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DJ Blog: This Day in Music History – Nirvana

February 9, 2012. That’s today. February 9, 1990. That’s the day that Nirvana opened for Dinosaur Jr.

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DJ Blog: This Day In Music History – David Bowie

January 17, 2012. The new semester is just beginning and everyone is looking uncomfortably cold. January 17, 1996. David Bowie was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. David Bowie (or David Robert Jones, but that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it) was born on January 8, 1947 in Brixton, a […]

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DJ Blog: This Day In Music Histroy – The Jesus and Mary Chain

December 29, 2011. That’s today. And 2012 is so close! (Does anyone else feel like they finally stopped writing 2010 on papers and now it’s time for another whole adjustment?) December 29, 1961. That was the birthday of Jim Reid, lead singer of The Jesus and Mary Chain. The Jesus and Mary Chain was the […]

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DJ Blog: This Day In Music History – The Smiths

December 22, 2011. And we’re rapidly approaching 2012, a year that we will certainly live through. (Sorry for having offended any of those ridiculous 2012 apocalypse “believers.”) December 22, 1988. The Smiths played at Wolverhampton Civic Hall for their farewell concert. In order to get into this show, fans had to wear either a Smiths […]

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DJ Blog: This Day In Music History – R.E.M.

November 17, 2011. That’s today. November 17, 1983. That’s the day R.E.M. made their first appearance outside of the United States. Or should I say the late and great R.E.M., since they broke up not too long ago? September to be super extremely precise and dorky about it. Boohoo. On this day in 1983, R.E.M. […]

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This day in music history: Elliott Smith

October 21, 2011. That’s today. October 21, 2003. That was the day the late and great Elliott Smith died. As an avid Elliott Smith fan, I need to utilize this moment to commemorate this amazing and extremely talented man. Because when I say avid, I mean ridiculously avid, guys. I have an Elliott Smith shirt […]

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