2 Day in Music

The Beatles (smoked out)

2 Day in Music: Aug. 28th (I Have a Dream & Blowin’ in the Wind)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 28th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1845:  The first issue of Scientific American magazine is published. 1898:  Caleb Bradham invents a carbonated soft drink that later becomes Pepsi-Cola. 1925:  Dancer great and actor Donald O’Connor (“Singin’ in the […]

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"Family Style" by Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Song 2 Day: White Boots (thank you Mama V.)

Today’s song from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. With heartfelt honor on the day that Stevie Ray Vaughan left us in 1990, “White Boots” is a song off the album “Family Style” by brothers Jimmie and Stevie Ray.  The album was recorded in Memphis, Dallas and New York in […]

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Jeff Beck and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

2 Day in Music: Aug 27th (Stevie Ray, oh no!)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 27th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1776:  The British win the Battle of Long Island (General William Howe defeats George Washington, but the Brits lose the war at Yorktown in 5 years later). 1832:  Chief Blackhawk of the […]

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Count Basie.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 26th (Count Basie gets his singer)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 26th from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1902:  Blues, swing jazz singer, and featured singer of Count Basie’s Orchestra, Jimmy Rushing (“Mister Five by Five”, “Good Morning Blues”) born in Oklahoma City. 1936:  Helen McKay sings the first song […]

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Clarksdale blues icon, John Lee Hooker.

2 Day in Music: Aug 22nd (happy birthday John Lee)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 22nd from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 565:  Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland. 1654:  Jacob Barsimson is first Jewish immigrant to come to New Amsterdam in America. 1890:  Delta blues fiddler and songwriter, who played […]

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Blossom Rock.

2 Day in Music: Aug 21st (Count Basie and Blossom Rock)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 21st from Clarksdale, Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1883:  An F5 tornado strikes Rochester, Minnesota.  One outcome in the tragedy is the creation of the Mayo Clinic. 1888:  The first adding machine is patented in the United States by William […]

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2 Day in Music: Aug. 20th (happy birthday, Isaac!)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 20th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  Tchaikovsky opens his 1812 Overture in Moscow. 1905:  Jazz singer and trombone player Jack Teagarden (“Dark Eyes”, “Basin Street Blues”) born in Vernon, Texas. 1923:  Country singer Jim Reeves (“I Love You […]

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Nate Dogg.

2 Day in Music: Aug 19th (Nate, you left too soon)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 19th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1812:  The frigate USS Constitution defeats the British ship HMS Guerriere, and earns the nickname “Old Ironsides.” 1909:  The first race at the Indianaapolis Motor Speedway. 1934:  The first soap box derby. 1935:  […]

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Voting for Women.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 18th (women should’a been able to vote from the beginning)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 18th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1587:  Virginia Dare becomes first English child born in the Americas (Roanoke Island, North Carolina). 1612:  The Pendle Witch Trials, one of England’s most famous, starts in Lancaster. 1750:  Important Italian composer, and […]

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Kind of Blue, Miles Davis.

2 Day in Music: Aug. 17th (Kind of Blue and 461 Ocean Boulevard)

Notable events in music history that have happened on August 17th from Clarksdale,Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues and rock n’ roll. 1807:  Robert Fulton’s North River Steamboat leaves New York for Albany. It’s the first commercial steamboat service in the world. 1893:  Actress and singer Mae West (She Done Him Wrong, My Little Chickadee) […]

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