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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Today's Music Trivia Tidbits

Today in Music History: February 24
1956: Looking for a legal loophole with which to shut down rock and roll shows, police in Cleveland, OH enforce a 1931 ordinance forbidding minors from dancing without adult supervision. Can you imagine this happening today? Ahem! Probably should!

1988: As a joke, Alice Cooper runs for Governor of his native Arizona, as a member of the "Wild" Party.
Alice Cooper for President

1992: The US Postal Service's infamous "Elvis stamps" are unveiled, with the institution allowing fans to vote for which of two versions -- a young, thin '50s Elvis or a more mature, heavier '70s Elvis -- will make the final cut.   

Americans answered the call and eventually, thin wins by 3 to 1.

The Elvis Stamp:
America elects a King
1998: England's Queen Elizabeth II knights Elton John during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Sir Elton John and the Queen 2000

Sir Elton John is best known for his tribute to Princess Diana and his top single Candle in the Wind, and now, for being a member of the exclusive league of knighted musicians. He was knighted for his services to music and charity.
2004: Singer Lena Horne threatens to withdraw permission for a TV movie of her life after star Janet Jackson suffers her shocking "wardrobe malfunction" at Super Bowl XXXVIII. Jackson quits the project.
Nipplegate: Starring Janet Jackson & Justin Timberlake (Super Bowl XXXVIII)
I mean, obviously. The craziest Super Bowl moment occurred when Justin (who really doesn’t get enough of the blame in this fiasco) sang “I’m gonna have you naked by the end of this song,” before ripping off a piece of Janet’s wardrobe and revealing her nipple (which was decorated with a large, sun-shaped nipple shield). It was the most rewatched moment TiVo history, and it changed the tone of the Super Bowl Halftime Show forever. Have you ever wondered why the Super Bowl started booking old, conservative acts like the Rolling Stones and The Who? Just ask Janet’s nipple.
Source: 6 Most Shocking Superbowl Moments

Today's Music Release:

1975: Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti

And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...