song facts

April 4, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Martin Luther King Jr was shot and killed on a Memphis motel balcony. King’s life inspired the U2 song ‘Pride (In The Name Of [...]

September 5, 1976

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On this day in 1976, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington fell asleep at the wheel of his car while high on alcohol and drugs. He crashed his new Ford Torino into a tree. [...]

August 30, 1993

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On this day in 1993, Nirvana released the single ‘Heart-Shaped Box’. Written in early 1992 about his relationship with Courtney Love, Cobain left the song for [...]

October 20, 1977

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On this day in 1977, while in town for a show with The Police, Sting spent some time walking through the red light district of Paris. Watching the ladies of the night ply [...]

April 15, 1927

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On this day in 1927, 15 inches of rain fell on New Orleans in 18 hours, later inspiring the Randy Newman song “Louisiana 1927.” The great Mississippi flood of [...]

April 3, 1924

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On this day in 1924, a married Beulah Annan murdered her lover Harry Kalstedt by shooting him in the back. She then sat drinking cocktails and playing “Hula Lou” [...]

August 22, 1963

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On this day in 1963, EMI announced that a half-million advance orders for The Beatles’ upcoming single, “She Loves You” had already been [...]

August 20, 1973

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On this day in 1973, The Rolling Stones released their single, “Angie”. The urban legend surrounding this song was that it was written about David Bowie’s wife, Angela, [...]

May 20, 1967

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On this day in 1967,  The BBC banned the Beatles’ ‘A Day in the Life’, fearing the lyrics, “I’d love to turn you on” might promote drug [...]

March 21, 1976

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On this day in 1976, the french actress Claudine Longet, ex-wife of Andy Williams, shot her lover, the famous skier Spider Sabich, at his home in Aspen, Colorado. The [...]
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