on this day in music history

August 4, 2001

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On this day in 2001, The News Of The World reported that Mariah Carey had hired a private eye to spy on her ex-husband, record giant Tommy Mottola. Investigator Jack [...]

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 2, 1994

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On this day in 1994, politics found a way to rain on Lollapalooza! Rock n’ roll and politics shared an equal billing at Lollapalooza, the traveling rock ‘n’ [...]

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 3, 1983

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On this day in 1983, Derek and the Dominos’ drummer Jim Gordon, who was already undergoing psychiatric treatment and suffering from schizophrenia, had been [...]

May 23, 1979

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On this day in 1979, Tom Petty filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a legal maneuver to protect him from MCA, which had acquired his record company. A deal is [...]

April 9, 1970

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On this day in 1970, Paul McCartney quit The Beatles, which ended the group. The band members were are all working on solo projects at the time and as Paul McCartney states [...]

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 [...]

January 14, 2014

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On this day in 2014, Police in Los Angeles investigated an alleged battery incident involving rapper Kanye West after West punched a man who had targeted racist comments at [...]

January 13, 1986

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On this day in 1986, Sex Pistols members John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten), Steve Jones and Paul Cook, as well as the mother of Sid Vicious, sued their former manager Malcolm [...]
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