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1756 - Composer Joseph Martin Kraus was born.
1819 - Composer Jacques Offenbach was born.
1937 - W2XBS (later WCBS-TV) televised the first TV operetta. The work was the "Pirates of Penzance" by Gilbert and Sullivan.
1966 - The Beatles album, "Yesterday & Today" was released by
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1969 - Jimi Hendrix earned the largest paycheck (to that time) for a single show when he earned $125,000 for a single set at the Newport Pop Festival in Northridge, CA.
1973 - American Bandstand celebrated its 20th anniversary with a 90-minute television special. Little Richard, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Cheech and Chong and Three Dog Night made appearances.
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1977 - Steve Winwood's first solo album was released.
1978 - Foreigner's album "Double Vision" was released.
1989 - The "Batman:Motion Picture Soundtrack" was released by Prince.
1995 - George Jones and Tammy Wynette released their reunion album "One."