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18th Jan 2016, The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 in New York City from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo […]

You say these words today and everybody knows them. For many they were first heard 40 years ago today‚Ķ. The words: “Aaoooo Werewolves of London.” Warren Zevon released his third Lp “Excitable Boy” on Jan. 18, 1978. Besides the title track, this record included “Werewolves of London” as well as “Lawyers, Guns and Money”. Warren […]

Today we are remembering the late Glenn Frey who left us two years ago today Jan. 18, 2016. Glenn was a founding member of the Eagles, a band he put together to originally tour with Linda Ronstadt. Prior to that, Glenn had also recorded with Bob Seger. In the Eagles, Glenn played guitar, piano, and […]

18th January 1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release. Read it here

17th Jan 2016, English drummer Dale Griffin died aged 67. He was a founder member of the Mott the Hoople best known for classic tracks ‘Roll Away The Stone’ and ‘All The Young Dudes’. The band who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 – but […]

John Lennon picked up a London Daily Mail newspaper 51 years ago today on Jan. 17, 1967. He read a story about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire. It was this article that inspired the line in “A Day In The Life.” Many times the ideas for songs come from the strangest things. (This is the only […]

17th Jan 1966, NBC-TV in the US bought The Monkees series, placing it on their 1966 autumn schedule. The series centered on the adventures of The Monkees, a struggling rock band from Los Angeles, California and introduced a number of innovative new-wave film techniques to television. More on The Monkees: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/daydream_believers Read it here

Simon & Garfunkel released their second LP “Sounds of Silence” on Jan. 17, 1966. The album’s title is a slight modification of the title of the duo’s first major hit, “The Sound of Silence”, which originally was released as “The Sounds of Silence”. The song had earlier been released in an acoustic version on the […]

The Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs is celebrating her birthday today. Susanna started out wanting to be an dancer, but when she was a student at the University of California, Berkeley, she attended the final Sex Pistols show at Winterland and a Patti Smith concert. Exposure to punk rock changed her career goal from dancer to musician […]

Happy Birthday to Mick Taylor, born on 17th Jan 1948, guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers who joined The Rolling Stones in 1969 (aged 20), and left the Stones in 1974. He has appeared on some of the Stones’ classic albums including Let It Bleed, Sticky Fingers and Exile on Main St. Taylor has also worked […]


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