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' Alexander's Ragtime Band ' is a Tin Pan Alley song by American composer Irving Berlin released in 1911 and is often inaccurately cited as his first global hit. Piano Ragtime Music Files, descriptions, and Sheet Music Covers RagPiano.com - Ragtime Piano Recordings, Sheet Music Art, Nostalgia and Ragtime Research Resources Center New CD Available: STRIDZ Please Enjoy the NEW RagPiano.com Improvements - Full MP3 Recordings Replacing MIDI, Improved Search Capability, New Look and Feel, and More!

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2012Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) dies of cancer at age 47 in New York City.

1999Former In Living Color Fly Girl Jennifer Lopez issues her first single, 'If You Had My Love.' The song lands at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Lopez the first artist to top the chart with a debut single since Britney Spears did the same with '...Baby One More Time' four months earlier.

1990David Bowie's ex-wife Angela goes on The Joan Rivers Show and says that she once walked in on Bowie and Mick Jagger naked in bed. Angela signed a gag order when she divorced Bowie that kept her from talking for 10 years, and was taking advantage of the opportunity.

1982Under the leadership of chairman Elton John, who has invested heavily in the team, the Watford Football Club is promoted to the First Division of English football with a win over Wrexham. The team was in the lowly Fourth Division when Elton took over as chairman in 1976.

1974Grand Funk's cover of 'The Loco-Motion' hits #1 in America. It's the second time the song has topped the chart: Little Eva's original went to #1 in 1962.

1970Later memorialized in the Neil Young song 'Ohio,' the United States National Guard fires on protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students, two of whom weren't even protesting. This shameful event in American history leads to the formation of Devo, as Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale are both on campus and horrified by the events.

1959The very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno's 'Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu (Volare)' and Henry Mancini's The Music From Peter Gunn soundtrack winning Album of the Year. The Champs' 'Tequila,' for some reason, takes home Best Rhythm and Blues Performance.

1937Surf rock guitarist Dick Dale is born Richard Anthony Monsour in Boston, Massachusetts.

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2012Adam Yauch (aka MCA of the Beastie Boys) dies of cancer at age 47 in New York City.

1999Former In Living Color Fly Girl Jennifer Lopez issues her first single, 'If You Had My Love.' The song lands at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Lopez the first artist to top the chart with a debut single since Britney Spears did the same with '...Baby One More Time' four months earlier.

1990David Bowie's ex-wife Angela goes on The Joan Rivers Show and says that she once walked in on Bowie and Mick Jagger naked in bed. Angela signed a gag order when she divorced Bowie that kept her from talking for 10 years, and was taking advantage of the opportunity.

1982Under the leadership of chairman Elton John, who has invested heavily in the team, the Watford Football Club is promoted to the First Division of English football with a win over Wrexham. The team was in the lowly Fourth Division when Elton took over as chairman in 1976.

1974Grand Funk's cover of 'The Loco-Motion' hits #1 in America. It's the second time the song has topped the chart: Little Eva's original went to #1 in 1962.

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1970Later memorialized in the Neil Young song 'Ohio,' the United States National Guard fires on protesters at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students, two of whom weren't even protesting. This shameful event in American history leads to the formation of Devo, as Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale are both on campus and horrified by the events.

1959The very first Grammy Awards are held in Los Angeles, with Record of the Year going to Domenico Modugno's 'Nel Blu, Dipinto di Blu (Volare)' and Henry Mancini's The Music From Peter Gunn soundtrack winning Album of the Year. The Champs' 'Tequila,' for some reason, takes home Best Rhythm and Blues Performance.

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1937Surf rock guitarist Dick Dale is born Richard Anthony Monsour in Boston, Massachusetts.