Music History for

January 29

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1715 - Composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil was born.

1782 - Composer Daniel-Francois-Esprit Auber was born.

1862 - Composer Frederick (Fritz) Theodor Albert Delius was born.

1876 - Composer Havergal Brian was born.

1852 - Composer Sir Frederic Hymen Cowen was born.

1937 - Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra recorded the famous "Song of "India".

1962 - Warner Bros. Records signed Peter, Paul & Mary.

1966 - The Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law" was released.

1969 - The "Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" debuted on CBS-TV.

1972 - Smokey Robinson left The Miracles.

1979 - Emerson, Lake & Palmer disbanded.

1983 - Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac married Kim Anderson at her Los Angeles home. They were divorced the following year.

1989 - Billy Joel sang the U.S. national anthem at Super Bowl XXIII.

1994 - Mary Wilson, formerly with the Supremes, was injured when her jeep hit a freeway median and flipped over while driving outside of Los Angeles. Her 14-year old son was killed in the accident.

1996 - Garth Brooks refused to accept his American Music Award for Favorite Overall Artist. Brooks said that Hootie and the Blowfish had done more for music that year than he did.

1998 - Paul Simon's musical "The Capeman" premiered in New York. The show opened three weeks behind schedule and to universally poor reviews.

2002 - Dream Theater's album "Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence" was released.

2002 - Madonna and her daughter, Lourdes, went to the opening of an exhibition by fashion photographer Mario Testino at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

2007 - KISS' Rock The Nation Live! DVD was officially certified double-platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

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