Archive for ‘This Day in Music History’

November 28, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was this day in 2011 that we stumbled across evidence that Weezer jumped the shark…on a cruise ship.

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November 25, 2011

This Day in Music History – Nathaniel Seer on Nick Drake

It was on this day in 1974 that singer-songwriter Nick Drake passed away.  Nathaniel Seer tells us how Drake’s music has been there for him, and how we should have been there for Drake.

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November 23, 2011

This Day in Music History – Jason Fickel on Robert Johnson

It was today in 1936 that Robert Johnson laid down his first recordings.  Here to talk about the man and his own three degrees of separation is Jason Fickel.

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November 18, 2011

This Day in Music History – Ryan Briles on 52nd Street

It was this day in 1978 that Billy Joel released his first number one record, 52nd Street. Ryan Briles from The Hot Stiffs and The Ugly American is here to tell us why the album is great and why you shouldn’t be ashamed to think so too.

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November 14, 2011

This Day in Music History (Sort Of)

It was on this day in 1851 that Harper & Brothers published Herman Melville’s seminal work Moby-Dick. A while later John Bonham and the boys in Led Zeppelin gave us the ultimate air-drum song, which happened to have the same name. We’d like to thank all of the above parties for their contribution to the arts.

November 10, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was this day in 1958 that Conway Twitty had his first #1 hit song.  And it wasn’t a country song.  Find out more below.

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November 3, 2011

This Day in Music History

Liz Anderson, legendary country songwriter, passed away on Monday.  She wrote hits for Merle Haggard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings and many more.  The New York Times has a really great obituary on her, complete with links to many of her songs.  Check it out here.

October 25, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was on this day in 1980, AC/DC earned their first pop Top 40 hit with “You Shook Me All Night Long.”  Shortly after that, I saw the music video for the song and officially became a man. – Postcard Editor.

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October 12, 2011

This Day in Music History – ChaCha on Gene Vincent

It was on this day in 1971 that Rockabilly legend Gene Vincent passed away.  Here’s our own ChaCha to give you the scoop on the man and his legacy.

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October 10, 2011

This Day in Music History

It was on this day in 1935 that George Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess premieres on Broadway, and as it gave birth to one of the most covered songs in existence – “Summertime” – we salute it’s debut with a collection of some of our favorite versions.

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