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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 9

Published 3 hours ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


JACK WHITE of The White Stripes/The Raconteurs/The Dead Weather
JIM KERR of Simple Minds
MITCH MITCHELL of The Jimi Hendrix Experience
TOM HANKS

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1955, Bill Haley And His Comets began an eight-week run at #1 in the US with “Rock Around the Clock.”

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Catch Matt Costa on NPR’s Live Sessions

Published 18 hours ago by Byron Gonzalez

Matt Costa will be performing a live session for NPR on Thursday, July 9 at 1 PM PT.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 8

Published 27 hours ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ANDY “FLETCH” FLETCHER of Depeche Mode
BECK (born Bek Campbell)
JOAN OSBORNE

THIS HAPPENED


In 1965, The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having A Wild Weekend for its US release.

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Winnipeg Folk Festival - Saturday, July 11

Published 33 hours ago by AJ Edmonds

While we are saddened by not being able to attend music festivals this Summer, the good news is we can virtually venture to concerts we might not normally attend! How about heading to Manitoba, Canada?

This week, the annual Winnipeg Folk Festival becomes the Winnipeg Folk Fest at Home, combining both past and new performances from Birds Hill Provincial Park on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific Time. The concert will feature past performances from Sheryl Crow, Bahamas, Arlo Guthrie, Passenger, the War and Treaty and more! Brand new appearances include Vance Joy, William Prince, Kurt Vile and the Sadie’s and Waxahatchee.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 7

Published 2 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


RINGO STARR (born Richard Starkey)

THIS HAPPENED


In 1954, By simply playing a new song that he liked by an unknown artist, WHBQ Memphis DJ Dewey Phillips became a star in his own right. That unknown artist was Elvis Presley, and the song Phillips premiered on the air was “That’s All Right Mama.”

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 6

Published 2 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


BILL HALEY of Bill Haley And His Comets

THIS HAPPENED


In 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarrymen were appearing. As The Quarrymen were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney — eager to impress Lennon — picked up a guitar and played Eddie Cochran’s “Twenty Flight Rock” and Gene Vincent’s “Be-Bop-A-Lula.” And the world was blissfully unaware of how it had been changed.

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Haim's Virtual Concert

Published 3 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Haim just released their new album, Women In Music Pt. III and to celebrate they threw a virtual concert!

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The Grammy Museum’s Digital Museum Series

Published 3 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

The Grammy Museum is releasing never-before-seen digital content created while the museum remains closed due to Covid-19. The Grammy Museum's Public Programs digital series features zoom interviews with artists and musicians.

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