A little music history from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.
1864: Stephen Foster, composer of “My Old Kentucky Home” passes on.
1882: Richard Wagner completes his opera “Parsifa”.
1884: Last of the red hot mammas, Sophie Tucker, born.
1929: Virtuoso jazz guitarist Joe Pass born.
1948: First country music TV show, Midwestern Hayride, goes on air at WLW Cincinnatti.
1952: Saxophonist and Doobie Bros keyboard player Cornelius Bumpus born.
1967: The Rolling Stones appear on Ed Sullivan.
1988: “Patti LaBelle On Broadway” opens at the St. James Theater in New York.
2003: Sheryl Crow and Eminem win at 30th American Music Awards.
2010: R & B singer Teddy Pendergrass passes away.