Today in Music History – October 9

Today in Music History – October 9

Oct 9, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On October 9, 1940, Beatles frontman, John Lennon was born. In 1990, Lennon’s song “Imagine” was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would have been his 50th birthday.

 

More Music History in October:

October 4th 

October 18th

 

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Today in Music History September 25

Today in Music History September 25

Sep 25, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 25, 1980, John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin, was found dead. Bonham is still considered one of the greatest drummers of all time. His powerful, heavy drumming gave Led Zeppelin their groove and helped them become one of the most revered rock groups. Bonham was known for playing with the thickest, heaviest drum sticks.

Other music news for September: September 15,

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Sept. 22 in Music History

Sept. 22 in Music History

Sep 22, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 22, 1972, David Bowie kicked off the American leg of his Ziggy Stardust tour. The show was in Cleveland, OH at the Music Hall. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was a concept album about the Earth ending in five years and an alien rock star.

Ziggy became a bit of an alter ego for Bowie,

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2017 Season Wrap-Up

2017 Season Wrap-Up

Sep 5, 2017

by Evan Frye
Well, Labor Day has come and gone, and so has another remarkable season at the South Shore Music Circus. Flying by in what seemed like a blur, summer has passed. Luckily, in those few months we had some incredible live music under the tent!

Hunter Hayes kicked things off for the season and sure made us “feel Wanted,” followed by the legendary Boz Scaggs & Michael McDonald.

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10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

Jul 18, 2017

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

2. LYNYRD SKYNYRD

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Lynyrd Skynyrd got their name from a former high school basketball coach,

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Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Jul 5, 2017

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While we obviously pride ourselves for being able to bring nationally-renowned stars to the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, it makes us especially happy when our acts have local connections. This summer is no different, with artists performing at both theaters week after week with Massachusetts ties. Some grew up here, some attended college here, one even recorded a platinum-selling album here! While the Bay State origins of our amazing performers at Local Music Heroes (July 21 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent) may be obvious,

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Josh Turner Answers Our Questions

Josh Turner Answers Our Questions

Jun 28, 2017

Josh Turner is coming to the South Shore Music Circus on Thursday, July 27th at 8pm! Josh has been in the business of making country music hits since his debut album, “Long Black Train” in 2003.  He is a multi-platinum artist known for his unique sound and is known as a “disciple of traditional country music.” Josh also wrote a book that was published in 2014 and speaks to his feelings about faith, family, fatherhood,

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The Ten Funniest Kenny G Tweets

The Ten Funniest Kenny G Tweets

Jun 27, 2017

Written by: Sean Doherty

Kenny G is not only the most popular instrumental musician alive today, but is one of the best-selling artists of all time. With over 75 million records sold around the world (and an equally legendary hairdo), he has definitely become an iconic cultural figure.

But over the past few years, Kenny G has added another title to his unprecedented career: Twitter Sensation. Before you see Mr.

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Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, and Thundercat… Oh My!

Jun 21, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

Michael McDonald, a popular singer in the 70’s and 80’s, has been enlisted to by Thundercat for a new single called “Show You The Way.” Thundercat is a singer-bassist who is known for crossing many musical genres. He has played in punk band Suicidal Tendencies, and also released his own funk/fusion inspired solo albums. The first song off Thundercat’s new album Drunk, due out in February features both Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins.

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