MAY 1: The Daily Flashback
1786: Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro” had its premiere in Vienna.
1883: William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) performed his first Wild West Show.
1931: The Empire State Building in New York City opened. It was 102 stories tall and was the tallest building in the world at the time.
1941: “Citizen Kane,” directed and starring Orson Welles, premiered in New York.
1955: Chuck Berry signed with Chess Records.
1957: The Kingston Trio formed in Palo Alto, California.
1963: The Rolling Stones signed a management deal with Andrew Loog Oldham.
1967: Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu were married at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas.
1969: Bob Dylan appeared on “The Johnny Cash Show,” performing “I Threw It All Away,” “Living the Blues” and “Girl from the North Country.”
1970: Diana Ross left The Supremes to focus on her solo career.
1984: Mick Fleetwood filed for bankruptcy.
1995: 54-year-old Nancy Sinatra appears on the cover of Playboy magazine. In her centerfold, she wears only her famous boots.
2000: Destiny’s Child released their third album, Survivor.
2010: After relocating from Great Barrington, Club Helsinki in Hudson opened its doors for the first time. The concert featured Spottiswoode & His Enemies.
1909: Kate Smith
1923: Joseph Heller
1924: Terry Southern
1930: Little Walter
1934: Shirley Horn
1939: Judy Collins
1945: Rita Coolidge
1954: Ray Parker Jr.
1965: Wayne Hancock
1967: Tim McGraw
1969: Wes Anderson
1904: Antonin Dvorak
1965: Spike Jones