Music History for

October 3

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1901 - The Victor Talking Machine Company was incorporated. After a merger with Radio Corporation of America the company became RCA-Victor.

1945 - Elvis Presley appeared in a talent show at the age of 10. It was his first public appearance. He won 2nd place and $5.
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1945 - Stan Kenton and his orchestra recorded "Painted Rhythm."

1957 - "The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom" premiered on ABC-TV.

1961 - Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams became the first to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1965 - Manfred Mann became the first western band to perform behind the Iron Curtain with their show in Prague, Czechoslovakia.

1970 - The group Lifetime was formed when Jack Bruce (Cream), John McLaughlin (Miles Davis' group), Larry Young and Tony Williams joined forces. 1980 - Bruce Springsteen forgot some of the words to "Born to Run" in Ann Arbor, MI.

1981 - The Kinks played their first show at Madison Square Garden.

1988 - The album "Talk Is Cheap" was released by Keith Richards. It was his first solo album.

1988 - The John Lennon documentary "Imagine" premiered in Hollywood, CA.

1989 - The David Bowie "Sound + Vison" the box set was released.

1990 - A storeowner in Florida was found guilty of distributing obscene material. The material in question was 2 Live Crew's "As Nasty As They Wanna Be" album. The man was later fined $1,000.

1992 - Sinead O'Connor tore a picture of the pope during her appearance on "Saturday Night Live."

1996 - Van Halen gave David Lee Roth the boot for the second time after they had recorded a couple of songs for the bands greatest hits package.

2000 - Mark David Chapman was denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Chapman had been sentenced to life for the murder of John Lennon on December 8, 1980.

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