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The Week In Destroyer Of Harmony History – 31 January to 6 February

4 Years Ago (2017)

Nothing was posted on the site during this period. I was chilling in the sun and detoxing from technology.

8 Years Ago (2013)

I was overdosing on “Be Somebody” from Thousand Foot Krutch.

And “Teaser” from Tommy Bolin.

10 Years Ago (2011)

We lost Gary Moore at 58 to a heart attack.

11 Years Ago (2010)

A judge found that Men at Work ripped off a 1932 children’s song called “Kookaburra” for the flute riff of “Down Under”.

This decision still shocks people in Australia, especially how a corporation which owns the copyright to the song reaps the benefits.

As the artist who created “Kookaburra” has been gone for a long time.

Mmmm.

23 Years Ago (1998)

We lost Tim Kelly from Slaughter who died in a car accident at age 35.

62 Years Ago (1959)

Don McLean said it was “the day the music died” in his 1971 hit “American Pie”.

The event he was talking about were the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in a plane crash in 1959.

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9 thoughts on “The Week In Destroyer Of Harmony History – 31 January to 6 February

  1. I used to listen to Krutch. I haven’t in a long while. Nice reminder. That Men At Work one makes no sense. I am surprised that song wasn’t in the public domain yet. Crazy and a rather late filing as that song had been out for maybe 25 years by that point.

  2. Gary Moore’s passing was a drag as I bought all of his 80’s output and whatnot. What a stellar guitarist and songwriter. Will listen to Run For Cover today at some point.

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