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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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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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Lyricapsule: George Harrison Drops ‘All Things Must Pass’; November 27, 1970

Aside Ringo – poor Ringo – Harrison got the shaft for a long time the way of Beatle respect, shadowed by the iconic Lennon-McCartney songwriting credit. Even when the band disbanded and solo records started […]

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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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Lyricapsule: Bo Diddley Debuts ‘The Beat’; November 20, 1955

Leading an infamous pack of defiers who dared to go against the wishes of Ed Sullivan, Mississippi blues-cum-rock innovator, Bo Diddley, dropped “the Bo Diddley beat” on this day in 1955 on The Ed Sullivan […]

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Lyricapsule: The Grammys Strip Milli Vanilli of Award; November 19, 1990

Worse than Chunk getting his ice cream taken away in Goonies, worse than every olympiad’s medal-stripped doping fiasco, there is Milli Vanilli, the cheesy pop puppets of 1990 who attained the status of the only […]

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Lyricapsule: The U.S. Sends Some More Men to the Moon; November 14, 1969

A mere four months after the late Neil Armstrong and the Apollo 11 crew took their infamous step and leap for man and mankind on the moon, ‘Murrica shot another crew – Apollo 12 – […]

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Lyricapsule: Marshall Mathers Becomes Eminem; November 12, 1996

Before he became a “Rap God,” Mr. Mathers had to become Eminem. Opposite the ecstasy-binge of a Dr. Dre-produced major-label debut, the self prescribed “little white boy from Detroit” dropped his first set of studio-cut […]

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Lyricapsule: Motor City Madman Executes Squirrel; November 7, 1974

Citing lack of fortitude amongst his virgin band, The Amboy Dukes, Ted Nugent disappeared into the Colorado wilderness in the summer of 1974 to recollect his gun-toting, animal-destroying self, emerging on this day of the […]

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Lyricapsule: Soft Cell’s ‘Tainted Love’ Sticks Around for 43 Weeks; November 6, 1982

Incubated on the Northern England soul circuit in the 70s when it was a Gloria Jones’ brass-punch of a DJ fave, Jones painting the Motown sound black with the song’s battered declarations on the tainting […]

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