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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 26

Published 17 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN

 

MICK JAGGER of The Rolling Stones/SuperHeavy
ROGER TAYLOR of Queen

 

THIS HAPPENED

 

In 1968, on Mick Jagger’s 25th birthday, London Records objected strenuously to the graffiti-scrawled, sleazy restroom wall cover of The Rolling Stones’ Beggar’s Banquet album and postponed the release date until it was suitably altered.

In 1979, The “newest selling tool for rock” was the promotional video proclaimed an article in Rolling Stone magazine that cited “Boys Keep Swinging” by David Bowie and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 25

Published 18 days ago by Jim Nelson

THIS HAPPENED


In 1960, Roy Orbison reached #2 on the US singles chart with “Only The Lonely,” his first hit. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record it himself.

In 1965, A young Bob Dylan plugged in for his headlining set backed by the Butterfield Blues Band with Al Kooper and Barry Goldberg at The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island. It’s been widely reported that folk music purists tried to boo Dylan off the stage, but an alternative account claims audience members were actually upset by poor sound and a short set.

In 1966, The final US concert with Brian Jones as part of The Rolling Stones took place in San Francisco.

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Will Butler from Arcade Fire Announces New Album

Published 19 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Multi-instrumentalist and core member of Arcade Fire Will Butler, announces his second solo album, Generations, due out September 25 via Merge.

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Perry Farrell Announces New Career Spanning Box Set.

Published 19 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Former front-man for Jane’s Addiction Perry Farrell announces his new box set called Perry Farrell - The Glitz; The Glamour, out November 6 via Last Man Music.

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The Replacements Reissue ‘Pleased To Meet Me’

Published 19 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Pleased To Meet Me, the fifth full-length album from The Replacements, is getting a reissue as a special deluxe 3xCD/1xLP box set, coming out October 9 via Rhino Records.

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Angel Olsen and Hand Habits Cover Tom Petty’s “Walls”

Published 19 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

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Cults Announce Fifth Album, ‘Host.’

Published 19 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

A personal favorite, New York-based, Indie band, Cults announce their fifth upcoming album, Host, out September 18 via Sinderlyn.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 24

Published 19 days ago by Jim Nelson

THIS HAPPENED

 

In 1960, “Walk Don’t Run,” by The Ventures, made it all the way to #2 on the singles charts. The record marked the initial pairing of rock with surf music.

In 1967, the second album by Jefferson Airplane, Surrealistic Pillow, was certified Gold, largely on the strength of “Somebody To Love” and “White Rabbit.”

In 1969, On the day that The Beatles recorded “Sun King” and “Mean Mr. Mustard” for their forthcoming Abbey Road album, Paul McCartney recorded a demo of a song called “Come And Get It,” which he gave to The Iveys (soon to become known as Badfinger).

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