Music History for

June 12


1897 - Composer Alexander Tansman was born.

1935 - At age 17, Ella Fitzgerald recorded her first songs. The two songs were "Love and Kisses" and "I'll Chase the Blues Away."

1965 - The Beatles received their MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) awards.
Today in Beatles History

1972 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono released "Some Time In New York City."
Today in Beatles History

1989 - Graceland opened the Elvis Presley Autoland Museum, which contains over 20 cars owned by Presley.

1990 - Mariah Carey's self-titled debut album was released in the U.S.

1994 - Cab Calloway suffered a stroke from which he never truly recovered from. He died November 18, 1994 at the age 86.

2014 - Amazon's Prime Music was launched.

2015 - In Gothenburg, Sweden, Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) fell off the stage and broke his leg. He had his leg set backstage and returned to perform more songs.