Today in Music History

April 5, 1994

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On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer of Nirvana, one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world, took his own life. Cobain often spoke of endless stomach problems [...]

April 4, 1964

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles were dominating the Billboard Charts. They had the No. 1 (‘Can’t Buy Me Love’), No. 2 (‘Love Me Do’), No. 3 [...]

April 3, 2002

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On this day in 2002, Dave Mustaine, leader of the heavy metal band Megadeth, went into the hospital for an operation to remove a kidney stone. During treatment, he was given [...]

April 2, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Joni Mitchell was reunited with her first-born daughter, Kilauren Gibb. After 32 years, Mitchell and Gibb would find each other with the help of some [...]

April 1, 1984

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On this day in 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father, a preacher, Marvin Gaye Sr. The shooting took place at the home Gaye had purchased for his parents in the [...]

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 [...]
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