Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1681: Composer Georg Philipp Telemann was born.
1804: Composer Johann I Strauss was born.
1956: The movie “Rock Around the Clock” (with Bill Haley) made its premier in Washington, DC.
1960: Sam Cooke began his first tour of the West Indies.
1965: Petula Clark made her American TV debut on CBS’ “Ed Sullivan Show.”
1981: Eric Clapton was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, MN, after a serious attack of bleeding ulcers. Clapton cancelled a 60-date tour of the U.S.
1995: Prince released the single “Purple Medley.”
1998: Jo Dee Messina made her Grand Ole Opry debut.
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