Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1541: Composer Hernando de Cabezon was born.
1936: Charles Hardin Holley, later Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock, TX. His name was misspelled on his first record contract and he decided to leave it that way.
1969: The half hour Saturday morning cartoon “The Beatles” aired its last show. The show had debuted on September 25, 1965.
1975: Steve Anderson set a record for picking a guitar. Anderson, at age 22, picked for 114 hours, 7 minutes. He broke the old record by more than four hours.
1978: Sid Vicious performed at Max’s Kansas City, New York City punk club.
1979: Gary Numan released his LP “The Pleasure Principle.”
1987: Pink Floyd began their “A Momentary Lapse Of Reason” tour despite threats to sue by former member Roger Waters.
1996: Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight are shot while in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. Shakur died six days later.
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