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This Day in Music History: February 27th


1970: Jefferson Airplane was fined $1,000 for obscenity during a concert in Oklahoma City for using profanity onstage.

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[PICS] Pam Met Rick Springfield!

Last night Rick Springfield played the Ridgefield Playhouse and Pam was there for the whole thing. Check out the pics.  MORE

This Day in Music History: February 26th


1977: The Eagles reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the third time with “New Kid in Town”, their first single off of Hotel California which spent one week on top.

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This Day in Music History: February 25th


1980: Bob Seger released his eleventh studio album Against the Wind which was his third album with The Silver Bullet Band. The album went on to reach number one on the Billboard 200 Album Chart and sell five million copies in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: February 24th


1988: As a joke, Alice Cooper announced plans to run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the “Wild” Party.

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[WIN] Tickets to Katt Williams

Enter here to win tickets to Katt Williams at the XL Center Sunday, March 29 at 7p.  MORE

This Day in Music History: February 23rd


1970: The Doors received their fifth Gold album for Morrison Hotel which went on to sell one million copies in the U.S.

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This Day in Music History: February 20th


1969: Goodbye Cream, the documentary film of Cream’s farewell concert at London’s Royal Albert Hall premiered in Baltimore.

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This Day in Music History: February 19th


1980: AC/DC singer Bon Scott died of acute alcohol poisoning in London while sleeping in a friend’s car. He was 33 years old.

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The Great Connecticut Toll Debate

It’s been over thirty years since our state has seen the annoyance of toll booths, but they may become a reality if Governor Malloy has anything to say about it.  In a recent speech he once again said he will not rule out the return of tolls to pay to update our transportation system.  In his budget address that took place today, he says that he by “Making smart choices usually means tough choices.” So did he acknowledge the tolls today?  We’ll get to that. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

This Day in Music History: February 18th


1972: Neil Young received his third Gold record for Harvest, which went on to sell four million copies in the U.S.

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Now’s Your Turn To Name Hartford’s Professional Baseball Team

At 1:30pm today, ground officially broke in Hartford on the new baseball stadium at 1214 Main Street. In fourteen months time, professional baseball will be played once again in Hartford – but what will the name of the team be? MORE

This Day in Music History: February 17th


1988: A 12 year old boy in Hollywood, FL set his legs on fire & suffered burns over 10 percent of his body while trying to imitate a stunt in Motley Crue’s music video “Live Wire”. Motley Crue issued a statement saying their stunts should not be tried at home.

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Adorable Boxer From CT Is Headed To Westminster

The Westminster Dog Show is basically the Super Bowl for dogs and their owners. The elite of the elite. The creme de la creme. The top dog. You get the idea. It’s a big deal. This year Connecticut has a dog to route for. Maverick, a 2 year-old boxer from Oxford, CT will make his Westminster debut on Tuesday. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

This Day in Music History: February 16th


1972: John Lennon performed with Chuck Berry on The Mike Douglas Show, performing Memphis & Johnnie B. Goode during Lennon & Yoko Ono’s week-long stint hosting The Mike Douglas Show.

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This Day in Music History: February 13th


1970: Black Sabbath’s self-titled debut album was released in the U.K. They recorded and mixed the album in just three days & to this day, the album is recognized as one of the main albums credited with the development of heavy metal music. 

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This Day in Music History: February 12th


1966: The Who peaked at number seventy-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “My Generation” which was their second single to chart in the U.S. The song reached number two on the U.K. Singles Chart the previous November.

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This Day in Music History: February 11th


1964: The Beatles performed their first concert in the U.S. at the Washington Coliseum in Washington, D.C.

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This Day in Music History: February 10th


1978: Van Halen released their self-titled debut album. It peaked at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 album chart & went on to sell ten million copies in the U.S. alone.

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This Day in Music History: February 9th


1972: Paul McCartney made his live debut with Wings with a surprise concert at Nottingham University in the U.K. 

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[WIN] Tickets to The Who at the Chaz & AJ Go Kart 500

Register Now for the Chaz & AJ Go Kart 500 Sunday, February 22nd at On Track Karting in Wallingford. One Grand Prize winner gets two tickets to see The Who at Mohegan Sun and a very large trophy! MORE

CT Woman Gets In Last Prank… In Her Self Written Obituary

A woman from Fairfield died last week and when her obituary showed up in the Connecticut Post, it had a lot of people confused.  In it it stated that she had died while climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.  It described that she had gotten hypothermia because her dog then ate her socks and boots. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE

This Day in Music History: February 6th


1980: Dream Police by Cheap Trick was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of one million copies.

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[WIN] Tickets to Paul Reiser

Enter here to win tickets to see Paul Reiser at the Fox Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino Saturday, February 14th. MORE

CT Wants to Tax Your Candy

State Representative Juan Candelaria, a Democrat from New Haven, is jumping on the “let’s tax stuff so our kids stop being fat” bandwagon. Yes, that’s a real bandwagon. Read more at CTBoom.com MORE