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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 3, 1963

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On this day in 1963, The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and [...]

August 1, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel’s bodies were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United [...]

June 4, 1973

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On this day in 1973, Murry Wilson, manager and father of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, died at age 55 of a heart attack. Brian Wilson was left with severe [...]

June 2, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Rolling Stone’s Bill Wyman married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. The Stones attended the wedding and Wyman’s 28-year-old son was best man. The [...]

June 1, 1998

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On this day in 1998, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for possession of heroin in New York, just hours before he was to perform a solo [...]

May 31, 1956

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On this day in 1956, Buddy Holly attended the screening of the John Wayne film, The Searchers. In the film, Holly was intrigued by the line, “That’ll be the [...]

May 30, 2000

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On this day in 2000, Eminem’s second album, The Marshall Mathers LP became the fastest selling rap album of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, [...]

May 29, 1983

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On this day in 1983, KISS played their last concert in Sao Paulo while in their famous makeup. In 1996, the band would reform with all original members and painted faces once [...]
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