Music History for
January 4


1710 - Composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was born.

1720 - Composer Johann Friedrich Agricola was born.

1874 - Composer Josef Suk was born.

1932 - NBC Red debuted The Carnation Contented Hour. The show was as a showcase for top singers and musicians.

1935 - Bert Ambrose and his Orchestra recorded "Hors d’oeuvres."

1936 - The first pop music chart based on national sales was published by Billboard magazine.

1950 - RCA Victor announced that it would manufacture long-playing (LP) records.

1954 - Elvis Presley recorded "Casual Love" and "I’ll Never Stand in Your Way."

1957 - Boxer Joe Louis appeared on The Steve Allen Show to introduce singer Solomon Burke.

1962 - Gene McDaniels recorded "Point of No Return".

1965 - Leo Fender sold the Fender Guitar Company to CBS for $13 million.

1972 - "Roundabout" was released by Yes.

1973 - The Allman Brothers name Lamar Williams as the replacement for the late Berry Oakley. The announcment was in Rolling Stone magazine.