Music History for
1683 - Composer Johann David Heinichen was born.
1741 - Composer Johann Gottlieb Naumann was born.
1774 - Composer Vaclav Jan Krtitel Tomasek was born.
1882 - Composer Artur Schnabel was born.
1953 - Benny Goodman returned to Carnegie Hall after 15 years.
1960 - Eddie Cochran died in Bath, England, from severe brain
injuries sustained in a car crash near Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Gene Vincent was seriously injured in the accident.
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1964 - The FBI lab reported that it could not determine the lyrics
to "Louie Louie."
1964 - Them made their first concert appearance.
1969 - The Band played its first concert as an independent group.
1970 - Johnny Cash performed at the White House at the invitation of President Richard M. Nixon. He played "A Boy Named Sue."
1980 - Bob Marley and the Wailers performed as the official guests of State at Zimbabwe's Independence festival.
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1993 - Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles) and screenwriter M. Jay Roach were married.
1995 - Courtney Love and her band Hole performed on the sixth season premiere of MTV's "Unplugged."
2002 - Tammy Wynette's four daughters reached a confidential agreement with Wynette's doctor over her death. Wynette's daughters filed a lawsuit that claimed the Pittsburgh doctor had contributed to Wynette's death in 1998.
2015 - John Coltrane was awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board.