Today in Music History

August 13, 1994

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On this day in 1994, members from Oasis and The Verve were arrested after smashing up a hotel bar and breaking into a church to steal communion wine. Both bands had been [...]

August 12, 1989

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On this day in 1989, a two day Moscow Music Peace Festival was held at The Lenin Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Western Acts who appeared included Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne, Bon [...]

August 11, 2000

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On this day in 2000, Madonna gave birth to a baby boy named Rocco Ritchie at The Cedars-Sinai Hospital Beverly Hills. Ritchie’s father is English film director Guy [...]

August 10, 1985

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On this day in 1985, ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Significant for its innovated music video and a cameo appearance [...]

August 9, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker, Traffic, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Taste, Jerry Lee Lewis and Arthur Brown all [...]

August 8, 2002

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On this day in 2002, the UK’s biggest undertakers Co-Op funeral services reported that bereaved families preferred pop songs to hymns at funerals. At the top of the [...]

August 7, 1954

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On this day in 1954, Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto at St Ann’s Catholic Church in Memphis. Cash had plans of becoming a Memphis appliance salesman, he instead [...]

August 6, 2007

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On this day in 2007, Marilyn Manson was sued by former band member Stephen Bier (aka Madonna Wayne Gacy) who played keyboards.  Bier claimed he was owed $20m (£9.8m) in [...]

August 5, 1983

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On this day in 1983, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was sentenced to five years in jail in a Texas court for cocaine and firearms offenses. Crosby had [...]

August 4, 2001

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On this day in 2001, The News Of The World reported that Mariah Carey had hired a private eye to spy on her ex-husband, record giant Tommy Mottola. Investigator Jack [...]
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