Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1813: Composer Wilhelm Richard Wagner was born.
1955: In Bridgeport, CT, a Fats Domino concert was canceled because policed feared a rock ‘n’ roll riot would occur.
1966: Bruce Springsteen and his first band, the Castilles, recorded their first and only record, “That’s What You Get” backed with “Baby I.” It was never released.
1970: Elvis Presley signed a three-picture deal with MGM.
1987: Roy Orbinson performed on “Saturday Night Live.”
1997: Fleetwood Mac performed the first of two MTV Unplugged specials that would be aried in the summer of 1997.
2000: Steely Dan received the Founders Award for a lifetime of songwriting at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards.
2003: The final manuscript of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which was annotated by the composer, sold at an auction for $3.47 million.
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