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1541 - Composer Hernando de Cabezon was born.
1907 - Oscar Hammerstein announced a plan for five opera houses in New York.
1936 - Charles Hardin Holley, later Buddy Holly, was born in Lubbock,
TX. His name was misspelled on his first record contract and
he decided to leave it that way.
1940 - Artie Shaw and his orchestra recorded "Temptation."
1957 - Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" was released.
1969 - The half hour Saturday morning cartoon "The Beatles" aired its
last show. The show had debuted on September 25, 1965.
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1975 - Steve Anderson set a record for picking a guitar. Anderson, at
age 22, picked for 114 hours, 7 minutes. He broke the old
record by more than four hours.
1976 - Paul McCartney commemorated Buddy Holly's 40th birthday with the inauguration of "Buddy Holly Week" in Britain.
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1978 - Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, died in London after
overdosing on Hemenephirin at the age of 31. He was taking
the prescription drug to help him with alcohol. He was
replaced in The Who by Kenney Jones (from the Faces).
1979 - Gary Numan released the album "The Pleasure Principle" in the U.K.
1986 - Michael Nesmith joined the other original Monkees on stage for
the first time since the band disbanded. The appearance was at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.
1987 - "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" was released by Pink Floyd. It was the first release after Roger Waters departure.
1990 - "Street Scene" opened at the New York State Theatre.
1998 - The live Bee Gees CD "One Night Only" was released in Europe.
2000 - Timothy Commerford (Rage Against the Machine) was arrested and charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. Commerford had climbed a scaffold during the MTV Music Awards delaying the show 20 minutes.