Today in Music History: Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot Norman Owens

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The Beatles mixed 'I Am the Walrus'; Grand Funk Railroad got their first of two No. 1 hits; Prince and the Revolution went to No. 1 with 'Let's Go Crazy'; Bruce Springsteen jammed with a house band in Arizona; and piano-rocker Jerry Lee Lewis accidentally shot his bass player, Today in Music History.

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Bill DeVille's 2016 Americana Fest roundup


The Current's Bill DeVille was recently in Nashville, Tenn., to attend the Americana Festival, held by the Americana Music Association. Bill shares some photos and impressions from the many performances he got to take in during a whirlwind visit to Music City.

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All the Prince memorial performers, from most obvious to least obvious


If there was one trait that most Prince shows shared — aside from musical brilliance — it was unpredictability. After the initial shock of the Xcel Energy Center tribute show line-up wore off, then, it felt almost natural to see a few puzzling names. Some recoiled at John Mayer, and Christina Aguilera’s pick mystified most. The general audience’s biggest concern: “Who is…

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The Current Sessions®

Drive-By Truckers perform in The Current studio

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'American Band', the new album from Drive-By Truckers, comes out Sept. 30, and is being hailed as the band's most explicitly political record to date. 'Every time I turn on the news or look at my phone, some other just horrendous thing has happened, and often it's so senseless,' says the band's Patterson Hood. Listen to new songs from Drive-By Truckers and to their interview with Sean McPherson.

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Haley Bonar performs in The Current studio


Ready to celebrate the release of her latest album, 'Impossible Dream,' at Sociable Cider Werks in Minneapolis on Sunday, Sept. 25, Haley Bonar and her band stopped in to The Current's studio for a session hosted by Mac Wilson.

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Oake and Riley Features

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Coffee Break: Snack attack


According to a recent Forbes report, Minneapolis is one of the top 10 cities for Millennials and Generation Z. Apparently one of the major reasons is that Minneapolis is good at providing competitive salaries and a healthy dose of office snacks. So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that mention snacks?

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Today in Music History: Remembering Miles Davis


The Beatles topped the charts with 'Hey Jude'; Bad Company hit No. 1 with their debut album; Andy Kim sang 'Rock Me Gently'; Tina Turner had a highway named for her; and Miles Davis passed away, Today in Music History.

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