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This Day in Music History – April 16th

1956 – ABC premiered the TV show “Rhythm on Parade.”

1956 – Buddy Holly released his first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights.”

1964 – The Rolling Stones’ debut album, “The Rolling Stones” was released in the U.K.

1965 – The Hollies opened their first tour of the U.S. at the Brooklyn Paramount theater in New York.

1966 – Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” was released.

1971 – The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar”in the UK. It was the first record on their own label Rolling Stones Records.

1972 – The Electric Light Orchestra played their first live show in England.

1973 – Paul McCartney starred in his first TV special, “James Paul McCartney.”

1974 – Queen held its first U.S. concert at Regis College in Denver, CO.

1983 – In Dover, NJ, Kirk Hammett played his first show with Metallica

1990 – Over 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring Nelson Mandela. Mandela had recently been released from prison.

1993 – Billy Burnette announced that he was leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording country music.

1996 – KISS announced a reunion tour with makeup.

1999 – Shania Twain became the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

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