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NY Comic Con 2017 pics (cosplay, Stranger Things, GoT & more from Thursday)

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New York Comic Con kicked off Thursday with panels from Keanu Reeves and American Gods, along with lots of great cosplay.

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This Day in Music History: The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun, the first Lollapalooza is held

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This Day in Music History: The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun, the first Lollapalooza is held

1953 – Truck driver Elvis Presley makes his first ever recording when he pays $3.98 to lay down two songs at Memphis Recording Service (later renamed Sun Studios): “My Happiness’” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” The so-called vanity disc is a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called Elvis – the Great Performances.

1964 – The Rolling Stones score their first American hit when their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaks at #48 on the Hot 100.

1968 – The Beatles record “Helter Skelter,” one take ...

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones play their first gig, Johnny Winter plays his last

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones play their first gig, Johnny Winter plays his last

1954 – Elvis Presley signs a recording contract with Sun Records and quits his day job at The Crown Electric Company. Sam Phillips from Sun Records originally wanted to use the 19-year-old to make demos of songs meant for other artists, but soon realized that he could bridge the gap between white and black performances.

1962 – The Rolling Stones make their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club in London with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they are paid £20 for ...

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This Day in Music History: Bowie records David Live in Philadelphia, The Go Go’s release Beauty And The Beat

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This Day in Music History: Bowie records David Live in Philadelphia, The Go Go’s release Beauty And The Beat

1954 – Producer Sam Phillips takes an acetate recording of Elvis Presley’s debut single, “That’s All Right,” to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. He plays the song just after 9.30pm, and calls pour in asking for it to be played 14 more times that evening. Elvis himself, who knew of the airplay in advance, hides out at a local movie show until Dewey tracks him down for a live radio interview that same night.

1958 – The first Gold record album presented by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is awarded to the soundtrack LP Oklahoma.

1967 ...

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This Day in Music History: Marty Balin and Paul Kantner form Jefferson Airplane, Björk releases Debut

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1954 – Elvis Presley’s first professional recording session is held at Sun Records in Memphis, TN with Scotty Moore and Bill Black. The future King records his first release for the label, “That’s All Right (Mama),” and “Blue Moon of Kentucky.”

1958 – Ray Charles’ performance at the Newport Jazz Festival is recorded for a live album.

1965 – Marty Balin and Paul Kantner form a folk rock group that evolves into Jefferson Airplane, the premier San Francisco psychedelic band of the late ’60s. The band makes its debut the following month at a Haight-Ashbury club, and is signed to RCA later in ...

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This Day in Music History: The Band releases Music From Big Pink, Bon Jovi signs with Mercury Records

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This Day in Music History: The Band releases Music From Big Pink, Bon Jovi signs with Mercury Records

1956 – Elvis Presley performs “Hound Dog” on NBC- TV’s The Steve Allen Show to an actual live hound dog because the producers didn’t want him shaking his pelvis on their program. US TV critic John Crosby pans Elvis’ performance anyway, calling him an “unspeakable, untalented and vulgar young entertainer.”

1963 – The Beatles record their next single “She Loves You” / “I’ll Get You” at EMI Studios in London, completing the two songs in less than four hours. When it is released in August later this year, “She Loves You” becomes the band’s first million-selling single.

1968 – The ...

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This Day in Music History: Dolly Parton records “I Will Always Love You,” Steve Winwood releases his self-titled debut solo album

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This Day in Music History: Dolly Parton records “I Will Always Love You,” Steve Winwood releases his self-titled debut solo album

1943 – After planning to return to his hometown and resume his career as a barber, Perry Como is signed to RCA Records.

1964 – Elvis Presley’s 15th movie, Viva Las Vegas, opens nationally.

1964 – The Supremes release “Where Did Our Love Go.” It becomes their first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 pop singles chart.

1965 – The Beatles record “Act Naturally,” “Wait,” and “Yesterday.” One year later in 1966, they record “Here, There, And Everywhere” and “Got To Get You Into My Life.”

1965 – The Kinks and the Moody Blues make their US concert ...

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This Day in Music History: Bob Marley & the Wailers release Exodus, Bryan Ferry releases Boys and Girls

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This Day in Music History: Bob Marley & the Wailers release Exodus, Bryan Ferry releases Boys and Girls

1953 – Elvis Presley becomes the first member of his family to complete high school when he graduates from J.C. Hulmes in Memphis, TN. He sports a split curl in the middle of his forehead for his senior photo, which later becomes his trademark look.

1955 – Buddy Holly opens for Elvis at a matinee concert in Lubbock, Texas. After the show, they sign autographs in a promotional appearance at the Johnson-Connelley Pontiac car dealership.

1959 – Billboard Magazine responds to the growing popularity of stereophonic recordings by splitting its album chart in two: one chart for mono, one for ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen releases Darkness on the Edge of Town, Thin Lizzy releases Live and Dangerous

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen releases Darkness on the Edge of Town, Thin Lizzy releases Live and Dangerous

1953 – Elvis Presley leaves IC Humes High School in Memphis, TN.

1958 – Barry Sadler joins the U.S. Air Force (he’s later a Green Beret in the U.S. Army).

1962 – Owen Gray’s “Twist Baby” becomes the first single released on UK-based Island Records. The label is eventually home to Free, Traffic, Jethro Tull, Bob Marley, and U2.

1964 – The Rolling Stones play their first U.S. concert at the Manning Bowl, a high school in Lynn, Massachusetts. They also make their American TV debut on the Les Crane Show on WABC-TV in New York City.

1964 – Production begins on ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles record “Yellow Submarine,” Marianne Faithful records “As Tears Go By”

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles record “Yellow Submarine,” Marianne Faithful records “As Tears Go By”

1963 – Elvis Presley records “Echoes Of Love,” “Please Don’t Drag That String Around,” “(You’re The) Devil In Disguise,” and “Never Ending.”

1964 – Marianne Faithful records the Mick Jagger & Keith Richards song ‘”As Tears Go By,” accompanied by future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass.

1966 – The Rolling Stones have their sixth #1 on the UK singles chart with “Paint It, Black,” the first chart-topping song to feature a sitar on the recording.

1966 – The Beatles record “Yellow Submarine” at Abbey Road studios in London. EMI engineer Geoff Emerick works on ...

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This Day in Music History: Buffalo Springfield breaks up, Radiohead releases their debut EP, The Drill

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This Day in Music History: Buffalo Springfield breaks up, Radiohead releases their debut EP, The Drill

1891 – The Music Hall (later Carnegie Hall) has its grand opening. The first performer is Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

1900 – “The Billboard” (later called “Billboard”) begins weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.

1956 – Elvis Presley scores his first US #1 single and album when “Heartbreak Hotel” goes to the top of the charts. It also becomes his first million-seller, and is the best selling single of the year.

1963 – On George Harrison’s recommendation, Dick Rowe (Head of A&R at Decca records – and the man who turned down The Beatles) goes to see The Rolling Stones ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen tries to meet Elvis; scales the walls at Graceland

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen tries to meet Elvis; scales the walls at Graceland

1976 – After a gig in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen takes a cab to Graceland and proceeds to climb over the wall in an attempt to meet Elvis. He is apprehended and escorted off the premises by guards who inform him the King is not at home, anyway.

1980 – Black Sabbath begin their first tour with Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne as singer of the band.

1988 – Eric Clapton files for a divorce from Patti “Layla” Boyd.

1989 – Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las ...

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This Day in Music History: Chicago releases their debut album, the iTunes Music Store opens

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This Day in Music History: Chicago releases their debut album, the iTunes Music Store opens

1963 – Nineteen-year-old Andrew Loog Oldham, who had done some PR work for The Beatles, checks out The Rollin’ Stones at a show in Richmond, England. He becomes their manager shortly thereafter and makes them add the “g” to Rollin’.

1964 – Elvis Presley releases Viva Las Vegas.

1964 – The Beatles record the TV special Around The Beatles at Wembley studios in England. In addition to songs, they perform Act V Scene 1 of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream. John plays the female role of Thisbe, Paul plays Pyramus, George acts as Moonshine, and Ringo as Lion. ...

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This Day in Music History: Elvis makes his last recordings, Bruce Springsteen releases We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

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This Day in Music History: Elvis makes his last recordings, Bruce Springsteen releases We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

1967 – Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles begin work on their next album by recording the theme to Magical Mystery Tour at Abbey Road studios in London.

1974 – Steely Dan releases “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number.”

1975 – The original New York Dolls break up after Jerry Nolan and Johnny Thunders leave the band in the middle of a tour in Florida. They carry on with replacements into 1976, but disband that year, returning again in 2004.

1975 – The horror music special Alice Cooper: The Nightmare, featuring Vincent Price, ...

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Tribeca Film Festival: 2016 dates, tickets, film lineup

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This year’s TFF late includes a documentary about David Byrne’s ‘Contemporary Color,’ comedy ‘Elvis and Nixon,’ Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong in ‘Geezer,’ and lots more.

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Celebrating Roy Orbison: Why You Should Already Know Him

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What a day to celebrate some mysterious and commonly unknown fun facts about the singer behind “Oh, Pretty Woman”! The presence and legacy of the deep-voiced Roy Orbison is as inescapable as his legendary and memorable appearance.

Although “Only The Lonely” might have the time to have dug deeper and learned about “The Big O”, many may be unaware of some of the stories behind his biggest moments in a storied career that saw 15 Top 40 hits!

If you want to pay respects to the crooning “Crying” singer of whom The King himself admired for his ...

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Catch Up: February 6th, 2015

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Tupac forever, a peek into the life of Asspizza, and the consequences of shared guacamole.

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Happy Birthday, Elvis!

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It seems like we’re always wishing happy birthday to someone these days. There are many, many poets, artists, authors, philosophers, and musicians that websites like brainpickings.org celebrate. Well, today is Elvis’ birthday so here are Continue reading