Gavin Paul


Lyricapsule: U.S. Removes Ground Troops from Iraq; December 18, 2011

“So this is Christmas/and what have you done/another year over/and a new one just begun,” sings the immortal John Lennon with Yoko Ono on their 1971 single about the Vietnam War, “Happy Xmas (War is […]

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SONGLYRICS Presents: The Top 10 Lyric Videos of 2015

It’s easy to loathe the lyric video. For a while, all we had were the most mind-numbing one-dimensional interpretations of an artist’s craft. Stuff that looked created in the 3-D text software included in a ’97 […]

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Lyricapsule: CBGB Opens its Doors; December 10, 1973

Christened the birthplace of American punk, the iconic LES-Manhattan nightclub, and first slingers of acronym irony, CBGB & OMFUG — or Country, Bluegrass Blues and Other Music For Uplifting Gormandizers — opened on this day […]

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Lyricapsule: The Jackson 5 Wrap Up the Victory Tour; December 9, 1984

The Jackson 5 finished a six-day residency of their final tour together on December 9th, 1984 at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium, ending their record-breaking highest-grossing string of dates that made up the Victory Tour. Things started to become the […]

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Lyricapsule: The Million Dollar Quartet Session; December 4, 1956

A perfect little snapshot of rock n’ roll’s budding poster-children, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis caught each other in Memphis, Tennessee’s Sun Studios on a whim on this day in […]

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Bands Rally Around EoDM’s Charity Cover Call for Victims of Paris Attacks

  Still processing the systematic “dart board” terrorism slaughter of the Paris Attacks that claimed 130 lives, the majority of which took place at the Bataclan concert hall, the Eagles of Death Metal gave their […]

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Lyricapsule: World Aids Day; December 1, 1988

The very first of now eight global public campaigns created by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness of enemies against humanity we tend to forget, World AIDS Day launched on this day in 1988 as fear […]

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Lyricapsule: Van Morrison Drops ‘Astral Weeks’; November 29, 1968

Morrison‘s true solo album, released on this day in 1968, as 1967’s “Brown Eyed Girl“-opening pop rocket Blowin’ Your Mind was released without his consent, packaged with art and track arrangements he didn’t clear, Astral […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘As Time Goes By’ Debuts in ‘Casablanca’; November 26, 1942

Casablanca, one of the most infamous films of all time, if not the most, made its debut in NYC on this day 71 years ago, simultaneously debuting its pinnacle emotive moment when that hussy Illsa Lund […]

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Sierra Leon Celebrates Ebola-Free Status By Dancing Themselves Clean

A little bit of hope we missed in combatance of the other end of the spectrum of things attempting to destroy us every day, Sierra Leon celebrated the World Health Organization 42-days free (November 7) […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.