First day of 20th Century.
"A major change in classical-music style comes about with the release of Arnold Schoenberg's Book of Hanging Gardens. The harmony and tonality characteristic of classical music are replaced by dissonance, creating what many listeners consider to be noise." (THIS IS COPIED EXACTLY FROM WEBSITE, REPHRASE.
Bessie Smith's first recording is an immediate success. This is the first in a career that will eventually earn her the name "Queen of Blues"
First song of the Swing Era
Glenn Miller's Chattanooga Choo Choo sells one million copies, becomes first gold-plated record.
"Bing Crosby releases "White Christmas," from the film Holiday Inn. The song goes on to be the all-time, top-selling song from a film." THIS IS COPY AND PASTED EXACTLY FROM A WEBSITE!
Columbia records produces first record of 30 minutes play time. Nicknamed "Long Play", or LP for short.