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1973 – Keith Emerson injures his hands when a rigged piano prematurely explodes during a concert in San Francisco.
1978 – Van Halen signed with Warner Brothers Records.
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1979 – At the age of 21, ex-Sex Pistol bass player Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose in the New York City apartment of his present girlfriend, Michelle Robinson.
1993 – Willie Nelson and the IRS settle their longstanding tax feud. The U.S. government kept $3.6 million in assets it had already seized and Nelson would have to pay $5.4 million of the $13.1 million balance.
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