Music History for

January 13

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1683 - Composer Johann Christoph Graupner was born.

1690 - Composer Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel was born.

1854 - Anthony Faas of Philadelphia, PA, was granted the first U.S. patent for the accordion. He made improvements to the keyboard and enhanced the sound.

1866 - Composer Vasily Sergeyevich Kalinnikov was born.

1904 - Composer Richard Addinsell was born.

1941 - The four Modernaires joined the Glenn Miller Band on a permanent basis.

1963 - Bob Dylan performed in a radio play for the BBC in London. The play was called "The Madhouse on Castle Street" and he played a folk singer.

1968 - Dr. K.C. Pollack of the University of Florida audio lab reported that tests found that the noise levels at rock & roll concerts was harmful to teenage ears.

1968 - Johnny Cash performed at Folsom State Prison in California. In May 1968, the parts of the two shows were released as "At Folsom Prison."

1973 - Eric Clapton recorded his comeback concert at the Rainbow Theatre, London. It was released on September 10 as "Eric Clapton's Rainbow Concert."

1976 - The trial of seven Brunswick Records and Dakar Records employees began. The charges were bilking artists out of more than $184,000 in royalties.

1978 - The Police began recording their debut album.

1979 - Soul pop singer Donny Hathaway died after jumping, (or falling) from a 15th floor hotel room in New York City at the age of 34.

1979 - The Y.M.C.A. filed a lawsuit against the Village People over their song, "Y.M.C.A." The suit was later dropped.

1993 - Bobby Brown was arrested in Augusta, GA, for simulating a sex act onstage. It was the second time that he had been arrested by the Augusta police department for the same offense.

1998 - Kevin Dubrow (Quiot Riot) was released from jail. He was arrested for failing to pay a judgment against him for an incident at a 1994 concert. A woman claimed that he threw another fan on top of her breaking her leg.

2003 - Pete Townshend was arrested on suspicion of possessing indecent images of children. Townshend said that his use of an Internet Web site advertising child pornography was for research for an autobiography.

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