Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1654: Composer Vincenz Lubeck was born.
1930: Bing Crosby married Dixie Lee.
1954: The movie musical “A Star Is Born” made its world premiere in Hollywood.
1962: “My Fair Lady” closed after a 6? year run on Broadway. The show, at the time, held the record for the longest-running musical.
1967: “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” was released by Gladys Knight & the Pips.
1974: John Lennon appeared on WNEW-FM in New York as a guest DJ.
1976: Jerry Lee Lewis was charged with shooting a firearm within the city limits. He hit his bass player, Norman Owens, twice in the chest while attempting to shoot a soda bottle.
1984: Prince’s single “Let’s Go Crazy” hit No. 1. He then held the No. 1 single, album and film simultaneously. Only the Beatles had accomplished the feat previously.
1989: Tony LeMans’ self-titled debut was released.
1996: Alanis Morissette finished her first U.S. tour in Houston, TX.
1998: The family of Frank Sinatra filed suit against Ross Stores Inc. for copyright infringement. The suit alleged that an album of 75 songs, “The Sinatra Collection,” was unauthorized.
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