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The Past Five Historic Days In Music

Day One. John Smith Hurt was born in Teoc, Mississippi, on July 3, 1893. He grew up to be the singer, finger-style guitarist, recording artist and performer know around the world as Mississippi John Hurt. Here is a recording that … Continue reading

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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: 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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September’s Songs

On the sixstr stories calendar of historic days in music, no month has as many dates commemorating individual pieces of music than September. Here’s the list! (Happy listening!) September 4th On this date in 1962, The Beatles – 21-year-old John … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: George Harrison

“Little darlin’, it’s been a long, cold, lonely winter.” That’s the first line of the first verse of the song “Here Comes The Sun” written by George Harrison in the Spring of 1969. George started writing “Here Comes The Sun” … Continue reading

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Newfields Road

On June 11, 1962, my parents, Francis & Avis Sinclair, took ownership of the buildings and land in the picture below. Purchased from Mr. Charles H. Williams, the house, garage/workshop, and a large barn with an attached carriage shed, were … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Little Richard

There aren’t many songs that hit the ground running and roar off into the stratosphere with a better opening line than: “Gonna tell Aunt Mary ’bout Uncle John, he claims he had the mis’ry but he had a lot of … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Ringo Starr

On Saturday, August 18, 1962, at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight, Birkenhead, England, Ringo Starr played his first official gig as the drummer for The Beatles. Part of what made Ringo the perfect person for the job was his voice. … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: The End, Officially

On this day, April 10, in 1970, a British newspaper, the Evening Standard,¬†published an interview with Paul McCartney conducted by journalist Peter Brown. The piece contained this exchange. Peter Brown: “Have you (The Beatles) any plans for live appearances?” Paul … Continue reading

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A Valentine’s Day Song

“And I Love Her” was Paul McCartney’s first ballad. Though John Lennon may have helped a bit with the “middle eight” – the part that starts: “A love like ours, could never die…” – this song was the first in … Continue reading

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