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Lyricapsule: All Hail Dio’s ‘Holy Diver’; May 25, 1983

Following his lauded success with Black Sabbath, filling in for Ozzie Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio split off on his own taking Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice with him and formed Dio, dropping metal landmark Holy Diver, […]

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Lyricapsule: Bob Dylan is Born; May 24, 1941

Robert Allen Zimmerman, the name his parents gave him, was born in Duluth, MN on this day in 1941. At some point en route to his iconic status he changed his name to Bob Dylan, […]

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Lyricapsule: Bonnie & Clyde Gunned Down; May 23, 1934

Out on a rural Louisiana road on this day in 1934, two of the “public enemy” era’s most infamous celebrities, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, were gunned down by a quartet of Texas officers, ending […]

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Lyricapsule: RIP Ian Curtis; May 18, 1980

Post-punk poster boy Ian Curtis took his life on this day back in 1980, halting the momentum of Joy Division‘s first American tour, of which the band was set to embark on the following day. Curtis’ […]

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Lyricapsule: Battle of the Sexes; May 13, 1973

The first of three chest-puffing tennis matches that became one of the main veins leading to the heart of second-wave feminism began on this day in 1973, coincidentally on Mother’s Day. Dubbed the Battle of […]

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Lyricapsule: Marley is Taken From Us; May 11, 1981

Cancer took Bob Marley from the world on this day back in 1981. The reggae legend was 36-years-young. As with most of Marley’s tunes, their pliability was what made them classics, rife with religious plugs, but presented […]

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Lyricapsule: John Wayne Gacy, Jr. is Executed; May 10, 1994

We made a mention of the day police moved in on John Wayne Gacy Jr.’s horror house back in December. But today marks the day that Illinois decided to execute the notorious serial killer back in […]

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Lyricapsule: L. Ron Hubbard Publishes Dianetics; May 9, 1950

L. Ron, a.k.a. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, tired of penning science fiction novels, took a stab at psychology on this day back in 1950, publishing Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the precursor to his infamous […]

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Lyricapsule: The Beatles Drop ‘Let it Be’; May 8, 2012

Today marks the anniversary of The Beatles‘ 12th and final album drop, Let It Be, sullied in the grand oeuvre of things for breaking up the band, and doubling up its status as a soundtrack to a […]

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Lyricapsule: The Stones Begin Their ‘Satisfaction’ Quest; May 6, 1965

Kooky brit-rock poster child Keith Richards awoke from a slumber on this day in 1965, mid-US tour, and fumbled out the iconic riff for The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” telling his bandmates he couldn’t get any, […]

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