on this day in music history

June 25, 2004

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On this day in 2004, Eric Clapton raised close to $7.5 million for a drug addiction center he set up in the Caribbean. The items that were sold were the “Blackie” [...]

June 24, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Robert Altman’s film McCabe & Mrs. Miller was released to theaters. Altman was a fan of Leonard Cohen’s work, and the soundtrack for [...]

June 9, 1992

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On this day in 1992, Pantera opened for Skid Row at the C.N.E Coliseum in Toronto, Canada. Their set consisted of seven songs, including, “Fucking Hostile,”This [...]

June 4, 1993

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On this day in 1993, Kurt Cobain was arrested after Seattle Police responded to a domestic dispute at the home Cobain shared with wife Courtney Love. Cobain claimed that [...]

June 2, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Rolling Stone Bill Wyman (aged 52 at the time) secretly married 19-year-old Mandy Smith – a marriage that would last 17 months. Wyman’s [...]

June 1, 1926

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On this day in 1926, Norma Jeane Mortenson-Baker was born. We would all soon know her for her sexy walk and her sweet voice, and her new title as Miss Marilyn Monroe! Monroe [...]

May 31, 1961

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On this day in 1961, Jimi Hendrix enlisted in the Army for three years. Hendrix was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, as a member of the Screaming Eagles fighting squad. [...]

May 30, 1987

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On this day in 1987, The Los Angeles Times reported that Michael Jackson had offered $50,000 for the bones of John Merrick, known as “The Elephant Man,” who had [...]

May 28, 1957

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On this day in 1957, The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) was established. They would become known for their Grammy Awards, which started in [...]

May 15, 1971

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On this day in 1971, Pink Floyd perform the “Garden Party” concert at Crystal Palace Park in London. A large pond in front of the stage becomes an aquatic [...]
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