Today in Music History

May 12, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Brian Jones played his final live performance with The Rolling Stones. They appeared at Empire Pool in Wembley, England, at the New Musical Express Poll [...]

May 10, 1991

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On this day in 1991, Madonna’s documentary film, Madonna: Truth or Dare premiered in Los Angeles. During the summer of 1990, director Alek Keshishian started filming [...]

May 9, 1949

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On this day in 1949, William “Billy” Martin Joel was born in the Bronx, New York, and raised in Hicksville, New York, in a Levitt home by his immigrant parents [...]

May 8, 1990

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On this day in 1990, Tom Waits won $2.5 million in a lawsuit against Frito-Lay. In an unusual case of voice theft, a Los Angeles court ruled that Frito-Lay unlawfully used a [...]

May 7, 1996

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On this day in 1996, Pantera released their eighth studio album, The Great Southern Trendkill. Written and recorded during a time when Pantera was having problems (singer [...]

May 6, 1965

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On this day in 1965, Keith Richards was amusing himself with his guitar and his new Gibson “fuzz box” amplifier in a hotel room in Clearwater, Florida, and [...]

May 4, 1959

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On this day in 1959, the first ever GRAMMY Awards were held. The awards would recognize and reward the musical accomplishments of performers during the year of 1958. Henry [...]

May 2, 1972

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On this day in 1972, Leslie “Les” Cameron Harvey, guitarist and founding member of Stone the Crow, was electrocuted on stage in Swansea, Wales. Harvey apparently [...]

May 1, 1967

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On this day in 1967, Carl Wilson, the youngest brother of fellow Beach Boys, Brian and Dennis Wilson, was arrested by the FBI for refusing to take an oath of allegiance to [...]

April 26, 1977

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On this day in 1977, Studio 54 opened their doors. Studio 54 was transformed into a nightclub by Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager. It took six weeks to convert the theatre into [...]
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