hit '7 Years' which topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe.


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Good Wednesday afternoon, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Wednesday. 


1928: Stothard, Kalmar & Ruby's musical "Good Boy" premiere in NYC.

1948: Musical revue "Small Wonder", starring Tom Ewell, opens at Coronet Theater, NYC; runs for 134 performances.

1951: "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" closes at Ziegfeld NYC after 740 performances.  

1956: Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with 'Don't Be Cruel'. The track went on to become Presley's biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. This “double-sided hit” which had 'Hound Dog' on the B side, became the most successful on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. One side reached No.1 on the chart, the other No.2. The two titles spent a combined 55 weeks in the Top 100 in 1956-1957.  

1961: A group from Hawthorne, California called The Pendletones to attend their first real recording session at Hite Morgan's studio in Los Angeles. The band recorded 'Surfin', a song that would help shape their career as The Beach Boys.  

1962: The Four Seasons started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Sherry', it made No.8 in the UK. They became the first American group to have three No.1's in succession.  

1962: "Bravo, Giovanni" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 76 performances.  

1964: The Beatles on tour in the USA, appeared at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. During the performance, a group of fans managed to break through the line of police fronting the stage and get up on stage. Police ordered The Beatles off-stage in the middle of a song, and the concert only resumed after Derek Taylor got on the PA system and pleaded for order to be restored so that the rest of the performance would not be canceled by the police.  

1965: Otis Redding released his third studio album Otis Blue. The album mainly consists of cover songs by popular R&B and soul artists, and, bar one track, was recorded in a 24-hour period over July 9/10 1965 at the Stax Recording Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, and includes the classic tracks 'Ole Man Trouble", 'Respect', and 'Down in the Valley.  

1965: The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. Tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores, as home 8-track equipment was still a year away.  

1966: The Small Faces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Or Nothing', their only No.1 hit. According to Kay Marriott, Steve Marriott's mother, Steve wrote the song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her as a result of her split with Rod Stewart.  

1967: Filming continued for The Beatles 'Magical Mystery Tour'. Lunch was at James and Amy Smedley's fish and chip shop in Taunton, Somerset with The Beatles being filmed and photographed eating their fish and chips.  

1968: "Barbra Streisand: A Happening in Central Park" premieres on CBS TV.  

1968: The Doors were forced to perform as a trio at a concert in Amsterdam after singer Jim Morrison collapsed while dancing during the Jefferson Airplane's performance.  

1970: US Vice-President Spiro Agnew said in a speech that the youth of America were being "brainwashed into a drug culture" by rock music, movies, books, and underground newspapers.  

1975: Pink Floyd released their ninth studio album Wish You Were Here in the UK. The album which explores themes of absence, the music business, and former band-mate Syd Barrett's mental decline peaked at No.1 on both sides of the Atlantic and went on to spend a total of 84 weeks on the chart.  

1977: Revival of musical "Man of La Mancha" opens at Palace Theater, NYC; runs for 124 performances.  

1978: Bob Dylan kicked off his longest and most continuous US tour of his career in Augusta, Maine, playing the first of sixty-five gigs in sixty-two cities.  

1979: Led Zeppelin scored their sixth US No.1 album when In Through The Out Door started a seven-week run at the top of the charts. The eighth studio album by Zeppelin was their final album of entirely new material.  

1980: Paul McCartney releases the single "Temporary Secretary".  

1984: Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'Relax' became the longest-running chart hit since Engelbert Humperdink's 'Release Me', after spending 43 weeks on the UK singles chart.  

1988: "Les Miserables" opens at Raimund Theatre, Vienna.  

1990: George Michael scored his second UK No.1 solo album with his second release 'Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1'. The album went on to sell over 8 million copies worldwide.  

1990: The Steve Miller Band had a UK No.1 with 'The Joker' 16 years after its first release. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 in early 1974. More than 16 years later, it reached No.1 in the UK Singles Chart after being used in "Great Deal", a Hugh Johnson-directed television advertisement for Levi's, thus holding the record for the longest gap between transatlantic chart-toppers.

1990: Wilson Phillips had their second US No.1 with 'Release Me, a No.36 hit in the UK. The group was made up of Carnie and Wendy Wilson, the daughters of Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson, along with Chynna Phillips, the daughter of Mamas and Papas founder John Phillips.  

1993: Single "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" sung by Meat Loaf and composed by Jim Steinman is released. Goes on to be No. 1 in 28 countries.  

1994: A reel-to-reel tape of The Quarry Men appearing at St Peter's Parish Church garden party Liverpool in July 1957, sold for £69,000, ($125,000) at a Sotheby's auction.  

1997: A 34-year-old man was awarded more than £20,000 by a French court after he lost his hearing when he stood too close to loudspeakers at a U2 concert in 1993.  

2003: ABBA tribute acts overtook Elvis Presley impersonators in the battle of British covers singers according to a survey. The Swedish group jumped from the third most tributed act in 2001 to the top in 2002 with imitators like Abba Fever and Voulez Vous putting on Abba shows. Elvis dropped to number two while The Beatles dropped to three. The Performing Rights Society carried out the research.  

2004: The Ramones guitarist Johnny Ramone (John Cummings) died in Los Angeles after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. Founding member of The Ramones, a major influence on many punks and 90’s bands. Scored the 1977 hit single 'Sheena Is A Punk Rocker'.  

2005: "Be Without You" single released by Mary J. Blige (Billboard Song of the Year 2006, Grammy Award Best R&B Song, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance 2005)  

2006: The Casbah Coffee Club in Liverpool where The Beatles played their first gig was given a Grade II listed building status after a recommendation from English Heritage. John Lennon, Paul McCartney, and George Harrison played in the converted coal cellar of the house in West Derby, in August 1959 as The Quarrymen.  

2006: Trudy Pitts becomes 1st jazz artist to play a concert on Philadelphia's Kimmel Center's new 7,000 pipe organ.  

2008: Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright died aged 65 from cancer. Wright appeared on the group's first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, and Nick Mason. David Gilmour who joined the band at the start of 1968 said: "He was such a lovely, gentle, genuine man and will be missed terribly by so many who loved him." In 2005, the full band reunited - for the first time in 24 years - for the Live 8 concert in London's Hyde Park. Wright had also contributed vocals and keyboards to Gilmour's 2006 solo album On An Island.  

2014: Apple released a tool to remove U2's new album from its customers' iTunes accounts six days after giving away the music for free. Some users had complained about the fact that their latest album Songs of Innocence had automatically been downloaded to their devices without their permission.  

2019: Ric Ocasek the former lead singer with The Cars was found dead in his New York City apartment, he was 75. The Cars formed in Boston in the mid-1970s by Ocasek and band-mate Benjamin Orr after they met at high school. Their early hits included 'Just What I Needed', 'My Best Friend's Girl and 'Good Times Roll'. Their 1984 ballad 'Drive' was used as background music for footage of the Ethiopian famine, and its re-release as a single after Live Aid helped raise money for the cause. After the band broke up in the late 1980s, Ocasek embarked on a solo career as well as working as a producer for artists including Weezer, Bad Religion, and No Doubt.  

2019: The Cook Islands, a nation in the South Pacific, released two silver coins to honor two classic AC/DC albums. The band’s landmark 1981 album ‘For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)’ was honored on a two-dollar coin while the 1990’s ‘The Razors Edge’ could be found on a ten-dollar coin. Both feature a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the reverse side.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1572: Erasmus Widmann, a German composer, was born in Schwäbisch Hall, Baden-Württemberg (d. 1634)  

1586: Cristobal de Isla Diego, a Spanish Baroque composer, was born in Berlanga de Duero, Spain (d. 1651) baptism date.  

1685: Gottfried Kirchhoff, a German composer, was born in Mühlbeck, Bitterfeld, Germany (d. 1746)  

1690: Ignazio Prota, an Italian composer, was born in Naples (d. 1748)  

1744: Georg Ritschel, a German composer, was born in Mannheim (d. 1805)  

1764: Friedrich Heine, a German composer, was born in Leipzig (d. 1821)  

1764: Paolo Francesco Parenti, an Italian composer, was born in Naples, Italy (d. 1821)  

1808: Louis Clapisson, a French composer and violinist, was born in Naples, Italy (d. 1866)  

1811: Jan Nepomuk Škroup, a Czech composer, was born in Osice, Czech Republic (d. 1892)  

1816: Edward Wolff, a Polish pianist, and composer was born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1880)  

1837: Leo van Gheluwe, a Belgian composer, was born in Wannegem-Lede, East Flanders (d. 1914)  

1851: Josif Marinković, a Serbian composer, was born in Vranjevo, Novi Bečej (d. 1931)  

1858: Jenő Hubay [Huber], a Hungarian violinist, composer, and educator (Budapest Conservatory, 1886-1934) was born in Pest, Hungary (d. 1937)  

1863: Horatio Parker, an American organist, and composer was born in Auburndale, Massachusetts (d. 1919) 

1876: Bruno Walter, a German symphony conductor (NY Philharmonic) was born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1962)  

1884: Floro Manuel Ugarte, an Argentine composer, was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina (d. 1975)  

1890: Frank Martin, a Swiss composer (In Terra Fax) was  born in Geneva, Switzerland (d. 1974)  

1903: Roy Acuff, an American country fiddler, singer ("Wabash Cannonball"; Grand Ole Opry) and music publisher (Acuff-Rose Music) was born in Maynardville, Tennessee (d. 1992)  

1906: Kathryn Murray, an American dancer (Arthur Murray Dance Party) was born in Jersey City, New Jersey (d. 1999)  

1909: Carlos Estrada, a Uruguayan composer and conductor, was born in Montevideo, Uruguay (d. 1970)  

1911: Silas Hogan, American blues singer, and guitarist, born in Westover, Louisiana (d. 1994)  

1912: Gisela Hernández Gonzalo, Cuban composer (d. 1971)  

1913: Henry Dreyfus Brant, a Canadian composer (Great American Goot) was born in Montreal, Quebec  

1913: Roger "Ram" Ramirez, an American jazz pianist and composer, was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 1994)  

1917: Richard Arnell, an English classical composer, was born in London, England (d. 2009)  

1921: Jan Frank Fischer, a Czech composer, was born in Louny, Czech Republic (d. 2006)  

1923: Anton Heiller, an Austrian organist and composer, was born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1979)  

1924: Bobby Short, an American cabaret singer, and pianist (Carlisle Hotel) was born in Danville, Illinois (d. 2005)  

1925: Gösta Jonsson, a Swedish saxophonist, accordion player, and bandleader, was born in Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1984)  

1928: Julian "Cannonball" Adderley, an American jazz alto saxophonist and bandleader of the 1950-60s hard bop era ("The Black Messiah"), was born in Tampa, Florida (d. 1975)  

1933: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, a Spanish conductor, was born in Burgos, Spain (d. 2014)  

1937: Les Braid, a British bassist (Swinging Blue Jeans - "Hippie-Hippie Shake) was born in West Derby, Liverpool, England (d. 2005) 

1938: An American songwriter and record producer Sylvia Moyformerly, the first woman at the Detroit-based music label to write and produce for Motown acts. She is probably best known for her songs written with and for Stevie Wonder including 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' and My 'Cherie Amour'. Moy died at age 78 of complications from pneumonia on April 15, 2017.  

1941: An American singer Signe Toly Anderson who was one of the founding members of the American rock band Jefferson Airplane. She sang on the first Jefferson Airplane album, Jefferson Airplane Takes Off, most notably on the song 'Chauffeur Blues'. She died on 28 January 2016.  

1941: Les Braid, bassist, from British Merseybeat band The Swinging Blue Jeans who had the 1964 UK No.2 single 'Hippy Hippy Shake' and the hit and 'You're No Good'. He died on 31st July 2005.  

1942: Lee Dorman, an American rock bassist (Iron Butterfly; Captain Beyond) was born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2012)  

1945: Jessye Norman, an American opera singer (Carmen) was born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 2019)  

1946: Ola Brunkert, drummer with the Swedish group ABBA. Was a member of the Slim Blues Gang, Science Potion, and jazz-rock combo Opus III before joining ABBA. He played on every ABBA album and toured with the group. He was found dead with his throat cut at his home in Majorca, Spain on March 17th, 2008 after he hit his head against a glass door in the dining room at his home.  

1948: Amalie Malling, a Danish concert pianist, and educator (Royal Danish Academy of Music, 1981-present) was born in Lübeck, Germany  

1952: Kelly Keagy, an American rock vocalist (Night Ranger) was born in Eugene, Oregon.  

1953: Pat Barrett, a Canadian pop and doo-wop vocalist (Crew Cuts - "Sh-Boom") was born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2016)  

1956: Jaki Graham, a British R&B singer-songwriter ("Could It Be I'm Falling In Love") was born in Birmingham, England.  

1956: Ned Rothenberg, a composer, and multi-instrumentalist was born in Boston, Massachusetts.  

1956: Maggie Reilly, a Scottish folk singer, was born in Moodiesburn, Scotland.  

1958: Tim Whelan, from British new wave band Furniture, who had the 1986 UK No.21 single 'Brilliant Mind'.  

1958: Dr. Know [Gary Miller], an American guitarist (Bad Brains) was born in Washington, D. C.  

1960: Michel "Mitch" Dorge, a Canadian drummer and producer (Crash Test Dummies - "Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm") was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  

1964: Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein [Paul Caiafa], an American musician, former guitarist for horror punk band The Misfits, was born in Lodi, New Jersey.  

1967: Jerry Dixon, an American heavy metal bassist (Warrant - "Cherry Pie"), was born in Pasadena, California.  

1969: DJ Kay Gee [Kier Gist], an American musician (Naughty by Nature) was born in East Orange, New Jersey.  

1971: Ben Wallers, an English musician and songwriter (Country Teasers) was born in St Albans, England  

1972: Jimmy Carr, an English comedian (8 Out of 10 Cats) was born in London, England.  

1972: Kit Chan, a Singaporean singer, was born in Singapore.  

1976: Paul Thomson, a Scottish drummer (Franz Ferdinand - "Take Me Out") was born in Glasgow, Scotland.  

1976: Ivette Sosa, singer from Eden's Crush, the American girl group who were created on the American television series Popstars who scored the 2001 Canadian No.1 and US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself'.

1976: KG, MN8, (1995 UK No.2 single 'I've Got A Little Something For You').

1977: Paul Thomson, drummer with Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, who were the winners of the 2004 Mercury Music Prize for their self-titled debut album.

1977: Angela Aki, a Japanese singer-songwriter, was born in Itano, Tokushima, Japan.

1980: Jolin Tsai, a Taiwanese pop singer, was born in Taipei, Taiwan.

I will not be able to post tomorrow, but hopefully sometime on Friday. Take care and stay safe. 


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Good Friday morning, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Friday. 


1931: RCA Victor became the first long-playing record, a 33 1/3 rpm recording, which was demonstrated at the Savoy Plaza Hotel in New York by RCA-Victor. The venture was doomed to fail however due to the high price of the record players, which started around $95 (about $1140 in today's dollars) and wasn't revived until 1948. (Side Note This Day along with several other sources including agrees with 1931, On This Day states that it was 1934 that RCA Victor became the first long-playing record). 

1931: Operetta "Viktoria & Her Hussar" by Paul Abraham (adapted for English by Harry Graham) premieres in London at Palace Theatre h.

1934: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Leopold Stokowski at the Philadelphia Academy of Music.

1946: "Gypsy Lady" opens at Century Theater NYC for 79 performances.

1946: "If the Shoe Fits" opens at Century Theater NYC for 20 performances.

1951: "Borscht Capades" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 90 performances.

1955: Sammy Fain and Dan Shapiro's musical comedy "Ankles Aweigh" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater, NYC. after 176 performances.

1956: The BBC announced the removal of Bill Haley and His Comets' ‘Rockin' Through The Rye’ from its playlist because they felt the song went against traditional British standards, (and included the lyrics "All the lassies rock with me when rockin' through the rye"). The record, based on the 18th century Scottish Folk tune, was at No.5 on the UK charts.  

1960: "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances.  

1962: The Beatles played the last of three Monday night gigs at The Queen's Hall, Widnes, Cheshire. Also on the bill, Billy Kramer and the Coasters, Rory Storm and the Hurricanes, and Sonny Kaye and the Reds. Tickets cost 3/6.   1964: Beatles are paid a then-record $150,000 for a concert (Kansas)  

1964: Police arrived at a Rolling Stones gig at the ABC Theatre in Carlisle, England after trouble broke out with the 4,000 fans at the concert.  

1964: The Supremes release "Baby Love".  

1967: The Doors were banned from The Ed Sullivan Show after Jim Morrison broke his agreement with the show’s producers. Morrison said before the performance that he wouldn’t sing the words, ‘Girl, we couldn’t get much higher,’ from 'Light My Fire' but did anyway. The Doors also performed their new single 'People Are Strange.'  

1969: Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966, and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on vacation in Kenya at the time.  

1976: The Sex Pistols played a gig for the inmates at Chelmsford Prison, Essex in England.  

1977: Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" is #1 for the 19th straight week.  

1980: "Divine Madness" starring Bette Midler, premieres.  

1982: "Bad to the Bone" single by George Thorogood and the Destroyers first released.  

1983: Paul Young scored his first UK No.1 album with his debut release 'No Parlez.' The album returned to the top of the charts on four other occasion's spending a total of 119 weeks on the chart.  

1983: Vanessa Williams (NY), 20, crowned 56th Miss America 1984, 1st winner of African American descent. Vanessa Lynn Williams is an American singer, actress, and fashion designer. She initially gained recognition as the first African-American woman to receive the Miss America title when she was crowned Miss America in 1984.  

1991: Over 4 million copies of Guns N' Roses album, 'Use Your Illusion I' and 'Use Your Illusion II' were simultaneously released for retail sale, making it the largest ship-out in pop history in the US.  

1995: "Love! Valor! Compassion!" closes at Walter Kerr NYC after 276 performances.  

1996: A bomb was found at a South London sorting office addressed to Icelandic singer Bjork. Police in Miami had alerted the post office after finding the body of Ricardo Lopez who had made a video of himself making the bomb and then killing himself.  

1999: English singer Frankie Vaughan died of heart failure aged 71. During the 1950s he scored twenty UK Top 30 singles including the UK No.2 'Green Door.' He was awarded an OBE in 1965, and a CBE in 1996.  

2000: Farm Aid 13 held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, CSN&Y, Arlo Guthrie, Sawyer Brown, Alan Jackson, Travis Tritt, North Mississippi Allstars, Barenaked Ladies, and Tipper Gore.   

2000: Paula Yates was found dead in bed from a suspected drug overdose. Yates had presented the UK music TV show The Tube during the 80s, married Bob Geldof, and was the girlfriend of INXS singer Michael Hutchence.  

2003: Moore and Bode Cigars were suing P Diddy after film footage of their "secret" production process turned up in his latest video. The company claimed an unidentified cameraman filmed their "unique method of rolling cigars" which was then used in the rappers 'Shake Ya Tailfeather' video without permission.  

2003: Billy Corgan presents his poetry at the Art Institute of Chicago's Rubloff Auditorium.  

2004: Israeli police arrested two of Madonna's bodyguards after they assaulted photographers waiting for the singer outside her hotel. Madonna was in Israel with 2,000 other students of Kabbalah, the Jewish mystical offshoot.  

2005: Diana DeGarmo receives the Horizon Award at the Georgia Music Hall Of Fame Awards ceremony.  

2006: Justin Timberlake went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Futuresex / Lovesounds' the singers' second solo album and second No.1.  

2006: American guitarist Al Casey died aged 69. Casey is noted for his work as a session musician and as a member of the Wrecking Crew and worked with The Beach Boys, Phil Spector, Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell, The Association, The Monkees, Johnny Cash, Simon And Garfunkel, 5th Dimension, Harry Nilsson, The Partridge Family, Frank Sinatra, and Nancy Sinatra.  

2007: Barry Manilow canceled his plans to appear on the TV talk show The View because he did not want to be interviewed by its conservative co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, an abortion opponent and supporter of the Iraq war. Manilow had requested to speak only with co-hosts Joy Behar, Barbara Walters, or Whoopi Goldberg, but the show's producers refused to comply with what they called Manilow's "completely disrespectful" demands.  

2011: The estate of Jimi Hendrix gave the go-ahead for another round of archival releases nearly 41 years to the day after the singer's death. The four new products included an expanded version of his landmark Winterland concerts in 1968, a revamp of a 1972 live compilation, an upgraded DVD of his final U.K. festival gig, and a DVD reissue of some old talk-show appearances.  

2011: Adele went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Someone Like You. The track was also No.1 in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom.  

2014: Country music star George Hamilton IV died in Nashville, Tennessee at the age of 77. The singer and guitarist, who began performing as a teenager in the 1950s, had suffered a major heart attack a few days earlier. At the start of his career in 1956, Hamilton had a top-five hit in the US with A Rose which led to tours with pop idols Buddy Holly and the Everly Brothers.  

2016: Farm Aid held in Bristow, Virginia; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson & Alison Krauss, Margo Price, and The Wisdom Indian Dancers.

2017: Brazilian musician and producer Laudir de Oliveira died of a heart attack at the age of 77 while performing onstage in his native Rio de Janeiro. He is mostly renowned for his time as a percussionist with the band Chicago from 1973 until 1982. As a session musician, he worked for other musicians like Chick Corea, Carlos Santana The Jacksons, Wayne Shorter, and Nina Simone.

2019: Nick Carter filed a restraining order against brother Aaron after the Backstreet Boys star alleged he threatened to kill his pregnant wife and unborn child. The order stated that the troubled singer must stay 100 feet away from Nick, his wife, children, and other family members. Confirming the order against him on Twitter, Aaron Carter wrote: “So my brother just got a restraining order against me. And I was just served lol.”  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1605: Francesco Sacrati, an Italian composer, was born in Parma, Italy (d. 1650)  

1711: Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, an Austrian composer, was born in Vienna (d. 1783)  

1748:  Robert Wainwright, an English composer and church organist (d.1782) 

1767: Henri-Montan Berton, a French composer (d. 1844)  

1795: Saverio Mercadante, an Italian composer, was born in Altamura, Bari, Italy (d. 1870)  

1814: Stefano Ronchetti-Molnteviti, an Italian composer, was born in Asti, Piedmont, Italy (d. 1882)  

1815: Halfdan Kjerulf, a Norwegian composer (Brudefaerden i Hardanger) was born in Christiania, Norway (d. 1868)  

1821: Arthur Saint-Leon, a French composer and dancer, was born in Paris (d. 1870)  

1849: Vaclav Juda Novotny, a Czech composer, and music critic was born in Vesce (d. 1922)  

1854: Hans Müller, a German music historian, and writer was born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1897)  

1859: Richard Henry Warren, an American organist, and composer was born in Albany, New York (d. 1933)  

1875: Vyacheslav Gavrilovich Karatigin, a composer (d. 1925)  

1877: Jean Hure, a French composer and organist, was born in Gien, Loire (d. 1930)  

1878: Vincenzo Tommasini, an Italian composer (Le donne de buon umore) was born in Rome (d. 1950)  

1880: Désiré Inghelbrecht, a French composer, conductor, and writer, was born in Paris, France (d. 1965)  

1883: Gerald Hugh Tyrwhitt-Wilson, 14th Baron Bernes, a British composer, and novelist, was born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)  

1884: Charles Tomlinson Griffes, an American composer (White Peacock) was born in Elmira, New York (d. 1920)  

1885: Uzeyir Hajibeyov, a Soviet composer who composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period, was born in Agjabadi, Russian Empire (d. 1948)  

1890: Lubov Tchernicheva, a Russian-British ballerina, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia (d. 1976)  

1892: Hendrik Andriessen, a Dutch organist, and composer (Ballade of Merel; Te Deum) was born in Haarlem, Netherlands (d. 1981)  

1905: Jorge Urrutia Blondel, a Chilean composer, was born in La Serena, Chile (d. 1981)  

1908: Franz Grothe, a German composer, was born in Berlin (d. 1982)  

1911: Robert Riefling, a Norwegian concert pianist and pedagogue (Royal Danish Academy, 1967-88; Norwegian Academy of Music from,1973-88) was born in Aker, Norway (d. 1988)  

1913: Jørgen Jersild, a Danish composer and educator (Royal Danish Academy, 1953-75) was born in Copenhagen (d. 2004)  

1917: Isang Yun, a Korean-born German composer, was born in Sancheong, Korea (d. 1995)  

1923: Hank Williams (born Hiram King Williams). The American singer-songwriter and musician is regarded as one of the most important country music artists of all time. Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked No.1. During his last years, Williams's consumption of alcohol, morphine, and painkillers severely compromised his professional life. Williams died aged 29 on January 1, 1953.  

1925: Dorothy Loudon, an American actress, and singer (Garry Moore Show, Annie) was born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2003)  

1926: Bill Black, bass player, Elvis Presley from 1954-1957, Bill Black Combo, (1959 US No.17 single 'Smokie Part 2'). Black died on 21st October 1965.  

1926: (Eugene) "Brother Jack" McDuff, an American jazz organist (George Benson, Brother Jack) was born in Champaign, Illinois (d. 2001)  

1929: Vincent La Selva, an American conductor (New York Grand Opera Company, 1973-2012) was born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2017)  

1930: Lalgudi Jayaraman, an Indian Carnatic violinist, and composer was born in Chennai, India (d. 2013)  

1933: Jeanine Deckers, The Singing Nun, (1963 US No.1 & UK No.7 single 'Dominique'). Deckers died on 29th March 1985 of an overdose of sleeping pills in a suicide pact with a friend.  

1939: Lamonte McLemore, The 5th Dimension, (1969 US No.1 & UK No.11 single 'Aquarius').  

1939: Joseph Mosikili, an American-born South African broadway actor and singer, was born in Amarillo, Texas.  

1939: Shelby Flint, American singer-songwriter ("Angel on My Shoulder"; "Cast Your Fate to the Wind"), born in North Hollywood, California.  

1950: Fee Waybill, vocals, with American band The Tubes are known for their 1977 hit single 'White Punks On Dope' and the 1983 US No.10 single 'She's A Beauty.  

1952: Steve Sanders, an American country baritone singer (Oak Ridge Boys, 1987-95) was born in Richland, Georgia (d. 1998)  

1953: Steve Williams, a drummer from Welsh hard rock Budgie. They were one of the earliest heavy metal bands and a seminal influence on many acts. Their 1971 debut album was with Black Sabbath producer Rodger Bain.  

1954: Joël-François Durand, a French classical composer, was born in Orléans, France.  

1958: Manfred Honeck, an Austrian conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) was born in Nenzing, Austria.  

1959: William Owen Gregory, keyboards and synthesizer, Goldfrapp, (2008 UK No.2 album 'Seventh Tree').  

1961: Ty Tabor, an American progressive metal guitarist, and singer (King's X) was born in Pearl, Mississippi.  

1962: Baz Luhrmann, an Australian filmmaker, 1999 UK No.1 single 'Everybody's Free To Wear Sunscreen').  

1963: Steven Dye, an English singer-songwriter and bassist (Scarlet Party - 101-Dam-Nations) was born in Barking, Essex, England  

1965: Guy Picciotto, an American punk rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi) was born in Washington, D.C.  

1968: John Penney, vocals, Neds Atomic Dustbin, (1991 UK No.16 single 'Happy').  

1968: Anastacia, US singer, (2000 UK No. 6 single 'I'm Outta Love', her 2000 album 'Not That Kind' spent 65 weeks on the UK album chart).   

1968: Lord Jamar [Lorenzo Dechalus], an American rapper (Brand Nubian) was born in The Bronx, New York City.  

1969: Keith Flint, an English singer, musician, and dancer (Prodigy) was born in London, England (d. 2019)

1969: Adam Devlin, The Bluetones, (1996 UK No.2 single 'Slight Return').  

1974: Mirah [Yom Tov Zeitlyn], an American singer-songwriter, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  

1975: Constantine Maroulis, an American rock singer (American Idol, season 4) was born in Brooklyn, New York.  

1976: Maile Misajon, singer from Eden's Crush, the American girl group who were created on the American television series Popstars who scored the 2001 Canadian No.1 and US No. 8 single 'Get Over Yourself'.  

1979: Chuck Comeau, a Canadian drummer (Simple Plan), was born in Montreal, Quebec.  

1979: Flo Rida [Tramar Dillard], an American rapper, was born in Carol City, Florida.  

1981: Jonathan Radtke, an American rock guitarist (Kill Hannah)  

1983: Jennifer Peña, an American Tejano/Latin pop singer, was born in San Antonio, Texas.  

1985: Jonathan Jacob Walker, bassist, with American rock band Panic! at the Disco who scored the 2008 Australian No.1 and US & UK No.2 album Pretty. Odd.

1989: Jonathan McReynolds, an American gospel musician (Make Room) was born in Chicago, Illinois.

Hopefully, until sometime tomorrow, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Saturday morning, This Day In The History Of Music, have a great Saturday as well as a great weekend. 


1769: John Harris of Boston, Massachusetts, builds 1st spinet piano.

1809: Royal Opera House in London opens.

1897: Gustave Kecker/Hugh Martin's musical "Belle of New York City" premieres in NYC.  

1899: Scott Joplin granted copyright for his "Maple Leaf Rag", the most famous ragtime composition, by the US Copyright Office.  

1948: "Hilarities (of 1949)" closes at Adelphi Theater NYC after 14 performances.  

1968: "Funny Girl" biopic film based on the life of Fanny Brice premieres, directed by William Wyler, starring Barbra Streisand and Omar Sharif.  

1968: Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming album, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track.  

1969: American singer Tiny Tim (37) & Victoria "Miss Vicki" Budinger(17) get engaged.  

1970: Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot's Hospital in London at the age of 27 after choking on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message 'I need help bad man', on his manager's answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind. In 2009, a former Animals roadie published a book claiming that Jimi’s manager had admitted to him that he arranged the murder of Hendrix since the guitarist wanted out of his contract.  

1971: The Who scored their first and only UK No.1 album with Who’s Next the bands' sixth LP release, featuring 'Won't Get Fooled Again'. The cover artwork shows a photograph, taken at Easington Colliery, of the band apparently having just urinated on a large concrete piling. According to photographer Ethan Russell, most of the members were unable to urinate, so rainwater was tipped from an empty film canister to achieve the desired effect.  

1976: One Hit Wonders Wild Cherry started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Play That Funky Music. The song started life as a B-side. It was the group's only hit in the UK which peaked at No.7.  

1979: The Eagles released 'Heartache Tonight' from their album The Long Run. The song originated from a jam session between Glenn Frey and J. D. Souther who would visit Frey's home in Los Angeles whenever he was in town on tour. Frey and Souther wrote the first verse while listening to Sam Cooke's songs. In the heat of jamming, Frey called Bob Seger on the phone and sang him the verse. Seger then blurted out the chorus.  

1979: Bolshoi Ballet dancers Leonid & Valentina Kozlov defect.  

1979: The Who begins touring in N.Y.C.  

1980: 'Les Miserables' opens in Paris France.  

1981: Gary Numan took off on a world trip in a single-engine Cessna plane. The attempt ended after he was forced to land in India, where local police arrested him.  

1982: The seven-minute epic by Dire Straits 'Private Investigations' went to No.2 on the UK singles chart, held off No.1 by survivors 'Eye Of The Tiger'.  

1983: Kiss appeared without their 'make-up' for the first time during an interview on MTV promoting the release of their newest album, Lick It Up.  

1985: "Song & Dance" opens at Royale Theater NYC for 474 performances.  

1991: Rob Tyner lead singer with the American hard rock band MC5 died after he suffered a heart attack in the seat of his parked car in his hometown of Berkley, Michigan. MC5, (shortened from the Motor City Five), formed in Detroit, in 1965, released their first album, ‘Kick Out the Jams’ in 1969.  

1993: Garth Brooks went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'In Pieces'. The album spent 25 weeks on the chart and sold over 6m copies. The album peaked at No.2 on the UK chart.  

1993: Meat Loaf went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the first of five times with Bat Out Of Hell II. 

1994: Farm Aid VII held in New Orleans, Louisiana; performers include Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Neville Brothers, Spin Doctors, Gin Blossoms, John Conlee, Kris Kristofferson, Al Hirt, and Pete Fountain.  

1996: At Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon successfully bid just over $39,000 (£21,000), for the recording notes for the song Paul McCartney wrote for him, ‘Hey Jude’. At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite' sold for $103,500, (£57,500).  

2004: Farm Aid 17 held in Auburn, Washington; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews, Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, Jerry Lee Lewis, Blue Merle, Tegan, and Sara, and Marc Broussard.  

2004: Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Federline had two daughters from his previous relationship with actress Shar Jackson.  

2005: Farm Aid 18 held in Tinley Park, Illinois; performers include Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Arlo Guthrie, Buddy Guy, Emmylou Harris, James McMurtry, Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra, John Mayer, Kathleen Edwards, Kenny Chesney, Susan Tedeschi, Widespread Panic, and Wilco.  

2006: "Watching You" single released by Rodney Atkins (Billboard Song of the Year 2007).  

2006: Sir Cliff Richard unveiled a plaque to mark a tiny basement said to be the birthplace of British rock and roll, fifty years after the "2 i's" coffee bar opened in London's Old Compton Street. The Tornados, Tommy Steele, The Shadows, and Adam Faith were among the stars who started out at the club.  

2006: 73-year-old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.  

2006: Echo And The Bunnymen singer Ian McCulloch was convicted of committing a breach of the peace by shouting, swearing, and threatening Gary Duncan and his girlfriend Juliet Sebley backstage at Glasgow Barrowlands in Scotland. A court was told that McCulloch had lost his temper when he discovered the two fans in a toilet cubicle inside his private dressing room.  

2007: Britney Spears was dropped by her management company, one month after employing their services. Los Angeles-based The Firm said: "We have terminated our professional relationship with Britney Spears. "We believe she is enormously talented, but current circumstances have prevented us from properly doing our job."  

2009: Leonard Cohen collapsed on stage during a concert in Valencia in Spain and was taken to hospital. He was later discharged after doctors told him he had food poisoning. Cohen was in the middle of singing his song Bird On The Wire when he fainted, prompting the band to stop playing and rush to help him.  

2012: In a survey of more than 160,000 readers, British music magazine NME named John Lennon as Rock's ultimate icon. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was placed second, followed by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and late Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain.  

2014: American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift was at no.1 on the US singles chart with 'Shake It Off', becoming Swift's second No.1 single in the United States and the 22nd song to debut at No.1 in the chart's history.  

2017: 69th Emmy Awards: hosted by Stephen Colbert, "The Handmaid's Tale", Elisabeth Moss, Sterling K Brown, Julia Dreyfus, Donald Glover are award winners. 

2019: A Chinese study called for a publicity program that could enhance public awareness of the negative impact of listening to fast music when driving. The study claimed that drivers should keep music below 120 beats per minute saying that a track like ’American Idiot’ by Green Day - at 189 beats per minute - was a dangerous song to listen to when driving and Stairway To Heaven by Led Zeppelin was a safe song at 63 beats per minute.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1587: Francesca Caccini, an Italian composer, and singer was born in Florence, Italy (d. 1641)  

1636: Pietro Sanmartini, an Italian composer, was born in Florence, Italy (d. 1701)  

1684: Johann Gottfried Walther, a German composer and musicologist, was born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1748)  

1752: Johann Anton Sulzer, a Swiss writer, and composer was born in Rheinfelden, Aargau, Switzerland (d. 1828)  

1765: Oliver Holden, an American composer, was born in Shirley, Massachusetts (d. 1844)  

1772: Martin-Pierre Dalvimare, a French musician and composer, was born in Dreux, France (d. 1839)  

1860: Alberto Franchetti, an Italian composer, was born in Turin, Italy (d. 1942)  

1877: Jozef de Voght, a Flemish priest and songwriter (Under the Snow) was born in Broechem, Belgium (d. 1956)  

1883: Lord Berners [Gerald Tyrwhitt], an English composer (1st Childhood) was born in Apley Hall, Shropshire (d. 1950)  

1884: Ludomir Różycki, a Polish composer and conductor (Eros i Psyche; Pan Twardowski) was born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1953)  

1885: Muslim Magomayev, an Azerbaijani-Soviet composer, was born in Grozny, Chechen Republic, Russia (d. 1937)  

1890: Vladimír Ambros, a Czech composer, was born in Prostějov, Czech Republic (d. 1956)  

1893: Arthur Benjamin, an Australian composer (Jamaican Rumba) was born in Sydney, New South Wales (d. 1960)  

1897: Pablo Sorozábal, a Spanish composer, was born in San Sebastián, Spain (d. 1988)  

1905: Agnes De Mille, an American dancer, and choreographer (Oklahoma) was born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)  

1910: Josef Tal, an Israeli composer (Israeli art music) was born in Pinne, German Poland (d. 2008)  

1910: Leon Stein, an American composer, was born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2002)  

1917: Ande Anderson, an English opera director, was born in South Shields (d. 1996)  

1922: Ray Steadman-Allen, a British choral and brass band composer, was born in Salvation Army 'Mother's Hospital', Clapton, England (d. 2014)  

1922: David Gahr, an American photographer noted for his work with folk, jazz, and rock musicians (Time Magazine; Folkways albums) was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 2008)  

1928: Adam Walacinski, a Polish composer, was born in Kraków, Malopolskie, Poland (d. 2015)  

1929: Louis Myers, an American blues guitarist, and harmonica player was born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994) 

1933: Jimmie Rodgers an American pop singer who had a brief run of mainstream popularity in the 1950s and 1960s with a string of crossover singles including the 1957 US No.1 single 'Honeycomb'.  

1933: Manfred Niehaus, a German composer, was born in Cologne, Germany (d. 2013)  

1937: Norman Dinerstein, an American composer, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts (d. 1982)  

1939: Naresh Sohal, an Indian composer, was born in Punjab, India.  

1940: Frankie Avalon [Francis Avallone], American actor and singer (Beach Party, Venus), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Side Note: On This Day & Wikipedia agree his DOB is 1940, This Day has his DOB in 1939).   

1941: Hafliði Hallgrímsson, an Icelandic composer, was born in Akureyri, Iceland.  

1943: Michael Vetter, a German composer, was born in Oberstdorf, Germany (d. 2013)  

1944: Michael Franks, an American jazz singer, and songwriter was born in La Jolla, California.  

1944: Rocío Jurado, a Spanish singer, and actress, was born in Chipiona, Spain (d. 2006)  

1946: Benjamín Brea, a Spanish-Venezuelan jazz saxophonist, arranger, and teacher, was born in Galicia, Spain (d. 2014)  

1946: Alan King, Ace, (1974 UK No.20 single 'How Long').  

1947: Hans Vermeulen, a Dutch singer, and guitarist (Sandy Coast) was born in Voorburg, Netherlands (d. 2017)  

1949: Kerry Livgren, an American rock guitarist (Kansas), was born in Topeka, Kansas.  

1950: American drummer Michael Hossack who was a member of The Doobie Brothers between 1971 and 1973, playing on several of the band's best-known hits, including 'Listen to the Music' and 'China Grove'. Hossack died of cancer on 12 March 2012 at his home in Dubois, Wyoming at the age of 65.  

1950: Carl Verbraeken, a Belgian composer, was born in Wilrijk, Belgium.  

1951: Douglas Glenn Colvin, known professionally as Dee Dee Ramone, was an American musician, singer, rapper, and songwriter best known for being a founding member of the punk rock band Ramones, in which he played bass. (Side Note: On This Day & Wikipedia agree his DOB was 1951, This Day has his DOB in 1952).  

1953: Gerald Custer, an American choral conductor, and composer (I Kiss My Hand to the Stars) was born in Baltimore, Maryland.  

1961: Martin "Frosty" Beedle, a British session and touring drummer (Cutting Crew -"(I Just) Died In Your Arms Tonight") was born in North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, England.  

1962: Joanne Catherall, singer with The Human League. Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 the group attained widespread commercial success with their third album Dare in 1981. The album contained four hit singles, including the UK/US No.1 hit 'Don't You Want Me.  

1962: Richard Walmsley, Beatmasters, 1988 UK No.5 single 'Rock Da House').  

1963: John Powell, British film score composer, based in America (Happy Feet; Bourne films), born in London  

1964: Marco Masini, Italian singer, and songwriter was born in Florence, Italy.  

1964: Luca Belcastro, an Italian classical music composer, was born in Como, Italy.  

1966: Ian "Spike" Spice, English guitarist (IBreathe, Flash Cadillac) (d. 2000)  

1966: Mike Heaton, drummer, from English alternative rock band Embrace, who had the 2006 UK No. 2 single ‘Natures Law’, the 2006 UK No.1 album This New Day, and two other UK No.1 albums.  

1966: Nigel Clarke from English power pop rock trio Dodgy who had the 1996 UK No.4 single 'Good Enough'.  

1967: American singer Ricky Bell, from American R&B group New Edition who had the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Candy Girl', and Bell Biv DeVoe who had the 1990 US No.3 single 'Do Me!'.  

1968: Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], an American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan) was born in Staten Island, New York.  

1969: Johanna Doderer, an Austrian contemporary classical composer, was born in Bregenz, Austria.  

1971: Anna Netrebko, a Russian opera singer, was born in Krasnodar, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union.  

1973: Ami Onuki, a Japanese singer (Puffy AmiYumi) was born in Tokyo, Japan.  

1974: Xzibit [Alvin Nathaniel Joiner], American rapper and actor (At the Speed of Life, Pimp My Ride) was born in Detroit, Michigan  

1977: Barrett Foa, an American actor, and singer (NCIS LA) was born in Manhattan, New York.  

1980: Charles Hedger, a British musician (Cradle of Filth)  

1984: Dizzee Rascal [Dylan Kwabena Mills], an English rapper (Boy in da Corner) was born in London, England.

1987: Jinkx Monsoon [Jerick Hoffer], an American drag queen, actor, and singer (RuPaul's Drag Race season 5 winner) was born in Portland, Oregon.  

1988: Danish-Irish singer, songwriter Lukas Forchhammer, the lead vocalist for the Danish band Lukas Graham who had the 2016 hit '7 Years' which topped the charts in Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, the UK, and Canada. 

Hopefully, until sometime on Monday, take care and stay safe. 


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Great will do for sure fabulous 

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Robbie remember I sent you Halsey to listen to

Gina Suge V.

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Good Wednesday evening, I am truly sorry for not posting the last couple of weeks but I have been facing very difficult obstacles' that have kept me from posting. I will be back soon to post. I apologize to the faithful readers of this post, I will be back very soon. Thank you for your understanding and for your patience. Take care and stay safe. 



@MOHLovesAlaska We definitely miss your energy around the Community, however please take all the time you need.

Hope all is well! 

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Good Tuesday afternoon, it is good to be back posting for "This Day In The History Of Music". Hopefully, I will be doing this on a regular basis once again. Have a great Tuesday. 


1845: Richard Wagner's opera "Tannhäuser" premieres in Dresden.

1901: Edward Elgar's "Pomp & Circumstance March" premieres in Liverpool, England.

1943: Theater Guild presentation of "Othello" opens at Shubert.  

1948: "My Romance" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 95 performances.  

1961: Helen Shapiro was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Walkin' Back To Happiness.' The singer's second and final UK No.1.  

1966: The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure.  

1967: The soundtrack to The Sound Of Music was at No.1 on the UK album chart, spending its 132 weeks on the chart. The Beatles were at No.2 with Sgt. Pepper and Scott Walker was at No.3 with 'Scott.'  

1968: On their farewell tour Cream appeared at The Forum in Los Angeles, California, where live recordings were made which were included on the 'Goodbye Cream' album which was released the following year.  

1968: 18-year-old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerged as Humble Pie next April.  

1969: J Bock and S Harnicks musical "Rothschilds" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 505 performances.  

1972: "Mother Earth" opens at Belasco Theater NYC for 12 performances.  

1973: Ringo Starr releases the music single "Photograph" in the UK.  

1973: David Bowie released his seventh album Pin-Ups. The album, which features supermodel Twiggy on the front cover, is a collection of cover versions of some of the singer’s favorite songs, including tracks by Pink Floyd, The Pretty Things, The Who, The Yardbirds, and The Kinks.  

1975: "A Chorus Line", held record longest-running Broadway show (6,137 performances), premieres on Broadway at the Shubert Theatre in New York.  

1980: AC/DC kicked off a 20-date UK tour at Bristol Colston Hall. The bands' first gigs since the death of singer Bon Scott.  

1985: A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. The video for the song featured the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live-action which won six awards and was nominated for two others at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards.  

1986: "Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 performances.  

1986: "Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances.  

1987: "Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances.  

1989: Astor Piazzolla and William Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres at Nederlander Theater NYC.  

1989: Alan Murphy guitarist with English band Level 42 died of pneumonia related to aids. Murphy also worked with Kate Bush, Go West, and Mike & the Mechanics.  

1991: Oasis played The Boardwalk in their hometown Manchester, the group's first gig with Noel Gallagher in the group.  

1995: African-American jazz trumpeter Don Cherry died of liver failure aged 58. Developed the genre of world fusion music, incorporating influences of Middle Eastern, traditional African, and Indian music into his playing. Is the stepfather to singer’s musicians Neneh Cherry and Eagle-Eye Cherry.  

1995: Revival of Jerry Herman's musical "Hello Dolly!", starring Carol Channing, opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater, NYC; runs for 118 performances.  

1997: "Annie" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC.  

1997: Original Alice Cooper band guitarist Glen Buxton died from pneumonia, aged 49. Born in Akron, Ohio, he attended High School in Phoenix, Arizona, where he met Dennis Dunaway and Vincent Furnier, later to call himself the titular Alice Cooper. Buxton co-wrote several classic Alice Cooper hits, including 'School's Out, 'I'm Eighteen' and 'Elected.'  

1998: Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher made a surprise appearance at the launch party of the new London venue Sound Republic. He jammed onstage with Pete Townshend and members from Ocean Colour Scene and Boo Radleys.  

1999: Cher releases "Believe" single (Billboard Song of the Year, 1999; Grammy Award Best Dance Recording, 2000).  

2000: A judge ruled that Robbie Williams had substantially copied lyrics on his song 'Jesus In A Camper Van' from the 1961 Woody Guthrie song 'I Am The Way' and also used parts of a parody by Loudon Wainwright III. EMI Records had offered 25% royalties but the publishers Ludlow Music were demanding 50%.  

2005: Music Industry- A survey concluded that the average person spent around £21,000 ($42,000) on music during their lives, the figure included the amount spent on Hi-Fi equipment, concerts, and CDs. Music enthusiasts were likely to spend more than double that, parting with just over £44,000 ($89,000), in a lifetime, according to the survey conducted by UK company Prudential.  

2007: Johnny Marr was made a visiting professor of music at the University of Salford in Manchester. The former Smiths guitarist was set to deliver a series of workshops and masterclasses to students on the BA Popular Music and Recording degree.  

2009: A clump of hair believed to have been trimmed from Elvis Presley's head when he joined the US Army in 1958 sold for $15,000 (£9,200) at an auction in Chicago, America. Other items sold belonging to Presley included a shirt which sold for $52,000 (£32,000), a set of concert-used handkerchiefs, $732 (£450), and photos from the reception of Presley's 1967 wedding to Priscilla, sold for nearly $6,000 (£3,700).  

2010: Elton John described today's songwriters as "pretty awful", Pop music as "uninspiring" and talent shows like American Idol as "boring" in an interview with UK Radio Times magazine.  

2011: Michael Jackson - At the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Dr. Steven Shafer testified that it would have been impossible for Michael Jackson to have self-administered a lethal dose of the sedative propofol. He later said of Dr. Murray's delay in calling 911: "I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."  

2011: Coldplay released their fifth studio album 'Mylo Xyloto' which charted at No.1 in thirty-four countries. In the UK 'Mylo Xyloto' became Coldplay's fifth album to debut at No.1 and became the group's third to debut at No.1 on the US Billboard 200.  

2014: Raphael Ravenscroft who played the sax riff on the Gerry Rafferty hit 'Baker Street' died aged 60 of a suspected heart attack. He was only paid £27.50 for the 'Baker Street' session, and it has been reported that the cheque bounced and that it was kept on the wall of Ravenscroft's solicitors; by contrast, the song is said to have earned Rafferty £80,000 a year in royalties.  

2020: Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 60s beat scene, died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with 'Keep On Running' and 'Somebody Help Me. The band, which also featured a teenage Stevie Winwood, toured with The Who and The Rolling Stones in the 60s.  

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1545: Giovanale Ancina, an Italian priest and composer, was born in Fossano, Duchy of Savoy (d. 1604)  

1652: Louis Le Quointe, a Flemish organist and composer (Bouquet de fleurs) was born in Ypres, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1717)  

1684: Johann Christoph Frauenholtz, an Alsatian composer, was baptized in Ahorn, Electorate of Bavaria (d. 1754)  

1690: Giuseppi Maria Carretti, a composer.  

1824: František Pivoda, a Moravian composer, was born in Žeravice, Austrian Empire (d. 1898)  

1828: Adolfo Fumagalli, an Italian piano virtuoso and composer, often for just the left hand, was born in Inzago, Italy (d. 1856)  

1866: Clarence Lucas, a Canadian composer, librettist, conductor, and music professor, was born in Six Nations Reserve, Ontario (d. 1947)  

1889: Uncle Art Satherley, a British-American record producer (Academy of Country Music Award, 1968) was born in Bristol, England (d. 1986)  

1892: Ilmari Hannikainen, a Finnish pianist and composer, was born in Jyväskylä (d. 1955)  

1900: Erna Berger, a German soprano (d. 1990)  

1903: Vittorio Giannini, an American violinist, and composer was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1966) 

1907: Roger Wolfe Kahn, an American bandleader (d. 1962)  

1908: [Nils] Geirr Tveitt, a Norwegian classical pianist and composer, was born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1981)  

1908: Patrick Cairns "Spike" Hughes, a British jazz double bassist and composer (Elegy) was born in London (d. 1987)  

1911: George Cates, an American orchestra leader (Lawrence Welk Show) was born in NYC, New York.  

1913: Vinicius de Moraes, a Brazilian poet, and songwriter (d. 1980)  

1915: Farid al-Atrash [El-Atrache], a Syrian composer, musician, virtuoso oud player, and actor (Akher kedba) was born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria (d. 1974)  

1916: Emil Gilels, a Soviet concert pianist (Brussels Competition - 1st prize, 1938) was born in Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1985)  

1916: Karl-Birger Blomdahl, a Swedish composer (Facettes; Aniara) was born in Växjö, Sweden (d. 1968)  

1926: Arne Bendiksen, a Norwegian pop singer-songwriter (Eurovision, 1964, 1966, 1973, 1974) was born in Bergen, Norway (d. 2009)  

1929: Dumitru Capoianu, a Romanian conductor and classical and film composer (The Little Man) was born in Bucharest, Romania (d. 2012)  

1931: László Kalmár, a Hungarian composer (Triangles) was born in Budapest (d. 1995)  

1934: Dave Guard, an American folk singer, songwriter, and arranger (Kingston Trio - "Tom Dooley") was born in San Francisco, California (d. 1991)  

1943: Robert Morris, an American composer, was born in Cheltenham, England.  

1943: Robin Greville Holloway, a British composer (Seascape And Harvest) was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England  

1943: Robin Holloway, a British composer, and academic was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England.  

1944: George McCrae, (1974 UK & US No.1 single 'Rock Your Baby').  

1944: Peter Tosh, guitar, vocals, The Wailers, left in 1974, (1978 UK No.43 single 'You Gotta Walk, Don't Look Back). Tosh was murdered by burglars at his home on 11th September 1987  

1945: Jeannie C Riley, singer, (1968 US No.1 & UK No.12 'Harper Valley PTA'. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 1968). 

1946: Keith Reid, Procol Harum, 1967 UK No.1 & US No.5 single 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' (one of the few singles to have sold over 10 million copies) and scored the hits 'Homburg', 'Conquistador'.  

1947: Wilbert Hart, singer from American R&B/soul vocal group The Delfonics who had the 1968 US No.4 single 'La-La Means I Love You', and the hits 'Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)', and 'Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)'.  

1948: Pat Simmons, guitarist, singer with The Doobie Brothers who had 1979, US No.1 single 'What A Fool Believes' and the 1993 UK No.7 single 'Long Train Runnin'.  

1948: Chester "Chet" Biscardi, an Italian-American composer, was born in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  

1952: Veronica Judith Sainz Castro, a Mexican Spanish singer/actress (Nana).  

1955: Nino DeFranco, a Canadian pop guitarist (The DeFranco Family - "Heartbeat - It's a Lovebeat"), was born in Port Colborne, Ontario. (Side Note: On This Day and agree Nino was born in 1955, This Day has DOB in 1956).  

1955: Roland Dyens, a French classical guitarist, composer, and arranger (Libra Sonatine), was born in French Tunisia. (d. 2016).  

1957: Karl Wallinger, keyboardist with The Waterboys, (1985 album 'This Is The Sea'). Wallinger quit the band in 1986. He went on to be a singer and guitarist with World Party, (1993 UK No.19 single with ‘Is It Like Today’). The Wallinger penned song ‘She’s The One’ gave Robbie Williams a UK No.1 hit in 1999.  

1958: Antoine Trousers, a rock drummer/singer (Dike-Bleeding Heart)  

1958: Lou Briel, a Puerto Rican singer, and actor was born in Santurce, Puerto Rico.  

1960: Daniel "Woody" Woodgate, the drummer from English ska band Madness. They have had 15 singles reach the UK top ten, hits include 'One Step Beyond', 'Baggy Trousers', 'Our House' and 'It Must Be Love'.  

1960: Jennifer Holliday, an American singer, (1982 US No.22 & UK No.32 single 'And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going').   1960: Jonathan FeBland, an English musician and artist, was born in London England.  

1965: Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], a Jamaican reggae musician, was born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017) 

1965: Todd Park Mohr, an American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters) was born in Denver, Colorado.  

1967: Yoko Shimomura, a Japanese pianist, and video game composer was born in Hyogo, Japan.  

1968: Sinitta [Malone], a British-American singer (So Macho, Toy Boy) was born in Seattle, Washington  

1969: (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], an American actor, animator, and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon) was born in Conifer, Colorado.  

1972: An American rapper, record producer, songwriter Pras, who with The Fugees had the 1996 UK No.1 single 'Killing Me Softly'. Solo, hits include 'Getto Supastar, That's Is What You Are', with Ol' Dirty **ahem**.  

1973: Laurent Brancowitz [Mazzalai], a French guitarist (Phoenix) was born in Versailles, France.  

1976: Joseph Andrew Duplantier, a French-American heavy metal guitarist and vocalist (Gojira) was born in Paris.  

1976: Pete Loeffler lead guitarist and lead singer, Chevelle.

1978: Chris Sellers, an American rapper (Another Bad Creation) was born in Cleveland, Ohio.

1978: Henri "Trollhorn" Sorvali, a Finnish heavy metal musician (Moonsorrow) was born in Helsinki, Finland.

1979: Brian Robertson, an American ska-punk-rock trombonist (Suburban Legends) was born in Orange County, California.

1984: Thundercat [Stephen Bruner], an American bass guitarist (Flying Lotus) was born in Los Angeles, California.

As far as tomorrow goes, well hope for the best. Take care and stay safe.