This Day in Music History
1860 : An unknown woman sings "Au Claire De La Lune" to Parisian inventor Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville, who makes the first known and oldest surviving recording of the human voice.
1953 : Elvis Presley performs at the L.C. Humes High School talent contest, singing "Keep Them Cold, Icy Fingers Off Of Me" (he gets the most applause and is allowed to sing an encore of "Til I Waltz Again With You").
1962 : Henry Mancini wins the Best Original Song Academy Award for "Moon River" from "Breakfast At Tiffany's".
1964 : Capitol Records reaches an out-of-court settlement with Vee-Jay Records over Beatles records it claims the latter did not have the right to release.
1965 : Bruce Johnston joins The Beach Boys as the permanent replacement for Brian Wilson.
1966 : Jeff Beck collapses onstage at a Yardbirds concert in France. Said their drummer Jim McCarty: "You never really quite knew what was going to happen with him".
1970 : Amid rising tensions, Paul McCartney quits The Beatles, which dissolves the band. The group members are all working on solo projects at the time.
1984 : Cher, for her performance in Silkwood, loses the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award to Linda Hunt (in The Year Of Living Dangerously). Cher would win for Best Actress three years later for her role in Moonstruck.
1985 : Frankie Goes To Hollywood opens a European tour in Copenhagen and spends the rest of the year in tax exile from the United Kingdom.
1999 : Faith Hill begins her first headlining tour ("This Kiss") in Minneapolis.
2008 : Elton John gives a fund-raising concert for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com