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May 23, 1966

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On this day in 1966, The Doors played their first show. The gig was at The Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood. They would become the house band at the infamous venue for a [...]

May 22, 1958

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On this day in 1958, Jerry Lee Lewis announced to the public that he had indeed married his 13-year-old cousin, Myra Brown. While starting his tour in the U.K., a British a [...]

May 21, 1970

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On this day in 1970, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young record ‘Ohio’ at Record Plant Studio 3 in Hollywood, California. Young wrote the song after he viewed pictures [...]

May 20, 1944

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On this day in 1944, John Robert “Joe” Cocker was born at 38 Tasker Road in Crookes, Sheffield, in the West Riding of Yorksire, England, to Madge and Harold [...]

May 19, 1979

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On this day in 1979, Supertramp’s Breakfast in America hit No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. Released in 1979, it is Supertramp’s sixth studio album. It was [...]

May 17, 1975

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On this day in 1975, an upset Mick Jagger smashed his hand through a plate glass window while at the restaurant Gosman’s in Montauk, N.Y. The outburst cost him 20 [...]

May 16, 1966

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On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys released their eleventh studio album, Pet Sounds.  Recording took place from July 1965 to mid-April 1966, at Western, Gold Star, and [...]

May 14, 1936

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On this day in 1936, Waldon Robert Cassatto – a.k.a., Bobby Darin – was born in the Bronx borough of New York City. Darin was raised to believe his grandparents were his [...]

May 13, 2007

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On this day in 2007, Queen’s guitarist Brian May was put on round-the-clock safety surveillance after a stalking schizophrenic man left a letter at May’s home [...]

May 11, 1972

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On this day in 1972, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared as guests on the Dick Cavett Show. Lennon and Ono talked about their troubles with the American government, including [...]
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