Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1875: Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born.
1939: “The Wizard of Oz” premiered in Hollywood, CA. Judy Garland became famous for the movie’s song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”
1958: Buddy Holly and Maria Elena Santiago were married in a private ceremony at his parents home in Lubbock, TX.
1969: The Woodstock Music and Art Fair began in Bethel, NY. The three-day concert featured 24 bands and drew over 400,000 people.
1987: On the tenth anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley thousands of people marched past his grave in Memphis, TN.
1997: Tony Nicole Tony Records filed suit against Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS for alleged intentional interference with KISS drummer Peter Criss’ contract with the label. The suit maintained that Simmons and Stanley convinced Criss to break his contract with the label.
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