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1775 - Composer Francois de Paule Jacques Raymond de Fossa was born.
1834 - Composer Amilcare Ponchielli was born.
1928 - "Die Dreigoschenoper" ("Threepenny Opera") premiered in Berlin.
The music was by Kurt Weill.
1939 - Frank Sinatra recorded "All or Nothing at All" with the Harry
1967 - The Beatles announced that they would handle their own affairs
following the death of manager Brian Epstein.
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1968 - Danny Kirwan joined Fleetwood Mac.
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1969 - Bob Dylan made his first paid appearance at England's Isle of
Wight Pop Festival since his motorcycle accident three years
1974 - The Rolling Stones released "Goat's Head Soup."
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1974 - "The Partridge Family" television show ended.
1974 - In federal court, John Lennon testified the Nixon
administration tried to have him deported because of his
involvement with the anti-war demonstrations at the 1972
Republican convention in Miami, FL.
1976 - A judge ruled that George Harrison was guilty of copying from
the song "He’s So Fine" (by the Chiffons).
1987 - Michael Jackson's "Bad" video was televised for the first
time on CBS-TV.
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1989 - The Rolling Stones began their first concert tour in eight years at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, PA. There was a pre-tour 'surprise show' in New Haven, CT, on August 12.
1991 - Metallica's self-titled album hit #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. It was released on August 12.
1997 - James Brown became the first U.S. artist to appear in Lebanon following the recent lift of the ban on U.S. travel to the country.
1997 - The Microsoft Network netcast U2's performance in Dublin.
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1998 - Madonna filed suit against the YMCA to prevent it from building a high-rise residential tower near Lincoln Center in New York City, NY.
2005 - Toby Keith announced that he was starting his own label named Show Dog Nashville Records.