Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1894: Composer Ernest John Moeran was born.
1923: Singer Eddie Cantor opened in the lead role of “Kid Boots.”
1940: As a result of a dispute between the radio networks and ASCAP (the American Society of Composers and Publishers), the radio industry was prevented from playing any ASCAP-licensed music. The ban lasted for ten months.
1969: Jimi Hendrix introduced his new Band of Gypsys at a show that was recorded and later released as the live album “Band of Gypsys.”
1971: The Beatles broke up.
1975: Elvis Presley performed for 60,000 fans at the Silverdome, in Pontiac, MI. He set a world record for earning $800,000 for a single concert by a single artist.
1978: The Bauhaus gave their performance debut in England.
1982: Steve Van Zandt, of the E Street Band, married Maureen Santora.
1984: Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his left arm in an auto accident in England.
1986: At a birthday party for Don Henley, Gary Hart and Donna Rice met each other.
1999: “Rave Un2 The Joy 2000” was aired. Prince had recorded the show on December 18, 1999 at Paisley Park Studios.
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