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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 3:26pm
James Taylor

42 years ago today, James Taylor released his fifth studio album, an LP which – although it remains regularly cited as a favorite amongst his fans – remains the only studio album in his catalog that didn’t go gold.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2hZFc6DrdewszRJPmdgAqZ
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 2:48pm
On This Day in 1966: Davy, Micky, Mike, and Peter Monkee around for the first time

If you’re enjoying The Monkees’ new album, then you may be interested to know that today is the anniversary of when the Good Times! began on the foursome’s TV series: on this day in 1966, The Monkees commenced production.

We’re not talking about the series’ pilot, mind you, which was long since completed. No, it was 50 years ago today that Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Peter Tork began filming “Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth,” the first proper episode of The Monkees. In a perfect encapsulation of how there’s neither rhyme nor reason to the order in which episodes are filmed versus when they’re aired, this actually ended up being the eighth episode of the series, but so it goes.

https://open.spotify.com/user/monkeesofficial/playlist/5Jo2n73rclgmBTz2h9JIcn
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 1:38pm
Happy Birthday: John Bonham
It’s John Bonham’s birthday today, and to pay tribute to the man they called “Bonzo,” we’ve pulled together a six-pack of tracks from outside Led Zeppelin’s discography that featured him pounding away on the drums. Okay, perhaps he’s not actively pounding on all of them, but he’s still in the mix on all the whole half-dozen.
https://open.spotify.com/user/ledzeppelin/playlist/4Tpa0M0JpNF5FVDoddUToF
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:13pm
Now Available: The Monkees, Good Times!

You may not know this, since it’s hardly gotten any press at all, but we released a new Monkees album today.

We know we’re most likely completely blindsiding you with this information, as it’s only been discussed in Rolling Stone, The New York Times, and basically every print and online publication that covers pop culture in even the slightest capacity, so our apologies if we’ve startled you. If you feel like you need to sit down for a moment, we’d understand.

https://open.spotify.com/album/618fk3ITH2nXQtT0nTTZ84
Friday, May 27, 2016 - 12:09pm
Happy Birthday: Cilla Black | Happy Anniversary: Two of Cilla Black’s Albums
Had she not left us on the first of August of last year, today would’ve been Cilla Black’s 73rd birthday. It’s always rough to celebrate the date of someone’s birth for the first time after their death, but there’s considerable solace to be found in listening to some of Cilla’s music, as it’s a reminder that she’ll always be with us in some capacity.
https://open.spotify.com/album/1JtsagZFW6lol5jyx1TZGC
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:39pm
Rhino Factoids
Believe the hype: today is Mick Ronson’s birthday. While this isn’t a formal holiday, it nonetheless gives you license to go listen to as much material featuring his guitar work as you can possibly fit into a 24-hour period, but if you don’t understand why we snickered a bit when we typed the words “the hype,” then allow us to explain.
https://open.spotify.com/album/48D1hRORqJq52qsnUYZX56
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 1:21pm
7 Times Stevie Nicks Sang Backup in the ‘70s
Stevie Nicks turns 68 years old today and continues to age just as gracefully as those of us who’ve been crushing hard on her since the ‘70s had always hoped she would, and to celebrate her birthday, we’re taking a flashback to that very decade to spotlight seven occasions when she contributed her instantly recognizable vocals to the work of some gentlemen whose last names were neither “Fleetwood” nor “Mac.”
https://open.spotify.com/album/7q0dYnAjmqZBJLhMBre8aL
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:49pm
Dr. Rhino's Picks

Bleep blop bloop! (That’s computer talk for ‘this playlist rules!’) Air vs. Kraftwerk y’all!