Music History for

August 19


1881 - Composer Georges Enesco was born.

1918 - Irving Berlin's musical "Yip Yip Yaphank" opened in New York City at the Century Theater.

1939 - The Dick Jurgens Orchestra recorded, "Day Dreams Come True at Night."

1964 - The first American tour by the Beatles began in San Francisco, CA. The tour would cover 26 cities.
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1972 - NBC-TV presented "The Midnight Special" for the first time with John Denver as the first host.

1973 - Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson were married.

1980 - 1,400 people riot in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancelled a show due to illness.
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1997 - Fleetwood Mac's reunion album "The Dance" was released.
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2001 - Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted made his first live appearance with EchoBrain.
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2008 - Lady Gaga's album "The Fame" was released.