Ongoing History Daily: Beastie Boys facts

If there’s one thing you can say about the Beastie Boys is that they’ve all lived in some interesting places.

For example, Adam Horowitz lived with his mom near the funky clothes shop she ran in New York’s Greenwich Village. The place was called “Gee, The Kids Need Clothes.” Mike D is the son of a wealthy art dealer, and he grew up on the chi-chi Upper West Side—but when he was 17, he moved into a basement apartment with Adam Yauch, which was next door to a Korean brothel. Years later, after the band had moved to Los Angeles, Yauch lived in a weird apartment building called The Manor. You see it in the video for “Sabotage.”

The Tuesday Ongoing History Daily post explored the name “Our Lady Peace.”

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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