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1946 Rick Coonce (drummer for The Grass Roots) is born Erik Michael Coonce in Los Angeles, California.

1943 Producer Denny Cordell is born Dennis Cordell-Lavarack in Buenos Aires. His productions include "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" and "American Girl."

1942 In response to what it sees as a threat from the new fad, phonograph records, the American Federation of Musicians goes on strike (but only for recording, not live, gigs).

1942 Jimmy Dorsey records "Charleston Alley."

1934 Leadbelly is released from prison after a four-year stint for attempted homicide.

1930 Composer Lionel Bart is born in Stepney, London, England.

1779 Francis Scott Key is born in Carroll County, Maryland.

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MTV Launches In America

1981

MTV goes on the air, bringing music videos to the masses - at least the ones with cable.

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