What’s music history got for us this week? Learn up and boogie down!
5/15- The 5th annual Grammy Awards happened on this day in 1963, celebrating the work of the musicians from 1962. The award for record of the year went to Tony Bennett—I Left My Heart in San Francisco.
5/16- On this day in 1966, The Beach Boys released their influential album, Pet Sounds. The album has been ranked #2 on Rolling Stone‘s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list.
5/17- This day in 1967 marked the beginning of the three-day long Monterey Pop Festival. Some notable appearances were Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Ravi Shankar.
5/18- The Backstreet Boys released their hit album Millennium on this day in 1999. America was arguably more in love with Nick, Brian, AJ, Howie, and Kevin than ever before.
5/19- Chaka Khan received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on this day in 2011. A nice honor for the one they call the “Queen of Funk-Soul”.
5/20- On this day in 1946, a star was born: Cherilyn Sarkisian. (We know her as Cher.)
5/21- Marvin Gaye‘s album, Dream of a Lifetime, was released posthumously on this day in 1895. The album contained the hit song “Sanctified Lady”.
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