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August 17, 1966

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On this day in 1966, during a press conference between two concerts in Toronto, Ontario, the Beatles made a controversial statement by voicing their opinion on the war and [...]

August 16, 1996

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On this day in 1996, Pantera, White Zombie, and The Deftones performed an amazing show at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. I was there with my brother and my best [...]

August 14, 1958

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On this day in 1958, Elvis Presley’s mother Gladys died. At her funeral two days later Presley was so overcome with grief he was unable to stand and had to be [...]

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 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 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 [...]

September 22, 1977

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On this day in 1977, Rolling Stone Magazine featured only a single photo of Elvis Presley on the cover with no other text but  “ELVIS PRESLEY 1935-1977”. It [...]

September 19, 1951

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Today in 1951, Canadian record producer, Daniel Lanois was born. Born in Hull, Que., Lanois’ famous clients have included U2, Brian Eno, Peter Gabriel and Bob Dylan. In [...]

September 7, 1957

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On this day in 1957, Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was released by Keen Records. Produced by Bumps Blackwell and arranged and conducted by René Hall, the song [...]
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