Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1827: Composer Josef Strauss was born.
1906: The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ, began to manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sold for $200.
1956: Elvis began work on his first movie, “Love Me Tender.” The film was originally entitled “The Reno Brothers.”
1964: Liberty Records reported the album “The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles” was selling 25,000 copies a day.
1968: Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.
1970: Derek and the Dominoes began work on their first and only studio album, “Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.”
1979: Led Zeppelin released their last album together, “In Through The Out Door.”
1997: Tim Weisberg sued former partner Dan Fogelberg for alleged breach of contract and fraud over the recording of “No Resemblance Whatsoever.”
1998: Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed “Double Fantasy” album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.
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