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: Capitol MAS-2653 (Mono LP), SMAS-2653 (Stereo LP)

“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” by The Beatles was released in America on June 2, 1967. (It had been released in the United Kingdom the day before.) It was the thirteenth Beatles’ LP released in the United States. (#8 … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger was born in Patterson, New York on this day, May 3, in the year 1919. Pete performed in public for the first time on Sunday, March 3, 1940 on the stage of the Forrest Theatre in New York … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The Kansas City Five

On Friday, March 18, 1938, record producer John Hammond gathered five Jazz musicians in a New York City recording studio for a recording session. The musicians were: Buck Clayton, trumpet; Eddie Durham, trombone & electric guitar; Freddie Green, rhythm guitar; … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Nina Simone

The 4th Annual Boston Globe Jazz Festival was held the weekend of January 31 and February 1, 1969. The festival’s venue was the War Memorial Auditorium in the Prudential Center on Boylston Street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. (Tickets were $5.50, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Ivan Vaughan Changed The World

Here’s how. Ivan Vaughan was born on June 18, 1942 in Liverpool, England. Ivan attended the Dovedale Primary School where one of his friends was an older boy named John Lennon. After primary school, Ivan went to the Liverpool Institute … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: “Sallie Gooden”

Two fiddlers performed together at the Old Confederate Soldiers’ Reunion in Richmond, Virginia during the third week of June, 1922. 34-year-old Texas fiddler Alexander Campbell “Eck” Robertson was one and 77-year-old Henry Clay Gilliland from Oklahoma (and a former Confederate soldier himself) … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Lonnie Johnson

Can you imagine all of the Pop, Rock, Blues, Country & Jazz recordings of the past 90 years that have a guitar solo in them not having that guitar solo? Well, the person who pioneered the single-string, played-with-a-pick, vibrato-and-string-bending-filled guitar … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Etta James

WBLM (102.9 FM) is a 100,000-watt Classic Rock radio station broadcasting from Portland, Maine. For many years, WBLM helped its Sunday morning listeners get ready for church with an all-Blues program called The Maine Blues Project. I didn’t get to … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson? Let me introduce to you… One of the pioneering artists in the history of Rock & Roll: singer, guitarist & songwriter Wanda Jackson, The Queen of Rockabilly. Wanda Lavonne Jackson was born in Maud, Oklahoma on October 20, … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: John Winston Lennon

Seventy-five years ago today, on October 9, 1940, at 7:00 am in the Maternity Hospital on Oxford Street in Liverpool, England, John Winston Lennon was born. He was the first and only child of Fred and Julia Stanley Lennon. John … Continue reading

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