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More memorable musical moments

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Not satisfied with this list we linked to recently of the most important important moments in pop music history? Help build a better one. University of Pennsylvania public radio station WXPN is compiling a list of the 885 Most Memorable Musical Moments. (Why 885? ‘Cause they’re at 88.5 on the FM dial.) That should be an expansive enough list to keep anybody from feeling that their favorite moment got slighted — especially if you help out by answering their call for suggestions.

To start you off, they’ve cited Elvis Costello’s notorious 1977 Saturday Night Live performance, the one that got him banned from the show for the next 12 years. According to legend, Elvis’ label wanted the then-brand-new rocker to play his single, “Less Than Zero,” but as you can see from the clip below, he aborted the song just seconds into it, then launched into a blistering version of a newer, less-familiar song, “Radio Radio,” with lyrics blasting the timidity of corporate media — which then went ahead and proved his point for him. Enjoy the clip and suggest other memorable musical moments below.

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