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19th April 1980, 32 year old English singer Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died after a drinks binge in February 1980. Johnson’s first band was the Gobi Desert Canoe Club. He was also in a band called Fresh. From 1970, Johnson played with cabaret/club band The Jasper Hart Band, […]

Good Bryan Adams page here from our friends at uDiscover: https://www.udiscovermusic.com/artists/bryan-adams/ Bryan Adams | uDiscover Bryan Adams uDiscover artist page featuring curated audio playlist streams, videos, photos, social feeds, album tracks & original artist biography. Read it here

19th April 1985, Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with Reckelss. His fourth studio album was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run to You,’ ‘Somebody,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘One Night Love Affair,’ and ‘It’s Only Love.’ All […]

It was 6 years ago today that we lost Levon Helm. Levon gained fame as the drummer and regular lead vocalist for THE BAND. Helm was known for his deeply soulful, country-accented voice, multi-instrumental ability, and creative drumming style highlighted on many of the Band’s recordings, such as “The Weight”, “Up on Cripple Creek”, and […]

19th April 1986, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after ‘I […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/quizzes/the-udiscover-guitarists-quiz/ The uDiscover Guitarists Quiz | uDiscover Are you a fan of the guitar? Do you know your axe men – the Clapton’s from the May’s? Test yourself with the uDiscover Guitarists quiz – it’s hard but fun! Read it here

18th April 2006, A line from U2’s 1992 hit ‘One’ was voted the UK’s favourite song lyric after in a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1. The line “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers” came top. The Smiths lyric “So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on […]

The Bee Gees Maurice Gibb, all of 19 years old married British singing sensation Lulu on April 18, 1969. The wedding at St. James’ Church, Buckinghamshire, England, was suppose to be kept secret. It didn’t work out that way. Over 3,000 fans showed up. Several children were hurt as the crowd – that had waited […]

18th April 2013, Storm Thorgerson, whose album cover artwork includes Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon died aged 69. A childhood friend of the founding members of the band, he became their designer-in-chief. His credits also include albums by Led Zeppelin, Peter Gabriel and Muse. In 2003, Thorgerson suffered a stroke, from which […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/how-to-write-an-earworm/ How To Write An Earworm: The Songs You Can’t Get Out Of Your Head A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create. Read it here


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