Music History for
1653 - Composer Johann Pachelbel was born.
1854 - Composer Engelbert Humperdinck was born.
1953 - Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for the radio station KDAV in Lubbock, TX. They were given a half-hour Sunday afternoon show to perform country and bluegrass music.
1956 - Elvis Presley shared his success with his family by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.
1965 - James Brown and Booker T. & the MG's appeared on Shindig!
1967 - Boz Scaggs joined the Steve Miller Band.
1967 - The movie The Fastest Guitar Alive, starring Roy Orbison and Sheb Wooley, was released.
1972 - David Bowie released "John, I'm only Dancing" in the U.K. The song was not released in the U.S. until 1976.
1977 - Blondie signed its first major record company contract with Chrysalis.
1977 - Generation X released their debut single "Your Generation."
1978 - Styx released the album Pieces of Eight.
1979 - INXS made their live debut in Sydney, Australia.
1979 - U2 released their first record U2-3 in Ireland.
1983 - Mick Jones was fired from the Clash by Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer.
1984 - The album Tonight was released by David Bowie.
1987 - Mick Jagger's "Let's Work" single was released.
1989 - A judge in Dublin, Ireland, decided not to convict U2's Adam Clayton of marijuana possession, even though he had admitted to the crime. Clayton agreed to contribute money to a women's center in Dublin.
1992 - Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, organized a relief project for victims of Hurricane Andrew in Miami.
1995 - Louis Armstrong was honored on a U.S. postage stamp.
1995 - In Cleveland, OH, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum ribbon cutting ceremony took place. The museum officially opened the next day.
1998 - David Bowie opened his on-line Internet service provider business, Bowienet. The service offers basic Internet services and exclusive Bowie news and releases.
1998 - Ian Gillan (Deep Purple) was charged with assault and battery for allegedly hitting a security guard in the head with a microphone during a concert in August.
1999 - Van Morrison became the first inductee to the Hot Press Irish Music Hall of Fame (IMHF) in Dublin.
2004 - The iTunes Music Store reached 125 million songs sold.