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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 24, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1374 – A sudden outbreak of “St. John’s Dance” caused people in the streets of Aachen, Germany, to experience hallucinations and begin to jump and twitch uncontrollably until they collapsed from exhaustion and, in some cases, died. There is no modern-day consensus as to why this happened. There are theories that it was stress relief or mass psychogenic illness, in which physical symptoms with no known physical cause are observed to affect a group of people as a form of social influence. I’m thinking, hmmm, this area was probably rural. They probably burned things. I wonder if there were poppies or shrooms or something around there? I really don’t know. Boogie on, Alsatians, boogie on.

Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 24.

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