von Herbeck, remembered for this premiere
Jenger, Huttenbrenner, Schubert
In 1823 Schubert gifted it to Anselm Huttenbrenner, with whom it waited 37 years. In 1865 he showed it to conductor Johann von Herbeck. From this date it became a favorite of millions.
It’s thought by many musicologists that Entr’acte#1 of the incidental music for Rosamunde (allegro) may have been originally written as a third movement for the symphony; both works share a similar mood, are in B minor, and have identical instrumentation.
Bobby Helms hits the top-10 with Jingle Bell Rock for the first time.
It charts again in 1958, 1960, 1961 and 1962. For Bobby, born into a musical family in Indiana, 1957 was a really good year: he also charted with Fraulein (US country #1) and My Special Angel (US country #1, pop #7).
Ocala, Florida rock sextet, faux Brits The Royal Guardsmen chart with Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, which peaks at US#2 and sells a million. ( Website )
Snoopy is a dog from US comic strip Peanuts. The Red Baron is a WW1 flying ace.
British band Elvis Costello & the Attractions appear on NBC-TV ‘Saturday Night Live’ in place of the Sex Pistols — who can’t get a visa to enter the US.
Costello is banned for 12 years because after a few seconds he quits playing ‘Less Than Zero‘ and switches to ‘Radio Radio‘.
In 1989, Costello returns to play SNL’s 25th anniversary show with the Beastie Boys.