On This Day In Musid History! March 2

1824 – Composer Bedrich Friedrich Smetana was born.

1900 – Composer Kurt Weill was born.

1921 – Composer Robert Simpson was born.

1922 Saxophonist Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis born in New York.

1942 Guitarist Charlie Christian dies at 25.

1953 Dave Brubeck records “Jazz at Oberlin” on Fantasy Records.

1959 Miles Davis records “Kind of Blue” on Columbia Records.

1961 Tina Brooks records “The Waiting Game” on Blue Note Records.

1964 – “Twist and Shout” by the Beatles was released in the U.S.

1964 – The Beatles began their first film, “A Hard Day’s Night.”

1967 – The Supremes recorded “Reflections.”

1977 – “The Barry Manilow Special” aired on ABC-TV.

1981 – Michael Jackson was a guest on Diana Ross’ third TV special “diana” on CBS.

2000 – DMX was arrested for driving without a license and marijuana possession in Cheektowaga, NY.

2005 – The iTunes Music Store reached 300 million songs sold.