Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1940: Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.
1964: Rod Stewart made his television debut on the British show “The Beat Room.”
1971: Procul Harum recorded a concert with the Edmonton Symphony in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Portions would later be released as the album “Live with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.”
1981: Stevie Nicks first solo album, “Bella Donna,” was released.
1987: The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville, FL for including the phrase “mature audience” on their concert tickets and ads.
1989: Adam Clayton (U2) was arrested at his home in Dublin, Ireland for marijuana possession.
1996: Vince Neil attempted to play a show at an Indiana club. The show, starting more than four hours late, ended after only three songs. Neil claimed that he wasn’t feeling well, and that the audience of “rednecks” didn’t appreciate his talent.
1998: The last new episode of Magic Johnson’s talk show, “The Magic Hour,” aired. The musical guests on the show were Boys II Men, Simply Red, Mary J. Blige and Hanson.
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