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Can you name the the year in which these major events in the music world occurred?

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The first blank recordable CD-Rs are produced; Radiohead release OK Computer
The premiere of Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring sparks a riot; Benjamin Britten is born
The musical We Will Rock You opens; Kelly Clarkson wins the first American Idol
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart dies; Joseph Haydn premieres his 'Miracle' symphony
Richard Wagner's influential Tristan und Isolde is debuted; Jean Sibelius and Carl Nielsen are both born
Kurt Cobain commits suicide; Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains becomes the first EP to chart at #1 in the US
Kraftwerk's album Autobahn is released; Nick Drake dies of an overdose
West Side Story debuts on Broadway; Elvis Presely hits #1 in the US and UK with 'Jailhouse Rock'
Green Day's American Idiot is released; Pantera's Dimebag Darrell is murdered on stage
Adele wins her first Grammies; Glee debuts on TV
EventsYear
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their debut album; Karlheinz Stockhausen publishes Hymnen for the first time
Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys becomes the first ever US #1 hip-hop album; Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton dies in a bus crash
Van Halen's debut album is released; Grease appears in cinemas and the soundtrack becomes a US, UK, and AUS chart topper
Eminem releases The Slim Shady LP; Napster is launched
Led Zeppelin release their fourth album; John Lennon's 'Imagine' tops charts around the world
John Lennon declares The Beatles more popular than Jesus; The Beach Boys release 'Good Vibrations'
Irving Berlin dies at the age of 101; leading Australian rock bands You Am I and Powderfinger both form
The electric guitar is invented; Duke Ellington releases 'Mood Indigo'
The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show for the first time; Fiddler on the Roof opens on Broadway
The first vinyl record is made; Giuseppe Verdi's Otello is performed for the first time
EventsYear
Taylor Swift releases 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together'; Snoop Dogg officially changes his name to Snoop Lion
Bob Marley dies of cancer; Ozzy Osbourne infamously bites the head off a dove
Donna Summer releases 'I Feel Love'; The Clash and Sex Pistols both release their debut albums
Luciano Pavarotti dies; the Live Earth concerts take place
Aaliyah is killed in a plane crash; iTunes is launched and the first iPod is released
Prince releases his Purple Rain album; Band Aid release 'Do They Know It's Christmas', the UK's fastest-ever selling single
Linkin Park release their debut album Hybrid Theory; Santana wins a joint-record 8 Grammys in one night
MTV is launched; The Smiths break up after guitarist Johnny Marr leaves the group

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