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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. 

Take care and stay safe. 


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Thanks for sharing this, @MOHLovesAlaska.

Happy New Year! 

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Good Monday morning, welcome to the first week of the New Year, and welcome to This Day In The History Of Music. Have a great Monday.  


1780: Danish national anthem "Kong Kristian...," 1st sung. Kong Christian stod ved højen mast ( Danish pronunciation: [kʰɒŋ ˈkʰʁɛstjæn ˈstoːˀð ve ˈhɒɪ̯ən mæst]; "King Christian stood by the lofty mast"), commonly shortened to Kong Christian, is the royal anthem of the Kingdom of Denmark.

1843: Gaetano Donizetti's opera "Don Pasquale" premieres in Paris.

1893: Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's final opera "Iolanta", is first performed outside of Russia in Hamburg, Germany.  

1914: Kelman/Cushing/Heath' musical "Sari," premieres in NYC.  

1920: Arthur Honegger's "Chant de Nigamon," premieres.  

1941: Sergei Rachmaninov's "Symphonic Dances" premieres in Philadelphia.  

1955: Elvis Presley appeared in Boonesville, Virginia. The 20-year-old singer was still a regional star, but by the end of 1956, he had become a national sensation, recording two albums, (which included 'Heartbreak Hotel' and 'Blue Suede Shoes), appeared on national television 11 times, played over 100 concerts and signed a seven-year contract with Paramount Pictures.  

1957: Guy Mitchell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Singing The Blues.' (Tommy Steele and Marty Robbins had also released versions and Steele would replace this version at No.1). Also a US No.1.  

1963: Cliff Richard was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his sixth UK No.1 'The Next Time / Bachelor Boy.' Both songs were taken from the film Summer Holiday.  

1964: The Beatles were seen for the second time on US TV when a clip from the BBC's 'The Mersey Sound' showing the group playing 'She Loves You' was shown on The Jack Paar Show. The first US airing showing The Beatles was on Nov 18, 1963, on the NBC news program "The Huntley-Brinkley Report" (albeit pre-recorded) of The Beatles in concert.  

1967: (Carl Wilson)- Having received a US army draft notice, Beach Boy Carl Wilson refused to be sworn in, saying he was a conscientious objector.  

1969: (Jimi Hendrix)- Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, 'Voodoo Child', (which was performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single 'Hey Joe' after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song 'Sunshine Of Your Love' as a tribute to the band who had split a few days earlier. Hendrix then proceeded to continue jamming, running over their allocated time slot on the live show, preventing the show's host Lulu from closing the show properly.  

1969: Police at New Jersey's Newark Airport confiscate 30,000 copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's Two Virgins album, saying the cover photo of the nude John and Yoko is "pornographic."  

1970: "Jimmy" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 84 performances.  

1970: B J Thomas started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.' The song was featured in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  

1970: (George Harrison)- Working on the Get Back sessions at Studio Two of EMI Studios, London, three Beatles (Paul, George, and Ringo) record 16 takes of the George Harrison song 'I Me Mine. John Lennon was away in Denmark at the time. A decade later it became the title of George Harrison's autobiography.  

1970: "Mame" closes at Winter Garden Theater NYC after 1508 performances.  

1971: "President's Daughter" closes at Billy Rose Theater NYC after 72 performances.  

1972: Two weeks of rehearsals for Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon tour began at the Bermondsey in London, England, (the venue was owned by The Rolling Stones).  

1976: The Bay City Rollers went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Saturday Night.' At the height of their US success, the Scottish group signed a deal to promote breakfast cereal.  

1980: American rhythm and blues singer Amos Milburn died aged 52. Famous for his drinking songs including, 'Let Me Go Home, Whiskey' and 'One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer.'  

1981: David Bowie made his final appearance as the Elephant Man at The Booth Theatre, Broadway in New York City.    

1985: Leontyne Price makes her final operatic appearance in a televised performance of "Aida" at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. On May 21, 1960, Price made her first appearance at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan, again as Aida, becoming the first African American to sing a leading role in Italy's greatest opera house.  

1987: "Oh Coward!" closes at Helen Hayes Theater NYC after 56 performances.  

1987: "Smile" closes at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC after 48 performances.  

1987: Aretha Franklin became the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  

1988: Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night premieres on Cinemax; concert performance includes James Burton; Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, and k.d. lang)  

1993: "Catskills on Broadway" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 452 performances.  

1993: "Christmas Carol" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 22 performances.  

1993: "Lost in Yonkers" closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 780 performances.  

1993: Musical "Secret Garden" closes at St James Theater NYC after 706 performances.  

1993: "Tommy Tune Tonite!" closes at Gershwin NYC after 10 performances.  

1994: "Gray's Anatomy" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 13 performances.  

1998: "Side Show," closes at Richard Rodgers NYC after 91 performances.  

1998: American "Hee Haw" banjo player Grandpa Jones suffers a massive stroke, a few weeks later he succumbed from the effects of the stroke.   

2000: Luciano Pavarotti agreed to pay the Italian authorities £1.6 million ($2.72 million) after losing an appeal against tax evasion charges. It was reported that the singer was worth £300 million ($510 million) at the time.  

2002: Zak Foley bassist with British group EMF died aged 31 of a drug overdose. EMF had in 1990 worldwide hit single 'Unbelievable' which reached No.3 on the UK singles chart and was a No.1 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. The name EMF is believed to be an abbreviation of Epsom Mad Funkers.  

2002: Liam and Noel Gallagher topped a poll of celebrities you would least like to live next to, getting 40% of the vote. Readers of Your Home magazine voted the brothers from Oasis as 'Neighbours From Hell'.  

2012: British musician Bob Weston died age 64. He had a brief role as guitarist and songwriter with Fleetwood Mac in the early 1970s. He also recorded and performed with a number of other musicians, including Graham Bond, Long John Baldry, Murray Head, Sandy Denny, and Danny Kirwan.  

2014: Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, died of complications from lung disease aged 74, in California. In their heyday between 1957 and 1962, the Everly Brothers had 19 Top 40 hits, including 'Bye Bye Love', 'Wake Up Little Susie', and 'All I Have to Do Is Dream and influenced acts such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys. The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top-100 singles, 26 in the top 40. They hold the record for the most Top-100 singles by any duo. In the UK, they had 30 chart singles, 29 in the top 40, 13 top 10, and 4 at No. 1 between 1957 and 1984.  

2017: Vinyl sales topped three million, the highest UK total in 25 years. More than 3.2 million records were sold in 2016, a rise of 53% on the previous year, according to the BPI, which represents the music industry. David Bowie's Blackstar was the most popular album on vinyl, selling more than double the number of copies of 2015's biggest-seller, Adele's 25.  

2020: Swedish singer and guitarist Bo Winberg died. He was a member of The Spotnicks, who together with the Shadows and the Ventures are counted as one of the most famous instrumental bands during the 1960s. The Spotnicks were famous for wearing 'space suit' costumes on stage, and for their innovative electronic guitar sound.  

2020: Sir Rod Stewart was charged by police following an alleged altercation at a hotel in Florida on New Year’s Eve. A police document released in the US accused Stewart of punching a security guard after he and his companions, including his son Sean, attempted to get into a private party in a children’s area at The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel.  

2021: English musician Gerry Marsden died at age 78 after being diagnosed with a blood infection in his heart. With Gerry And The Pacemakers, he had the 1963 UK No.1 single 'How Do You Do It and the 1965 US No.6 single, 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'. In common with The Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin. Their cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone was released in 1963, peaking at No.1.   

Born On This Day In The Music World:  

1757: Sixt, Johann Abraham, a German organist, harpsichordist, and composer; b. Grafenhausen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Jan. 3, 1757; d. Donaueschingen, Jan. 30, 1797.  

1777: Louis Poinsot, French instrument worker. (d.1859)  

1786: [Johann Christian] Friedrich Schneider, a German composer and conductor (d. 1853)  

1802: Feliks Ostrowski, a Polish pianist, and composer was born in Kraśnik, Russian Empire (d. 1860)  

1806: (Gertrude) "Henriette" Sontag, later Countess Rossi, a German operatic soprano (Carl Maria von Weber's "Euryanthe"), was born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1854)  

1823: Jaak-Nikolaas Lemmens was born at Zoerle-Parwijs, near Westerlo, Belgium, Lemmens took lessons from François-Joseph Fétis, who wanted to make him into a musician capable of renewing the organ player's art in Belgium. Fétis sent him to Adolf Friedrich Hesse in Germany to learn Johann Sebastian Bach's tradition. In 1847, Lemmens won the Paris Conservatoire's prestigious Prix de Rome with his Le Roi Lear. One year later he published his first work for organ: (d.1881)  

1828: Karl Collan (born January 3, 1828, in Idensalmi, then Grand Duchy of Finland; † September 12, 1871, in Helsinki, Grand Duchy of Finland) was a Finnish composer, writer, and librarian who belonged to the Swedish-speaking part of the population.   

1830: Alexander Ewing was a Scottish musician, composer, and translator. He was a career officer in the British Army's Commissariat Department and subsequently the Army Pay Corps. He composed the music for the popular hymn "Jerusalem the Golden". (d. 1895)  

1853: Iwan Knorr, a German composer, was born in Mewe (d. 1916)  

1865: Henry Lytton, a British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), was born in London, England (d. 1936)  

1869: Landormy, Paul (Charles-René), a French musicologist, music critic, and composer; b. Issy-les-Moulineaux, d. Paris, Nov. 17, 1943.  

1870: Henry Eichheim, an American composer (Bali -Symphonic Variations) was born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1942)  

1884: Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, a Polish pianist and composer, was born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1948)  

1893: Godfried Devreese, a Belgian violinist, composer (Gothic Symphony), and conductor, was born in Kortrijk, Belgium (d. 1972)  

1895: Boris Mykolayovich Lyatoshyns'ky, a Ukrainian composer and the father of modern Ukrainian music, was born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (d. 1968)  

1895: Mihail Andricu, a composer. (d. 1974)  

1895: Borys Lyatoshynsky, a Ukrainian composer, conductor, and teacher, was born in Zhytomyr, Russian Empire (now Ukraine) (d. 1968)  

1900: Maurice Jaubert, a French composer, was born in Nice (d. 1940)  

1902: Preston Jackson [James Preston McDonald], an American jazz trombonist (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) was born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1983)  

1904: Boris Kochno, a Russian ballet dancer (La Chatte)  

1909: Børge Rosenbaum, known professionally as Victor Borge, was a Danish-American comedian, conductor, and pianist who achieved great popularity in radio and television in the United States and Europe. His blend of music and comedy earned him the nicknames "The Clown Prince of Denmark", "The Unmelancholy Dane", and "The Great Dane". (d. 2000)  

1914: Jean Louvel, a Flemish pianist/conductor, and composer. (d.1970)   

1916: Antonio Estévez, a Venezuelan composer and conductor (Cantata Criolla) was born in Calabozo, Guárico, Venezuela (d. 1988)  

1916: Bernard Greenhouse, an American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio) was born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2011)  

1916: Maxene Andrews from The Andrew Sisters was an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. Throughout their long career, the sisters sold over 75 million records. Their 1941 hit ‘Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy’ can be considered an early example of rhythm and blues. She died on 21 October 1995.  

1919: Herbie Nichols, an American jazz pianist, and composer ("Lady Sings the Blues") was born in Manhattan, New York City (d. 1963)  

1920: Renato Carosone, an Italian canzone Napoletana singer, pianist, songwriter ("Tu vuò fà l'americano" - "You Want to Be American") and accordionist, was born in Naples, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2001)  

1921: Musa Kaleem [Orlando Wright], an American jazz saxophonist, was born in Wheeling, West Virginia (d. 1988)  

1922: Jacques Wildberger, a Swiss composer (In My End is My Beginning) was born in Born, Switzerland (d. 2006)  

1923: Dragutin Gostuški, a Serbian composer, and musicologist (d. 1988)  

1924: Nell Rankin, an American operatic mezzo-soprano (Carmen; Metropolitan Opera, 1951-76) was born in Montgomery, Alabama (d. 2005)  

1926: Danny Overbea, an American rock singer and guitarist (40 Cups of Coffee) was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1994)  

1926: Sir George Martin, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer, and musician. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 No.1 hit in the US. He also worked with comedy acts The Goons and Beyond The Fringe. Martin received a Knighthood in 1996. He died on March 8 2016 aged 90.  

1929: Ernst Mahle is a German-born Brazilian composer, conductor, and music educator who occupies chair number 6 of the Academia Brasileira de Música. He is also a former vice-president of the Sociedade Brasileira de Música Contemporânea. He was born on January 3 rd 1929 in Stuttgart and spent most of his childhood in Bluendz, Austria.  

1934: Bryan George Kelly, Bryan Kelly (born 3 January 1934), is an English composer, conductor, and pianist from Oxford. He was a choir boy at Worcester College and attended Southfield Grammar School.  

1936: Jos Kunst, a Dutch composer, was born in Roermond, Netherlands (d. 1996)  

1943: Van **ahem** Parks, US songwriter, producer. Worked with Brian Wilson on the 'Smile' album, played keyboards on The Byrds 'Eight Miles High', produced Ry Cooder, Randy Newman, Judy Collins.  

1943: Petras Bingelis, a Lithuania conductor, founder, and artistic director (Kaunas State Choir, 1969-2020), was born in Mardasava, Lithuania (d. 2020)  

1943: HK Gruber, an Austrian double bassist, conductor, and composer (Frankenstein!!) was born in Vienna, Austria.  

1944: David Atherton, was born in Blackpool, Lancashire into a musical family. He was educated at Blackpool Grammar School. His father, Robert Atherton, was the Music Master at St Joseph's College, Blackpool, and was also a conductor. His mother was a singer. Atherton studied music at Fitzwilliam College at the University of Cambridge. In 1967 Atherton was the founder of the London Sinfonietta and, as its Music Director, a position he held until 1973, gave the first performance of many important contemporary works. It is now widely regarded as one of the world's leading chamber orchestras.  

1945: American singer, songwriter Stephen Stills was a member of Buffalo Springfield, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, and Manassas. With CS&N he had the 1969 UK No.17 single 'Marrakesh Express' and the 1970 US No.1 album Deja Vu plus the 1971 solo UK No.37 single 'Love The One Your With.' Stills' first solo album, Stephen Stills, (1970) went gold and is the only album to feature both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.  

1946: John Paul Jones, bass, keyboards, producer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands' fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven, has sold over 37 million copies. As a session player in the 1960s, he worked with The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, Donovan, Jeff Beck, Hermans Hermits, Lulu, Tom Jones. In recent years Jones has worked with R.E.M. on the 1992 Automatic For The People album and is a member of Them Crooked Vultures.  

1948: Larry McNeeley, a banjo player (The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour) was born in Lafayette, Indiana.  

1950: Beth Anderson, an American composer, was born in Lexington, Kentucky.  

1950: Olivier Greif, a French classical composer (Lettres de Westerbork) was born in Paris (d. 2000)  

1954: Ross The Boss [Ross Friedman], an American guitarist (The Dictators) was born in the Bronx, New York.  

1959: Rusty Golden, an American pop, country, and gospel singer-songwriter and musician (The Boys Band; The Goldens) was born in Brewton, Alabama.  

1961: Erwin Blom, a Dutch singer, and guitarist (Eton Crop).  

1962: Guy Pratt, an English musician, was born in London, United Kingdom.  

1964: Raymond McGinley, guitar & vocals, Teenage Fanclub, 1992 UK No.31 single 'What You Do To Me.'  

1966: Martin Galway, a Northern Ireland composer.  

1969: Nikki Nelson, Topaz Lake Nev, a country singer (Highway 101-Cry Cry Cry)  

1972: Nichole Nordeman, was raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she played the piano in church. She got her start when she entered a Gospel Music Association contest in Los Angeles, California, and was noticed by a music producer. She has won multiple GMA Dove Awards, including two awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her best-known songs include "Why", "This Mystery", "Holy", "Legacy", "Brave", and "What If".  

1975: Thomas Bangalter, a French electronic musician with Daft Punk, 1997 UK No.5 single 'Around The World', remixed Gabrielle, Chemical Brothers. Scored the 2013 UK No.1 hit 'Get Lucky' featuring Pharrell Williams.

1978: Kimberley Dawn Locke is an American singer-songwriter, TV personality, and plus-size model. She has recorded in the dance and pop genres and has targeted the adult contemporary radio format. She is the co-host of the daytime talk show, Dr. and the Diva.

1980: Rob Arnold is an American musician, best known for performing as the lead guitarist of the metal band Chimaira and later the rhythm guitarist of the death metal band Six Feet Under.

1986: Lloyd Polite Jr., better known by his mononym Lloyd, is an American singer. He began his career in music as a member of the preteen-boy band N-Toon. The group disbanded in 2001 and Lloyd embarked on a solo career in 2003. He subsequently signed a recording contract with Murder Inc. Records and Def Jam Recordings. In 2004, Lloyd released his solo debut single "Southside", the title track of his debut album, Southside. The single quickly charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 and became a Top 40 hit. His second album Street Love was released on March 13, 2007. It featured the top-twenty hits "You" and "Get It Shawty".

Until next time, take care and stay safe. 



Nice, @MOHLovesAlaska. This is one of my favorite threads, thank you for posting this! 🎧

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@AlyssaPandora thank you for your support, and for being my biggest fan of this post, along with @AdamPandora. Have a great Monday, and a great week dear friend. Take care and stay safe. 


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Great post. I always enjoy reading these.

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@UncleBud thank you for also taking interest in this post, and for becoming a huge part of the Pandora community. Take care and stay safe. 


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Music fact : 40 years ago today the # 1 song was Centerfold by The J. Geils Band. 

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It's so interesting to hear about what happened on this day musically. I love the random facts. 

Thanks for sharing this, @MOHLovesAlaska

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@AlyssaPandora I thank you for your interest in this post, I want so much to start posting on this post like I was, but it looks like that may not happen for quite some time. I just have too much going on for me to dedicate 2 hours a day to this post right now. But I will not abandon this post completely, to many people have taken interest in this post. So for now I will just keep this going with some quick interesting facts and or fact for each day like I did for today.

  Thank you once again, take care and stay safe. 


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I remember that song well. Hard to believe it was 40 years ago. Man I'm getting old. 😆

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Good Tuesday morning, I will be adding a couple of quick music facts this morning.


20 years ago on this day the #1 song was "U Got It Bad" by Usher. And if you were born on this day 20 years ago you were born 10,519,684 minutes ago and counting. Source comes from

    Also on this day in 1962 Ray Charles recorded "I Can't Stop Loving You". The song would top the U.S and the U.K charts. It also was in the top spot for 14 weeks on the Country and Western billboard chart. The song was recorded in Hollywood California at the United Studios. Source comes from This Day In 

Have a great day, 👍 take care and stay safe.


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Good Wednesday morning 🌄. Here are three music facts that I will be sharing with you today. 

February 16th 1985 Bruce Springsteen's album "Born In The U.S.A" went to #1 on the UK album chart, it was his first #1 album in the UK. Born In The USA was Springsteen's 7th studio album it also became the most successful selling album in1985 (and it also became Springsteen's most successful album ever). The album also produced a record tying string of 7 top 10 singles.

Sonny Bono was born on this day in 1935. Sonny along with his wife Cher at the time had a #1 single "I Got You Babe" it became #1in the U.S and the U.K in 1965. Sonny became Mayor of Palm Springs California from 1988 thru 1992. Sonny had also served as a Republican Congressman for California's 44th district serving from 1995 until his death in 1998. Sonny was killed on January 5th 1998 while skiing, he was 62.

Ava Max was born on this day in 1994. Ava is a singer-song writer, in August of 2018 her song "Sweet but Psycho" became #1 in 22 different countries. 

    Have a great day, take care and stay safe. 



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Good Thursday morning 🌄. I will be adding 4 music facts to today's post.


February 17th 1796 Giovanni Pacini, an Italian composer of opera was born, he was born in Catania, Sicily. Pacini's famous piece is Saffo. Giovanni Pacini died in 1867. There are five pieces of Giovanni Pacini's work in Pandoras music library as of today, including Saffo. 

February 17th 1972 Italian Tenor Luciano Pavarotti receives a record 17 curtain calls after his performance in "La fille du regiment" at New York's Metropolitan Opera.

2004 Billboard song of the year "If I Ain't Got You" single by Alicia Keys. She also won a Grammy Award in 2005 for best female R&B vocal performance.

February 17th 1991 British Singer songwriter Ed Sheeran was born. In 2012 Sheeran won 2 Brit Awards for best British Male Solo Artist and British breakthrough of the year. In 2016 Ed Sheeran also wins a Grammy Award for best song of the year "Thinking Out Loud". Sources come from and

  Have a great day, take care and stay safe.


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@MOHLovesAlaska Thanks for the post. "If I Ain't Got You" is in my favorites playlist. I've loved Alicia Keys since she first came on the scene. I also love Ed Sheeran.


I love that Alicia Keys' song too, @UncleBud. Thanks for today's history @MOHLovesAlaska.

I'm digging the shorter version of your posts. Love seeing the facts! 👍

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@AlyssaPandora, @UncleBud and all others who have taken an interest in This Day In The History Of Music post, thank you for your great support. Take care and stay safe. 


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Good Friday morning 🌄. I will be adding eight music facts for today's post. 

1). On this day in 1735, the first opera was performed in America "Flora" that performance took place in Charleston South Carolina.

2). On this day in 1902 the opera "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" premiered in Monte Carlo. 

3). On this day in 1903 African American Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar wrote the musical lyrics for the very first African American musical "In Dahomey" the musical was performed on Broadway at the New York Theater. Dunbar was also school friends with Orville and Wilbur Wright, (the famous Wright brothers.) The printing company the Wright brothers owned printed the first African American weekly newspaper in Dayton Ohio, which Dunbar edited. Paul Laurence Dunbar died in 1906 at the age of 33 from tuberculosis.

4). February 18th, 1954 Actor, Singer, John Travolta was born, Olivia Newton-John was also born on this day but in the year 1952. Travolta along with actress, and singer Olivia Newton-John share the #1 song in 1978 "You're The One That I Want". In the U.K it remained #1 for 9 weeks. It is the 6th highest-selling single of all time in the U.K. (How unique wouldn't you agree?)

5). On February 18th, 1965 Dr. Dre was born. In 1996 Dr. Dre had the #1 US & #6 in the U.K single "California". Dre also hosts "Yo" MTV Raps.

6). On this day in 1966 Beach Boy member Brian Wilson records the future classic song "Good Vibrations". The song also became the band's third #1 hit song. Wilson further states that the song was inspired by what he remembered his mom had told him as a child, she told him that dogs react to either good or bad vibrations they pick up from people. If it is bad vibrations they will bark. From that became the birth of a classic hit.

7). On this day in 1989 Country great Clint Black earns Country Billboard Song of the year honors with his hit song "A Better Man".

8). On this day in 1998 Andrea Bocelli makes his operatic debut as Rodolfo in "La boeme" at the Teatro Comunale in Cagliari. 

P.S The sources I used for this morning's post come from This Day In Music, and On This Day In Music History. At the very beginning of this post, these two sources are highlighted so just click on them and it will take you to the websites. 

Have a great 👍 Friday and a great weekend, take care and stay safe.


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@MOHLovesAlaska Thanks for the post. That is unusual for 2 stars who were in a hot musical together shared the same birthday. I like the Beach Boys song "Good Vibrations". Hard to believe the song is 57 years old today.

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@UncleBud I agree, that is why I added a little comment at the end, I'm sure you may have noticed I forgot to mention another important fact that they both starred in the movie Grease, and the #1 hit song was from that movie. I could re-edit I suppose, but perhaps a little later. Well, I thank you once again for your interest in this post. Have a great weekend, take care and stay safe. 


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Good Tuesday afternoon, I will be adding just a few music facts to the "This Day In The History Of Music" post for today. 

1). On this day in 1935 "The Little Colonel" premiered starring actress, singer, and dancer Shirley Temple, along with Lionel Barrymore, and Bill Robinson. It featured the famous stair dance that was Hollywood's first interracial dance couple.

2). On February 22, 1989, the 31st Grammy Awards were held at Shrine Auditorium, in Los Angeles California. George Michael won Album of the year for Faith. And for song of the year went to Bobby McFerrin "Don't Worry Be Happy". 

3). On February 22nd, 1998 the musical "King & I" closes at the Neil Simon Theater in New York City after 781 performances.

4). On February 22nd, 2017 Rapper Jay-Z was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis.

5). American Jazz Violinist and Guitarist Claude "Fiddler" Williams was born February 22nd 1908 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. (Twelve Clouds of Joy, Count Basie). He died in 2004.

6). On February 22nd, 1913, George "Buddy" Tate was born in Sherman Texas, he went on to become one of the best American Jazz Saxophonist players of all time. Tate died in 2001.

7). On February 22nd, 1938, Bobby Hendricks was born, Hendricks became an American R&B singer with the Temptations, in 1960 their hit song "Save The Last Dance For Me" became #1 here in the US & #2 in the U.K. 

8). On February 22nd, 1974, English singer, songwriter James Blunt is born. In 2005 the former Army Captain held the #1 single "You're Beautiful" in the U.K. Blunt became the first British artist to top the American singles chart in nearly a decade when "You're Beautiful" reached #1 in 2006. The last British Singer to do so was Sir Elton John in 1997 with his hit song "Candles In The Wind". 

Have a great Tuesday, take care and stay safe.