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Lyricapsule: The Rolling Stones Hit The Ed Sullivan Show; October 25, 1964

With the Stones‘ 50th anniversary gigs — 50 years, and counting! — behind them, let us roll back the clock just a smidgen less to 1964, opposite their first gig in 1962, at a moment in television […]

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Lyricapsule: James Brown Records ‘Live at the Apollo’; October 24, 1962

“Mr. Dynamite, the amazing Mr. Please Please himself, the star of the show — James Brown and The Famous Flames,” went the infamous sparkling introduction from MC Fats Gonder on this day at the Apollo Theater […]

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Lyricapsule: Norwegian A-Ha Conquers American Charts; October 19, 1985

Though remembered more for its genius live-action-meets-pencil sketch MTV treatment via animator Michael Patterson and director Steve Barron, that took some odd 16 weeks to complete — see below — this synth-pop gem from A-Ha, […]

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Lyricapsule: Axl Rose Dances with Mr. Brownstone; October 18, 1989

Not another example of Axl Rose’s madcap rock star lunacy, the forever Guns N’ Roses hip-swayer actually did a solid and put his dope-addled bandmates on the hot seat in front of thousands of fans […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘Hair’ Debuts Off-Broadway; October 17, 1967

Packaging all of the ’60’s most tumultuous moments into one spectacular lock-flowing, sing-song hippie-musical trip, Hair made its debut on this day in 1967 at a midtown disco in Manhattan, eventually leading to an unprecedented 1,750 […]

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Lyricapsule: The Steve Bartman Incident; October 14, 2003

As the Chicago Cubs lock down their second NLCS birth since 1945 and an invigorating ever-closing reach toward their first we-shall-not-jinx-it you know what since 1908, today marks a dark day in the franchise’s “cursed” past, […]

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Lyricapsule: The BBC Bans Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’; October 10, 1962

Though the official date roams, today circa 1962 is considered the day the BBC decided Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s brilliant Halloween gem “Monster Mash” would not receive play on UK airwaves, released just that previous August, […]

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Lyricapsule: Janis Joplin Dies; October 4, 1970

What a shame it is to remember that the legendary “Queen of Psychedelic Soul,” Janis Joplin, was a mere 27-years-young when the music Gods took her from us on this day in 1970. So the […]

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Lyricapsule: Aerosmith Bail Out 53 Pot-Busted Fans After Gig; October 3, 1978

Somewhere during the set of Aerosmith‘s Fort Wayne, Indiana stop along their Live Bootleg! Tour on this day in 1978, a gang of policemen raided the tuneage times to crack down on as many pot-smokers as […]

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Lyricapsule: Donovan Debuts ‘Catch the Wind’; September 30, 1965

Hailed Britain’s answer to Bob Dylan — despite originally being spawned from Scottish lands — a 19-years-young Donovan made his Stateside debut on this day in 1965 on the short-lived variety show, Shindig!, fresh-face troubadouring, yes, […]

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