This Day in Music History
1935 : The Gershwin musical "Porgy and Bess" opens at Boston's Colonial Theatre. While not commercially successful, a revival in 1942 would turn it into one of the longest-running musicals in history.
1954 : Patsy Cline signs a contract with Four Star Music Sales.
1965 : Elvis Presley meets Tom Jones for the first time, on the set of the King's Paradise, Hawaiian Style movie. The two become fast friends.
1988 : John Lennon is awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1750 Vine St.
1989 : Bette Midler is awarded $400,000 in a lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company over their use of a soundalike singer in their commercials.
1991 : Entertainer Liza Minnelli receives a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. Her mother, Judy Garland, has three stars on the famous boulevard.
1997 : Fleetwood Mac's reunion show at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, grosses a house record of $1,094,520.
1997 : U2 cause controversy during its show in Tel Aviv, Israel, with frontman Bono appealing for the release from imprisonment of nuclear secrets traitor Mordechai Vanunu.
1997 : Randy Travis becomes the first artist to ink a deal with DreamWorks Records Nashville. His signing instantly raises the stock of the new country label.
2006 : Farm Aid co-founders Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are joined by Dave Matthews (The Dave Matthews Band), Steel Pulse, Gov't Mule, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Earle and Allison Moorer for the organization's 21st anniversary concert at the Tweeter Center in Camden, New Jersey.
2010 : After 10 years, the first ever John Lennon museum closes. Located outside of Tokyo, it shuts down because Yoko wants Lennon's spirit to remain in motion, saying, "If the Museum which houses his spirit never moved, it would be a grave, not a Museum."
Texts from calendar.songfacts.com