21 January

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1941 Richie Havens is born in Brooklyn, New York. His music career takes off when he performs as the opening act at Woodstock in 1969.

1936 Blues guitarist Snooks Eaglin is born in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1923 Frank Virtue, of the rock and roll band The Virtues, is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1917 Jazz pianist Billy Maxted is born in Racine, Wisconsin.

1834 Peter Dodds McCormick, the man who is best known for the patriotic tune, "Advance Australia Fair", is born in Glasgow, Scotland. Though his date of birth is usually given as being on an unknown date in 1834, this is a little off. Twenty-two years later, he would emigrate to Sydney, Australia, where in 1878, he would compose his famous tune, as well as many other patriotic songs, most of which were Scottish tunes. A little side note, one of Peter's siblings, most likely a brother, was credited as having invented the life jacket.

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Hippies Gather At The Trips Festival


The first Trips Festival, a three-day event, begins at the Longshoreman's Hall in San Francisco. It's a landmark event in the evolution of psychedelic music.

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