Music History for

August 22

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1827 - Composer Josef Strauss was born.

1862 - Composer Achille-Claude Debussy was born.

1906 - The Victor Talking Machine Company of Camden, NJ, began to manufacture the Victrola. The hand-cranked unit, with horn cabinet, sold for $200.

1938 - Count Basie recorded "Jumpiní at the Woodside."

1956 - Elvis began work on his first movie, "Love Me Tender." The film was originally entitled "The Reno Brothers."

1964 - Martha & The Vandellas' "Dancing In The Streets" was released.

1964 - The Supremes' "Where Did Our Love Go" hit number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart. It was their first number-one single.

1964 - Liberty Records reported the album "The Chipmunks Sing the Beatles" was selling 25,000 copies a day.
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1966 - Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in "Catch My Soul," a rock version of Shakespeare's "Othello."

1968 - Cynthia Powell Lennon sued John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery.

1969 - The Beatles filmed a film short for "The Long and Winding Road."
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1970 - Derek and the Dominoes began work on their first and only studio album, "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs."

1970 - Elton John signed with UNI, a division of MCA Records.

1987 - Bon Jovi headlined the Mosters of Rock festival at Castle Donington, England.

1997 - Tim Weisberg sued former partner Dan Fogelberg for alleged breach of contract and fraud over the recording of "No Resemblance Whatsoever."

1997 - Mark Wills made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry and performed his song "Jacob's Ladder."

1998 - Mark David Chapman said that he did not want any of the money that would be made from the sale of the signed "Double Fantasy" album that John Lennon signed for him the same day he was killed. Chapman was currently serving sentence for the December 8, 1980 murder.

2001 - Stevie Nicks postponed two concerts to undergo treatment for severe bronchitis.

2003 - The IRS confiscated personal belongings of Peabo Bryson to pay back taxes.
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