Music History for

August 20

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1882 - Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" debuted in Moscow.

1939 - Orrin Tuckerís orchestra recorded "Oh, Johnny, Oh, Johnny, Oh!"

1960 - Connie Francis begins working on the film "Where the Boys Are."

1965 - The Rolling Stones single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" was released in the U.S.

1967 - The New York Times reported about a noise reduction system for album and tape recording developed by technicians R. and D.W. Dolby. Elektra Record's subsidiary, Checkmate Records became the first label to use the new Dolby process in its recordings.

1973 - The Rolling Stones released "Angie."

1996 - Snoop Doggy Dogg settled out of court with the Woldemariam family in a wrongful death suit that the family brought against the rapper three years earlier. Twenty-year-old Phillip Woldemariam was shot and killed by Snoop Doggy Dogg's body guard from the back of a moving car which the rapper himself drove. The two claimed the shooting occurred in self-defense.

1997 - Alabama Governor Fob James joined the mayors of Montgomery and Georgina, AL, in the Alabama State Capitol to dedicate a 50-mile stretch of Interstate 65 to the memory of Hank Williams. The section of roadway was renamed the "Hank Williams Memorial Lost Highway."

2000 - Bon Jovi played the last concert to be held at the historic Wembley stadium before its demolition.

2001 - The remaining dates of the Foo Fighters European tour was canceled when drummer Taylor Hawkins was admitted to a hospital after a drug overdose.

2003 - In Rhode Island, OSHA fined Derco LLC, which operated The Station club, $85,200 for one "willful" violation and six serious violations related to the February 20 fire that killed 100 and injured almost 200. Great White was fined $7,000 for failing to protect employees from fire hazards.

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