It Happened In Music: Live from Carnegie Hall

Posted on November 29th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Carnegie Hall

Fifty-four years ago today, Carnegie Hall hosted some of jazz’s greatest: the Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane. In honor of this historic moment in musical history, we’re featuring a playlist with a couple live recordings from this landmark performance as well as a selection of songs by other musicians who played that night. Have […]

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It Happened In Music: Viva La Revolución

Posted on November 20th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Viva La Revolucion

On November 20, 1975 Generalisimo Francisco Franco dies, marking the end of authoritarian rule in Spain and the beginning of an explosion in Spanish arts and culture. Many songs containing religious, political, or sexual messages were banned under the dictatorship for conflicting with Franco’s nationalist idea of a unified Spanish culture. This IHIM contains two […]

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It happened in music: Satchmo’s hot list

Posted on November 12th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Louis Armstrong

On this date in 1925, Louis Armstrong recorded the first of his Hot Five recordings, laying the foundation of the rhythmic and improvisational aspects of jazz. His mastery of the trumpet combined with his iconic vocal style makes him one of the most recognizable jazz musicians of all time. Today’s playlist contains all the tracks […]

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It happened in music: The famous Fillmore

Posted on November 6th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

The Famous Fillmore

On November 6, 1966, Bill Graham opened the Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco, creating what would be a hub of counterculture. In honor of this moment in music history, today’s playlist features songs by musicians who played at the Fillmore during the heyday of this historic venue. Have you seen any great live acts at […]

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It happened in music: School of rock

Posted on November 6th, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

School of Rock

On this day in 1975, the Sex Pistols played their debut show at St. Martin’s School of Art in London, where bass player Glen Matlock was studying. This featured playlist honors bands that met or got their start in university. Have your own ideas on which songs are school of rock worthy? Be sure to […]

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