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July 14, 2008

On July 14, 2008, the iTunes Music Store reported it had 10 million songs downloaded. On July 14, 2009 it had reached 1.5 billion songs downloaded. Digital killed the CD star. Close Bookmark and Share This Page Save to Browser Favorites … Continue reading

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March 24, 1815

On March 24, 1815, the first pop group fan club was formed in America. The Handel & Hayden Society was formed in Boston, Massachusetts by Gottlieb Graupner, Thomas Smith Webb, Amasa Winchester and Matthew S. Parker to cultivate and improve … Continue reading

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February 16, 1859

On February 16, 1859, the French government passed a law that set the A-note above middle C to a frequency of 435 Hz. This was to standardize the pitch. Violaters of this law would be required to teach elementary school … Continue reading

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May 23, 1998

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1998 a Hanson concert sold out in less than 20 minutes in the Detroit market for a June 29 show at the Pine Knob Amphitheatre. To this day, no one understands why.

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April 21, 1963

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1963 the Beatles met the Rolling Stones for the 1st time. While it was decided that any of the Beatles could take Mick Jagger in a fight, fair or unfair, the rest of the … Continue reading

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September 7, 1996

On this date in Twisted-History.com in 1996 – Tupac Shakur and Marion “Suge” Knight were shot while in Las Vegas after a Mike Tyson fight. Shakur died six days later. Interestingly, Tupac had released six albums before his death with … Continue reading

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February 10, 1979

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1979, Rod Stewart’s “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” peaked at #1 on the music charts and 46% of the women polled responded that he was kinda sexy. In 1999, when women were again polled … Continue reading

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January 4, 1936

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1936, the first pop music chart based on national sales was published by ‘Billboard’ magazine. Parents of teenage children immediately began complaining about the loud ‘Big Band’ music being played on the radio and … Continue reading

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November 10, 1801

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1801 Kentucky outlawed dueling. In 1802, the Kentucky legislature had to explain to its citizens that ‘dueling banjos’ wasn’t really dueling and it was still legal to play music. In 1803 the Kentucky legislature … Continue reading

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September 16, 2011

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 2011 the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., announced a successful artificial insemination of the giant panda Mei Xiang. She would eventually give birth to her second giant panda cub. When the scientists were asked … Continue reading

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