Today in Music History – October 9

Today in Music History – October 9

Oct 9, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On October 9, 1940, Beatles frontman, John Lennon was born. In 1990, Lennon’s song “Imagine” was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate what would have been his 50th birthday.

 

More Music History in October:

October 4th

October 18th

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This day in Music History: September 25

This day in Music History: September 25

Sep 25, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 25, 1980, John Bonham, drummer of Led Zeppelin, was found dead. Bonham is still considered one of the greatest drummers of all time. His powerful, heavy drumming gave Led Zeppelin their groove and helped them become one of the most revered rock groups. Bonham was known for playing with the thickest, heaviest drum sticks.

Other music news for September: September 15,

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Sept. 22 in Music History

Sept. 22 in Music History

Sep 22, 2017

Written by Evan Frye

On September 22, 1972, David Bowie kicked off the American leg of his Ziggy Stardust tour. The show was in Cleveland, OH at the Music Hall. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars was a concept album about the Earth ending in five years and an alien rock star.

Ziggy became a bit of an alter ego for Bowie,

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2017 Season Wrap-up

2017 Season Wrap-up

Sep 5, 2017

By Evan Frye 
Another incredible season has gone by under the Cape Cod Melody Tent. There was live music a-plenty under the big blue tent, and many melodies were played. So, as the mass-exodus from the Cape begins and the traffic (thankfully) subsides, let’s take a look back at the 2017 season.

Everyone felt “Wanted” when Hunter Hayes kicked the season off to a great start, and the next night,

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Josh Turner, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, and Dark Star Orchestra

Weekend Wrap-Up: Josh Turner, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood, and Dark Star Orchestra

Jul 31, 2017

What a great weekend of shows! On Friday, we had Josh Turner, who brought his Southern charm to the Tent and gave us a fantastic performance. Then on Saturday, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” had us practically falling out of our seats laughing! Finally, Dark Star Orchestra ended the weekend with an amazing Grateful Dead tribute. Three incredible shows, back to back to back!

Here are some of our favorite Instagram posts from the weekend:

Fallyns first concert!!

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10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

10 Surprising Facts About Our Summer Headliners

Jul 18, 2017

You may know our headliners for this summer, but you probably don’t know these 10 facts! 

1. MARTINA MCBRIDE

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Martina McBride made her acting debut on “Baywatch” in 1994! Watch it here!

2. JAKE OWEN

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Jake Owen was on his way to becoming a professional golfer, before he began pursuing music! He learned guitar while recovering from a wake boarding injury that ended his golf career.

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Pink Martini & Phil Vassar

Weekend Wrap-Up: Pink Martini & Phil Vassar

Jul 17, 2017

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Two fantastic shows in one weekend! The Melody Tent was thrilled to host Pink Martini and Phil Vassar this weekend. Both acts put on amazing performances, and gave us all two great nights. Pink Martini brought their classic sound and international flavor, and even celebrated bandleader Thomas Lauderdale’s birthday! It was an outstanding show from a group of highly skilled, well-trained musicians. Then on Saturday, Phil Vassar gave us the kind of care-free,

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Kip Moore, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, and Brew Fest

Weekend Wrap-Up: Kip Moore, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, and Brew Fest

Jul 10, 2017

 

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What a week! On Thursday, country superstar Kip Moore came to the tent and put on an amazing show. Performing an intimate set that wowed the entire crowd, Kip played hit after hit, with fan favorites sprinkled in between. The crowd was electric during his smash hit “Somethin ‘Bout a Truck“, and they applauded when Moore immediately filled up his cup after accidentally spilling it (it’s a good thing he has “

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Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Massachusetts Pride On Stage & Off

Jul 5, 2017

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While we obviously pride ourselves for being able to bring nationally-renowned stars to the Cape Cod Melody Tent and South Shore Music Circus, it makes us especially happy when our acts have local connections. This summer is no different, with artists performing at both theaters week after week with Massachusetts ties. Some grew up here, some attended college here, one even recorded a platinum-selling album here! While the Bay State origins of our amazing performers at Local Music Heroes (July 21 at the Cape Cod Melody Tent) may be obvious,

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