Gavin Paul


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: John Lennon is Taken From Us; December 8, 1980

Some misfit human of which we’ll leave unnamed shot and killed John Lennon 36 years ago today, changing the course of music and culture forever in amounts we’re still trying to comprehend. By now the story is […]

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Literal Bohemian Rhapsody Brings Queen Song to Thriller Life

Today in things we wished we would have created, the dudes of Corridor Digital, a rising team of YouTubers eyeing the meme-content genius prize, have unleashed a thrilling interpretation of Queen‘s “Bohemian Rhapsody” that turns […]

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Lyricapsule: Lead Belly Dies; December 6, 1949

One of blues’ finest chain-links to the African griots that birthed rhythm into traditional gospel and field songs, Huddie William “Lead Belly” Ledbetter passed away on this day in 1949. In and out of jail […]

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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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‘Neural Karaoke’ Joins AI Robo-Rock Race

Another week, another artificial intelligence lyric machine nipping at we the creative humans of the world. Though this one’s not nearly as cool as Giorgio Cam by the team over at Google Creative Lab — mainly because […]

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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: National Maximum Speed Law Drops, Sammy Hagar Vindicated; November 28, 1995

In 1974 Big Brother decided to institute a National Maximum Speed Law across all highways and byways imposing a 55 mph speed limit, attempting to tarnish American’s need for speed because of some silly oil […]

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Green Day Explain Anti-Trump AMA Performance on the ‘Late Late Show’

ICYMI, Green Day wedged an opportunity into their performance of “Bang Bang” last week — an already glaringly political song, written from the perspective of a mass shooter — during the American Music Awards on Monday […]

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Lyricapsule: Queen Drop ‘A Night at the Opera’; November 21, 1975

Queen‘s fourth record, A Night at the Opera, was a go-for-broke rock moment, the most expensive album ever recorded at the time, a theatrical sojourn in the name of rock and unconventional pop. Silver-throated Freddie Mercury […]

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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.