Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1813: Composer Alexander Dargomyzhsky was born.
1958: On CBS television Walter Cronkite reported that the Iranian government has banned rock & roll becausee it is against the concepts of Islam and also a hazard to health.
1967: Aretha Franklin recorded her song “Respect” in New York.
1972: John Lennon and Yoko Ono began a weeklong stay as co-hosts on “The Mike Douglas Show.”
1972: “Grease” opened off-Broadway, where it ran for the next decade for a total of 3,388 performances.
1974: The Captain and Tennille were married.
1977: The B-52’s perform their first concert together in Athens, GA.
1981: Billy Idol left Generation X for a solo career.
1986: Frank Zappa appeared on “Miami Vice” playing a crime boss named “Mr. Frankie.”
1998: Marilyn Manson began an short book signing tour at Tower Records in New York. He was supporting his autobiography “It’s A Long Hard Road Out of Hell.”
2000: KISS announced that they were going to do a farewell tour in makeup and then sell off the stage props from their career in an auction.
2001: “Barbara Streisand: Timeless” aired on FOX. The show was a farewell-tour concert.
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