Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1813: Composer Giuseppe Fortunino Frencesco Verdi was born.
1931: Russ Columbos “Prisoner of Love” was recorded.
1959: Bobby Darin became the youngest performer to headline the Sands Hotel’s Copa Room in Las Vegas, NV. Johnny Mathis held the previous record (he had been 23).
1966: John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time at an Indica Gallery in London’s West End.
1967: Doc Severinsen replaced Skitch Henderson as musical director of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
1974: Quincy Jones gets his first gold record for “Body Heat.”
1979: Styx released “Babe.”
1985: A 2?-acre garden memorial was dedicated to John Lennon by his widow Yoko Ono. The memorial in New York Citys Central Park is called Strawberry Fields.
2003: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II made Sting a CBE (Commander of the British Empire).
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