Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1802: Composer Wilhelm Bernard Molique was born.
1950: “The Frank Sinatra Show” debuted.
1957: RCA Victor announced that they had already received 500,000 advance orders for Elvis’ Christmas album.
1966: Johnny Kid of the Pirates was killed in a car accident in Lancashire, England.
1967: The Beatles refuse an offer to play Shea Stadium for $1 million.
1977: David Bowie’s second album is released by RCA.
1978: “Hold The Line” was released by Toto.
1980: Dusty Springfield made an onstage appearance in New York. It was the first in eight years.
1982: Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.
1986: Run D.M.C. spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.
1994: Treach (Naughty by Nature) made his movie debut in “Jason’s Lyric.”
1995: “Outside” was released by David Bowie.
2001: Peter Criss played his final show with Kiss in Charleston, SC. He was replaced by Eric Singer. Singer had been a member of Kiss prior to the reunion tour in 1995.
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