Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1711: Composer William Boyce was born.
1847: “Oh, Susannah” was sung in public for the first time. Stephen Foster sold the rights to the song for a bottle of whiskey.
1945: Ernest Tubb recorded “It Just Doesnt Matter Now” and “Love Turns to Hate.”
1963: “The Great White Wonder” first appears in a record store in Los Angeles, CA. The “bootleg” of Bob Dylan songs is believed to be the first bootleg album.
1967: “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles was certified as a million seller.
1968: Larry Graham, of Sly and the Family Stone, was arrested for possession of cannabis. The groups TV appearance and hotel reservations were canceled as a result.
1975: Aerosmith’s self-titled debut album was certified gold.
1977: David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded a duet version of “The Little Drummer Boy.” The song appeared on Crosby’s “Merrie Olde Christmas” LP.
1984: Bruce Springsteen broke the attendance record at Philadelphia’s Spectrum. 16,800 fans attended the first of six sold-out shows.
1987: Peter Tosh was shot and killed by robbers in his home in Jamaica.
1988: Metallic began their first headlining tour of Europe in Budapest, Hungary.
1995: Janet Jackson’s “Runaway” made history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot 100.
1996: Michael Hutchence of INXS pled guilty to hitting a photographer and was fined $600. The picture was of Hutchence and Bob Geldof’s estranged wife outside a hotel where they had spent the night.
2001: Dream Theater released the album “Live Scenes From New York”. The original artwork was recalled the same day due to the artwork portraying the New York skyline and World Trade Center towers engulfed in flames. The album was re-released with different artwork.
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