Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1750: Johann Sebastian Bach died after an unsuccessful eye operation.
1933: The first singing telegram was sent. It was given to Rudy Vallee on his 32nd birthday.
1957: Jerry Lee Lewis made his television debut on “The Steve Allen Show.”
1973: Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re An American Band” was released.
1979: The World Series of Rock was held at Cleveland Stadium, with Journey, Ted Nugent and Thin Lizzy.
1993: The 10,000 Maniacs played their last show with lead singer Natalie Merchant. Merchant left the group to pursue a solo career.
1995: Jimi Hendrix’ father James Al Hendrix won back the rights to his son’s name, likeness, image and music after a number of companies had profited from them over the years.
2000: A U.S. federal appeals court granted a last minute stay of an injunction that ordered Napster, Inc., to shut down. The order to stop operations came on July 26, 2000.
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