Today in Music History
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What happened today in music history:
1879: Composer Ottorino Respighi was born 1879.
1956: Dick Clark made his debut as host of “Bandstand” on a Philadelphia TV station. The name of the show was changed to “American Bandstand” when it went to ABC-TV.
1972: Paul McCartney appeared on stage for the first time since 1966 as his group, Wings, opened at Chateauvillon in the south of France.
1977: Elvis Costello quit his day job as a computer operator at a cosmetic factory.
1984: The album “Ice Cream Castle” was released by The Time.
1995: The Grateful Dead gave their last concert with Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field.
1998: Scott Weiland had an bench warrant issued for him when he missed his second court date stemming from drug possession charges.
1998: Robert “Waddy” Wachtel and his wife were arrested for investigation of possessing child pornography, allegedly found on his personal computer.
1999: Mary Chapin Carpenter canceled a concert at Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts in Springfield, MO, at the last minute. She had to fly home to tend to a very sick Golden Retriever.
2001: The Backstreet Boys temporarily stopped their “Black & Blue World Tour 2001.” The tour had to be put on hold because A.J. McLean entered a treatment center for depression and alcohol abuse. The tour resumed on August 24th.
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