Twenty years ago today rapper Notorious B.I.G. was gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles. In remembrance, Diddy is planning a tribute to his longtime friend using fans rapping Biggie’s lyrics (for more on that story, link is below). This brings to mind not only the tragedy but also the triumphs throughout music history.
I like to look back on music history to see how music has changed and evolved, and to remember what exciting things happened even long before I was born. For example, on this day 50 years ago Pink Floyd appeared at the Marquee Club in London. And 10 years ago the lead singer of Boston, Brad Delp, committed suicide at his home.
Music is an important part of history, and music history is a great way to see how music has developed and gone on to not only affect culture, but lives as well.
For more “This Day In History” click on the link below.
Link to Diddy’s tribute to Biggie using rap lyrics: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7717354/diddy-launches-social-media-campaign-notorious-big
Link to This Day in Music: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com