Music History for

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1805 - Composer Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann was born.

1956 - Buddy Holly got a prescription for contact lenses. He couldn't get used to wearing them so he continued to use his trademark glasses.

1956 - The Platters released their self-titled debut album on Mecury Records.

1959 - Cliff Richard's first movie, "Serious Charge," premiered.

1968 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon were guests on NBC's "Tonight Show" with guest host Joe Gragiola..
Today in Beatles History

1968 - The Rascals recorded "People Got to Be Free."

1976 - Keith Relf (Yardbirds) died from electrocution while playing an improperly grounded electric guitar. He was 33 years old.

1982 - The Clash released the album "Combat Rock."

1985 - Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House.
Today in Michael Jackson History

1988 - Atlantic Records celebrated its 40th anniversary with a televised cable show.

1992 - KISS released the album "Revenge."

1998 - Frank Sinatra died after a heart attack at the age of 82.

1998 - George Michael pled no contest in the Beverly Hills Municipal Court to committing a lewd act in a park restroom. He was fined $810, given 80 hours of community service, and ordered to undergo counseling.