Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1901: The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.
1945: Stan Kenton and his orchestra recorded “Painted Rhythm.”
1961: Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams became the first to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1970: The group Lifetime was formed when Jack Bruce (Cream), John McLaughlin (Miles Davis’ group), Larry Young and Tony Williams joined forces.
1980: Bruce Springsteen forgot some of the words to “Born to Run” in Ann Arbor, MI.
1988: The documentary “Imagine,” about John Lennon, premiered in Hollywood, CA.
1990: A storeowner in Florida was found guilty of distributing obscene material. The material in question was 2 Live Crew’s “As Nasty As They Wanna Be” album. The man was later fined $1,000.
1994: Eric Clapton started his “Nothing But The Blues” tour.
2000: Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.
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