Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1737: Antonio Stradivari, died in Cremona, Italy. He is recognized as the most renowned violin maker in history.
1860: Composer Edward Alexander MacDowell was born.
1920: Conductor Arturo Toscanini made his first recording for Victor Records.
1961: Britain’s EMI Records rejected the Beatles. They later signed them.
1965: U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler recorded “Ballad of the Green Berets.
1975: Rod Stewart announced that he was leaving Faces for a solo career.
1983: Keith Richards and model Patti Hansen were married.
1997: Tori Amos, offered 14 music videos, including a rare clip of “Cornflake Girl,” for viewing over the Internet as part of a holiday charity effort for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). Users were allowed access to the clips for a four week period in exchange for a donation of $5.
2001: Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) won a court battle with ex-wife Pamela Anderson. Anderson had filed the suit to gain full custody of the couple’s two children. The judge denied a request by Anderson’s lawyers to require monitoring of Lee’s visits.
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