Today in Music History - Aug. 13

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In 1976, the political punk rock band "The Clash" played its first concert at a rehearsal hall in a London suburb. In 1980, four intruders robbed rock musician Todd Rundgren, his girlfriend and three guests at his home in Woodstock, N.Y. One thief was reported to have hummed Rundgren's 1972 hit "I Saw the Light" throughout the robbery.

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Today in Music History - Aug. 13

Today in Music History - Aug. 13

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Today in Music History for Aug. 13:

In 1820, engineer and musicologist Sir George Grove, compiler of "Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians," was born in London.

In 1924, Vernon Dalhart recorded what was to become country music's first million-seller, "The Prisoner's Song." Dalhart became one of the most successful artists of the first half of the 20th century...

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