APRIL 24: The Daily Flashback
1800: The Library of Congress was established.
1897: William Price was named the first White House news reporter.
1961: Bob Dylan made his recording debut, earning a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on the title track of Harry Belafonte’s album, The Midnight Special.
1974: David Bowie released Diamond Dogs, inspiring the Albany-Colonie baseball team.
1976: “Saturday Night Live” executive producer Lorne Michaels went on camera to offer The Beatles $3,000 (union scale) to reunite on the show. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were watching at Lennon’s New York City apartment and considered showing up, but passed up the opportunity.
1979: Ray Charles sang “Georgia On My Mind” at a ceremony where it was named the official state song of Georgia.
1984: Jerry Lee Lewis married his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver,the 22-year-old president of his fan club,
1989: Tom Petty’s debut solo album, Full Moon Fever, was finally released, after initially being rejected by his label.
1992: David Bowie and Iman were married in Switzerland, although the wedding wasn’t announced until about a week later.
1928: Johnny Griffin
1937: Joe Henderson
1942: Barbra Streisand
1953: Eric Bogosian
1983: Kelly Clarkson
1970: Otis Spann
2006: Bonnie Owens
2016: Billy Paul