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On this date in Music History

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 08:47 AM
Our daily routine includes checking music news. When we see notable birthdays or deaths, we spend part of the day enjoying that artist's contribution to our favorite form of entertainment.

For example,
Today we will be celebrating the birthday of Maynard James Keenan. Lead singer and songwriter extraordinaire.
49 years old today. Happy Birthday Maynard.
If you like Tool, you may like this documentary; Maynard's making wine in Arizona now.

We will also be listening to Earl King, who died on this date in 2003.
A New Orleans born artist who's work has been covered by Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Robert Palmer and many others.
Rest in Peace Earl King

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posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 12:27 PM
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S&F . . . .

Here's my favorite Tool song Lateralus / Very deep thinkers aren't they?

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 06:26 AM
Happy Birthday Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown
April 18, 1924 — September 10, 2005

Also Happy Birthday to Lee Pattinson,
Bass player for Echo & the Bunnymen, 55 years old today.

posted on Apr, 18 2013 @ 09:47 PM
reply to post by DaphneApollo

Here's my favorite Tool song Lateralus / Very deep thinkers aren't they?

An epic song with epic lyrics. My favorite verse from Lateralus,

"I embrace my desire to

feel the rhythm, to

feel connected enough to

step aside and
weep like a widow, to

feel inspired, to

fathom the power, to

witness the beauty, to

bath in the fountain, to

swing on the spiral of

our divinity and

still be a human"

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posted on Apr, 19 2013 @ 07:16 AM
On this date in 1967, The Beatles signed a contract agreeing to stay together for ten more years.
They Broke up three years later.

Happy Birthday Bernard Worrell, keyboardist, composer and founding member of Funkadelic.
69 years old today. Caution, this video is extremely funky.
Bernard can be seen wearing the red hat.
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posted on Apr, 20 2013 @ 11:14 AM
Happy Birthday Mike Portnoy
Drummer and co-founder of Dream Theater

Happy Birthday Stephen Marley

Happy Birthday Luther Vandross
April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005

Happy Birthday Craig Frost
Keyboardist for Grand Funk Railroad

posted on Apr, 21 2013 @ 08:13 AM
On this date in 2003 the world said goodbye to a rare and beautiful talent.
Rest in peace Nina Simone

Happy Birthday Robert Smith

Happy Birthday Iggy Pop

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posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 05:28 PM
Rest in Peace Chrissy Amphlett
Died today, 53 years old.

Happy Birthday Shavo Odadjian
Bass player for System of a Down, 39 years old today.

posted on Apr, 22 2013 @ 11:25 PM
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System Of A Down - Hypnotize
'Aerials' is my favorite by them.

The Cure - To Wish Impossible Things

In celebration of.......

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posted on Apr, 30 2013 @ 07:43 AM
Happy Birthday Willie Nelson
80 years old today.

Also today is International Jazz Day
Jazz Day Global Concert from Istanbul

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 07:21 PM
Rest In Peace Jeff Hanneman
Guitarist and founding member of Slayer
Died today at 49 years.

Hanneman had been on hiatus from Slayer since early 2011, when he contracted necrotizing fasciitis, a flesh-eating disease that doctors believed might have been caused by a spider bite.

Happy Birthday Goldy McJohn
Keyboardist for Steppenwolf

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posted on May, 2 2013 @ 08:16 PM
RIP Jeff Hanneman of the legendary Slayer

Seasons In the Abyss

Raining Blood and South of Heaven

and their brutal best.. live..ripping through Angel of Death

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posted on May, 7 2013 @ 05:07 PM
Happy Birthday Bill Kreutzmann
Drummer for The Grateful Dead
67 years old today

Happy Birthday Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
7 May 1840 – 6 November 1893

posted on May, 10 2013 @ 10:33 AM
On this date in 1849 a riot in and around the Astor Place Opera House in New York resulted in over 20 deaths.
A rivalry between two actors sparked the riot.

On this date in 1963 The Rolling Stones got their record deal with Decca Records.

Happy Birthday Donovan
67 today

Happy Birthday Sid Vicious
10 May 1957 – 2 February 1979

Happy Birthday Bono
53 today

Also on this date in 1999 poet and composer Shel Silverstein died.

At this point I would appreciate some feed back concerning this thread.
Shortly after I started this thread it received staff applause and that made me feel that there are some who are interested in this type of music news. But I certainly don't want to take up valuable space on the "recents" page if no one is interested.
I understand that this type of thread does not invite nor need responses but at this point I just want to make sure it's worthy of my, and your time. Any input would be appreciated, tell me to stop, or continue, or change something and I will. Thank you all.

posted on May, 11 2013 @ 09:41 AM
Bob Marley Died on this date in 1981

His career is surrounded by conspiracy theories.
Some believe his political alignments resulted in an attempt on his life.

There has since been widespread belief that the CIA arranged the hit on Hope Road. Neville Garrick, a Marley insider and former art director of the Jamaican Daily News, had film of “suspicious characters” lurking near the house before the assassination attempt. The day of the shooting he had snapped some photos of Marley standing beside a Volkswagen in a pool of mango-tree shade. The strangers in the background made Marley nervous; he told Garrick that they appeared to be “scouting” the property. In the prints, however, their features were too blurred by shadow to make out. After the concert, Garrick took the photographs and prints to Nassau. Sadly, while the Wailers and crew prepared to board a flight to London, he discovered that the film had been stolen.
And then there is this;

The men who tried to assassinate Bob were never brought to trial; they were all murdered themselves. Vigilantes hung them in the ghetto long before the police could even find out who they were. It was pretty grisly.
The article goes on to say;

After Bob was shot and he survived, he went on to perform at the concert, which was December 5, 1976, in Jamaica. He was supposed to be under government protection, but many of those men vanished. He was supposed to take a plane out of Jamaica the following day under police protection. And those guards vanished. It was a very mysterious thing, the point being that he was left vulnerable again if someone else wanted to try to kill him. It was a very spooky, sinister set of circumstances. Pictures that were taken of Marley and people hanging around his house, where the assassination attempt took place, later vanished under very mysterious circumstances. Any kind of record of who those people might have been just vanished.

And there is the case of his skin cancer that started under his toenail;

...a member of the film crew, or so he claimed – reportedly, he didn’t have a camera – managed to talk his way past machete-bearing Rastas to enter the Hope Road encampment: one Carl Colby, son of the late CIA director William Colby.
While the band prepared for the concert, a gift was delivered, according to a witness at the enclave – a pair of boots for Bob Marley. Former Los Angeles cinematographer Lee Lew-Lee [his camera work can be seen in the Oscar-winning documentary The Panama Deception] was close friends with members of the Wailers, and he believes that Marley’s cancer can be traced to the boots: “He put his foot in and said, ‘Ow!’ A friend got in there… he said, ‘let’s [get] in the boot, and he pulled a length of copper wire out – it was embedded in the boot.”

And where does he go for alternative cancer treatment?
Disgruntled Nazi, Dr. Josef Issels

Here's a "Rastafarian Christ" thread from 2004; (it doesn't take long for Bob's name to come up)
A "Bob was Poisened" thread from 2006;
A "Bob the Prophet" thread from 2008;
And a "30 years dead" thread from 2011;

The official cause of death is melanoma, he died at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami on 11 May 1981 at the age of 36.

Rest In Peace Bob Marley

We're Jammin'
We Hope you like Jammin' too!

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posted on May, 12 2013 @ 02:08 PM
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Very informative about Bob Marley. Never really knew. My favorite made popular later by Bobby McFerrin

Don't Worry Be Happy

posted on May, 15 2013 @ 11:07 AM
On this date in 1988 Alexander Courage died.

Alexander was the composer who wrote the original Star Trek theme.
Every time a TV series is aired, the composer of the theme song receives a royalty payment. Unfortunately Alexander only received half. Why did he get ripped off? None other than the great Mr. Gene Roddenberry himself.

Gene wrote lyrics for the song, never intending to use them, so he could claim half the royalties.

Roddenberry's lyrics added nothing to the value of the music and were created for no other reason than to usurp half the composer's performance royalties. An unsympathetic Roddenberry proclaimed, "Hey I've got to get some money somewhere, I'm sure not going to get it out of the profits of Star Trek"

At the time no one believed the series would be successful.

You can find Gene's lyrics at this link;

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posted on May, 20 2013 @ 04:20 PM
Rest in Peace Ray Manzarek, founding member of the Doors
Ray passed away today at the age of 74
Ray passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer.
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