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Music Timeline: 20th Century - From 1961 to 1999

By March 31, 2007

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I clearly recall wanting one of those Sony Walkmans when it was first introduced, the concept of hearing music wherever you are was astonishing to me. Now we have iPods, the Gigabeat S Series from Toshiba and other portable players. And what about "Girl Power", a phrase made famous by the girl group Spice Girls? See what other music-related events occurred from 1961 to 1999.

Music Education in the News: The W.O. Smith Music School, which caters to children of low-income families, will have a groundbreaking on April 3. In attendance is country music singer Keith Urban. More details here.

This Day in Music History: 1732 - Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn was born.

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