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This Day in Music History – September 17th

1931 – RCA Victor Records began demonstrations of the long-playing (LP), 33-1/3 RPM phonograph record.

1939 – Frank Sinatra recorded “All or Nothing at All” with the Harry James Orchestra for Columbia Records.

1952 – Frank Sinatra completed his final session with Mitch Miller and Columbia Records.

1955 – Capitol Records released “Magic Melody, Part Two”. The song consisted only of the last two notes of the musical phrase, “Shave and a haircut, two bits.” It was the shortest song to ever to be released.

1956 – Brenda Lee’s single “Jambalaya” was released. It was her first single.

1965 – “The Smothers Brothers Show” premiered on CBS-TV.

1967 – The Doors appear on the “Ed Sullivan Show” and performed “Light My Fire” and “People Are Strange.”

1967 – The Who appeared on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. An incident occurred with flash explosions that damaged Pete Townshend’s ears.

1976 – Ringo Starr released “Ringo’s Rotogravure.”

1980 – Bette Midler’s concert film “Divine Madness” premiered in Los Angeles, CA.


Photo Credit: Joel Brodsky / Elektra Records (Public Domain)

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