Today in Music History

June 8, 1962

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On this day in 1962, Skeeter Davis entered RCA Studios in Nashville and recorded Arthur Kent and Sylvia Dee’s ‘The End Of The World’ with Chet Atkins as [...]

June 7, 2009

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On this day in 2009, Bret Michaels (of Poison) performed at the Tony Awards, and after the song was over, Michaels had a run-in with the set – and the set won. He cut [...]

June 6, 1966

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On this day in 1966, Roy Orbison’s wife Claudette died instantly when her motorcycle was hit by a truck. She and Roy had remarried two months earlier after reconciling [...]

June 5, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy was shot three times while exiting through a kitchen at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, where he had just delivered a speech [...]

June 4, 1993

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On this day in 1993, Kurt Cobain was arrested after Seattle Police responded to a domestic dispute at the home Cobain shared with wife Courtney Love. Cobain claimed that [...]

June 3, 1970

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  On this day in 1970, The Kinks lead singer Ray Davies flew all the way from his home in London to New York, so he could re-record a single line from the band’s [...]

June 2, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman (aged 52 at the time) secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith – a marriage that would last 17 months. Wyman’s [...]

June 1, 1926

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On this day in 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson-Baker was born. We would all soon know her for her sexy walk and her sweet voice, and her new title as Miss Marilyn Monroe! Monroe [...]

May 31, 1961

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On this day in 1961, Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the Army for three years. Hendrix was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. [...]

May 30, 1987

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On this day in 1987, The Los Angeles Times reported that Michael Jackson had offered $50,000 for the bones of John Merrick, known as “The Elephant Man,” who had [...]
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