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This Day in Music History: The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun, the first Lollapalooza is held

Grateful Dead Anthem of the Sun

1953 – Truck driver Elvis Presley makes his first ever recording when he pays $3.98 to lay down two songs at Memphis Recording Service (later renamed Sun Studios): “My Happiness'” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” The so-called vanity disc is a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called Elvis – the Great Performances.

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This Day in Music History: Joe Cocker makes his television debut, The Verve breaks up

The Verve

1966 – The Beatles started recording the John Lennon song “I’m Only Sleeping” at Abbey Road studios in London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It is released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and is not featured on the original US version of Revolver.

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Temples’ fall tour brings them to Union Transfer on 10/25

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photo via | https://www.facebook.com/templesofficial

UK-indie sensation Temples just announced they will begin a new North American tour in the fall, following up a summer that sees the band at large-scale festivals like Lollapalooza and Osheaga (as well as a free gig at Morgan’s Pier in August). Temples’ will return to Philly at Union Transfer on October 25th; find info for the show at the XPN Concert Calendar and listen to a new remix of “Move With The Season” produced by Beyond the Wizard’s Sleeve via The Fader.