Category: Music History


Queen starts recording Bohemian Rhapsody

Music History Rock
August 24th, 2017

On August 24, 1975, Queen began recording their famous, signature song, “Bohemian Rhapsody“. It took over three weeks to record the song. Freddie Mercury directed the recording sessions and after everyone sang their parts they ended up with 180 separate overdubs. Check out the story behind the song. Related articles 15 Amazing Actors Who Died read more

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Nirvana films “Smells Like Teen Spirit”

Alternative Music History Music News
August 17th, 2017

On August 17, 1991, Nirvana filmed the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video featuring real Nirvana fans for an audience. The video cost less than $50,000 to produce. The video won many awards like the Best New Artist and Best Alternative Group at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.”

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Metallica & Kurt Cobain on August 3, 1991

Alternative Metal Music History
August 3rd, 2017

Metallica threw a party at Madison Square Garden for their self-titled album, Black Album on August 3, 1991. Both Kurt Cobain and Krist Novoselic from Nirvana attended the party, being fans of Metallica. Watch Kirk talk about Kurt Cobain

July 28, 2016

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Music History
July 28th, 2016

60 Years Ago 1956 – Gene Vincent debuts his first national TV appearance on The Perry Como Show in the US. 25 Years Ago 1991 – Almost 100 youths were arrested out of 2,000 after a MC Hammer concert. in Canada. 20 Years Ago 1996 – Marge Ganser, of The Shangri-Las, passed away from breast read more

July 27, 2016

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Music History
July 27th, 2016

10 Years Ago 2006 – Kazaa paid out more than $115 million to music companies because of illegal music downloads. 15 Years Ago 2001 – Leon Wilkeson, Lynard Skynard bassist, passed away at age 49. 25 Years Ago 1991 – Ricky Wan Shelton reaches #1 country single with ‘I Am A Simple Man’. Bryan Adams read more

July 25, 2016

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Music History
July 25th, 2016

10 Years Ago 2006 – The soundtrack from “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” goes double-platinum. 15 Years Ago 2001 – Jake Owen debuts first album “Startin’ With Me”. 35 Years Ago 1981 – Air Supply tops the US singles chart, the first Australian band, with ‘The One That I Love’. 50 Years Ago 1966 – read more

July 21st Music History

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Music History
July 21st, 2016

15 Years Ago 2001 – Madonna began her first tour, Drowned World Tour, since 1993. The tour grossed over $75 million. 20 Years Ago 1996 – Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill ran for the second time at #1 in the UK for eight weeks. 1996 – Kim Thayil is arrested in Rockingham, North Carolina for read more

July 20th Music History

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Music History
July 20th, 2016

5 Years Ago 2011 – Photographs of the Beatles first US concert, Feb. 11, 1964, were sold at auction for $361,938. 25 Years Ago 1991 – EMF’s ‘Unbelievable’ spent 14 weeks on the charts, eventually reaching #1. 30 Years Ago 1986 – ‘Sid And Nancy’ premiered in London, a film based on Sid Vicious, the read more

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Music History
July 19th, 2016

15 Years Ago 2001 – Ol’ Dirty Bastard is sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for drug possession. 2001 – American soul and gospel singer Judy Clay passes away. 20 Years Ago 1996 – The Spice Girls made their TV debut on UK music show Top Of The Pops. 35 Years Ago 1981 read more

July 18, 2016 - Music History

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Music History
July 18th, 2016

15 Years Ago 2001 – KISS debuts their “Kiss Kasket”, a coffin featuring the faces of the four founding members of the band, their logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” Dimebag Darrell, Pantera’s guitarist, was buried in one after he was shot and killed on-stage in Dec 2004. 2001 – “Hysteria – The Def Leppard read more

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