WHISNews21: Some Music History for April 7, 2013

todayinmusichistory02Music History for April 7, 2013

Things you may want to know and things you may want to forget, you make the call


1763 – Composer Domenico Dragonetti was born.

1949 – The musical “South Pacific” by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway.

1956 – “Rock ‘n Roll Dance Party” premiered on the CBS Radio Network.

1967 – Sonny & Cher‘s movie “Good Times” debuted in Chicago, IL.

1975 – Beverly Sills made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera in Gioacchino Rossini’s “Siege of Corinth.”<!y2000>

1981 – Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band started their first European tour in Hamburg, Germany.
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1985 – Prince ended his 32-city tour in Miami, FL, and said that he was withdrawing from live performances for “an indeterminate number of years.” He later returned to live performing.<!v>

1985 – Wham! became the first Western act to play in China.

1990 – At Farm Aid IV, Elton John performed “Candle in the Wind” for Ryan White. White, a young boy with AIDS, died later the same day.<!v-had it wrong>

1995 – Airport police seized a loaded pistol from Eddie Van Halen’s carry-on luggage. No charges were filed.
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1997 – Oasis singer Liam Gallagher and actress Patsy Kensit were married.

1997 – An Amsterdam university began offering a course entitled “Madonna 101.”<!v>
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1998 – Carlos Vega died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

1998 – George Michael was arrested in a public restroom in Beverly Hills for lewd conduct. He was sentenced to community service for the incident.

1998 – Mary Bono, the widow of Sonny Bono, won a special election to serve out the remainder of her husband’s congressional term.

2000 – Michael Abram attended a hearing for his attempt to murder George Harrison and his wife Olivia on December 30, 1999. Abram was ordered to appear for trial, but a date was not set.

2004 – It was announced that Polar Studios, in Stockholm, would close in May due to high rent.

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