Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1715: Composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil was born.
1784: Composer Ferdinand Ries was born.
1876: Composer Havergal Brian was born.
1962: Warner Bros. Records signed Peter, Paul & Mary.
1967: Jimi Hendrix and The Who gave a tribute concert to the Beatles late manager, Brian Epstein.
1972: Smokey Robinson left The Miracles.
1983: Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac married Kim Anderson at her Los Angeles home. They were divorced the following year.
1994: Mary Wilson, formerly with the Supremes, was injured when her jeep hit a freeway median and flipped over while driving outside of Los Angeles. Her 14-year old son was killed in the accident.
1998: Paul Simon’s musical “The Capeman” premiered in New York. The show opened three weeks behind schedule and to universally poor reviews.
2002: Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes, went to the opening of an exhibition by fashion photographer Mario Testino at the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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