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2000R.E.M. graces its Athens, Ga., hometown with the band's first concert appearance there in eight years. The three-song performance, held on the steps of the Athens Clarke County Courthouse, comes as part of Land Aid, a local festival that strives to improve the economic environment of Athens and its surrounding area.
1999Motown act the Temptations earn their first official RIAA-certified platinum award for their 56th album "Phoenix Rising."
1998Robert E. True, guitarist with the Vagabonds, a musical group of the 1950s, dies of skin cancer. He is 85.
1997Harry Goodman, brother of bandleader Benny Goodman, for whom he was a sideman, and Gene Goodman, with whom he established a major independent music publishing company dies at the home of his daughter-in-law in Gstaad, Switzerland, of complications from a stroke. He is 91.
1997MTV Italy launches its first domestically planned and produced Italian-language show, "Sonic." The one-hour weekly show features international and local acts performing live to a studio audience.
1997Italy's antitrust agency, the Guarantor for Competition fines the Italian divisions of BMG, EMI, PolyGram, Sony Music and Warner Music a total of 7.7 billion lire ($4.5 million), claiming they formed a cartel to drown out competition.
1985No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Saving All My Love for You,'' Whitney Houston. The song was originally recorded by Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.
1978Earth, Wind & Fire begins a 75-date sold-out U.S. tour in Louisville, Ky.
1961Chubby Checker sings ``The Twist'' on TV's ``Ed Sullivan Show.''
1958No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``It's All In The Game,'' Tommy Edwards. The lyrics are written by Carl Sigman to a 1912 melody by Charles Gates Dawes, who later served as vice president of the U.S.
1948No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: ``Twelfth Street Rag,'' Pee Wee Hunt Orchestra.
1832Leopold Damrosch is born in Russia. He founds the New York Philharmonic and fathers the famous conductor Walter Damrosch.


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