Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1759: Composer Francois Devienne was born.
1798: Composer Carl Gottlieb Reissiger was born.
1961: The “Bobby Darin and Friends” TV special aired on NBC-TV.
1969: Bobby Darin walked off the set of the “Jackie Gleason Show” when he was not allowed to sing “Long Line Rider.”
1970: Creedence Clearwater Revial (CCR) filmed a television special.
1978: Greg Herbert (Blood Sweat & Tears) died of a drug overdose in Amsterdam during the band’s European tour. He was 30 years old.
1986: “Down and Out in Beverly Hills” opened co-starring Little Richard.
1998: The “Come Together” benefit concert was held in New Jersey. The benefit was for the family of Sgt. Patrick King, a police officer in Long Branch, NJ, who was killed in the line of duty in 1997.
1999: Cher sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXXIII.
2001: It was announced that Peter Criss was leaving KISS and that he would be replaced by Eric Singer for the remainder of dates of the farewell tour. Criss’ last show was on October 7, 2000.
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