Category Archive: Music

Dec 03

December 3, 1948: Ozzy Osbourne Born

On this day in 1948, John Michael Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England. Under his nickname, “Ozzy,” he has become the Godfather of Heavy Metal.

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Oct 29

October 29, 1971: Duane Allman Killed in Motorcycle Accident

On this day in 1971, Duane Allman died in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Georgia. The guitar virtuoso was only 24 years old but had already become a mythical musical figure, launching what became known as southern rock.

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Oct 16

October 16, 1972: Creedence Clearwater Revival Breaks Up

On this day in 1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) officially announced that it was dissolving. It was a sad end to one of rock’s greatest groups.

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Oct 08

October 8, 1996: Marilyn Manson Releases “Antichrist Superstar”

On this day in 1996, Marilyn Manson released “Antichrist Superstar.” Produced by Trent Reznor, the album is the most successful shock rock album of all time.

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Oct 05

October 5, 1952: Harold Faltermeyer Born

On this day in 1952, Harold Faltermeyer was born in Munich, Germany. This musician’s synthesizer-heavy scores are more indicative of 80s movies than those of any other composer.

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Sep 27

September 27, 2007: Van Halen Reunites with David Lee Roth

On this day in 2007, Van Halen performed the first show of its reunion tour with David Lee Roth in Charlotte, NC. It was the first time Roth had performed with the band had in 22 years.

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Sep 18

September 18, 1946: Billy Drago Born

On this day in 1946, William Eugene Burrows was born in Hugoton, Kansas. Under his stage name, he has been the most recognizable portrayer of villains in movies and television today.

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Sep 17

September 17, 1991: Guns N’ Roses Releases Use Your Illusion I and II

On this day in 1991, Guns N’ Roses released “Use Your Illusion I” and “Use Your Illusion II.” Their long-awaited follow-up to “Appetite for Destruction” was one of the most anticipated album releases of all-time.

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Sep 12

September 12, 1992: Anthony Perkins Dies

On this day in 1992, Anthony Perkins died from complications from AIDS. The actor who can be credited with launching the modern horror movie villain was 60 years old.

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Sep 11

September 11, 1990: Warrant Releases “Cherry Pie”

On this day in 1990, Warrant released its sophomore album, “Cherry Pie.” This record is a testament to the traps of one hit song.

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