Today in Music History

March 30, 1945

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On this day in 1945, Eric Clapton was born in his grandparents’ home located in Surrey, England. Born to an un-wed, 16-year-old mother Patricia Clapton, Eric [...]

March 26, 1827

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On this day in 1827, Ludwig Van Beethoven died at age 56. Much controversy surrounds his manner of death: alcoholic cirrhosis, syphilis, sarcoidosis, infectious hepatitis, [...]

March 14

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On this day in music history. . . nothing at all happened – period! Nothing at all important whatsoever: no one was born, no one died, no one was arrested, no one had a hit [...]

March 11, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II. He was knighted for his continuous charity and goodwill work in the United Kingdom. The popular claim [...]

March 10, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel recorded the acoustic classic ‘The Sound of Silence’. The record company would later add electric guitar, bass [...]

March 1, 1810

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On this day in 1810, composer Frederic Chopin was born in Zelazowa Wola, a small village in Warsaw, Poland. A renowned child prodigy, he would go on to be recognized as one [...]

February 18, 1959

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On this day in 1959, Ray Charles recorded ‘Whay’d I Say’ in New York City. The song had evolved in concert as a call-and-response between Charles and his [...]

February 17, 1969

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On this day in 1969, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash recorded ‘Girl From The North Country’ together at CBS Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. The track would appear on [...]

February 16, 1991

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On this day in 1991, The Simpsons were at No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart with ‘Do The Bartman’. The song, which was written by Michael Jackson and Bryan [...]

February 7, 1964

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles were greeted by more than 5,000 fans as they arrived in New York at JFK Airport – the band’s first time in [...]
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