Music History for

April 19

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1660 - Composer Sebastian Duron was born.

1868 - Composer Max von Schillings was born.

1892 - Composer Germaine Tailleferre was born.

1924 - "The Chicago Barn Dance" debuted on WLS Radio in Chicago. The show was later renamed "The National Barn Dance."

1945 - The musical "Carousel", based on Molnarís "Liliom," opened at the Majestic Theatre in New York City.

1956 - Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) was released from the U.S. Armed Forces.

1958 - In London, The Marquee Club opened for the first time.

1965 - The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show opened in London under the title Teenage Command Performance.

1978 - Patti Smith released the single "Because the Night."

1979 - David Lee Roth collapsed from exhaustion during a Van Halen show in Spokane, WA.

1986 - Prince became only the 5th songwriter to have two top ten hits at the same time. The songs were "Kiss" (Prince and the Revolution) and "Manic Monday" (The Bangles).

1988 - Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.

1990 - The TV movie "Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys" aired on ABC.

1991 - Michael Bolton released "Time, Love and Tenderness."

1998 - Andrea Bocelli performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

2000 - Britain's Daily Express won the right from the Court of Appeal to keep their source a secret. Elton John had sued for the name of the source that had leaked information about his forthcoming action against PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

2002 - Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) was found dead in his apartment.

2008 - The first Record Store Day was held. The event was founded to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store. Metallica officially kicked off the first event at Rasputin Music in San Francisco, CA.

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