Music History for

March 12

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1710 - Composer Thomas Augustine Arne was born.

1837 - Composer Felix Alexandre Guilmant was born.

1939 - Artie Shaw and his band recorded "Deep Purple."

1955 - The Dave Brubeck Quartet appeared for the first time at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

1957 - The Crickets recorded a cha-cha version of "Maybe Baby."

1969 - Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman were married.
Today in Beatles History

1969 - George Harrison and his wife Patti were arrested in Esher, Surrey. The charge was cannabis resin possession after authorities found 120 joints in their house.

1974 - Nilsson and John Lennon were ejected from the Troubador Club in Los Angeles for heckling the Tom Smothers' comedy act.


1991 - The R.E.M. album "Out of Time" was released.

1996 - KISS released the album "MTV Unplugged."

1998 - Cathay Pacific Airways announced that it had banned Liam Gallagher of Oasis after an incident on a flight from Hong Kong to Australia.

1998 - Korn served a cease-and-desist demand to a Michigan assistant principal, the high school and the school district who suspended a student for wearing a T-shirt that had the band's name on it.

2003 - The Chinese government ordered the Rolling Stones to eliminate four songs from their upcoming performances in Shanghai and Beijing. The banned songs were "Brown Sugar," "Honky Tonk Women," "Beast of Burden," and "Let's Spend the Night Together."

2016 - In Santiago, Chile, Iron Maiden's plane, Ed Force One, was damaged when a ground tug collided with two of the jet's engines.

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