Posts tagged ‘On This Day In Music’

What’s in a name?

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On this day in 1993 the band Bunnygrunt got their name from a horse at the Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. Karen Ried had bet on the horse, Bunnygrunt, to place and when the horse came in second, both she and Matt Harnish saw this as a sign. Shorty after they convinced band mate Renee Dullum to change their band name from The Mars Bars to Bunnygrunt… and the rest is history

April 1, 2016 at 2:55 am

Yoyo a Gogo 1994

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On this day in 1994 the Yoyo a Gogo festival began in Olympia, WA. Curated by Pat Maley, the festival featured five days of music by an incredible lineup of artists including: Beck, Jad Fair, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Halo Benders, Lois Maffeo, Some Velvet Sidewalk, Built to Spill, New Bad Things, The Softies, Rancid, Cub, The Crabs, Girl Trouble, Bunnygrunt, Yo La Tengo, The Spinanes, Mecca Normal, Crayon, Go Sailor, Heavens to Betsy, Unwound, Team Dresch, Kicking Giant and many more!

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It was totally punk and 100% independent – nothing like the corporate music festivals that pretend to be “punk” today. It was truly an amazing event.

Here is a homemade video which includes some great footage of many of the bands at the festival. For some reason, this video features the terrible Jefferson Starship song, “We Built This City.” (Crayon appears briefly at the 2:38 mark). Enjoy!

July 12, 2015 at 4:55 am 1 comment

On this day…

R.E.M. 1986

On this day in 1986, R.E.M. performed at the University Of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. During the song “Seven Chinese Brothers,” someone from the audience jumped up on stage and tried to grab Peter Buck’s guitar. He was unsuccessful, but he managed to escape back into the crowd. Peter immediately tore off his guitar and jumped in after him. From the stage Mike Mills yelled: “If anybody sees that guy, grab him and bring him backstage after the show.” And Michael Stipe commented: “So the Republicans won in this state, huh?” After a few minutes, Peter made his way back on stage and the crowd cheered. He re-tuned his guitar, and the band started into the Velvet Underground song “Femme Fatale.” Today we have a live recording of R.E.M. performing “Femme Fatale.”

November 11, 2013 at 2:59 pm

On this day…

Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album, and on this day in 1968 Ringo Starr officially quit the band. He immediately went on a Mediterranean cruise to clear his head. On the trip he was inspired to write the song “Octopus’s Garden.” Eleven days later (on September 3), Ringo returned to Abbey Road studios where he found his bandmates had covered his drum kit in flowers. Ringo officially rejoined the band that same day – just in time to record “Hey Jude.” Because of his absence, Ringo didn’t appear on the songs “Back in the USSR” or “Dear Prudence.”

August 23, 2011 at 8:52 pm

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On this day in 1983 Husker Du performed at Goofy’s Upper Deck in downtown Minneapolis. The venue booked hardcore punk shows on the second floor and ran a strip club downstairs – it only lasted for 2 years and was shut down in October 1983. The six-inch stage at Goofy’s hosted many touring bands such as Black Flag, The Minutemen, Discharge, Social Distortion, and DOA. This Husker Du performance included a number of songs that would appear on the band’s ambitious full-length double album Zen Arcade – which was released on SST in 1984.

August 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm

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On this day in 1962 The Rolling Stones performed for the very first time at the Marquee Club in London.

July 12, 2011 at 2:22 am

On this day…

On this day in 1971 Mick Jagger and Bianca Pérez-Mora Macias were married in a Roman Catholic ceremony in Saint-Tropez, France. Bianca was Mick’s first wife and the couple had one daughter together, Jade Sheena Jezebel Jagger. In May 1978 Bianca filed for divorce on the grounds of Mick’s adultery with model Jerry Hall. Bianca later said “My marriage ended on my wedding day”.

May 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm 1 comment

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