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1928 - "The Singing Fool," with Al Jolson, was released.
1936 - "Indian Love Call" was recorded by Nelson Eddy and Jeanette MacDonald.
1953 - Gisele MacKenzie took over as host on NBC-TVís "Your Hit
1955 - Eva Marie Saint, Frank Sinatra and Paul Newman starred in the "Producerís Showcase" presentation of "Our Town" on NBC-TV.
1958 - Elvis Presley left a Brooklyn naval base to sail to Germany to be with his army unit.
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1968 - Steppenwolf won its first gold record for "Born to be Wild."
1973 - Gram Parsons (Byrds) died of a drug overdose.
1974 - Max Weinberg made his debut as the drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
1974 - Bad Company's debut album (self titled) goes gold.
1975 - Eric Clapton got a gold record for "I Shot The Sheriff."
1978 - "Living in the U.S.A." was released by Linda Ronstadt.
1979 - The first MUSE concert took place. The Musicians United for Safe Energy was better known as "No-Nukes."
1981 - Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded "The Concert in Central Park" for an HBO special. The material was recorded live in New York's Central Park.
1985 - A U.S. Senate committee heard testimony on labeling and rating of rock music, initiated by the Parents Music Resource Center.
1986 - "Press To Play" was released by Paul McCartney.
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1987 - The Farm Aid concert took place at the University of Nebraska.
1987 - Taja Seville released her self-titled debut album.
1988 - Erasure's "A Little Respect" was released.
1988 - Bon Jovi released the album "New Jersey" in the U.S.
1989 - The David Bowie "Sound + Vision" the box set was released. It was reissued on December 2, 2003.
1992 - "The One" was released by Elton John.
1997 - VH1 aired "Storytellers" live for the first time. The show was a 90 minute special featuring Elton John from the House of Blues in New Orleans, LA.
1997 - Rich Mullins died in a car accident in LaSalle County, IL.
2000 - Madonna's album "Music" was released.
2010 - In Baltimore, MD, a bronze bust of Frank Zappa was dedicated outside an east Baltimore library.