MAY 29: The Daily Flashback


1913: Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” had its premiere in Paris.
1942: Bing Crosby recorded Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”
1962: Buck O’Neil became the first black coach in major league baseball when he accepted the job with the Chicago Cubs.
1969: The debut album Crosby, Stills and Nash was released.
1973: Roger McGuinn played his solo debut at New York City’s Academy of Music.
1978: In the U.S., the cost of first class postage stamps was raised from 13 cents to 15 cents.
1984: Tina Turner released Private Dancer, her big comeback album.
2014: Aretha Franklin received an honorary degree from Harvard University.

1903: Bob Hope
1917: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
1945: Gary Brooker
1953: Danny Elfman
1961: Melissa Etheridge
1967: Noel Gallagher
1969: Chan Kinchla

1989: John Cipollina
1996: Jimmy Rowles
1997: Jeff Buckley
2005: Oscar Brown Jr.

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