Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1729: Composer Padre Antonio Francisco Javier Jose Soler was born.
1960: The musical “Camelot,” by Lerner and Loewe opened on Broadway.
1965: In Sacramento, CA, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) was shocked and knocked unconscious during a concert when his guitar made contact with his microphone during a performance of “The Last Time.”
1966: The first Monkees concert was held, in Honolulu, HI.
1968: Elvis Presley’s NBC-TV special “Elvis” was aired.
1971: The Montreaux Casino was destroyed by fire during a show by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention.
1976: The Sex Pistols’ “Anarchy in the U.K.” was released.
1979: At Cincinnati’s Riverfront Coliseum eleven Who fans were trampled to death in the rush to gain admittance for general (unreserved) seats to the band’s concert.
1990: Nightline aired Madonna’s video for “Justify My Love.” The previous week MTV had banned the video.
1991: Alan Feed received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1997: Janet Jackson got an injunction against Eric Leon Christian, who she claimed had been harassing her.
2002: It was announced that Peter Garrett had quit Midnight Oil after 25 years.
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