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Three Minutes of Music History
September 16, 2011
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The first Glastonbury Festival in 1970 cost £1 to attend, which included a bottle of everybody's favourite thirst-quenching festival drink - milk! That's just one of the many music factoids included in a PR firm's viral-ish sizzle video called "The Evolution of Music".

Other snack-sized stats in the vid include the somewhat dour "For every 20 bands that get signed, only 1 will ever sell over 1000 records" and the gobsmacking "Warner paid $28 million for the rights to 'Happy Birthday'."

However, if fun facts set against stop-motion animation aren't your thing, and you're looking for something to nod your head to, here's a pretty incredible interpretation of "Come Together" by Parisian modern string quartet Quatuor Ebène.


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