Classic Rock

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It is one of the few albums that almost everybody can remember dancing / partying too. This will probably bring back some memories… On Aug. 11, 1979, the new #1 album in the US was “Get The Knack” by The Knack. Bars, clubs, radio was playing (excuse the expression) the shit out of it. The […]

11th August 1956, Elvis Presley’s double sided hit ‘Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog’ was released. The single went to No.1 on the US chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks – a record that would not be broken until 1992’s Boyz II Men hit ‘End of the Road’. Read it here

It felt like we lost a personal friend to all of us. It was four year’s ago today that Robin Williams left us. RIP Robin. Wish there was something we could have done. For those old enough, remember “Na nu Na nu”. For those younger friends of our, what is your first memory of Robin? […]

On Aug. 11th in 1964, Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp shot a 16mm 40-minute film of The High Numbers performing at the Railway hotel in Wealdstone, north London in front of a packed Mod audience. The film, High Numbers’, was lost for many years, but a six-minute segment with sound was discovered in 2002. Here, […]

11th August 1966, At a press conference held at The Astor Towers Hotel in Chicago, John Lennon apologised for his remarks that The Beatles were ‘more popular than Jesus’. Lennon told reporters “Look, I wasn’t saying The Beatles are better than God or Jesus, I said ‘Beatles’ because it’s easy for me to talk about […]

Probably the most famous flute player in the history of Rock, Jethro Tull’s frontman, Ian Anderson is celebrating his 71st birthday today. Ian started playing the flute just a couple of months before Tull recorded their first album. Ian was playing electric guitar and one day realized he was never going to as good as […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/albums-recorded-weird-places/ 15 Albums Recorded In Truly Weird Places | uDiscover Albums have been recorded in some very weird places, from outer space to underwater, prisons and even a scene of a murder. Here are some of the weirdest. Read it here

On August 10th, 1970 the trial of Jim Morrison officially started at the Dade County Courthouse in Miami, FL. It was Case No. 69-2355 “State Of Florida vs. James Douglas Morrison”. The trial which lasted until October made national news and many people, including Jim, the band members, and legal attorneys on both sides of […]

10th August 1985, ‘Money for Nothing’ by Dire Straits peaked at No.4 on the UK singles chart. Notable for its groundbreaking music video and a cameo appearance by Sting singing the song’s falsetto introduction and backing chorus, “I want my MTV” who also co-wrote the song with Mark Knopfler. The video was also the first […]

‘Ten Years After released their 2nd LP “Undead” on Aug. 10th, 1968. A little over a year later, the band would play Woodstock and their appearance in the film of the festival, would secure them a place in Rock and Roll history. This album, was a live recording of the band that was recorded at […]


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