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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 26, 1996

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On this day in 1996, firefighters arrived at the burning home of Eric Clapton to find the guitarist running in and out of the house to save his guitar collection. The top [...]

May 25, 2002

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On this day in 2002, the mosh pit at the RFK Stadium during an Eminem performance lost control, injuring 30 people and sending six to the [...]

May 24, 2009

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On this day in 2009, Jay Bennett, guitarist for Wilco, died unexpectedly in his sleep. The coroners report stated Bennett’s death was an accidental overdose of the [...]

May 22, 1971

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On this day in 1971, The Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers record (with a real zipper on the cover) hit No. 1 on the British [...]

April 10, 1976

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Today in 1976, Peter Frampton hit the top spot on the U.S. album charts with Frampton Comes Alive!, the biggest selling live album in rock history. The album was the [...]

April 8, 1998

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On this day in 1998, George Michael was released on bail after his arrest for engaging in lewd conduct in a park restroom in Beverly Hills, California. Michael was arrested [...]

April 7, 1979

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Today in 1979, The Doobie Brothers hit No. 1 on the U.S. album charts with Minute By Minute. The record was the band’s eighth studio album, and their only U.S. chart [...]

April 6, 2003

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Today in 2003, the White Stripes’ Elephant hit No. 1 on the U.K. album charts. The album was the duo’s second studio record, their first with a major label. It [...]
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