Louis Armstrong

It happened in music: Satchmo’s hot list

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 […]

The Famous Fillmore

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 […]

School of Rock

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 […]