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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for June 27

Published 11 days ago by Jim Nelson

THIS HAPPENED


In 1859, “Happy Birthday” was first sung.

In 1970, The Jackson 5 started a two-week run at #1 on the US singles chart with “The Love You Save,” their third #1 of the year.

In 1970, The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (aka The Festival Express) set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts — including Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, and Buddy Guy Blues Band — all travelled together on a chartered train, playing shows in Toronto, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, and Calgary.

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