10 July

Pick a Day


In Music History

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1947 Arlo Guthrie is born in Coney Island, New York.

1944 John "Beaky" Dymond (of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich) is born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.

1943 Jerry Miller (songwriter, guitarist for Moby Grape) is born in Tacoma, Washington.

1942 Heavy metal singer Ronnie James Dio (of Black Sabbath, Rainbow) is born Ronald James Padavona in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

1942 Sixto Díaz Rodríguez (better known simply as "Rodríguez") is born in Detroit, Michigan. He is the subject of the 2012 film Searching for Sugar Man.

1941 Ian Whitcomb, known for the 1965 hit "You Turn Me On," is born in Woking, Surrey, England.

1941 Jazz icon Jelly Roll Morton, whose "Jelly Roll Blues" was the first published jazz composition, dies at age 50.

1937 Rockabilly singer Jumpin' Gene Simmons is born in Mississippi. He begins his music career at Sun Records as an opening act for Elvis Presley.

1937 Singer and TV personality Sandy Stewart, known for the 1963 hit "My Coloring Book," is born Sandra Galitz in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1895 German composer Carl Orff, known for the 1937 cantata Carmina Burana, is born in Munich.

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Shazam Can Name That Tune


By simply tapping an app button on an iPhone, music fans can finally get an answer to the timeless question, "What's that song?" Shazam's free smartphone app is the first music recognition service of its kind - using a phone's microphone to listen to any song being played publicly - like in a restaurant, at a friend's house, or on TV - and identify it. And it actually works.

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