Can it be that not much happened in the world of music today? I’ll be editing this post as I find items!
In the meantime, please enjoy this video:
.1875 ~ The Georges Bizet opera Carmen premiered in Paris.
.1931 ~ The “Star Spangled Banner” was adopted as the American national anthem. The song was originally known as “Defense of Fort McHenry.”
.1931 ~ The first jazz album to sell a million copies was recorded. It was “Minnie The Moocher” by Cab Calloway.
.1940 ~ Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded “Frenesi”.
.1945 ~ Bing Crosby recorded “Temptation” with John Scott Trotter’s Orchestra. He had recorded it before on October 22, 1933, with Lennie Hayton’s orchestra.
.1957 ~ Samuel Cardinal Stritch banned rock ‘n’ roll from Chicago archdiocese Roman Catholic schools.