2/2 Today in Weird Music History: 1905. 29 musicians publish a letter demanding immediate reform following a massacre at the Tsar’s Winter Palace. Among the prominent names signing the letter is Sergei Rachmaninov.
Today in Weird Music History: Sergei Takes a Stand
5/31 Today in Weird Music History: 1956 Buddy Holly writes “That’ll Be the Day.” Inspiration comes from watching the John Wayne movie “The Searchers.”
5/29 Today in Weird Music History, 1913 Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris at the Ballet Russe. The performance is one of…
5/28 Today in Weird Music History: 1737. American musician, music publisher, Revolutionary soldier and patriot, Josiah Flagg is born in Woburn, Mass. Though he made…
5/27 Today in Weird Music History, 1840. Although violin virtuoso Niccolo Paganini died on this date in 1840, he would not be “truly” laid to…