Today in Music History

April 3, 1959

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On this day in 1959, the BBC banned The Coasters song ‘Charlie Brown’ due to its references to bad behaviour in school (writing on the wall, throwing spitballs.) The ban [...]

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 [...]

November 30, 1972

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On this day in 1972, The Rolling Stones recorded the single ‘Angie’. The urban legend surrounding this song was that it was written about David Bowie’s [...]

November 29, 2001

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On this day in 2001, George Harrison passed away after a long battle with lung cancer. His final hours were spent with his wife, son, and musician Ravi Shankar by his side. [...]

November 28, 1974

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On this day in 1974, John Lennon joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Garden, reciprocating for Elton’s appearance on ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The [...]

November 27, 1981

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On this day in 1981, prior to Napster and The Pirate Bay, there was the dual-cassette recorder. In an effort to stop people from making copies of tapes, ads were run in the [...]

November 26, 2008

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On this day in 2008, Guns N’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy failed to achieve monstrous first-week sales. Axl Rose blamed Dr. Pepper for not having kept its promise [...]

November 25, 2013

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On this day in 2013, the Beastie Boys sued the toy company GoldieBlox for running an online ad featuring young girls singing an altered cover version of their song [...]

November 24, 1997

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On this day in 1997, Johnny Rotten (John Lydon) of The Sex Pistols was on an episode of Judge Judy, Rotten was the defendant in a wrongful termination lawsuit brought on by [...]
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