Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1892: Composer Herbert Howells was born.
1953: Conductor Leopold Stokowski performed the first concert of contemporary Canadian music to be presented in the U.S.
1962: The Beatles first appeared on Great Britain’s Grenada TV Network.
1967: The musical “Hair” premiered at New York’s Public Theatre. The show ran for 1,758 performances.
1969: “Led Zeppelin II” was released along with the start of Led Zeppelin’s third U.S. tour.
1977: “Street Survivors” was released by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Three days later vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines (Steve’s sister) and road manager Dean Kilpatrick were killed when their plane crashed in Gillsburg, MS. The other four members of the band were seriously injured but s
1986: The film biography “Sid And Nancy” opened nationally.
1995: Rhino Home Video released 58 episodes of “The Monkees” on 21 cassettes. It was the largest video boxed set to be released.
1998: The Wilkinsons made their first official appearance on the Grand Ole Opry.
2001: The heirs of Bing Crosby filed a $16 million lawsuit accusing Universal Music Group of underpaying royalties on recordings.
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