This is Music History Today for May 1. On this date,
As mentioned on our Music History Today in Depth podcast,
In 1786, Mozart premiered the Marriage of Figaro.
In 1991, MTV premiered the hip hop episode of MTV Unplugged. That’s the one with LL Cool J doing an acoustic version of Mama Said Knock You Out.
In 2000, The first Destiny’s Child album with the Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, & Michelle Williams line up was released. It was Survivor.
In 1970, Diana Ross announced that she left the Supremes.
In 2013, Cris of Kris Cross passed away from a drug overdose.
In 1973, the debut album from Bachman-Turner Overdrive was released.
In 1967, Evis married Priscilla in Vegas, which sounds a lot like a movie title.
In 1904, classical composer Antonin Dvorak passed away.
Born on this day were:
D’Arcy Wretzky from Smashing Pumpkins
Country singer Tim McGraw
Johnny Colt of the Black Crowes
Singer Rita Coolidge
Singer Judy Collins
Blues harmonica player Little Walter
Ray Parker Jr, who sang the theme from Ghostbusters
Dan Regan from Reel Big Fish
Steve Farris from Mr. Mister
Paul Smith from Haircut 100
And producer Glen Ballard