Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1657: Composer Michel-Richard Delalande was born.
1944: A single-engine plane carrying U.S. Army Major Glenn Miller disappeared in thick fog over the English Channel while en route to Paris. The true fate of the plane and its passengers has never been determined.
1967: The Beach Boys met Maharishi Yogi in Paris and learned transcendental meditation.
1969: John Lennon gave his last live performance in England. It was a UNICEF benefit in London.
1988: James Brown was sentenced to a six-year jail term for leading police on a late-night, two-state car chase. He was released on February 27, 1991.
1992: Nirvana released “Incesticide,” a collection of b-sides and rarities.
1997: The surviving members INXS released a tape of an interview in which they talk about the life and death of the group’s late vocalist Michael Hutchence. The band members had been reluctant to give interviews until this release.
1999: Garth Brooks said on TNN’s “Crook & Chase” show that he planned to keep an “extremely low” profile in 2000 and that he would “probably” announce his retirement at the end of the year.
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