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Lyricapsule: Son of Sam Killer is Caught; August 10, 1977

The Son of Sam serial killer’s fear-vice on the city of New York during the summer of 1977 ended on this day when NYC police captured David Berkowitz outside his Yonkers apartment. A lot of […]

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Lyricapsule: Jerry Garcia Dies; August 9, 1995

Photo: N/A Deadheads. Love ’em or hate their granola ways, they speak volumes of the power of the jam band messiah that was the founding member, iconic guitarist and voice of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. […]

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Lyricapsule: Decca Destroys Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’; August 8, 1960

A famous actress once said that “he who hesitates is a damn fool.” In the music industry, there are many examples of fools and hesitations. Decca Records takes the prize with the decision to pass […]

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Lyricapsule: Hunter S. Thompson is Born; July 18, 1937

Photo: Annie Leibovitz Hunter S. Thompson, the wild, mad mind behind ‘gonzo journalism‘ was born on this day in 1937. A notorious devourer of life at a rapid pace, Thompson was just about the most reflective […]

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Lyricapsule: The Rolling Stones’ First Gig; July 12, 1962

The sweet, devilish Jagger-Richards essence of the new rock that rolled, The Rolling Stones, was born on this day in 1962. Triumphant tour commemorating the run now in the books, in the meantime, let’s roll the […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘Alley Oop’ the Caveman Goes No. 1; July 11, 1960

Debuting at the end of May in 1960, Dallas Frazier novelty gem “Alley Oop” caught the cover treatment from a band that hadn’t even formed yet, led by Hollywood session man Gary Paxton, landing a […]

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Lyricapsule: Wyoming Becomes the 44th State; July 10, 1890

Big Wyoming, “the cowboy state,” earned its union stripes on this day back in 1890 notching itself as the 44th state of the U.S. of A. Lonesome as it is peacefully associated with the deeper […]

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Lyricapsule: Elvis Births Rock & Roll; July 5, 1954

  A loaded statement in the history of rock, depending on what type of lineage tree your music heart follows, Elvis‘ freewheelin’ wizardry of rockabilly and jump on Arthur Crudup‘s mid-40s blues staple “That’s All […]

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Lyricapsule: Louis Armstrong Records ‘West End Blues’; June 28, 1928

Louis on the horn in 1950; Photo: The National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution/New York Daily News Regarded as the heralding in of a new generation of artistic jazz, Louis Armstrong walked into a […]

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Lyricapsule: No More Kicks on Route 66; June 27, 1985

There are no more kicks on Route 66. Sort of. Though a tone of sadness rings through this day, as it marks the United States Highway System’s 1985 decision to remove the iconic Route 66 […]

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