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April 5, 1998

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Today in 1998, the Spice Girls performed their first ever live U.K. concert in Glasgow, Scotland. The five-piece girl band performed in front of 9,000 people. The show was [...]

March 1, 1968

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Today in 1968, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married in Franklin, Ky. Cash proposed to Carter in 1968 during a live performance in London, [...]

February 27, 1971

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Today in 1971, Janis Joplin’s Pearl started a nine-week run at No. 1 on the U.S. album chart – five months after her [...]

January 31, 1984

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Today in 1984, Queen’s ‘Radio Ga Ga’ entered the U.K. singles charts at No. 4. The song was released after the band’s long hiatus from recording and [...]

January 30, 1969

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Today in 1969, The Beatles played a lunch-time gig on top of the Apple Building in London. It would be their last show. The performance lasted just longer than 40 minutes, [...]

January 29, 2009

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Today in 2009, former American Idol winner, Kelly Clarkson made the largest ever leap to No. 1 in the history of the U.S. singles chart. Her single, ‘My Life Would Suck [...]

January 28, 1968

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Today in 1968, Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested in Las Vegas. He was charged with public drunkenness, vagrancy, and failure to possess sufficient identification. [...]

January 27, 1968

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Today in 1968, Otis Redding’s ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ was released – six weeks after he was killed in a plane crash. The track was [...]

The best independent Canadian records of 2017

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As junk as 2017 was (“dumpster fire of a year” is the term most frequently used), it did have one amazing outcome: reigniting my love for independent music. Last year saw [...]

January 12, 1969

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On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album (aka Led Zeppelin I) was released in America. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took [...]
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