Music History for
1682 - Composer Jean-Joseph Mouret was born.
1936 - The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) was founded.
1956 - James Brown debuts on the R&B charts with "Please, Please, Please."
1961 - Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut in Greenwich Village. He opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde's Folk City.
1966 - NBC broadcasted the last episode of "Hullabaloo." Reruns were aired through August 29.
1966 - Frank Sinatra recorded "Strangers in the Night."
1966 - Buffalo Springfield debuted at The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA.
1968 - Big Brother & the Holding Company made their national TV debut on ABC's "Hollywood Palace."
1970 - Paul McCartney announced a "temporary break with the Beatles." He cited "personal differences" and adding that he will no longer record with John Lennon.
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1970 - Peter Green announced that he would be leaving Fleetwood Mac.
1983 - R.E.M.'s first album "Murmur" was released.
1983 - Metallica fired co-founding member Dave Mustaine.
1988 - Cher won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in "Moonstruck."
1990 - Elton John sang at the funeral of AIDS victim Ryan White.
1991 - Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV's "The Simpsons."
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1992 - Lee Greenwood married Kimberly Payne. It was his fourth marriage and her first.
1994 - A Seattle, WA, coroner ruled that Kurt Cobain's (Nirvana) death was a suicide.
1994 - Nirvana's album "In Utero" was certified double-platinum.
1995 - Peter, Paul and Mary released their 17th album, "LifeLines."
1997 - Savage Garden released their self-titled debut album.
2000 - No Doubt released the album "Return of Saturn."
2002 - Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson got engaged.