Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1712: Composer John Stanley was born.
1734: Composer Francois-Joseph Gossec was born.
1969: Charlie Watts’ (Rolling Stones) book, Ode to a High Flying Bird was published. The book was a tribute to Charlie Parker.
1969: “Lady Samantha” was released in England. It was one of the very first recordings by Reginald Kenneth Dwight, better known as Elton John.
1970: Billy Stewart and three of his band members were killed when their car went out of control and off a bridge over the River Neuse in North Carolina.
1972: Highway 51 South in Memphis, TN, was renamed Elvis Presley Blvd.
1979: Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton announced that they would record an album together.
1994: Donny Osmond fought the Partridge Family’s Danny Bonaduce in a charity boxing match in Chicago, IL. Bonaduce won a split decision.
1997: Metallica’s video “King Nothing” premiered on MTV.
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