The ArchiveThere are several ways to navigate “today in music history” posts here on the DMDB blog. First, if you look at the blog archive on the right, most posts are tied to a specific date. For example, if you want to read about the release of “Now and Then,” which has been billed as “the last Beatles’ song,” then you can go to “November 2023” and scroll down until you see that post.
However, Blogger doesn’t allow for posts to be dated back before 1970. Because of that, I’ve generally posted pre-1970 in correspondence with anniversaries of the original date. For example, the Beatles hit #1 for the first of 15 weeks with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on July 1, 1967. The post about the album is dated May 26, 2017 to honor the album’s 50th anniversary.
By MonthYou can also go to dedicated pages for each month of the year. Then you can click on a specific date to see highlights from that day in music history. Note: most of these pages are still being created.
Chronological ListingFinally, to navigate important pre-1970 dates, I’ve created an index here. Dates may be references to releases of important songs or albums, dates of significant chart achievements or music events, and births and deaths of important musicians.
To jump to a particular decade, click any of the below:
For dates after 1969, check the Blog Archive in the column on the right-hand side of this page.
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This page last updated 12/3/2023.