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May 20, 1965 The Rolling Stones debut "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on the American variety show Shindig! They make sure one of their musical heroes, Howlin' Wolf, is also on the show and introduce his performance of "How Many More Years."

March 18, 1965 The Supremes debut "Stop In The Name Of Love" on the BBC special The Sound of Motown, performing the traffic cop choreography that becomes forever associated with the song.

March 17, 1962 Deke Leonard makes his debut in a talent contest at the Car Bay Club in Wales with Lucifer And The Corncrackers. According to his book Maybe I Should've Stayed In Bed... the band is introduced as Ivor And The Prawn Crackers.

April 29, 1961 The renown tenor Luciano Pavarotti makes his opera début in the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème by Puccini in the Italian town of Reggio Emilia.

January 28, 1959 Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin perform together in Vegas for the first time, joining forces at the Sands hotel. They become regular performers at the venue, often joined by fellow "rat pack" members Sammy Davis, Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford.

November 24, 1944 At the the Last Frontier hotel, Liberace makes his Las Vegas debut, complete with his signature candelabra on his piano. He goes on to become a mainstay of Vegas entertainment.

March 12, 1943 The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra debuts Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man," a stirring anthem with rousing percussion and solemn horns composed in response to the US entrance into World War II.

February 2, 1900 The opera Louise by Gustave Charpentiers (his most famous composition) premieres in Paris.

March 29, 1795 Beethoven makes his Vienna public debut at the city's Burgtheater when he is the soloist at the premiere of his Piano Concerto No. 2. Prior to that, the German composer had performed only in the private salons of the Viennese nobility.

April 27, 1749 George Frederick Handel's "Music For The Royal Fireworks" debuts in London's Green Park.

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