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The Grammy Museum’s Digital Museum Series

Published 7 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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Summer Social Distancing Option: Concerts In Your Car

Published 7 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

As we continue to social distance, live concerts are a thing of nostalgia. With summer already here, we miss them even more. Concerts continue to be postponed, rescheduled and canceled.

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New Single: Orville Peck - 'Smalltown Boy' (Bronski Beat Cover)

Published 7 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Orville Peck gives fans a cover of Bronski Beat's "Smalltown Boy" in anticipation of his upcoming EP.

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New Video: Sanya N’Kanta - Silence Is Violence

Published 7 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Sanya N'Kanta releases a music video to continue to raises awareness about Police Brutality.

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Hear At Home with Phoebe Bridgers

Published 7 days ago by Nic Harcourt

Hear At Home with Phoebe Bridgers

The Independent 88.5 FM's morning host, Nic Harcourt chats with Phoebe Bridgers for this Hear At Home episode. Bridgers talks about spending her time at home and her new album, Punisher. Harcourt got Bridgers to talks to us about her process of making her albums.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 5

Published 8 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


MARC COHN
NICK O’MALLEY bassist of Arctic Monkeys
ROBBIE ROBERTSON of The Band

THIS HAPPENED


In 1969, The Rolling Stones gave a free concert for 250,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park to introduce new guitarist Mick Taylor, but because former guitarist Brian Jones had died two days earlier, the concert turned into more of a tribute to Jones.

In 1978, The EMI record pressing plant in Britain stopped printing The Rolling Stones’ Some Girls album cover after some celebrities, such as Lucille Ball, protested being depicted on the cover’s mock wig advertisements.

In 1995, The US Justice Department decided to not take antitrust action against Ticketmaster, ending a 13-month fight with Pearl Jam. The band had been using a rival ticket service in retaliation for Ticketmaster’s tactics and, ironically, the use of that service was proof for the feds that Ticketmaster, in fact, did not have a monopoly.

In 1995, more than 100 Grateful Dead fans were hurt when a wooden deck collapsed at a campground lodge in Wentzville, Missouri. Hundreds of people were on or under the deck sheltering from heavy rain.

In 2014, The four surviving members of Grateful Dead gave what they said would be their final performance, playing to over 70,000 fans at Chicago’s Soldier Field.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for The Fourth of July

Published 9 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


THE USA
JEREMY SPENCER of Fleetwood Mac
MATT MALLEY of Counting Crows

THIS HAPPENED


In 1964, The Beach Boys started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “I Get Around,” their first #1. It is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure — it starts with a chorus and has two short verses.

In 1964, all five members of The Rolling Stones appeared as judges on the British rate-a-record TV show, Juke Box Jury, exhibiting such impolite behavior that they caused a considerable uproar in the British press.

In 1966, The Lovin’ Spoonful released “Summer In The City.”

In 1969, The Rolling Stones’ “Honky Tonk Women” was released.

In 1974, Steely Dan’s gig in Santa Monica, California, was their final show for 18 years.

In 1976, The Clash made their live debut, supporting the Sex Pistols in Sheffield, England.


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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 3

Published 10 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


PAUL BARRÉRE of Little Feat

THIS HAPPENED

 
In 1968, At a gathering at Joni Mitchell’s house in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash reportedly sang together for the very first time.

In 1969, Twenty-seven-year-old Brian Jones, who had recently exited The Rolling Stones, drowned while under the influence of drugs and alcohol after taking a midnight swim in his pool. The coroner’s report called it “death by misadventure.”

In 1971, Jim Morrison of The Doors was discovered dead in his bathtub in Paris, France. The accepted cause is a heart attack brought on by an overdose of heroin, though no one is really sure what happened. Like Brian Jones, Morrison joined the “27 Club.”

In 1973, After 182 Ziggy Stardust concert performances, David Bowie announced he was retiring from live performing. It was eventually revealed that it was the Ziggy Stardust stage persona he was retiring, rather than Bowie himself.

In 1976, For the first time in a dozen years, Brian Wilson joined The Beach Boys onstage at a concert in Anaheim, California, that also featured Santana and America.


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