Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1853: Verdi’s opera “Il Trovatore” premiered in Rome.
1957: Pat Boone sang at Dwight Eisenhower’s presidential inauguration ball.
1971: At the Charles Manson murder trial, the Beatles’ “Helter Skelter” was played. At the scene of one of his gruesome murders, the words “helter skelter” were written on a mirror.
1977: Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter’s inauguration.
1988: Metallica began recording their fourth full-length release, “And Justice For All.”
1993: Tom Waits was allowed to keep the $2.5 million that a judge awarded him after he sued Frito-Lay for using a sound alike in a 1988 commercial. The U.S. Supreme Court supported the amount of the damages.
1999: The U.S. Supreme Court without comment refused to hear a 1998 lawsuit brought by ticket buyers against Ticketmaster. The suit charged that the firm engaged in anticompetitive behaviour and price-fixing with promoters.
1999: Jean-Michel Jarre delivered a petition to the European Parliment signed by hundreds of leading European recording artists asking for better legal protection against music piracy on the internet.
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