Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1810: Composer Frederic Chopin was born.
1928: Paul Whiteman and his orchestra recorded “Ol’ Man River.”
1956: The Fats Domino album “Rock and Rollin’ With Fats Domino” was released on the Imperial Label.
1957: Chuck Berry released “School Days” on Chess Records. It became his biggest hit to date.
1963: Gerry & the Pacemakers released their first British single, “How Do You Do It.”
1968: Elton John’s first single, “I’ve Been Loving You,” was released in England.
1970: The Charles Manson album “Lie” was released. The profits went to Manson’s defense.
1973: The Robert Joffrey Dance Company opened the presentation “Deuce Coupe Ballet”. The show was based on the music of the Beach Boys.
1976: Singer Claudine Longet, formerly the wife of Andy Williams, shot her boyfriend, world skiing champion Spider Sabich Sabich had tried to throw her and her three children out of his house. Longet was arrested for manslaughter.
1980: Patti Smith married Fred “Sonic” Smith (formerly with MC5).
1982: Jimmy Page’s first solo LP was released. It was the soundtrack to Death Wish II.
1990: Janet Jackson’s first concert tour began. It was the Rhythm Nation World Tour 1990.
1995: Bill Berry of R.E.M while performing on stage in Switzerland suffers a brain aneurysm.
1999: Sony Music Distribution raised their wholesale prices on audio CDs by 8 cents.
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