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August 20, 1966

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On this day in 1966, the best guitarist in world history was born, okay, okay… just my opinion. Darrell Abbott was born in Arlington, Texas to Carolyn and Jerry Abbott. [...]

August 18, 2010

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On this day in 2010, French beauty label Etat Libre D’Orange announced that they had teamed up with The Sex Pistols to bottle the scent of “the Punk era” by [...]

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 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 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 [...]
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