Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1770: Composer Peter Hansel was born.
1924: Italian composer Giacomo Puccini died before he could complete his final opera. “Turandot” was finished by Franco Alfano.
1963: The Beatles’ fifth single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was released in Britain.
1969: John Lennon was convicted of possession of cannabis and fined $360 in London. Yoko Ono, who was arrested with Lennon on October 18, was cleared of charges.
1977: “Alive II” was released by KISS.
1979: Ray Smith committed suicide.
1979: Paul Simon filed two lawsuits against his record label in an attempt to leave them.
1990: The musical “Shogun – The Musical” opened.
1993: Metallica released the box set “Binge & Purge.” It contained three CDs, three videos and a book.
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