It Happened In Music: Famous auctions

Posted on July 14th, 2012 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music, Music In Culture

John Lennon Glasses

On July 14th, 2007, a pair of glasses worn by former Beatle John Lennon sparked a bidding war after being offered for sale online. The circular sunglasses were worn by Lennon during the Beatles 1966 tour of Japan, where the band played some of their last ever live dates. Anonymous rival bidders had pushed the […]

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The original Magnavox

On this day in 1915, the first practical application of moving-coil loudspeaker was invented by Peter Jensen and Edwin Pridham in Napa, California. The design brought together an electroacoustic transducer that produced sound in response to an electrical audio signal input—the same electro-dynamic principle that drives virtually every modern loudspeaker you use in your car, […]

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Rod Stewart at Copacabana

On April 30, 1977, Led Zeppelin broke the then-world attendance record for a solo indoor attraction when they played to a 76,229 person crowd at the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan. The Who held the record prior to this show at the same venue with 75,962 people. While these iconic bands brought in the crowds in […]

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100 years of Fenway Park

As the oldest operating Major League ballpark in the country, Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts is celebrating 100 years today. Currently home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway has hosted some of the biggest triumphs and defeats in MLB history. Appropriately, we’re celebrating this momentous occasion with music. Music has long been a cornerstone of […]

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Wham Make It Big

On this day in 1985, Wham!–the musical duo formed by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley–became the first-ever Western pop act to have an album released in China. Of course, Make It Big (the album in question) was merely the opener of the floodgates–Western music has since invaded the expansive country. In honor of this musical […]

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