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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 [...]

August 10, 1985

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On this day in 1985, ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Significant for its innovated music video and a cameo appearance [...]

August 9, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker, Traffic, John Mayall, Spencer Davis, Taste, Jerry Lee Lewis and Arthur Brown all [...]

August 3, 1963

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On this day in 1963, The Beach Boys released ‘Surfer Girl’, the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and [...]

August 1, 1964

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On this day in 1964, Jim Reeves and Dean Manuel’s bodies were found in the wreckage of an aircraft and, at 1:00 p.m. local time, radio stations across the United [...]

June 4, 1973

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On this day in 1973, Murry Wilson, manager and father of Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson of The Beach Boys, died at age 55 of a heart attack. Brian Wilson was left with severe [...]

June 2, 1989

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On this day in 1989, Rolling Stone’s Bill Wyman married 19-year-old Mandy Smith. The Stones attended the wedding and Wyman’s 28-year-old son was best man. The [...]

June 1, 1998

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On this day in 1998, Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots was arrested for possession of heroin in New York, just hours before he was to perform a solo [...]

May 31, 1956

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On this day in 1956, Buddy Holly attended the screening of the John Wayne film, The Searchers. In the film, Holly was intrigued by the line, “That’ll be the [...]
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