Music History for
1859 - The opera Faust by Charles Gounod premiered in Paris.
1864 - Opera "Mireille" premiered in Paris.
1873 - Composer Max Reger was born.
1892 - In St. Petersburg, Russia, Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker Suite" was first performed. This performance was a selection of eight numbers from the "Nutcraker" ballet.
1907 - Composer Elizabeth Maconchy was born.
1941 - Jimmy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded "Green Eyes" and "Maria Elena."
1957 - Elvis Presley bought the mansion he called Graceland.
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1958 - "Our Song" was released by Tom and Jerry. Later they used their real names, which were Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
1962 - Bob Dylan released his self-titled debut album.
1966 - Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers) was abducted by British students trying to raise money for charity.
1968 - Donovan traveled to India to study transcendental meditation under Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
1974 - The Jefferson Airplane began their first tour under their new name Jefferson Starship.
1975 - The third album from KISS, "Dressed to Kill," was released.
1975 - The movie version of "Tommy" opened in New York City. The movie was based on the rock opera by The Who.
1980 - The autopsy of Elvis Presley was subpoenaed in the "Dr. Nick" drug case. "Dr. Nick" was Dr. George Nichopoulous who was Presley's personal physician.
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1982 - Randy Rhoads died at the age of 25 in a plane crash. The plane was buzzing Ozzy Osbourne's tour bus when it crashed. The pilot and another female passenger were also killed.
1985 - "Spin Magazine" began publishing.
1987 - Ozzy Osbourne released the album "Tribute." It was a live album recorded in honor of Randy Rhoads. Rhoads had died in 1982.
1993 - Drummer Jeff Ward was found dead in his home in Chicago. It was believed he had committed suicide.
1996 - The second part of the Beatles "Anthology" was released.
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1999 - George Jones left the hospital after being severely injured in a car accident on March 6, 1999.
2002 - Ozzy Osbourne and his family did an interview with CNN's Andersen Cooper. The topic was the MTV reality show "The Osbournes."
2010 - Justin Bieber's album "My World 2.0" was released.