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1811 - Composer Ferdinand Hiller was born.
1939 - "Let's Dance" was recorded by Benny Goodman and his orchestra.
1962 - James Brown recorded "Live at the Apollo, Volume I."
1963 - The Beatles left Great Britain for their first tour outside of their homeland.
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1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon appealed to radio broadcasters to screen songs with lyrics that urge drug use.
1971 - In New York, Pablo Casals conducted the premiere of his "Hymn to the United Nations" with text by W.H. Auden.
1973 - Art Garfunkel received his first gold album of his solo career for "Angel Clare."
1974 - In London, "Stardust" premiered starring David Essex.
1978 - In Toronto, Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) pled guilty to heroin possession. He was given a one-year suspended sentence.
1980 - Guinness Book of World Records gave Paul McCartney a rhodium-plated disc for being history's all-time best-selling songwriter and recording artist.
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1988 - The Fantasy Records vs. John Fogertycase began. Fantasy claimed that Fogerty had plagiarized his own song "Run Through The Jungle" when he wrote "The Old Man Down The Road."
1989 - Hank Ballard, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Bobby Darin, the Four Tops, the Four Seasons, the Kinks, Carole King and Gerry Goffin, the Platters, the Who, Simon & Garfunkel were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
1995 - In Cleveland, OH, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) sang the national anthem in Game 3 of the World Series.
1995 - New York City declared October 24th Tony Bennett Day.
1995 - "It's A Mystery" was released by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band. It was their first studio release in four years.
1996 - Berry Gordy, Jr., founder of Motown, received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
2000 - Linkin Park released their debut alumb "Hybrid Theory."
2001 - The cities of Detroit and Auburn Hills settled lawsuits with Dr. Dre. The lawsuits accused the cities of censorship by threatening to arrest him if he aired a sexually explicit video at a concert in July 2000.
2004 - Nine countries were added to the iTunes Music Store. The countries were Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, and Spain.