Saturday, November 19, 2011


1859 - Composer Mikhail Mihaylovich Ippolitov-Ivanov was born.

1954 - Sammy Davis, Jr. was involved in a serious auto accident in San Bernardino, CA. Three days later, Davis lost the ability see with his left eye.

1968 - The Supremes performed at a Royal Variety Show with Queen Elizabeth in attendance.

1970 - James Brown and Deidre Yvonne Jenkins were married.

1971 - B.B. King marked his 25th anniversary in music by opening a European tour in London.

1979 - Chuck Berry was released from Lompoc Prison, CA, after serving a sentence for income tax evasion.

1990 - Milli Vanilli was stripped of their Grammy Award because other singers had lent their voices to the "Girl You Know It's True" album.

1991 - The U2 album "Achtung Baby" was released.

1992 - The musical revival of "3 From Brooklyn" opened.

1993 - Nirvana recorded an MTV unplugged concert in New York.

1995 - Bruce Springsteen's thirteenth album, "The Ghost of Tom Joad," was released.

1996 - Prince released the 3 CD set "Emancipation." The release was on his record label NPG Records.

1996 - DJ Shadow's debut album "Endtroducing....." was released by Mo' Wax Records. It was later reissued on June 7, 2005 by Island Records.

1997 - The U.S. premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's "Standing Stone" was played in Carnegie Hall by St. Luke's Orchestra.

1998 - Motley Crue's retail store, S'Crue, opened in Los Angeles, CA.

2001 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was arrested for fighting with his wife at a Hard Rock hotel.

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