Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1660: Composer Andre Campra was born.
1879: Composer Sir Herbert Hamilton Harty was born.
1961: Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” was released.
1980: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones made the announcement of their decision not to re-form Led Zeppelin in the wake of the death of drummer John “Bonzo” Bonham.
1987: Metallica released the “Cliff ‘Em All” video collection. The bootleg and unprofessional recordings had been shot during 1982-1986 when Cliff Burton was still with the band.
1989: The U.S. Supreme Court upheld a ruling that said that Prince did not steal the song, “U Got The Look” from his half-sister. Lorna Nelson claimed the lyrics were similar to ones she had written.
1991: Paula Abdul was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1995: Michael Jackson appeared with legendary mime Marcel Marceau at New York news conference promoting a Jackson special airing on HBO.
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