Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1743: Handel’s Messiah was performed for the first time in London.
1792: Joseph Haydn’s Symphony No. 94 in G Major (the “Surprise Symphony”) was performed publicly for the first time, in London.
1896: Umberto Giordano’s opera “Andrea Chenier,” premiered in Milan, Italy.
1963: The Beach Boys released “Surfin’ U.S.A.”
1969: Anita Bryant and the Letterman appeared at a “Rally For Decency” in Miami following Jim Morrison’s indecent exposure onstage there.
1978: The Police signed with A&M Records.
1985: Julian Lennon held his first concert in San Antonio, TX.
1988: Mick Jagger made his first solo appearance on stage in Japan.
1999: Pope John Paul II’s “Abba Pater” was released. The 11 tracks chanting and praying with musical accompaniment.
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