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This Week in Music History May: 6 - 12 -- Bob Marley Died, the Go-Gos Left Left and Neil Young Became a Spider
- Posted on May 9th 2012 5:00PM by Aaron Brophy
Back in 1999 Time Magazine selected Bob Marley & the Wailers' Exodus as the greatest album of the 20th century. It was a fitting honor for a man whose music arguably defines a whole genre.
But Bob Marley's influence extends beyond one album and musical genre. Marley-ism is a cultural phenomenon and Marley events -- like Toronto's Mayor-declaring "Bob Marley Day" -- are a thing.
This week people all around the world, be they dreadlock rasta, buffalo soldier or soul rebel, will gather together to celebrate the 31st anniversary of the singer's untimely death.
Click on the gallery below to read more about Marley as well as what Neil Young, Andrew W.K. and Robert Johnson did to make music history this week.
- May 6, 1994: Pearl Jam Versus Ticketmaster
- May 7, 1991: Ozzy Osbourne's Suicide Solution
- May 8, 1911: Blues Legend Robert Johnson Was Born
- May 9, 1979: Andrew W.K. Was Born
- May 10, 1985: The Go-Go's Break Up
- May 11, 1981: Bob Marley Dies
- May 12, 2008: Neil Young Has a Spider Named After Him
- This Week in Music History: April 29 - May 5
- April 29, 1967: Aretha Franklin's "Respect" Released
- April 30, 2005: Dave Matthews Band's Crappy Situation
- May 1, 1967: The FBI vs. The Beach Boys
- May 2, 1991: Ireland vs. R.E.M.
- May 3, 1986: Dollywood, The Dolly Parton Theme Park, Opens
- May 4, 1970: Four Dead in Ohio
- May 5, 1992: Radiohead Release Their First EP
- This Week in Music History: April 22 - 28
- April 22, 1969: The Who Debut 'Tommy' Live
- April 23, 1985: We Are the World Album Released
- April 24, 1990: Mother Do You Think They'll Dig Up the Bomb?
- April 25, 2002: And On the Tenth Anniversary, Left Eye Would Rise Again
- April 26, 1982 & 1994: Classic Rock Gunplay with Rod Stewart and Grace Slick
- April 27, 2006: Rolling Stones' Keith Richards Falls out of Tree
- April 28, 2003: iTunes Store Opens
- This Week in Music History: April 15 - 21
- April 15, 2001: Joey Ramone Died
- April 16, 1956: Buddy Holly Releases First Single
- April 17, 1964: FBI Closes Investigation Into "Louie Louie"
- April 18, 1984: Michael Jackson Has Surgery Post-"Pepsi Fire"
- April 19, 1988: Sonny Bono Becomes Mayor of Palm Springs
- April 20, 1992: A Concert for Life Freddy Mercury Tribute
- April 21, 1959: The Cure's Robert Smith was Born
- This Week in Music History: April 8 - 14
- April 8, 1994: Kurt Cobain Found Dead
- April 9, 1970: Paul McCartney Announces Beatles Breakup
- April 10, 1967: Marvin Gaye Records 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'
- April 11, 2006: Proof, Eminem's BFF and D12 Rapper, Shot Dead
- April 12, 2000: Metallica Sues Napster
- April 13, 1971: Rolling Stones Unveil Lips Logo
- April 14, 1980: Iron Maiden Release First Album