A little music history about today from the birthplace of the blues… and rock n’ roll.
1930: Shostakovitch opera “The Noise” premieres in Leningrad.
1941: Soul singer and lead singer for The Temptations David Ruffin born in Whynot, Mississippi.
1941: Country singer Bobby Goldsboro born.
1944: Metropolitan Opera House in New York host a jazz concert for the first time, and it was Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Artie Shaw, Roy Eldridge and Jack Teagarden.
1964: The Beatles make U.S. chart debut with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”
1965: The Rolling Stones record “The Last Time” and “Play With Fire” at RCA Studio in Los Angeles.
1967: Rapper M C Tab (Sharon Richard) born in New York.
1969: Jesse L. Martin, singer and actor (Law and Order) born in Rocky Mt., Virginia.
1970: Rapper D. J. Quick born in Compton, California.
1974: Bad Company forms (Paul Rogers and Simon Kirk of Free, Mick Ralphs from Mott the Hoople and Boz Burrell from King Crimson).
1980: Pink Floyd’s album “The Wall” hits number 1 on the record charts.
1989: Stevie Wonder becomes youngest person to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1996: Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce from Michael Jackson.
2006: After animal rights group protest, the animals in Michael Jackson’s private zoo at his Neverland Ranch outside of Santa Barbara, California were found to be in good health.
2015: Crosby, Stills & Nash drummer Dallas Taylor succumbs to pneumonia and kidney disease.
2016: The Eagles Glen Frey passes away.