Tag Archives: Music

1913: Christmas Massacre

In July, 1913 there were about 15,000 miners working for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company in several mines in Michigan’s northern peninsula—about 9,000 of them were members of the Western Federation of Miners. When the union demanded recognition, management … Continue reading

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1935: Fixing her Hair

Serge Sudeikin: Fixing her Hair (Ruby Elzy in “Porgy and Bess,” 1935) (1935) (listen)

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1981: Fearless

Art Kane: Tim Curry (1981). Fearless is the title of Curry’s 1979 album; listen to a track here.

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1435: The Liberal Arts

Giovanni dal Ponte- The Seven Liberal Arts (c. 1435) (source) Each allegorical figure is accompanied by a historical luminary who also represents the discipline: From left to right: 1) Grammar with Donatus (4th century) or Priscian (5th and 6th centuries), … Continue reading

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1908: Sonata

Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis: Sonata No. 6 (Sonata of the Stars): Allegro (1908)

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1968: Submarine

George Dunning, director: Yellow Submarine (1968)

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1806: Darkness at Noon

Title page and figures from Darkness at Noon; or, The Great Solar Eclipse of the 18th of June, 1806; “by an inhabitant of Boston.” Darkness at the break of noon Shadows even the silver spoon The handmade blade, the child’s … Continue reading

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1725: Music Library

Giuseppe Maria Crespi: Libreria musicale (c. 1725)

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1966: Please, Please, Please

James Brown on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1966

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1937: When I Get to the Bottom I Go Back to the Top of the Slide Where I Stop and I Turn and I Go for a Ride Till I Get to the Bottom and I See You Again

Stanley Spencer: Helter Skelter (1937)   A photograph of Spencer painting it at Hampstead Heath:

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