Music History for
1708 - Composer Johann Adolph Scheibe was born.
1939 - "Beer Barrel Polka" was recorded by The Andrews Sisters.
1956 - "Most Happy Fella," a musical by Frank Loesser, opened at the
Imperial Theatre in New York City.
1960 - "The Fantasticks" opened. The show became the longest-running
musical in theater history on May 13, 1984 with performance
1964 - Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the "Ed
Sullivan Show." They performed "Don't Let the Sun Catch You
1967 - The Walker Brothers disbanded.
1967 - Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) went to court on draft evasion charges.
1969 - Jimi Hendrix was arrested when Canadian customs officials found
heroin in his bag.
Jimi Hendrix apparel and gear
1971 - New York City's Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center
announced that it would begin presenting rock, pop and jazz
concerts as well as classical.
1976 - Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10
years. The "Wings Over America" tour began in Ft. Worth, TX.
1977 - Paul Simon and Phoebe Snow performed at a benefit concert for
the New York Public Library.
1986 - Dollywood (Dolly Parton's theme park) opened in Pigeon
1991 - Andy Williams and Debbie Haas were married.
2000 - Rapper DMX was sentenced to 15 days in jail after he pled
guilty to drug possession charges, driving without a license
and outstanding parking tickets. DMX was also fined $350.