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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 13

Published 26 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


CAMERON CROWE
CHEECH MARIN
CODY BELLINGER
ROGER McGUINN of The Byrds

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1968, Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild” was released on this day.

In 1973, The soundtrack to Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid, featuring Bob Dylan’s “Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door,” was released. Dylan was also in the movie.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 12

Published 28 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


CHRISTINE McVIE of Fleetwood Mac
DAN MURPHY of Soul Asylum
ROBIN WILSON of Gin Blossoms

THIS HAPPENED


In 1954, Elvis Presley signed a contract with Sun Records and gave his notice at his day job at The Crown Electric Company. Sam Phillips from Sun Records originally intended to use the 19-year-old Elvis to make demos of songs meant for other artists.

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The Spicy Green Book

Published 28 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

During the Jim Crow era in America, Victor Hugo Green created The Green Book. Green published the book to help Black motorists navigate throughout cities in the USA by highlighting...

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Newport Academy launches a program to help with COVID-19 mental health.

Published 28 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Newport Academy’s Orange County outpatient program announces its Teen Wellness Intensive Summer Program to help provide local families with academic and therapeutic support, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In Case You Missed It.

Published 28 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Times have been tough lately and it’s pretty hard to stay on top of new music, videos, streamable concerts, and/or live sessions.

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Father John Misty releases new cover song EP, ‘Anthem +3.’

Published 28 days ago by Byron Gonzalez

Josh Tillman, A.K.A. Father John Misty, releases “Anthem +3” on Bandcamp. The EP consists of cover songs he has previously recorded, plus “Anthem” by Leonard Cohen.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 11

Published 29 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


DAVID BAERWALD of David + David
PETER MURPHY of Bauhaus
SCOTT SHRINER of Weezer
SUZANNE VEGA


THIS HAPPENED

In 1969, David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” was released just ahead of the first Apollo moon landing.

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Hear At Home with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks

Published 29 days ago by Andy Chanley

Hear At Home with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks

The Independent 88.5 FM's afternoon host, Andy Chanley talks with Karen Grotberg from The Jayhawks for this Hear At Home episode. Grotberg talks about her history with The Jayhawks and the hiatus. Grotberg talks about their new album, XOXO, and plenty of other topics about The Jayhawks.

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