Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1742: George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” was first performed publicly, in Dublin, Ireland.
1958: Van Cliburn of Kilgore, TX, earned 1st prize in the Soviet Union’s Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow. He was the first American to win the award.
1969: Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore’s NBC-TV special “Like Hep”.
1971: The Rolling Stones release “Brown Sugar” the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.
1979: David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion during a Van Halen show in Spokane, WA.
1982: David Crosby (Byrds, CSN) was arrested for the second time in three weeks for drugs in Dallas.
1985: “The Grand Ole Opry” debuted on television.
1999: VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the “Divas Live” concert.
2000: Heather Mills won $316,700 in damages for a 1993 accident that involved a British motorcycle officer. Mills, Paul McCartney’s girlfriend, received the out-of-court-settlement without any admission of guilt for the loss of her left leg.
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