Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1868: Composer Henry Franklin Belknap Gilbert was born.
1898: George Gershwin was born in Brooklyn, NY. His works include “Swanee” and “Rhapsody in Blue.”
1957: The musical “West Side Story” opened at the Winter Garden Theatre.
1964: The Kinks released the song “You Really Got Me.”
1968: Brian Jones (Rolling Stones) was fined $150 for possession of marijuana.
1969: The Fillmore West opened in San Francisco, CA.
1974: “Walls and Bridges” was released by John Lennon. He would not release any more new material for almost 6 years.
1979: The Clash released their first U.S. single. It was their remake of Bobby Fuller Four’s “I Fought The Law.”
1986: Mick Jagger’s “Running Out Of Luck” was released by CBS-Fox Video.
1991: “It’s Been A Long Time” was filmed by Southside Johnny at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ.
1996: Prince released “The Gold Experience.”
1998: MTV Russia debuted at midnight. The first video shown on the network was Mummy Troll’s “Vladivostock 2000.”
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