8.3 Reading

From Noise Addicts 


What happened today in music history:

1827: Composer Ludwig van Beethoven died.

1941: Jimmie Lunceford and his orchestra recorded the tune “Battle Axe.”

1964: “Funny Girl” opened on Broadway starring Barbara Streisand.

1965: It was announced that Jeff Beck would take Eric Clapton’s place in the Yardbirds.

1970: Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul & Mary pled guilty to “taking immoral liberties” with a 14 year old girl in Washington, DC.

1977: The first single by Elvis Costello, “Less Than Zero”, was released.

1986: Guns N’ Roses was signed to Geffen Records.

1995: An opera based on the life of tennis player Martina Navratilova premiered at New York’s Carnegie Hall.