Music History for
1782 - Composer and violinist Nicolo Paganini was born.
1956 - "Ain't Got No Home" by Clarence Henry was released. It was his first hit.
1960 - Ben E. King recorded his first solo songs. They were "Spanish Harlem" and "Stand by Me."
1964 - The single "Come See About Me" was released by the Supremes.
1972 - Elton John's single "Crocodile Rock" was released in the U.K.
1975 - Bruce Springsteen was simultaneously on the cover of "Time" and "Newsweek." This was the first time this happened for a rock star.
1981 - Queen and David Bowie released the single "Under Pressure" in the U.S.
1982 - Prince's album "1999" was released.
1988 - The U2 concert movie "Rattle and Hum" opened in Ireland.
1998 - Jazz singer Peggy Lee suffered a stroke and was hospitalized. She was left mute from the stroke.
2010 - Twenty-five global premieres of Michael Jackson's "THIS IS IT" took place around the world. Fifteen were simultaneous.
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