A little music history from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.
1785: Mozart completes “Dissonantenkwartet” (Opus 10).
1900: Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” premieres in Rome.
1960: Elvis Presley promoted to Sergeant in U.S. Army.
1966: David Bowie releases his first single (“Can’t Help Thinking About Me”).
1967: Sonny and Cher release “The Beat Goes On.”
1973: Elvis’ “Aloha from Hawaii” concert becomes most watched individual entertainer broadcast of its time.
1978: Sex Pistols final concert in Winterland, San Francisco.
1984: Madonna first sings “Holiday” on American Bandstand.
1932: Jazz drummer and singer Grady Tate is born.
1936: Clarence Carter is born.
1937: Billie Jo Spears is born.
1938: Heralded musician, producer and songwriter, Allen Toussaint, is born in Gert Town, Louisiana.
1948: Producer and musician T Bone Burnett is born.
1968: Rapper and actor LL Cool J born.
1969: Foo Fighters and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl born.
2006: Rapper Eminem marries (Kimberly Anne Scott).
2012: Pink Floyd singer Roger Waters marries filmmaker Laurie Durning.
1978: Addams Family Grandmama, Blossom Rock (Edith Marie Blossom MacDonald) passes on.