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This Day In Rock History – April 14th

This Day In Rock History – April 14th

April 14


The Monkees aren’t done with TV yet.  Their special, 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee, airs on NBC with musicians Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll as mad scientists looking for something to destroy the minds of young people. On that same program were Jerry Lee LewisFats DominoLittle Richard, and the Buddy Miles Express. Peter Tork quits the group at the end of the production and it’s the Monkees’ final performance as a quartet until 1986

33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee (TV Movie 1969) - IMDb


There’s always room for compromise.  It centers on a New Jersey State assemblyman’s  resolution to make Bruce Springsteen’s “Born to Run” the official state song. After some discussion the song was eventually cited by legislators as the state’s “rock anthem.”

Classic Rock Landmarks: Born To Run - Classics Du Jour


This really happened.  The First Church of the Nazarene in Ironton, Ohio, stages a record burning after evangelist Jim Brown tells them that the song “A Horse is a Horse”, (which you’ll remember as the theme song from the US TV show Mr. Ed), has satanic messages when played backwards.

Mr. Ed Theme - YouTube


“ In this corner..”  Copyright infringement is dealt with very severely in the music business and Napster Inc, Yale University, the University of Southern California and Indiana University found that out when Metallica came after them for illegal file sharing sites.  Yale and Indiana blocked access to Napster on campus servers so they were dropped from the sit but it was still a very expensive legal fight for the other parties after that.

MP3@25: 2 – Napster v Metallica (and Dr Dre) – The Museum of Portable Sound
Mike Olszewski

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