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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It happened in music: Smashing guitars

Posted on October 31st, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Kurt Cobain guitar smash

On this day in 1988, Kurt Cobain–then an unsigned grunge immortal–smashed his first guitar at a Halloween show at Evergreen State College. Celebrate with few songs by some famous guitar smashers. Even add your own suggestions to our collaborative Spotify playlist.

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It happened in music: Revolutionary tracks

Posted on October 23rd, 2011 by Sonos Staff in It Happened In Music

Rage with ice cream

Twenty years ago today, Rage Against the Machine played their first live show at Cal State University, Northridge. They would go on to become infamous proponents of social justice. To commemorate this historical musical moment, we’ve created a playlist that embraces their revolutionary vibe. Have your own favorite revolutionary track to add to the mix? […]

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