(AP)– On October tenth, 1935, the first black opera, “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin, opened in New York.
In 1962, the BBC banned Bobby (Boris) Pickett’s song “Monster Mash” because it deemed the record offensive.
In 1965, The Supremes made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
In 1978, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith were injured during a concert in Philadelphia when someone in the audience threw a cherry bomb onstage.
In 1979, the city of Los Angeles declared Fleetwood Mac Day as the group received its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Also in 1979, “The Rose,” starring Bette Midler, made its premiere in Los Angeles.