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The Day the Music Died

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Every February 3rd, the Day the Music Died is celebrated to honor the famous singers who died in an airplane crash; the Big Booper, Richie Valens and Buddy Holly in 1959. These singers were quite famous with the 50’s generations and were mourned by many people.

The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song

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Bonus facts The chills you get when you listen to music, is mostly caused by the brain releasing dopamine while anticipating the peak moment of a song. It is called musical frisson. This is caused by the release of a neurotransmitter called dopamine triggered by the music. The resulting chills alters the human body’s heart rate, breathing,…

The well-known ‘Nokia tune’, which was the most commonly known indentifying feature of the phone is said to be based on ‘Gran Vals’, a 19th century guitar work of a Spanish musician, Francisco Tarrega.

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Bonus facts The Nokia Tune was first heard briefly for 3 seconds in a Nokia 1011 commercial in 1992. The well-known ‘Nokia tune’, which was the most commonly known identifying feature of the phone is said to be based on ‘Gran Vals’, a 19th century guitar work of a Spanish musician, Francisco Tárrega. This work…

Malcolm and Angus Young developed the idea for the band’s name after their older sister saw the initials “AC/DC” on a sewing machine

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Bonus facts Brothers Angus and Malcolm Young formed the group in 1973. Their older sister Margaret saw the initials AC/DC (which stands for “alternating current/direct current”) on a sewing machine. The brothers thought this name summed up their energy. The band is popularly known as ‘Acca Dacca’ in Australia. Angus Young had adopted his characteristic…