Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1752: Composer Justin Heinrich Knechtl was born.
1840: Composer Johan Severin Svendsen was born.
1933: The half-hour country music and comedy show “National Barn Dance” debuted on WLS in Chicago, IL.
1941: “That Solid Old Man” was recorded by The Larry Clinton Orchestra.
1961: Bob Dylan played harmonica for the recording of Caroline Hester’s first Columbia album.
1969: David Crosby’s girlfriend Christine Gail Hinton was killed in a car accident.
1972: Columbia Records announced that they were closing down four Hollywood studios.
1987: Roy Orbison recorded “A Black And White Night Live” at the Coconut Grove in Los Angeles, CA.
1989: Neil Young appeared on “Saturday Night Live” and performed “Rockin’ In The Free World.”
1991: Liza Minnelli received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1993: David Crosby and George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of “The Simpsons.”
1997: Randy Travis became the first artist to sign with DreamWorks Records Nashville.
1997: Bono appealed for the release of Mordecha Vanunu during a show in Tel Aviv, Israel. Vanunu had been imprisoned for being a nuclear secrets traitor.
1998: Jonny Lang, Slash (Guns ‘n’ Roses), Joey Ramone (Ramones) and Rick Nelson (Cheap Trick) and others appeared on “The Drew Carey Show”. All the musicians were trying out for lead guitarist of Carey’s band.
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