Today in Music History

May 29, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Jeffrey Scott Buckley drowned in Wolf River Harbor, a stream off the Mississippi River. As evening approached, Buckley went for a swim while still [...]

May 28, 1957

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On this day in 1957, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. They would become known for their Grammy Awards, which started in [...]

May 23, 1966

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On this day in 1966, The Doors played their first show. The gig was at The Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood. They would become the house band at the infamous venue for a [...]

May 22, 1958

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On this day in 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis announced to the public that he had indeed married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Brown. While starting his tour in the U.K., a British a [...]

May 21, 1970

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On this day in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record ‘Ohio’ at Record Plant Studio 3 in Hollywood, California. Young wrote the song after he viewed pictures [...]

May 20, 1944

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On this day in 1944, John Robert “Joe” Cocker was born at 38 Tasker Road in Crookes, Sheffield, in the West Riding of Yorksire, England, to Madge and Harold [...]

May 19, 1979

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On this day in 1979, Supertramp’s Breakfast in America hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Released in 1979, it is Supertramp’s sixth studio album. It was [...]

May 18, 1980

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On this day in 1980, Ian Kevin Curtis, singer for Joy Division, committed suicide. Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his parents’ home in Macclesfield. He watched [...]

May 17, 1975

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On this day in 1975, an upset Mick Jagger smashed his hand through a plate glass window while at the restaurant Gosman’s in Montauk, N.Y. The outburst cost him 20 [...]

May 16, 1966

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On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys released their eleventh studio album, Pet Sounds.  Recording took place from July 1965 to mid-April 1966, at Western, Gold Star, and [...]
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