Music History for

March 16

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1942 - Fats Waller recorded "The Jitterbug Waltz" in New York.

1947 - Margaret Truman made her professional radio debut. She sang with the Detroit Symphony.

1963 - "Puff The Magic Dragon" was released by Peter, Paul and Mary.

1964 - Capitol released the Beatles "Can't Buy Me Love" backed with "You Can't Do That."
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1969 - The musical "1776" opened on Broadway.

1974 - The new Opryland auditorium in Nashville was dedicated.

1979 - Twisted Sister became the first band to sell out New York City's Palladium without ever releasing a record. The band did not sign a record deal until 3 years later.

1991 - Seven members of Reba McEntire's band and her road manager were killed when their private plane crashed near California's border with Mexico. McEntire was on a separate plane.

1999 - Great White released the album "Great Zeppelin: A Tribute To Led Zeppelin" in the U.S.

1999 - The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) presented the first Diamond Awards. The awards are given in recognition of albums and singles that have sold 10 million copies or more.

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