Category: Music

Scott Walker, seen in reflection in the recording studio

Scott Walker: 30 Century Man

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     29 May   The Rite of Spring premieres, 1913 On this day in 1913, Russian composer Igor Stravinsky’s orchestral ballet The Rite of Spring premiered at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, France, as part

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Yauch, Horovitz, Diamond: The Beastie Boys

Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     4 May   Adam Yauch dies, 2012 On this day in 2012, Adam Yauch, one of the Beastie Boys, died, aged 47. He had formed the Beastie Boys in high school in 1981. The band

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Cate Blanchett as Bob Dylan

I’m Not There

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     19 March   Bob Dylan releases first album, 1962 Today in 1962, having dropped out of the University of Minnesota and relocated to New York City to visit the dying Woody Guthrie and break into

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Tommy Rettig in The 5,000 Fingers of Dr T

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     2 March     Dr Seuss born, 1904 On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, author and illustrator, was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. He started to sign himself Seuss (his mother’s maiden name) while at

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Ice-T talks to Dr Dre in Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 February     Kanye West releases debut album, 2004 On this day in 2004, multi-instrumentalist, singer and rapper Kanye West released his debut album, The College Dropout, which is precisely what West was, having

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Savion Glover and Tyheesha Collins in Bamboozled

Bamboozled

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     6 February     The first minstrel show, 1843 On this day in 1843, the Virginia Minstrels led by Dan Emmett became the first full-length black minstrel show in the USA. They’d tested and previewed

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Compay Segundo on stage with the Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     3 January     US severs diplomatic ties with Cuba, 1961 On this day in 1961, the United States formally cut diplomatic ties with Cuba. It had been building its position within the island since

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Nadia Tolokkonikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     26 December     USSR formally dissolved, 1991 And suddenly, on this day in 1991, the Soviet Union suddenly simply ceased to exist. No nuclear bombing by the USA, no internal revolutionary rupture, it just

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Aaron Taylor and Anne-Marie Duff in Nowhere Boy

Nowhere Boy

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     8 December     John Lennon murdered, 1980 On this day in 1980, John Lennon was murdered by Mark Chapman outside the south entrance of the Dakota building, where Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono,

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The full monty moment approaches in The Full Monty

The Full Monty

  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 October     World’s first football club formed, 1857 On this day in 1857, Sheffield Football Club was founded, in Yorkshire, UK, as an offshoot of a local cricket club. It is now considered

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