Today in Music History

July 7, 1993

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On this day in 1993, Mia Zapata, the lead singer for the Seattle-based underground punk/grunge band, The Gits, was found murdered. Zapata had been beaten, raped, and [...]

July 6, 1957

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On this day in 1957, Paul McCartney met John Lennon.   John Lennon and his band, The Quarrymen, played at the garden fete of St. Peter’s Church in Woolton, [...]

July 5, 1954

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On this day in 1954, a young 18-year-old Elvis Presley was goofing off in the Sun Studios during a session of unsuccessful takes with his back-up band. While messing about, [...]

July 4, 1982

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On this day in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne married Sharon Arden. Ozzy has said that he intentionally picked Independence Day for their wedding date so that he wouldn’t forget [...]

July 3, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Jim Morrison was found dead in his Paris apartment bathtub by his longtime girlfriend, Pamela Courson. Morrison was 27 years old. No autopsy was [...]

July 1, 1956

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On this day in 1956, Elvis Presley performed on NBC’s┬áSteve Allen Show,┬ásinging ‘Hound Dog’ to an actual basset hound sitting on top of a stool in a prop [...]

May 28, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Marianne Faithfull records her version of Keith Richards’ and Mick Jaggers’ song, ‘As Tears Go By’. Written by Richards, Jagger [...]

May 27, 1974

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On this day in 1974, Lisa Marie Presley, age 5, met Michael Jackson, age 11, for the first time in Las Vegas after a performance by the Jackson 5. Elvis had taken his [...]

May 17, 1966

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On this day in 1966, Bob Dylan appeared at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester, England. He had recently “gone electric” by adding rock-and-roll instruments to his [...]

May 15, 1975

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On this day in 1975, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks played their first show with Mick Fleetwood, John McVie and Christine McVie, in El Paso, Texas. Lindsey and Stevie [...]
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