Music History for

September 4

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1644 - Composer Juan Bautista Jose Cabanilles was born.

1815 - Composer Mihaly Mosonyi was born.

1824 - Composer Anton Joseph Bruckner was born.

1892 - Composer Darius Milhaud was born.

1928 - Wingy Manone recorded "Downright Disgusted" with Gene Krupa on drums.

1957 - "The Buddy Deane Bandstand" debuted in Baltimore, MD.

1959 - "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin was banned by a radio station in New York City.

1964 - The Animals gave their debut U.S. performance in Brooklyn, NY, at the U.S. Paramount Theater.

1965 - The Who had their equipment van stolen while purchasing a guard dog at Battersea Dog's Home in England.

1968 - "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones was banned by several Chicago radio stations in Chicago, IL. Authorities feared it might incite public disorder.

1969 - The Youngbloods did not appear as scheduled on "The Tonight Show" due to pre-show conflicts.

1970 - "Get Yer Ya Ya's Out" was released by the Rolling Stones.

1981 - George Strait's first album, "Strait Country," was released in the U.S.

1986 - Gregg Allman was arrested for drunk driving in Florida.

1991 - Dottie West died at the age of 58. She died from injuries incurred in a car accident several days earlier. West was the first female country Grammy winner.

1996 - In London, Cat Stevens (Yusaf Islam) signed copies of his album "The Life of the Last Prophet." It was his first album in 18 years.

1996 - Kiss performed on the MTV Video Music Awards. They performed under the Brooklyn Bridge.

1997 - After performing at the MTV Video Music Awards, Pat Smear publicly announced that he would no longer be the guitarist for the Foo Fighters.

2002 - Singer Kelly Clarkson was voted the first "American Idol" on the Fox TV series.

2008 - Billboard announced that Aerosmith was working closely with the creators of a new "Guitar Hero" release which would be dedicated to the band's music. The game was released on June 29, 2008.

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