Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1964: The Beatles released “Matchbox/Slow Down.”
1969: Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” premiered in both New York and Los Angeles.
1979: “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince was released. It was his first U.S. hit.
1979: The Cars performed at New York’s Central Park for an audience of a half million people.
1982: The Rolling Stones’ live version of “Time Is On My Side,” from their live LP “Still Life,” was released as a single.
1989: The Who performed “Tommy” at the Universal Amphitheatre with special guests Steve Winwood, Elton John, Phil Collins, Patti LaBelle and Billy Idol.
1990: Sinead O’Connor refused to perform if the United States National Anthem was played before her show at the Garden State Arts Plaza in Homdel, NJ, as is custom. A patriotic uproar ensued which led to several radio stations banning her music.
1998: A Shania Twain concert in Syracuse, NY was halted when lightning hit the ground 40 yards behind the stage. The concert was almost over at the time of the lightning strike.
1999: Warner Brothers released the album “The Vault…Old Friends 4 Sale” by Prince.
2001: The Backstreet Boys resumed their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had been put on hold on July 9, because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse.
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