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Music History Today – December 28th

December 28th, 2009 No comments

December 28, 1968 – Beatles’ “Beatles-White Album,” goes #1 and stays #1 for 9 weeks

December 28, 1937 – Maurice J Ravel, Swiss/French composer (Bolero), dies in Paris at 62

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Music History Today – December 25th

December 25th, 2009 No comments

December 25, 1954 – Annie Lennox, Aberdeen Scotland, vocalist (Eurythmics-Sweet Dreams, Why)

December 25, 1960 – Amy Grant, vocalist (That’s What Love Is, Baby Baby)

December 25, 2006 – James Brown, rhythm and blues, gospel, jazz, soul and funk singer or simply the Godfather of Soul (Genius of Love, Hot Pants) dies at 73 from heart failure

Today in Music History – August 22nd

August 22nd, 2009 No comments

August 22, 1964 – Supreme’s “Where Did Our Love Go,” reaches #1
August 22, 1966 – Beatles arrive in NYC
August 22, 1969 – Beatles record a video for “Long and Winding Road”

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Musical Trivia – July 17th

July 17th, 2009 No comments

1935 – Birthday of P D Q Bach, [Peter Schickele], Iowa, composer (5th of Beethoven)

1959 – Billie Holiday – Jazz Singer – dies at age 44

1967 – John Coltrane, US jazz sax/composer (Round Midnight), dies at 40

1968 – Beatle’s animated film “Yellow Submarine” premieres in London

1974 – John Lennon is ordered to leave US in 60 days

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What Happened Today in Music? March 29th

March 29th, 2009 No comments

March 29, 1986 – Beatle records officially go on sale in Russia
March 29, 1932 – Jack Benny debuts on radio

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What Happened Today in Music? March 28th

March 28th, 2009 No comments

March 28, 1943 – Sergei Vasilievitch Rachmaninov, Russian composer/pianist, dies at 69
March 28, 1955 – Birthday of Reba McEntire, McAlester Ok, country singer (Can’t Even Get the Blues)
March 28, 1958 – William C Handy, US conductor/composer (St Louis Blues), dies at 84
March 28, 1987 – Maria Augusta Trapp, singer (Trapp Family Singers), dies at 82 (The Sound of Music)

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What Happened Today in Music? March 27th

March 27th, 2009 No comments

March 27, 1924 – Sarah L Vaughan, Newark NJ, jazz scat singer (Broken Hearted Melody) was born.

March 27, 1971 – Birthday of Mariah Carey, NYC, singer (Love Takes Time, Hero)

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What Happened Today in Music? March 25th

March 25th, 2009 No comments

March 25, 1942 – Birthday of Aretha Franklin, Memphis Tenn, Soul Sister #1/singer (Respect)

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What Happened Today in Music? March 23

March 23rd, 2009 No comments

March 23, 1940 – 1st radio broadcast of “Truth or Consequences” on CBS

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What Happened Today in Music? March 22nd

March 22nd, 2009 No comments

March 22, 1938 – Birthday of Glen Campbell, singer (By the Time I get to Phoenix, Galveston)

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