Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1648: Composer John Blow was born.
1730: Composer Christian Joseph Lidarti was born.
1811: Composer George Washington Hewitt was born.
1873: Composer Dmitri Arakishvili was born.
1876: Composer Edgar Istel was born.
1886: Composer Albert Edward Sammons was born.
1924: Composer Lejaren Hiller was born.
1937: Bing Crosby sang with Lani McIntyre and his band as “Sweet Leilani” was recorded.
1970: Ringo Starr guest starred on “Laugh-In.” It was his first solo TV appearance.
1974: Columbia Records released Billy Joel’s “Piano Man.”
1993: Little Richard received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy.
1995: Melvin Franklin (Temptations) died of heart failure.
1999: Garth Brooks attended spring training camp with the San Diego Padres as a non-roster player. The Padres Foundation agreed to contribute to the Touch ‘Em All Foundation in lieu of a salary to Brooks.
2000: Sean “Puffy” Combs was indicted on charges of bribing a witness. According to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, Combs offered money and jewelry to his driver, and asked him to claim ownership of a gun that police recovered from the Comb’s car following a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a New York
2000: A cover of the Led Zeppelin classic “What Is And What Should Never Be” by Jimmy Page and the Black Crowes became available for free download exclusively from Musicmaker.com.
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