Category Archive: Music

Sep 09

September 9, 1999: Kid Rock Reunites Aerosmith and Run D.M.C.

On this day in 1999, Kid Rock reunited Aerosmith and Run D.M.C. for his debut performance at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs). This set, which continued to surprise from start to finish, was one for the ages.

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Aug 25

August 25, 1963: Schock G Born

On this day in 1963, Gregory Jacobs was born in Brooklyn, New York. The influential rapper and producer would be known on stage as Schock G and a list of alter egos, the most notable being Humpty Hump.

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Aug 21

August 21, 2003: Wesley Willis Dies

On this day in 2003, Wesley Willis died of complications from leukemia in Skokie, Illinois. The unique musician and artist who developed a cult following in the 90s was 40 years old.

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Aug 16

August 16, 1975: Peter Gabriel Leaves Genesis

On this day in 1975, the media first reported that Peter Gabriel had left Genesis. This is one of the few instances where a band’s line-up drastically changed and music was actually bettered.

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Aug 08

August 8, 1988: N.W.A. Releases “Straight Outta Compton”

On this day in 1988, N.W.A. (an acronym for Niggaz Wit Attitudes) released “Straight Outta Compton.” The album launched gangsta rap and remains as relevant today as it did 25 years ago.

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Aug 07

August 7, 1968: Lynn Strait Born

On this day in 1968, Lynn Strait was born in Manhasset, New York. Strait would become the lead singer of the band, Snot, and his tragic death would reverberate through the punk/metal/rap scene that dominated music in the late 90s.

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Aug 03

August 3, 1997: Garth Brooks Performs Central Park Concert

On this day in 1997, Garth Brooks performed a free concert in New York’s Central Park. A reported 750,000 came out to see what might the biggest concert in the park’s history.

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Jul 29

July 29, 1973: Led Zeppelin Robbed

On this day in 1973, approximately $200,000 was stolen from Led Zeppelin’s safety deposit box at the Drake Hotel in New York. The crime remains unsolved.

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Jul 23

July 23, 1984: Vanessa Williams Resigns as Miss America

On this day in 1984, Vanessa Williams resigned as Miss America. The first African-American woman to receive the crown was forced to do so before nude pictures of her were published in Penthouse magazine.

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Jul 13

July 13, 1985: Live Aid

On this day in 1985, more than 50 musical acts performed in two concerts in London and Philadelphia and via satellite to raise money for Ethiopian famine relief. To date, Live Aid remains the grandest musical charity of all time, and pulled in more than $280 million in donations.

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