music history

April 10, 1956

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On this day in 1956, experimental guitar builder Leo Fender was granted the patent for what we know today as the “whammy bar” – or, the “Tremolo Device [...]

April 9, 2002

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On this day in 2002, Marshall Mathers (a.k.a., Eminem) agreed to pay $100,000, minus attorney’s fees, to John Guerra in the civil lawsuit over a June 2000 parking-lot [...]

April 7, 1915

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On this day in 1915, Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Fagan in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Sarah “Sadie” Fagan and Clarence Holiday. Clarence Holiday was a [...]

April 6, 1968

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On this day in 1968, members of Pink Floyd announced that founder Sid Barrett had officially left the group due to his consistent psychiatric battles, as well as his drug [...]

April 5, 1994

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On this day in 1994, Kurt Cobain, singer of Nirvana, one of the greatest rock and roll bands in the world, took his own life. Cobain often spoke of endless stomach problems [...]

April 4, 1964

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On this day in 1964, The Beatles were dominating the Billboard Charts. They had the No. 1 (‘Can’t Buy Me Love’), No. 2 (‘Love Me Do’), No. 3 [...]

April 3, 2002

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On this day in 2002, Dave Mustaine, leader of the heavy metal band Megadeth, went into the hospital for an operation to remove a kidney stone. During treatment, he was given [...]

April 2, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Joni Mitchell was reunited with her first-born daughter, Kilauren Gibb. After 32 years, Mitchell and Gibb would find each other with the help of some [...]

April 1, 1984

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On this day in 1984, Marvin Gaye was shot and killed by his father, a preacher, Marvin Gaye Sr. The shooting took place at the home Gaye had purchased for his parents in the [...]

March 30, 1945

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On this day in 1945, Eric Clapton was born in his grandparents’ home located in Surrey, England. Born to an un-wed, 16-year-old mother Patricia Clapton, Eric [...]
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