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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: Fats Domino, the Riot Inciter; May 22, 1955

Photo: N/A Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr., the roly-poly post-war, ivory-tinkling rock legend, arrived at the Ritz ballroom in Bridgeport, Connecticut on this day back in 1955 to find that police shut the man’s scheduled […]

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Lyricapsule: Neil Young Records ‘Ohio’ With CSNY; May 21, 1970

Mary Ann Vecchio crying out and kneeling over a fatally wounded Jeffrey Miller on May 4, 1970 at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio; Photo: John Paul Filo Neil Young went into the studio on this […]

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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: The Beach Boys Drop ‘Pet Sounds’; May 16, 1966

One of the defining albums of the progression of rock, The Beach Boys‘ Pet Sounds dropped today in 1966. All at once signifying mastermind Brian Wilson’s decent into his own mind hell whilst raising the orchestral bar for […]

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Lyricapsule: Nolan Ryan Pitches His First No-Hitter; May 15, 1973

Nolan Ryan pitches his first no-no or the California Angels on May 15, 1973; Photo: AnglesWinBlog.com “The Ryan Express” a.k.a. baseball pitching elite, Nolan Ryan, pitched his first no-no on this day in 1973 against […]

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Lyricapsule: Lewis & Clark Head West; May 14, 1804

Lewis & Clark took off from St. Louis on this day in 1804, embarking on the head-west journey of all journeys west to study, catalogue and map unknown ‘murrica. ‘Dudes put the Rocky Mountains on […]

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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. Though sullied in the grand oeuvre of things for breaking up the band, and muddled a bit by the soundtrack to a […]

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Lyricapsule: Dylan & Cash Duet on ‘Girl From the North Country’; May 1, 1969

Photo: N/A Kicking off its 58-episode run, The Johnny Cash Show taped its first performances on this day in 1969, featuring Joni Mitchell, Doug Kershaw and Bob Dylan, the latter of which joining the “Man in […]

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Lyricapsule: John & Yoko Drop ‘Woman is the Nigger of the World’; April 24, 1972

The first single, “Woman is the Nigger of the World,” from John Lennon‘s third solo album, Sometime in New York City, was released on this day in 1972, arguably just as controversial a title as it […]

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