Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1743: Composer Luigi Boccherini was born.
1956: The Platters recorded “Magic Touch.”
1964: Simon & Garfunkel completed the original acoustic version of “Sounds of Silence.”
1970: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart guest starred onn ABC-TV’s “Bewitched”.
1972: Paul McCartney released “Give Ireland Back to the Irish.” The song was immediately banned by the BBC.
1974: KISS made thier TV debut on “Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert.”
1980: Bon Scott, the lead singer of heavy metal band AC/DC, died in London at the age of 33. He died as a result of choking on his own vomit after drinking heavily.
1985: Mick Jaggeer released “She’s The Boss”. It was his first solo album.
1995: Tommy Lee (Motley Crue) and Pamela Anderson were married.
1995: Roxette performed in Beijing. It was the first concert for a western artist in China since 1984 when George Michael performed.
1997: Miles Davis received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1998: The Stray Cats reunited for a single show at L.A.’s House Of Blues. The show was a benefit for the Carl Perkins Foundation.
2003: In West Warwick, RI, 99 people were killed when fire destroyed the nightclub The Station. The fire started with sparks from a pyrotechnic display being used by Great White. Ty Longley, guitarist for Great White, was one of the victims in the fire.
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