Music History for
1940 - Columbia Records cut the price of its 12-inch classical
records. The records were priced $1.00. RCA Victor followed two weeks later.
1960 - Chubby Checker performed "The Twist" on American TV for the
first time on "American Bandstand."
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1964 - Rod Stewart made his television debut on the British show
"The Beat Room."
1970 - An anti-war rock festival was held at Shea Stadium in New York.
Janis Joplin, Paul Simon, Steppenwolf and Johnny Winters were
1973 - Stevie Wonder was seriously injured in a car accident. He
permanently lost his sense of smell. He was in a coma for
1980 - John Lennon and Yoko Ono began recording their album "Double Fantasy."
1982 - Pink Floyd's "The Wall" had its U.S. premiere in New York City.
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1987 - The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville, FL for
including the phrase "mature audience" on their concert
tickets and ads.
1987 - Madonna's movie "Who's That Girl" premiered in New York.
1989 - Adam Clayton (U2) was arrested at his home in Dublin, Ireland
for marijuana possession.
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1995 - The first "Soul Train: Lady of Soul Awards" took place.
1996 - Vince Neil attempted to play a show at an Indiana club. The
show, starting more than four hours late, ended after only
three songs. Neil claimed that he wasn't feeling well, and
that the audience of "rednecks" didn't appreciate his talent.
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1996 - Eddie Vedder videotaped the Ramones placing their hands in
cement on the Hollywood Rock Walk prior to a Ramones show at
The Palace. The Ramones claimed that it was their last show
1998 - The last new episode of Magic Johnson's talk show, "The Magic
Hour," aired. The musical guests on the show were Boys II Men,
Simply Red, Mary J. Blige and Hanson.
2000 - It was announced that Ice-T would play a detective on the TV
series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."
2012 - The single "Cruise" was released by Florida Georgia Line.