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On This Day in 1963

By |2020-03-12T15:23:51-05:00March 12th, 2020|

On this day in 1963, the Fab Four played as a trio for one performance. The Beatles were playing at the Granada Cinema in Bedford. John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold and could not perform. The set had to be rearranged so that George and Paul could sing John’s parts.

On This Day In History

By |2020-03-11T12:03:35-05:00March 11th, 2020|

On March 11, 1997, Paul McCartney was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his "services to music". McCartney's late wife, Linda, did not attend the event as she was fighting breast cancer, but three of his four children were in attendance. McCartney dedicated his knighthood to George Harrison, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and the citizens of the northwestern port of Liverpool, England. McCartney was very nervous before the ceremony, but he was still excited. “Proud to be British, wonderful day, and it’s a long way from a little terrace (street) in Liverpool,” he told reporters. Source: History.com -Intern Amanda

On This Day in Music History…

By |2020-03-09T11:56:09-05:00March 9th, 2020|

The Beatles filmed the last day of train scenes for their film "A Hard Day's Night" on March 9, 1964. The Beatles had traveled a total of 2,500 miles on the train during their six days of filming aboard a train. Source: This Day In Music.com -Intern Amanda

This Day In Music: Rolling Stones Hit Number 1

By |2020-03-04T11:43:13-06:00March 4th, 2020|

On this day in 1967, the Rolling Stones hit number one on the U.S. singles chart with their song "Ruby Tuesday". The song became the band's fourth number-one hit in the U.S. and cemented them in pop culture. Originally the song "Let's Spend The Night Together" was the original A-side and single, but after radio stations banned that song, "Ruby Tuesday" became the official single. Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/ADtnUC_ctNk

This Day In Music History: Michael Jackson Wins Big At Grammy’s

By |2020-02-28T15:02:30-06:00February 28th, 2020|

36 years ago today Michael Jackson wins big at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards in 1984. The superstar took home seven awards that night including Album of The Year for Thriller, Record of the year and best rock vocal performance for 'Beat It', Best pop vocal performance, Best R&B Performance, Best R&B Song for 'Billie Jean', and Best Recording For Children for E.T The Extra-Terrestrial. Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/7Nk_iUDyeIQ

This Day In Music History: Nancy Sinatra Hits No.1

By |2020-02-26T11:21:46-06:00February 26th, 2020|

54 Years ago today on February 26th, 1966 Nancy Sinatra's song "These Boots Are Made For Walking" hit number 1 on the pop charts. Lee Hazlewood wrote the song and planned on recording it himself, but Sinatra talked him out of it. The song became one of her biggest hits and hit number one around the world. For more information on what happened on this day in history, check out thisdayinmusic.com. Below is the groovy video for the song. Check it out! Source Intern Brandon https://youtu.be/m2fPkzJsMU8

This Day in History

By |2020-02-24T12:13:39-06:00February 24th, 2020|

On Feb. 24, 1968, the Tet Offensive ends as the U.S. and South Vietnamese troops recaptured the ancient capital of Hue. Scattered fighting continued across South Vietnam for another week, but the battle for Hue was the last major engagement of the offensive. In the aftermath of Tet, the United States decisively turned against the Vietnam War. Source: History.com -Intern Amanda

This Day in Music History: Nina Simone Was Born

By |2020-02-21T16:15:47-06:00February 21st, 2020|

American singer, songwriter, and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born on this day February, 21st, 1933. The sixth of eight children in her family, Nina grew up wanting to be a pianist and with the support of family and friends, she attended Julliard School Of Music in New York City. To make a living she often played at night clubs and was told she would have to sing her own accompaniment. This is what started her career as a Jazz vocalist, and she has since gone on to record more than 40 albums between 1958 and 1974. Even scoring a [...]

What Happened on This Day in History?

By |2020-02-17T11:19:33-06:00February 17th, 2020|

The Beatles released their double A-sided single in the United States with Penny Lane on one side and "Strawberry Fields Forever" on the other. "Penny Lane" was sung by Paul McCartney, and "Strawberry Fields Forever" was sung by John Lennon. Source: The People History.com -Intern Amanda

Whitney Houston’s Hologram Going On Tour This Month

By |2020-02-12T09:51:04-06:00February 12th, 2020|

After being recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Whitney Houston is going on tour, but this time as a hologram. The singer passed away eight years ago yesterday, and this new tour will be celebrating her life and legacy. With state of the art technology and production, the show will feature a live band, dancers, remastered live recordings of her singing, and more. Songs for the show will also include some of Whitney's biggest hits like "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "I Will Always Love You", and her recent collab with Kygo titled "Higher Love". The tour [...]

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