This is Music History Today for November 3. On this date:
* In 1752, classical composer George Frideric Handel had an eye operation done to save what was left of his eyesight. It failed miserably & he ended up completely blind.
* In 1927, the musical Connecticut Yankee from Rodgers & Hart premiered on Broadway.
* In 1960, the musical Unsinkable Molly Brown premiered on Broadway.
* In 1992, Whitney Houston’s version of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You was released.
* In 1990, Vanilla Ice topped the Billboard singles chart with Ice Ice Baby. It was the first time a rapper had done so.
* In 1972, James Taylor & Carly Simon got married.
* In 1962, the Crystals were credited with hitting number one on the singles chart with He’s a Rebel, even though the song was actually sung by the Blossoms.
Born on this date:
* Adam Ant
* singer Lulu
* Nick Simper of Deep Purple
* folk artist Bert Jansch
* Brian Poole of the Tremeloes
* film composer John Barry
* Motown artist Mable John
* classical composer Vincenzo Bellini
* singer Marilyn
* Helios Creed of Chrome
* James Prime of Deacon Blue
* Mick Thomson of Slipknot