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November 8, 1952

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On this day in 1952, the first ever UK pop chart was published by the New Musical Express after staff asked 53 record shops to divulge their sales returns. “Here In My [...]

November 7, 1951

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On this day in 1951, Frank Sinatra married his second wife actress Ava Gardner, just days after his divorce came through from his first wife, Frank, 37, and Ava, 29, were wed [...]

October 14, 1969

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Today in 1969, police in New Jersey issued an arrest warrant for Frank Sinatra. Sinatra had failed to heed a subpoena regarding an investigation into organized crime. At the [...]

October 13, 1965

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Today in 1965, The Who recorded ‘My Generation’ at Pye Studios in London. The song hit No. 2 on the U.K. charts, but was held off of the top spot by The [...]

October 11, 1990

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Today in 1990, Dave Grohl played his first show with Nirvana at the North Shore Surf Club in Olympia. Grohl would continue to play with Nirvana, even contributing to the [...]

October 10, 1989

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Today in 1989, Axl Rose challenged David Bowie to a fight. The Guns N’ Roses singer felt Bowie was bothering a female member of the band’s entourage. Security [...]

September 29, 1992

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On this day in 1992, Stone Temple Pilots released their first album, Core. STP recorded between 1991–1992 at Rumbo Recorders Canoga Park in California on Atlanta Records [...]

September 25, 1975

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On this day in 1975 Jackie Wilson was performing as part of Dick Clark’s Good Ole Rock ‘N Roll Revue in New Jersey, and while singing “My heart is [...]

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 21, 1993

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On this day in 1993, Nirvana’s In Utero was released. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Cannon Falls, Minnesota on February 12–26, 1993 with Steve Albini and Scott [...]
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