This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases Young Americans, the US Supreme Court rules parody songs are fair use

David Bowie - Young Americans

1962 – The Beatles record their first radio appearance at the Playhouse Theatre in Hulme, Manchester for the BBC radio show “Teenager’s Turn – Here We Go” in front of a live audience. This performance is also videotaped and marks the first time they wore their trademark collarless suits designed by Beno Dorn.

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From the Vaults: DJ Hurricane collaborates with The Roots’ Black Thought, The Beastie Boys’ Adrock

Rough-weather days like this always get me thinking about one of my favorite musical Hurricanes, the one that rocked the ones and twos for The Beastie Boys between 1987 and 1998. On this track from DJ Hurricane‘s 2000 full-length Don’t Sleep, we hear Black Thought from The Roots making a tremendous appearance on the second half of the song, nearly outshining The King Adrock who kicks off the funky jam with a lively verse of common Beasties-isms. Listen to “Kickin’ Wicked Rhymes” below.