Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1929: Paul Whiteman and his orchestra backed Bing Crosby recorded “Sposin.”
1965: The Rolling Stones appeared with Chuck Berry on the television show “Hollywood A-GO-GO.”
1966: The Beach Boys album “Pet Sounds” was released.
1969: Jack Cassady (Jefferson Airplane) was arrested for possession of marijuana at the Royal Orleans Hotel in New Orleans.
1970: Randy Bachman left the Guess Who.
1980: Dr. George C. Nichopoulous was indicted in Memphis on 14 counts of overprescribing drugs to Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and nine other patients.
1983: The television special “Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever” aired. It was a taping of the first time that Michael Jackson performed the moonwalk for a live audience.
1986: Caitlin O’Riordan (Pogues) and Elvis Costello were married.
1992: Weird Al Yankovic’s “Smell Like Nirvana” hit #35 in the U.S.
1999: Paul Brandt and Claudia Church leave for Bosnia to entertain U.S. troops there.
2000: The “What My Heart Has Seen” exhibition opened at the Catto Gallery in London. The art is the work of Tony Bennett.
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