Music History for

January 20

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1586 - Composer Johann Hermann Schein was born.

1703 - Composer Joseph-Hector Fiocco was born.

1855 - Composer Amedee-Ernest Chausson was born.

1870 - Composer Guillaume Lekeu was born.

1894 - Composer Walter Hamor Piston was born.

1899 - Composer Alexander Tcherepnin was born.

1942 - Harry Babbitt sang as Kay Kyser and his Orchestra recorded "Who Wouldn't Love You" on Columbia Records.

1958 - Elvis Presley got his orders to report to duty from the U.S. Army. He was allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film "King Creole."
Today in Elvis History

1964 - The album "Meet the Beatles" was released in the U.S. on Capitol Records.
Today in Beatles History

1965 - The Rolling Stones and the Kinks made their first appearance on ABC-TV's "Shindig!"

1967 - Arthur Conley recorded "Sweet Soul Music."

1969 - Elvis Presley recorded "In the Ghetto" and "Suspicious Minds." It was the first time he had recorded in Memphis since 1956.
Today in Elvis History

1973 - Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry.

1974 - Stevie Wonder played his first show after an auto accident that almost took his life five months earlier.

1982 - Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off of a bat in Des Moines, IA, and was hospitalized to undertake a series of rabies shots.

1984 - The Metallica single "Jump In The Fire" was released.

1989 - The Metallica music video "One" debuted on MTV.

1999 - Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots), while on probation for a 1997 heroin case, was arrested for failing to provide a urine sample to his live-in drug treatment center.

2002 - Sting won his first Golden Globe for his song "Until" from the "Kate & Leopold" soundtrack.

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