Today in Music History
Today in music history. – this is what really interesting stuff happened on today’s date in music history for October 24.
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What happened today in music history:
1811: Composer Ferdinand Hiller was born.
1962: James Brown recorded “Live at the Apollo, Volume I.”
1970: U.S. President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use.
1973: Art Garfunkel received his first gold album of his solo career for “Angel Clare.”
1975: The First Planetary Celebration was held to promote awareness of mans global responsibility.
1980: Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history’s all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist.
1989: Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, Holland-Dozier-Holland, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1993: Duran Duran cancelled the remainder of their tour after Simon LeBon tore a vocal chord.
1995: New York City declared October 24th Tony Bennett Day.
1996: Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
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