Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1856: Composer Johann Christian Sinding was born.
1928: “Ol Man River” was recorded by Paul Whiteman and his orchestra. Bing Crosby was the songs featured vocalist. The song is from the Broadway musical, “Showboat”.
1964: “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash became the first country album to top the U.S. pop album chart.
1967: Jimi Hendrix recorded “Purple Haze.”
1969: “This Was” was released by Jethro Tull.
1987: Frankie Goes to Hollywood began what would be its final tour in Manchester, England.
1995: Michael Jackson released a statement saying, “I will no longer stand by and watch reckless members of the media try to destroy my reputation.” The statement was a response to unsubstantiated rumors of a video depicting Jackson fooling around with a young boy.
2001: Whitney Houston was stopped for possessing marijuana at Keahole-Kona International Airport.
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