This Day in Music History: Blondie makes their live debut, Rod Stewart plays his last show with The Faces


1955 – Chrysler introduces the world’s first in-car sound systems – record players, complete with an assortment of classical vinyl, mounted under the dashboard. The unit measures about four inches high and less than a foot wide. The seven inch discs spin at 16 2/3 rpm and require almost three times the number of grooves per inch as an LP. The players are discontinued in 1961.

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The first 2015 inductee to the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame is…

Billie Holiday will be inducted into the Philadelphia Music Alliance Walk of Fame
Billie Holiday | Photo via Philadelphia Music Alliance

100 years ago today, the one and only Billie Holiday (then, Eleanora Fagan) was born in Philadelphia General Hospital on Curie Boulevard in West Philadelphia.

To honor the centennial of the late “Lady Day,” the Philadelphia Music Alliance has named her the first 2015 inductee on their Walk of Fame. Continue reading →