Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1778: Composer Sigismund Ritter von Neukomm was born.
1900: His Masters Voice, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Recording Company, and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
1965: Wilson Pickett’s “In The Midnight Hour” was released.
1968: Eric Clapton announced that Cream would break up following a farewell tour.
1975: The “Gladys Knight & the Pips” summer series premiered on NBC-TV.
1979: Chuck Berry was sentenced to four months in prison for income tax evasion.
1986: Jerry Garcia lapsed into a diabetic coma. He was released from the hospital a couple of weeks later.
1997: Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) and Lucho Brieva were married.
2000: Diana Ross announced that the “Diana Ross and the Supremes ‘Return to Love’ Tour” had been cancelled by its producers.
2000: Stephen Hutton filed suit against Kid Rock for “breach of contract and unjust enrichment.” Hutton had been fired several weeks before after a dispute over compensation.
2002: Eddie Van Halen and Valerie Bertinelli announced that they had secretly separated 10 months before. There was no indication that the two planned to get formally divorced.
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