Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1663: Composer Friederich Wilhelm Zachow was born.
1778: Composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel was born.
1900: Composer Aaron Copland was born.
1943: Leonard Bernstein made his debut with the New York Philhamonic when he filled in for the ailing Bruno Walter prior to a nationally broadcast concert. Bernstein was 25 years old and was an assistant conductor at the time.
1961: The Elvis Presley film “Blue Hawaii” premiered.
1987: Sonny and Cher sang “I Got You Babe” on the David Letterman show.
1992: John Cascella, keyboardist of John Mellencamp’s band, was found dead in his car in Indiana. It is believed that he died of a heart attack.
2000: The trial of Michael Abram began. He had attacked George Harrison and his wife in their home in Britain on December 30, 1999.
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