Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1709: Composer Franz Xaver Richter was born.
1956: The rock and roll film “Shake, Rattle and Roll” opened.
1958: The musical “Flower Drum Song” Rodgers and Hammerstein opened on Broadway.
1968: Janis Joplin made her final appearance with Big Brother & the Holding Company.
1976: The Sex Pistols appeared on the British TV “Today Show.” In the interview Glenn Matlock said the word “f***.” The result was the Sex Pistols being banned in several British cities.
1987: Prince decided to cancel the release of “The Black Album.” It was only a week away from release.
1991: The musical “Once on this Island” closed after 469 performances.
1995: An auction of Frank Sinatra’s possessions earned him $2,072,000.
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