Today in Music History
Today in music history. – this is what really interesting stuff happened on today’s date in music history for October 12.
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What happened today in music history:
1872: Composer Ralph Vaughan Williams was born.
1957: Little Richard tossed four diamond rings into the Hunter River in Sydney, Australia, to prove that he was giving up rock-n-roll for his faith in God. He returned to music five years later.
1968: The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed in London.
1969: The “Paul is Dead” craze began when a radio DJ played “Revolution #9″ backwards.
1970: Bill Graham held a rock Memorabilia auction at New York’s Fillmore East.
1978: Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols) was arrested for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. Spungen had been found dead with several knife wounds to her abdominal area. Vicious died of a heroin overdose before his murder trial began.
1985: Ricky Wilson, of the B-52′s, died of complication of AIDS at the age of 32.
1995: Tupac Shakur was released from prison on $1.4 million bail. He was released pending an appeal of his conviction for sexual assault.
1997: John Denver was killed when the plane he was piloting crashed into Monterey Bay, CA. He was 53 years old.
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