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Music History Today for August 31

This is Music History Today for August 31. On this date:
* In 1928, the musical Threepenny Opera by Brecht and Weill premiered.
* In 1976, George Harrison was found guilty of using the chord structure of the song He’s So Fine by the Chiffons for his song My Sweet Lord without permission. 
* In 1994, singer R. Kelly married singer Aaliyah. She was 15 at the time. The marriage was quickly annulled. 
* In 1973, the album Goat’s Head Soup was released.
 
 
Born on this date:
* Van Morrison
* Debbie Gibson
* Gina Schock of the Go-Gos
* country singer Chris Whitley
* Glenn Tilbrook of Squeeze
* Reb Beach of Winger
* Jeff Russo of Tonic
*  Larry Waddell of Mint Condition
* Tony DeFranco of the DeFranco family
* Anthony Thistlethwaite of the Waterboys
* Rudolf Schenker of the Scorpions
* singer Bob Welch
* classical violinist Itzhak Perlman
* Jerry Allison of Buddy Holly and the Crickets
* David Chastain of Chastain
* rapper Joe Budden
* Craig Nicholls of the Vines
* Rick Roberts of Firefall
* composer Alan Lerner of Lerner and Loewe