Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1633: Composer Werner Fabricius was born.
1927: “Ballet Macanique” was presented for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York City. It was the first symphonic work that used an airplane propeller and other mechanical contraptions not normally associated with the ballet.
1956: Nat King Cole was beaten up by a group of racial segregationists in Birmingham, AL.
1958: Bobby Darin recorded “Splish Splash.”
1967: The song “Somethin’ Stupid” became the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. The song was performed by Nancy and Frank Sinatra.
1971: John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” hit the charts. It was his first appearance on the charts.
1977: David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up on Us” was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit. Soul starred as as Ken Hutchinson in the television show “Starsky and Hutch.”
1991: Donnie Wahlberg (New Kids on the Block) agreed to tape public service announcements warning against doing drugs, driving drunk, and starting fires. The deal was an exchange for having arson charges against him reduced by a Louisville, KY, judge.
1999: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers were the musical guests on “Saturday Night Live.”2000 – Sony Music Entertainment announced plans to make its first commercial digital downloads available to U.S. consumers. Sony said it would offer about 50 hit songs from Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Mary Ch
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