Music History for

September 11

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1711 - Composer William Boyce was born.

1786 - Friedrich Daniel Rudolf Kuhlau was born.

1847 - Steven Foster's song "Oh! Susannah" was performed in public for the first timeby a local quintet in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

1850 - Jenny Lind gave her first concert in the United States at New York's Castle Garden Theater. Lind was known as the "Swedish Nightingale."

1945 - Ernest Tubb recorded "It Just Doesn’t Matter Now" and "Love Turns to Hate."

1962 - George Martin had the Beatles return to EMI's Abbey Road to re-record "Love Me Do." They also recorded "P.S. I Love You" and an early version of "Please Please Me."
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1964 - George Harrison formed Mornyork Ltd. as his own song publishing company. The name was later changed to Harrisongs, Ltd.

1967 - "All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles was certified as a million seller.
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1967 - The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus began cruising the English countryside.
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1968 - Larry Graham, of Sly and the Family Stone, was arrested for possession of cannabis. The groups TV appearance and hotel reservations were canceled as a result.

1971 - The animated "The Jackson Five" TV series debuted on ABC.
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1975 - Aerosmith's self-titled debut album was certified gold.

1977 - Bernie Taupin made his television acting debut on ABC's "The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew meet Dracula." He played the character Circus. Taupin was known for being Elton John's lyricist.

1977 - David Bowie and Bing Crosby recorded a duet version of "The Little Drummer Boy." The song appeared on Crosby's "Merrie Olde Christmas" LP.

1984 - Bruce Springsteen broke the attendance record at Philadelphia's Spectrum. 16,800 fans attended the first of six sold-out shows.

1987 - Geffen Records released Elton John's "Greatest Hits Volume 3."

1987 - Peter Tosh was shot and killed by robbers in his home in Jamaica.

1987 - Prince's Paisley Park Studios officially opened.

1988 - Metallica began their first headlining tour of Europe in Budapest, Hungary.

1995 - Janet Jackson's "Runaway" made history by becoming the first single by a woman to make its debut in the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100.

1996 - David Bowie's single "Telling Lies" was released exclusively on the Internet. It was the first time a new single by a major selling artist was released exclusively on the Internet.

1996 - Michael Hutchence of INXS pled guilty to hitting a photographer and was fined $600. The picture was of Hutchence and Bob Geldof's estranged wife outside a hotel where they had spent the night.

1997 - John Lee Hooker received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2001 - Dream Theater released the album "Live Scenes From New York". The original artwork was recalled the same day due to the artwork portraying the New York skyline and World Trade Center towers engulfed in flames. The album was re-released with different artwork.

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