Music History for

September 9

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1583 - Composer Girolamo Frescobaldi was born.

1941 - Otis Redding was born. His hit "(Sitting on) The Dock of the Bay" was recorded three days before he was killed in a plane crash in 1967.

1955 - The Dual Music System Jukebox was introduced by the J.P. Seeburg Corporation. It was the first to hold a hundred singles.

1956 - Elvis Presley made his first appearance on the Ed Sullivan show "Toast of the Town." He was shot from just the waist up during the performance. Elvis would make a total of three appearances on the show.

1967 - "Soul Man," by Sam & Dave, was released.

1969 - Jimi Hendrix mad his U.S. television debut on "The Dick Cavett Show."

1971 - John Lennon's LP "Imagine" was released.
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1978 - "Beast of Burden" was released by The Rolling Stones.

1978 - U2 opened for the Stranglers in Dublin at the Top Hat Ballroom.


1981 - Sting and Phil Collins both played their first solo sets at Amnesty's International's "The Secret Policeman's Other Ball."

1982 - The gospel musical "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" by Vinnete Carroll opened with Al Green and Patti LaBelle.

1987 - Pink Floyd began their "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason" tour. It was the band's first tour without Roger Waters.

1996 - The Metallica single "Hero of the Day" was released.

1998 - An episode of "Judge Judy" aired in which Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten appeared as the defendant in a case involving a drummer who sued Rotten for allegedly head-butting him during a contract dispute.

1999 - Nine Inch Nails performed at the 1999 MTV Video Music Awards. It was their first-ever appearance on a televised award show.

2003 - A recording of a February KISS concert was shown at big-screen theaters in 21 U.S. cities. The show was recorded in Melbourne's Telstra Dome with a 60-piece symphony orchestra.

2009 - The iTunes Music Store reached 8.6 billion songs sold.

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