Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1811: Composer Franz Liszt was born.
1883: The Metropolitan Opera House held its grand opening in New York.
1961: Chubby Checker appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and performed “The Twist.”
1965: “Get Off My Cloud” was released in the U.K. by the Rolling Stones.
1974: “Hotter Than Hell was released by KISS. It was the second album to be released by the band.
1978: Earth, Wind & Fire began a sold-out tour in the U.S. that consisted of 75 dates.
1983: New York’s Metropolitan Opera celebrated its 100th anniversary.
1997: Italy’s antitrust agency, the Guarantor for Competition fined the Italian divisions of BMG, EMI, PolyGram, Sony Music and Warner Music a total of 7.7 billion lire ($4.5 million), with the claim that they had formed a cartel to drown out competition.
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