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September 21st, 2011 - The Beatles refused to perform at a concert on August 31st, 1965 because the audience was forced to be segregated. A contract revealing that they refused to perform is sold today for $23,033 at an auction in L.A. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed…
Canadian Dentist Wants To Clone John Lennon
A Canadian dentist who paid $30,000 for John Lennon's rotted tooth wants to use it to clone the late Beatle. He is reported to have said that it would be great to bring back one of rock and roll's greats. But, would it?
Go Ahead And Admit It: You Like Your Parents’ Music
By Bill Doyle
One day a couple of months ago, we did a topic on people whose musical tastes did not correspond with their era; I was expecting we would hear from hipsters who liked Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack era, but we wound up hearing from a lot of 19 and 20 year olds who were into classic rock…
This Week in Music History
September 7th, 1978 – Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, died of an overdose of Heminevrin which he was prescribed to combat alcoholism. A autopsy would confirm there were 32 tablets in his system. He had attended a party the night before organized by Paul McCartney for the launch of the &lsquo…
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September 1st, 1980 - Fleetwood Mac plays a show at the Hollywood Bowl to end an 18-month world tour promoting ‘Tusk’, stating on stage that “this is our last show for a long time.” They traveled extensively across the world, including the US, Austra…
This Weekend in Music History
July 27th, 1986 – Queen became the first western act to play in Eastern Europe in over 20 years when they preformed in Budapest’s Nepstadion, Hungary. It was Louis Armstong in 1964 who was there last. Queen’s show was filmed and released as ‘Queen Magic in…
This Weekend in Music History
July 5th, 1978 - Pressing of The Rolling Stones' new album 'Some Girls' is suspended at the manufacturing plant after complaints from several celebrities. The album sleeve featured mock advertisements using celebrity images

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