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1860 - Composer Isaac Albeniz was born.
1897 - Composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born.
1913 - Igor Stravinsky's composition "The Rite of Spring" premiered in Paris.
1942 - Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and John Scott Trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas."
1943 - "The Million Dollar Band" was heard for the first time on NBC radio.
1952 - Hank Williams and his wife, Audrey, were divorced.
1959 - Ray Charles, B.B. King and Jimmy Reed performed for about 9,000 people at Atlanta's Herndon Stadium. It was one of the first outdoor rock festivals.
1963 - Del Shannon's cover of the Beatles' "From Me to You" became the first song written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney to appear on the American charts.
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1965 - Bob Dylan's album "Bringing It All Back Home" hit #1 in the U.K. It knocked his album "Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" out of the #1 spot.
1969 - The debut album "Crosby, Stills and Nash" was released.
1971 - The Rolling Stones' single "Brown Sugar" his #1 in the U.S.
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1972 - Wings released their version of the nursery rhyme "Mary Had A Little Lamb."
1973 - Record executive Clive Davis was fired from Columbia Records for misappropriating $100,000.
1973 - Roger McGuinn (Byrds) made his solo debut at New York's Academy of Music.
1977 - In Baltimore, Elvis Presley left the stage in the middle of a concert and did not return. It was the first time he terminated a show in this manner.
1981 - Prince performed in Europe for the first time.
1982 - Survivor released the single "Eye of the Tiger."
1987 - George Michael's single "I Want Your Sex" was released.
1995 - Pink Floyd released its two-CD live album "Pulse" in the U.K.
1997 - Jeff Buckley drowned while swimming with a friend off Mud Island in Memphis.
1999 - The body of Philip "Taylor" Kramer (Iron Butterfly) was found in a valley in Malibu, CA. He had been missing since 1995.