Music History for

December 22

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1723 - Composer Carl Friedrich Abel was born.

1808 - Beethoven's Opus 67: Symphony No. 5 in C minor first performed for Prince Lobkotwitz.

1821 - Composer Giovanni Bottesini was born.

1853 - Composer Maria Teresa Carreno was born.

1858 - Composer Giacomo Puccini was born.

1874 - Composer Franz Schmidt was born.

1885 - Composer Joseph Deems Taylor was born.

1968 - Eric Burdon left the Animals.

1975 - Ike and Tina Turner were robbed of $86,000 when a suitcase was stolen containing concert receipts.

1976 - Isaac Hayes filed for bankruptcy.

1978 - The stage version of Harry Nilsson's "The Point" opened in London with Davy Jones and Micky Dolenz.

1981 - A rock 'n' roll auction in London brought in $2,000 for a letter of introduction from Buddy Holly to Decca Records. John and Cynthia Lennonís marriage certificate was sold for $850 and an autographed program from the world premiere of the Beatles film "Help!" brought in $2,100.

1984 - CBS Records announced the upcoming release of Mick Jaggerís first solo album, set for February, 1985. The album was titled "She's the Boss."

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