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September 10, 1962

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On this day in 1962, the BBC banned Bobby “Boris” Pickett’s Halloween novelty single “Monster Mash,” finding it in poor taste. However, in 1973 [...]

September 9, 1994

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On this day in 1994, Green Day played a free show at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Many in the crowd took moshing to extreme rioting, and police ordered the show to end. The [...]

September 7, 1957

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On this day in 1957, Sam Cooke’s “You Send Me” was released by Keen Records. Produced by Bumps Blackwell and arranged and conducted by René Hall, the song [...]

September 3, 1971

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Today in 1971, Led Zeppelin performed at Madison Square Garden to an overly packed and enthusiastic crowd. As the show began, more than 19,000 fans rushed towards the [...]

September 2, 1993

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Today in 1993, Pearl Jam’s music video for their song “Jeremy” won four awards, including Video of the Year, at the MTV Video Music Awards. Pearl Jam [...]

August 6, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Detroit police stop the performance at an N.W.A show because their latest hit, ‘Fuck Tha Police’ had been causing an uproar. Before they [...]

July 30, 1968

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On this day in 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months of [...]

July 29, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Pantera’s Official Live: 101 Proof was released. Produced by Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, it was recorded through 1996 and 1997. The first [...]

July 28, 1979

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On this day in 1979, Joe Perry quits Aerosmith after a show in Cleveland, when he gets in screaming match with Steven Tyler. He was replaced by Jim Crespo. Perry rejoined the [...]

July 27, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Rex Brown was born in Graham Texas. Brown is an American musician and author, who is best known as the bassist for the heavy metal band Pantera. [...]
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