Music History for

April 24


1721 - Composer Johann Philipp Kirnberger was born.

1934 - Laurens Hammond was granted a patent for the pipeless organ with the tonewheel generator.

1936 - Benny Goodman and his trio recorded "China Boy."

1959 - "Your Hit Parade" aired for the last time. The show had been on since 1935.

1961 - Bob Dylan earned a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte's "Midnight Special." It was his recording debut.

1968 - Apple Records refused to sign David Bowie.

1977 - Talking Heads began its first European tour, supporting the Ramones.

1984 - Jerry Lee Lewis married his sixth wife, Kerrie McCarver.
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1985 - RKO Home Video released six black and white film classics starring Fred Astaire.

1990 - The road crew for Roger Waters discovered an unexploded World War II era bomb while constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.

1992 - David Bowie and Iman were married. The wedding was announced about a week later.

1992 - "Elvis -- The Great Performances" aired on CBS-TV.
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1993 - Farm Aid 6 took place in Ames, Iowa.

1994 - Madonna visited the San Antonio Spurs locker room to congratulate David Robinson on his 71-point performance.
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1996 - It was announced that Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots) was in a drug rehab and could not perform causing the cancellation of several shows.
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2002 - Jewel was thrown from a horse and suffered a broken collarbone and a rib.