Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 13, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1774 – Rhode Island became the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.  But, did they outlaw what was already there? Probably not at that juncture. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 13. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 12, 2024

Non-musical history for today: I debated back and forth on what to talk about today. What was most important? This: 1981 – The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, was released in theaters. You're welcome. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 12. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 11, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1509 – Henry VIII of England married Catherine of Aragon. Yep. She was the OG, the original, the one that started it all, the first, numero uno! The marriage was eventually annulled in 1533 after Hank assumed dominion over the church in England (which led to the CoE, by the way). She died of cancer three years later. Hank wanted…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 10, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1935 – Dr. Robert Smith took his last drink, and Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio, United States, by him and Bill Wilson. The Bill Wilson part is where the term "Friends of Bill W." came from. Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 10. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 9, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1973 – In horse racing, Secretariat won the U.S. Triple Crown. I looked at the list and saw Seabiscuit nowhere on there... hmmm... Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 9. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel City Radio, it's hump…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 8, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four was published. Perhaps people don't realize how close this is to happening right now. Big Brother is watching you, you know? Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 8. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 7, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1654 – Louis XIV was crowned King of France. Also known as Louis the Great and The Sun King, he ruled for 72 years and 110 days. That is 1 year and 262(ish) days longer than Queen Elizabeth II. And that was a long time! Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 7. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 6, 2024

Two non-musical history things for today: 1925 – The original Chrysler Corporation was founded by Walter Chrysler from the remains of the Maxwell Motor Company. 1933 – The first drive-in theater opened in Camden, New Jersey. I wonder how many of the Chryslers were present in the drive-in theater? Why won't drive-in theaters work today? There are a few "nostalgic" ones, and they made…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 5, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1893 – The trial of Lizzie Borden for the murder of her father and stepmother began in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Say it with me: "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one." Lizzie was eventually acquitted, but the case remained a mystery. Also, in reality,…

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Beeswax Vinyl Daily June 4, 2024

Non-musical history for today: 1855 – Major Henry C. Wayne departed New York aboard the USS Supply to procure camels to establish the U.S. Camel Corps. Um... say what now? Music history, album anniversaries, birthdays, and deaths for June 4. Recorded in the Omniverus Podcast Studios at Liberty Plaza. Leave comments at tim@beeswaxvinyl.com or 336-422-NUMB (6862). Tune into Camel City Radio. On Camel City…

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