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1956 - Elvis Presley made his acting debut in the premiere of the "Love Me Tender" movie.
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1965 - The Rolling Stones made their debut on NBC-TV's "Hullabaloo" television show. The band performed "Get Off My Cloud."
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1969 - Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa, FL on charges of using "vulgar and indecent language" at a concert. All the charges were eventually dropped.
1971 - Grand Funk Railroad released their sixth album, "E Pluribus Funk."
1975 - ABBA were guests on "American Bandstand." They performed "S.O.S." and "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do."
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1978 - Echo & the Bunnymen gave their performance debute at Eric's Club in Liverpool, England.
1986 - The Beastie Boys released the LP "License To Ill."
1988 - Metallica's North American tour "Damaged Justice for opened in Toledo, OH. The tour was supporting the album "...And Justice For All" with Queensryche opening.
1990 - David Bowie opened on Broadway in the title role of "The Elephant Man."
1990 - Frank Farian, producer of Milli Vanilli, publicly admitted that Fabrice Morvan and Rob Pilatus never sang a note on the Milli Vanilli album and that they lip-synch when they perform live.
1992 - Ozzy Osbourne performed what he had announced would be his last concert, in Costa Mesa, CA. He did return to live shows.
1997 - Metallica's video for "The Memory Remains" premiered on MTV.
2003 - The city of Augusta, GA, announced that it planned to construct a statue of James Brown and rename a music festival in his honor.
2006 - U2 won a court battle over allegedly stolen Bono memororabilia. The items, an iconic Stetson hat, a pair of metal earrings, a green sweat shirt and a pair of black trousers, were in the possession of a former stylist.
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