Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1949: Gene Autry’s song “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” hit the record charts.
1967: Jimmie Rodgers was found in his car with a fractured skull after a serious accident. He recovered from the auto accident, but his singing career ended.
1971: Taj Mahal played for the men on death row at Wilmington State Penitentiary.
1973: The Who and some companions were jailed overnight for $6,000 worth of destruction they imposed on a hotel room after a show.
1974: Ravi Shankar was hospitalized in Chicago after suffering chest pains. He rejoined the George Harrison Tour a week later.
1981: “Dreamgirls” opened on Broadway. The show was based on the careers of the Supremes.
1986: Jerry Lee Lewis checked into the Betty Ford Clinic to overcome a painkiller addition.
1988: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, and Willie Nelson appeared on “Geraldo” to discuss “Sex on the Road.”
1994: Tupac Shakur was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman but was acquitted of more serious sex and weapons charges.
1996: Adam Duritz (Counting Crows) severed a ligament and tore cartilage in his knee after he fell during a concert at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Duritz underwent orthoscopic surgery during the band’s Christmas break.
1998: U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and Garth Brooks turned on the lights on the Christmas tree in Manhattan’s Rockefeller Center.
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