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October 25th: Today In Music History

Talk about O.G. Girl Squad goals: on this day in 1986, the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 were all held by women – for the first time in history. Who were these amazing sirens of song, you ask? Cyndi Lauper, Tina Turner, and Janet Jackson. Check out...

October 24th: Today In Music History

Mr. Dynamite, aka The Godfather of Soul James Brown recorded his “Live At The Apollo” album on this day in 1962. Brown paid for the album at his own expense because at the time, his record label did not believe an album with no new songs would be a seller....

October 23rd: Today In Music History

Did B.B. King really call “Generic Blues” one of his favorite blues songs? The internet says so, so it must be true. Born in Downey, California, on this day in 1959, Alfred Matthew Yankovic, the Grammy-winning musical parody artist better known as Weird Al, found his...

October 22nd: Today In Music History

Today’s Music Birthday Quiz: Name a jazz keyboardist, composer, arranger, bandleader who also created orchestral arrangements for artists ranging from Dizzy Gillespie to Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Prince. Clare Fischer, born in Durand, Michigan, on this day...

October 21st: Today In Music History

A boy who dreamed of becoming a jazz musician, and did it — with a bent horn, an infectious smile and a virtuosity that secured his place as one of history’s top jazz artists. That’s John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie, born in Cheraw, South Carolina, on this day in 1917....