This is Music History Today for May 29. On this date:
* In 1997, singer Jeff Buckley passed away when he got caught in a boat’s wake and drowned while swimming in the Mississippi River.
* In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded White Christmas; one of the biggest selling songs of all time.
* In 1913, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring debuted to a not-so-warm reception.
* In 1984, Tina Turner’s comeback album Private Dancer was released.
* In 1973, the group the Byrds broke up.
* In 1973, the album Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield was released. The title song was the theme song for the movie the Exorcist.
Born on this date:
* Bob Hope
* Mel B, Scary Spice of the Spice Girls
* Noel Gallagher of Oasis
* Melissa Etheridge
* Rebbie Jackson
* LaToya Jackson
* Mel Gaynor of Simple Minds
* Mike Porcaro of Toto
* Danny Elfman
* Francis Rossi of Status Quo
* Gary Brooker of Procol Harum
* Roy Crewdson of Freddie and the Dreamers
* Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler