One of the cutest Tumblrs we've come across lately, Music History In Gifs is the work of musician/photographer Joshua Carrafa. He's selected a bunch of key music moments and rendered them as animations, in the lovably primitive style of old-school video games. Here are a few highlights.
1969 - The Beatles release 'Abbey Road
2006 - The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne debuts the hamster ball
2003 - The White Stripes release 'Elephant'
2001 - The Strokes release 'Is This It'
1997 - Radiohead release 'OK Computer'
1994 - Weezer's groundbreaking 'Buddy Holly' video
1992 - Guns N'Roses' epic 'November Rain' video
1990 - MC Hammer gives the world 'U Can't Touch This' - and parachute pants
1998 - Sonic Youth release 'Daydream Nation'
2008 - Rickrolling triggers an unlikely comeback for Rick Astley
1984 - Talking Heads release 'Stop Making Sense', the ultimate concert movie
1983 - Michael Jackson popularises the moonwalk
1980 - The Cure release their US debut, 'Boys Don't Cry'
1978 - Devo release 'Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!'
1977 - Pink Floyd promote 'Animals' with inflatable pig stunt
1971 - Led Zeppelin go supernova with 'IV'
1966 - The Rolling Stones release 'Paint It Black'
More of this sort of thing at Music History In Gifs