Music History for

October 1

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1865 - Composer Paul Dukas was born.

1880 - John Philip Sousa was named the director of the United States Marine Corps Band. He composed the hymn "Semper Fidelis."

1903 - Pianist Vladmir Horowitz was born in Berdichev, Russia.

1928 - Duke Ellington recorded "The Mooche."

1928 - Ben Pollack and his band recorded "Forever." The band included Benny Goodman and Jack Teagarden.

1962 -The Beach Boys album "Surfin' Safari" was released. It was their first album release.

1964 - Vee Jay Records released the album "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons."
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1969 - "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released in the U.S. It was released a week earlier in England.
Today in Beatles History

1970 - Jimi Hendrix was buried in Seattle, WA.

1970 - Curtis Mayfield left the Impressions for a solo career.

1972 - Jon Mark (Mark Almond Band) lost his left ring finger. The remainder of the tour was canceled.

1975 - Al Jackson, Jr. (MG's) was shot and killed by an intruder in his house at the age of 39.

1976 - Styx released the album "Crystal Ball."

1977 - Elton John became the first rock & roller to be honored in New York City's Madison Square Garden Hall of Fame.

1980 - "One Trick Pony," the semi-autobiographical film of Paul Simon, premiered in New York City.

1984 - The album "Apollonia 6" was released.
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1991 - The white crystal-beaded glove worn by Michael Jackson was stolen from the Motown Museum in Detroit. M.C. Hammer offered a $50,000 reward for its return
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1992 - The revival of the musical "Oba Oba '93" opened.

1995 - Nearly $1 million was raised at the Farm Aid concert in Louisville, KY. The musicians that performed were Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, Hootie and the Blowfish, and The Dave Matthews Band.

1996 - The Nirvana live album "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah" was released.

1998 - John Fogerty received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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