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[TRIVIA] Did you know?

  • 19 September 2018
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OTD in 2009 Neil Young performs in London's Hyde Park. He is joined on stage by Paul McCartney for a duet of "A Day In The Life".
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OTD in 1997, Radiohead went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album ‘OK Computer’.
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OTD in 2000, Kylie Minogue was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Spinning Around', the singers fifth No.1 was co-written by Paula Abdul (it was originally intended for Abdul's "comeback" album).
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OTD in 1979 Sony Walkman duuts in Japan, the first device to make music portable. Sony's co-founder Masaru Ibuka liked to listen to music on his business trips and was underwhelmed by the company's array of bulky electronics. He wondered whether a sleeker, more compact model of a cassette player could be designed for music lovers on the go. Enter the Sony Walkman TPS-L2, a lightweight blue-and-silver portable tape deck with two headphone jacks that allow two people to listen at once, plus a built-in microphone with a "hotline" button for speaking over the music. All for the retail price of around $150.00. Japanese consumers go crazy for the little stereo, buying over 50,000 units in two months, way beyond Sony's 5,000 per-month estimate.

Little did they know how portable music would change!

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@Rob Igo that's a good one 👏
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OTD in 1966, Frank Sinatra went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Strangers In The Night'.
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OTD in 2018, Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin
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OTD in 1971 Jim Morrison of The Doors is found dead in a bathtub at age 27 (joining the famous "27 club") in Paris.



Also on this day in 1969, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones is found dead in his swimming pool at his English home. He is also aged 27.

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Very sad facts @Rob Igo but very important to point out as well. We don't give enough importance to this aspect of our pressured society and how it can affect us as individuals...


OTD in 2003, we lost the amazing Barry White 😢.
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OTD in 1986, Janet Jackson started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Control'.
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OTD in 1996, British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK.
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OTD in 1983, Wham! went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut release 'Fantastic!', which went on to spend 116 weeks on the chart.
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OTD in 2005, the four members of Led Zeppelin were voted the UK's ideal supergroup after 3,500 music fans were asked to create their fantasy band for Planet Rock Radio.
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OTD in 1985 Tina Turner stars opposite Mel Gibson in the post-apocalyptic movie "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome"

Tuner sings two hit songs from the movie one being We Don't Need Another Hero
(nice shoulder pads 🙂 )

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OTD in 1989 "Milli Vanilli" get caught lip syncing to their track "Girl You Know It's True" on a live MTV Club tour when the backing track starts skipping and they both have to run off stsge.

Personally I still love the track whoever actually really sang it!



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