Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1683: Frendh Composer Jean-Phillip Rameau was born.
1934: Henry Busse recorded “Hot Lips” with his orchestra.
1954: Elvis Presley appeared live on “Grand Ole Opry” and performed “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”
1965: The half hour Saturday morning cartoon “The Beatles” premiered on ABC-TV. The show ran until September 7, 1969.
1969: John Lennon recorded “Cold Turkey.” The backing band included Eric Clapton, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Klaus Voorman.
1971: “Peace Train” by Cat Stevens was released.
1976: The Wings play a benefit show to raise money for the restoration of water-damaged art treasures in St. Marks Square in Venice.
1979: The musical “Evita” opened on Broadway. The work was the third collaboration of Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Weber.
1980: John “Bonzo” Bonham, of Led Zeppelin, died of asphyxiation on his own vomit due to consumption of alcohol. The group decided to disband when they determine that their drummer cannot be replaced.
1990: Little Richard Boulevard is named for the star in Macon, GA.
1995: Miriah Carey’s “Fantasy” became only the second single to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The first artist to accomplish this feat was Michael Jackson with “You Are Not Alone.”
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