Without music, as the pun goes, the world would B-flat. Here are some of historys musical occurrences and the people we can thank for them.
Freddie Mercury of Queen
On September 5, 1946, the world received an incredible gift of music in the form of Freddie Mercury, lead singer of Queen.
Für Elise - A Classical Music Mystery
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven on April 27, 1810, Für Elise is one of the worlds most recognizable pieces of classical music. The question is, who is Elise?
Gene Krupa - Father of the Drum Solo
Gene Krupa pioneered the drums during a time when soloists had never been. His ingenuity helped create the hi-hat and tunable floor toms something for which many a drummer is highly appreciative. He died on October 16, 1973.
Gershwin Debuts Rhapsody in Blue
The Jazz Age had begun, but in 1924 the music was not considered a serious art form. Then, on February 12, an octave-surfing clarinet glided into Rhapsody in Blue, and it made musical history. And to think Gershwin almost didnt write it
Gloria Gaynor - Still Surviving
September 7 is the birthday of Gloria Gaynor, whose talent was masked by a musical family. It was not until she sang her first solo that her confidence grew and she seriously began to think about a career in music.
Gunman Kills John Lennon
Arriving home one night from a session at a recording studio, John Lennon was gunned down in cold blood. The world has been mourning his death since December 8, 1980. Heres what happened.
Michael Jackson releases Thriller of a video
The music. The moves. The whole blessed album. All are classic. The late King of Pops Thriller video made its debut on MTV on December 2, 1983. Heres the fun story behind it.
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