Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1849: Georgetown University in Washington, DC. presented its first Doctor of Music Degree. It was given to Professor Henry Dielman.
1938: Artie Shaw recorded “Begin the Beguine.”
1967: The Elvis Presley movie “Double Trouble” premiered.
1978: The movie “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees, opened in New York City, NY.
1987: The movie biography of Richie Valens, “La Bamba,” opened.
1990: A wrongful death trial involving Judas Priest opened in Reno, NV. Parents had charged in a lawsuit that the band’s “Stained Class” album contained subliminal messages that drove two teen-agers to attempt suicide. The judge cleared the group.
1995: Public Enemy postponed its televised farewell concert in Great Britain because Flava Flav broke his arm in a scooter accident.
1998: Aerosmith announced that they were postponing the first 13 dates of their U.S. tour. Drummer Joey Krammer had received second-degree burns in a gas station fire.
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