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Songs for Mozart

Class Notes - Mozart
In Mozart’s honor, what songs do you want to hear for today’s 9:30 Coffee Break that feature a string or orchestral arrangement or accompaniment? Read more

Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed 'Instant Karma!'

John Lennon
Elvis Presley's single, "Heartbreak Hotel" was released by RCA Records, Frank Sinatra played a benefit show at Carnegie Hall in New York City for Martin Luther King, Stevie Wonder had his first No. 1 hit in a decade with "Superstition", and John Lennon wrote, recorded and mixed his new single "Instant Karma!", Today in Music History. Read more

Dry January and the benefits of taking a break from booze

Black and white image of empty lowball glass with ice.
Whether Dry January is a way to address a serious drinking problem or simply a break from booze after a season of overindulgence, there are myriad benefits to abstaining from alcohol. Addiction psychiatrist Kristen Schmidt joins Jill Riley to discuss.Read more

Happy Birthday, Lucinda Williams

Lucinda Williams
Eddie Van Halen was born, Bishop Burke prohibited the dance of the devil "The Twist", Ringo Starr went No. 1 on the U.S. singles chart with his version of "You're Sixteen", Queen had their second U.K. No. 1 with "Innuendo", and Buddy Holly's first recording session for Decca Records took place in Nashville, Today in Music History. Read more

Joy Division made their live debut

Ian Curtis on stage with Joy Division
Joy Division debuted in Manchester, Etta James was born, The Allman Brothers Band bassist Lamar Williams died of lung cancer at age 34, The Rolling Stones kicked off their "No Security Tour", and Paul McCartney recorded Unplugged for MTV, Today in Music History. Read more

Paul Simon released his self-titled album

Paul Simon in 1980
Jools Holland was born, Neil Diamond was born, Oasis and Dylan both had No. 1 hits, The Quarrymen played in Liverpool, and The Clash had a hit with a cover, Today in Music History. Read more


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