On This Day, October 27, 2013: Rocker Lou Reed dies at age 71

On This Day, October 27, 2013…Rocker Lou Reed passed away from liver disease at the age of 71.Reed was the guitarist, singer, and principal songwriter for The Velvet Underground, which released five albums. Although they never achieved huge commercial success, their influence has been felt throughout underground,... Read More.

On This Day, October 26, 1965: The Beatles meet the queen

On This Day, October 26, 1965… The Beatles received quite an honor at Buckingham Palace when Queen Elizabeth II gave the group —  Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr — medals recognizing them as members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. In 1969, Lennon returned his MBE in protest over “Britain’s... Read More.