On this day in 1996, the Dave Matthews Band released their 2nd studio album, Crash.
Crash is a special album in particular because it’s our most populous disc on Murfie! At the moment, it is owned by 319 Murfie members—can you believe that?
In a Rolling Stone album review, the Dave Matthews Band has been said to be “among those groups vying to continue the ideals of the live Dead, exploring diverse sounds from a rock perspective in a commitment to free-flowing improvisation.” It’s safe to say that being compared to the Grateful Dead is an honor that any modern band can be very proud of.
Do you have Crash in your collection yet? Good news, there’s plenty of these babies to go around, and they’re only a buck right now!
What’s music history got for us this week? Learn up and boogie down!
4/24- After hearing Ray Charles perform the classic tune “Georgia on My Mind”, the Georgia State Senate and House of Representatives decided to make it their official State Song on this date in 1979. Ray Charles was born in Georgia, of course.
4/25- Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of the hit band TLC was tragically killed from injuries that resulted from a car accident in Honduras on this day in 2002. Several albums featuring Lopes would be released posthumously, including Eye Legacy.
4/26- On this day in 1964, The Beatles headlined at The New Musical Express Annual Poll Winner’s Concert. They performed many hits, including “She Loves You” and “Twist and Shout”. Groovy!
4/27- The Eagles began playing shows for their Hell Freezes Over tour on this day in 1994. Recordings from this series of shows would later be used to create their second live album, Hell Freezes Over, which stayed at #1 on the Billboard album charts for two weeks.
4/28- Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers received their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 1999. Talk about runnin’ down a dream!
4/29- Duke Ellington was born on this day in 1899. Duke majorly contributed to the big band music scene for over 50 years, and continues to be a key influence in jazz to this day.
4/30- On this day in 2005, The Dave Matthews Band agreed to pay $200,000 in a lawsuit settlement. The band & their bus driver were being charged for dumping human waste from their tour bus onto a boatload of tourists while the bus was crossing a bridge over the Chicago River. Splash!!!
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