Music History for
1684 - Composer Francesco Durante was born.
1732 - Composer Franz Joseph Haydn was born. He is known for helping to develop the Classical style.
1901 - Anton Dvorak's opera "Rusalka" premiered in Prague, Czechoslovakia.
1943 - "Oklahoma!" by Rodgers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway. The original title was "Away We Go."
1958 - Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" was released.
1967 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience began its first British tour. The show featured the first time that Hendrix set a guitar on fire. In 2008, the scorched instrument sold for more than $450,000 at auction.
1969 - Led Zeppelin's debut album was released in the U.K.
1976 - Led Zeppelin's album "Presence" was released.
1982 - The Doobie Brothers announced their break-up.
1987 - Prince's "Sign O' The Times" LP was released in the U.S.
1989 - Guns N' Roses released their single "Patience."
1995 - A former Led Zeppelin fan was arrested for trying to stab Jimmy Page at a Page and Robert Plant concert.
1995 - Selena was killed by the president of her fan club, Yolanda Saldivar. Saldivar had been fired for embezzlement.
1998 - The first Celebration of Female Artists Awards took place at The Grosvenor House in London.
1998 - The video for "Good Times," the only movie to star Sonny & Cher, hit stores. The video included an unreleased version of "I Got You Babe." The movie was made in 1967.
1999 - It was announced that tickets for the Cranberries' forthcoming U.S. tour would only be sold via the Internet at www.cranberries.com.
2015 - Steven Tyler announced that he was working on his first solo country album. On April 6, it was announced that he had signed a record deal.