Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1789: Composer Friedrich Silcher was born.
1959: The play, “West Side Story,” with music by Leonard Bernstein, closed after 734 performances on Broadway.
1964: The Rolling Stones appeared as the entire panel on BBC-TV’s ‘Juke Box Jury’.
1969: The Denver Pop Festival opened at Mile High Stadium. Violence broke out in the 50,000+ crowd and police moved in with clubs and tear gas.
1982: Virgin Music Publishing reached an out-of-court settlement with Police bassist Sting on a 1977 contract.
1988: Debbie Gibson got her high school diploma from Calhoun High on Long Island, NY.
1989: The Who performed the rock opera, “Tommy,” in its entirety for the first time in 17 years at New York’s Radio City Music Hall.
1993: Lyle Lovett and actress Julia Roberts were married. They were divorced in 1995.
2000: A San Francisco appeals court ruled that the Rolling Stones improperly borrowed “Love in Vain and “Stop Breakin’ Down” from Robert Johnson. The Stones’ former record label had wrongly assumed that the songs were public domain.
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