This Day in Music History
1980 : "The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow becomes the first rap single certified gold.
1980 : A riot breaks out in Toronto when Alice Cooper cancels a concert due to illness.
1988 : Elvis Presley's "Hound Dog" is named the most played song in the first hundred years of the jukebox's existence.
1989 : Lou Reed breaks his ankle after a soundcheck in Cleveland, and is forced to cancel the remainder of his tour.
1990 : Leonard Bernstein conducts his final concert.
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