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Disco Demolition Night: Racist And Homophobic Or Just R...

July 13, 2020

Many lovers of music will tell you that disco died on July 12, 1979. It was murdered by an overzealous shock jock, a brilliant promoter, and several thousand...

Tupac Shakur: Things You Didn't Know About The Pop Cult...

June 16, 2020

Tupac Shakur is most famous as the king of West Coast '90s hip-hop, rapping alongside fellow Death Row Records luminaries like Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg until h...

The Fascinating Conspiracy Theory About Bob Marley's De...

May 11, 2020

(Caspiax/Wikimedia Commons) On May 11, 1981, reggae's spiritual savior and biggest hit-maker, Bob Marley, passed away at what is now the University of Miami H...

1891: What It Was Like When Carnegie Hall Opened In New...

May 5, 2020

1895: View of Carnegie Hall on the corner of Seventh Avenue and 57th Street, New York City. (Photo by Museum of the City of New York/Byron Collection/Getty Imag...

'Hillbilly' Music: Billboard Debuted Country Hits For T...

March 25, 2020

Today's country and rock music owe their beginnings to "hillbilly" music. (Photo by D. Corson/ClassicStock/Getty Images) For a long time, country music (or "h...

The Notorious B.I.G.: Theories And What Really Happened

March 9, 2020

American rapper Notorious B.I.G. attends the 1995 Billboard Music Awards, New York, New York, December 6, 1995. (Larry Busacca/WireImage/Getty Images) In the ear...

Buddy Holly's Glasses Were Found In Iowa 21 Years After...

February 29, 2020

In the wee hours of the morning on February 3, 1959, an airplane carrying three of the hottest entertainers of the day crashed into a snowy cornfield just ou...

Whisky A Go Go: The Whisky Opened Today In 1964

January 16, 2020

Standing proud on the Sunset Strip is one of the most renowned rock clubs in history, the Whisky a Go Go. Opened in 1964, the club has played host to some of music's most im...

Where Does The Phrase "Pie In The Sky" Come From? A Son...

January 2, 2020

Even if you haven't ever referred to an idea as being a "pie in the sky," you've definitely heard the phrase. On its face, it's unclear why an airborne dessert is...

Auld Lang Syne: Song Meaning, History, And Why We Sing ...

December 27, 2019

An onlooker holds a glass of champagne at a New Year's Eve celebration on Sydney Harbour in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse\City of Sydney/Getty Images...

All I Want For Christmas Is You: History, How Much Mari...

December 22, 2019

There aren't many artists who had a better year in 1994 than Mariah Carey. After the success of the previous year's Music Box, she was named the top female single...

Spice World Premieres, And Everyone Hates It, Making It...

December 15, 2019

December 15, 1997 is a day that will live in infamy forever. Theaters across the country were invaded by Spice World, a film that followed the madcap adventures o...

John Lennon's Death: 10 Minutes Of Global Silence

December 14, 2019

Few events in history can bring thousands upon thousands of people together for a single cause, but in December 1980, one tragedy silenced the world for 10 minutes st...

Ludwig van Beethoven: Things You Didn't Know About the ...

December 12, 2019

German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven is often called the greatest musical genius in history. Even those of us who don't know Strauss from Stravin...

"Jingle Bells" Is A Thanksgiving Song: What?

December 1, 2019

As one of the best-loved songs of the Christmas season, "Jingle Bells" has become part of our holiday culture, but there is more to this catchy ditty than meets the ear. F...

The REO Speed Wagon: Ransom E. Olds's Flatbed Truck

November 10, 2019

Before automobiles were an American way of life, automotive daydreamers attempted to create a market with models that they thought would inspire drivers to take to the ...

Sex Pistols: Stories, Legends, And Anarchy

November 6, 2019

Their playing may have been questionable, and they may have only recorded one real album, but there was no one more outrageous or who inspired more artists than The Sex Pistols....

The Day Elvis Helped Fight Polio

October 28, 2019

Elvis Presley receiving a polio vaccination from Dr. Leona Baumgartner and Dr. Harold Fuerst at CBS Studio 50 in New York City. Source: (Photo by Seymour Wally/NY Daily News Archive via ...

Steinert Hall: The Secret Antique Symphonic Theater Hid...

September 28, 2019

Cue The Phantom of the Opera: This is the story of a real-life hidden concert hall, tucked deep underground and forgotten beneath the bustling street above. ...

W. C. Handy and the Birth of the Blues

June 21, 2019

Portrait of jazz and blues pioneer W.C. Handy (1873 - 1958), blowing on his trumpet, mid twentieth century. Source: (Photo by PhotoQuest/Getty Images) African American composer a...

Remember When Prince Changed His Name?

May 28, 2019

Prince performs onstage at The Hollywood Palladium on March 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Source: (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for NPG Records 2013) It is hard to believ...