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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 20

Published 18 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN

CARLOS SANTANA
CHRIS CORNELL of Soundgarden/Temple Of The Dog/Audioslave
JOHN LODGE of The Moody Blues
STONE GOSSARD of Pearl Jam/Temple Of The Dog/Brad

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1968, Cream started a four-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Wheels Of Fire.

In 1965, Bob Dylan’s “Like A Rolling Stone” was released.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 18

Published 21 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


IAN STEWART of The Rolling Stones
JACK IRONS of Pearl Jam/Red Hot Chili Peppers
MARTHA REEVES of The Vandellas
NIGEL TWIST of The Alarm

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1953, Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 to record two songs, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin,” as a gift for his mother. The songs surfaced 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called Elvis—The Great Performances.

 In 1964, The Rolling Stones appeared on the US chart for the first time when their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaked at #48.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 17

Published 22 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


SPENCER DAVIS


THIS HAPPENED


In 1955, Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

In 1959, Billie Holiday died at the age of 44 in a New York City hospital from cirrhosis of the liver after years of alcohol abuse—while under arrest for heroin possession, with police officers stationed at the door to her room.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 16

Published 22 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ED KOWALCZYK of Live
FATBOY SLIM (born Norman Cook)
STEWART COPELAND of The Police

THIS HAPPENED


In 1962, The Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the US.

In 1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker announced they were forming Cream.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 15

Published 24 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


IAN CURTIS of Joy Division
JASON BONHAM
LINDA RONSTADT
MARKY RAMONE of Ramones
PETER BANKS of Yes
TREVOR HORN of The Buggles/Yes

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1968, Creedence Clearwater Revival released their self-titled debut album.

In 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival released Cosmo’s Factory — their fifth album.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 14

Published 25 days ago by Jim Nelson

BORN


ANN THE RAVEN
BOB CASALE of Devo
DAN SMITH of Bastille
TANYA DONELLY of Belly/The Breeders/Throwing Muses
WOODROW WILSON “WOODY” GUTHRIE

 

THIS HAPPENED


In 1958, The Quarrymen, featuring John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John “Duff” Lowe on piano, and Colin Hanton on drums, recorded a disc at a small studio in an electronics shop. They recorded “That’ll Be The Day” and “In Spite Of Danger” in one take each, and both songs ended up on The Beatles’ Anthology 1.

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ADVANCED MUSIC HISTORY Cheat Sheet for July 13

Published 25 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 27 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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