Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1896: The opera “Andrea Chenier,” by Umberto Giordano, premiered in Milan, Italy.
1943: Sergei Rachmaninoff died.
1964: Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London announced the Beatles would be cast in wax.
1967: Van Morrison recorded “Brown Eyed Girl.”
1970: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young’s “Woodstock” was released.
1979: Eric Clapton and Patti “Layla” Boyd were married. Patti was George Harrison’s ex-wife.
1986: More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played “We are the World” simultaneously at 10:15 a.m. EST.
1996: Phil Collins announced that he was leaving Genesis to concentrate on his solo career.
2001: Puffy (also known as Puff Daddy) told MTV he now wanted to be known as P. Diddy.
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