Category Archives: This Historic Day In Music

These are posts celebrating anniversaries of significant events in music history under my carefully considered replacement title for “On This Day In Music History.”

This Historic Day In Music: Bob Dylan

Somewhere, Bob Dylan is celebrating his 80th birthday today. Bob Dylan’s career as a musician, songwriter, performer and recording artist has spanned a fraction over 60 years. At some point in the midst of his immense success, I wonder if … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: February 9, 1961 & 1964

On Thursday, February 9, 1961, The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe – performed for the first time at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Here’s a photo of the Fab Five taken … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John Lennon

Like every other obsessed fan of The Beatles that I know, I have accumulated a sizable collection of books about The Beatles. One of those books is Beatlesongs by William J. Dowlding. The front cover of this 1989 Fireside paperback … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Buddy Holly

If asked, I could easily put together a list of my ten favorite Buddy Holly songs. In no particular order… “That’ll Be The Day” “Not Fade Away” “Oh Boy!” “Everyday” “Word Of Love” “Peggy Sue” “Maybe Baby” “Well…All Right” “It’s … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The Last Hard Day’s Night

The Day: Monday, August 29, 1966 The Location: San Francisco, California, USA The Venue: Candlestick Park (Opened: 1960, Demolished: 2015) The Event: A Beatles’ Concert     The Significance: The Beatles’ Final Public Performance  Members of The Beatles: George Harrison … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The Carter Family

In the evening, on August 1, 1927, The Carter Family – Alvin Pleasant Carter, his wife Sara Dougherty Carter and Sara’s younger cousin, Maybelle Addington Carter – made their first recordings. The recording session took place in a make-shift recording … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John & Alan Lomax Meet Huddie Ledbetter – Take 3

In early June, 1933, Texas-based Folk song collector John Lomax and his 18-year-old son Alan drove out of Dallas on a mission. They were going on “the first major trip in the United States to capture black folk music in … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Woody Guthrie – Take 4

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name “Woody Guthrie?” I’m guessing that it’s not “children’s songs.” (I would really like to know your answer to that question!) Well, Woody Guthrie was a dad. He … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Blowin’ In The Wind” – Take 2

This blog has two mottos. “Good music doesn’t get old.” – Ferdinand Joseph “Jelly Roll Morton” LaMothe “All valuable stories need to be told over and over again.” – Bruce Springsteen Therefore, this post. Also, quite sadly, this song is … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Richard Starkey

Richard Starkey was born on July 7, 1940 in Liverpool, England. He was the only child of Richard and Elsie (Gleave) Starkey. Richard was thirteen years old when he contracted pleurisy and then developed tuberculosis. He was hospitalized for well … Continue reading

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