Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1683: Composer Johann Christoph Graupner was born.
1854: Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, patented the accordion.
1904: Composer Richard Addinsell was born.
1941: The four Modernaires joined the Glenn Miller Band on a permanent basis.
1964: The Beatles released “I Want To Hold Your Hand” in the U.S.
1973: Eric Clapton performed his comeback concert at the Rainbow Theatre, London.
1978: The Police began recording their debut album.
1979: The Y.M.C.A. filed a lawsuit against the Village People over their song, “Y.M.C.A.” The suit was later dropped.
1993: Bobby Brown was arrested in Augusta, GA, for simulating a sex act onstage. It was the second time that he had been arrested by the Augusta police department for the same offense.
2003: Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Townshend said that his use of an Internet Web site advertising child pornography was for research for an autobiography.
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