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