Classic Rock

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17th February 1966, Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘These Boots Are Made For Walking’, Frank’s eldest daughters first No.1. Written by Lee Hazlewood Sinatra’s recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew. Read it here

17th February 1978, Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside which contained her UK number one hit, ‘Wuthering Heights’, (marking the first time a female singer-songwriter topped the charts with a self-penned song). Bush was just 19 years old and had written some of the songs when she was only 13. Read […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/the-udiscover-rock-n-roll-quiz/ The uDiscover Rock’n’Roll Music Quiz | uDiscover Are you a fan of Rock’n’Roll? Do you know your Berry’s from your Holly’s? Test yourself with the uDiscover Rock’n’Roll music quiz – it’s hard but fun! Read it here

Badfinger released their debut LP “Magic Christian Music” on Feb. 16, 1970. Three tracks from the LP are featured in the film “The Magic Christian” which also gives the album its title. However, “Magic Christian Music” is not an official soundtrack album for the film. The film soundtrack for “The Magic Christian” featured three new […]

16th February 2004, US singer Doris Troy died. She had been a session singer with Dionne Warwick, sang on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon and released an album on The Beatles Apple label. She had also had a 1964 UK No.37 single with ‘Whatcha Gonna Do About It’ and a 1963 US […]

When The Beatles finished recording the song “Please Please Me”, producer George Martin said “Gentlemen, you have just recorded your first Number One.” On Feb 16, 1963, “Please Please Me” became the number 1 song in the UK and the first number 1 song by The Beatles. That George Martin fella was pretty smart. There […]

16th February 1985, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with Born In The USA, his first UK No.1 album. The singers seventh studio album, was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen’s most successful album ever). The album produced a record-tying string of seven Top 10 […]

Otis Blackwell is a name many of you may not be familiar with. Otis would have turned 87 years old today. Otis was a songwriter, singer, and pianist, whose work significantly influenced rock and roll. His compositions include Little Willie John’s “Fever”, Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” and “Breathless”, Elvis Presley’s “Don’t Be […]

You better sit down kids….. Sonny Bono (Sonny & Cher and not Bono from U2) would have turned 83 years old today. Sonny was a record promo guy, a songwriter who worked for Phil Spector, a singer who launched the career of his 2nd wife Cher and later got into politics. And of course there […]

1972, Led Zeppelin made their Australian live debut when they kicked off a six-date tour at the Subiaco Oval, Perth. Police battled with over 500 fans who rammed locked gates trying to get into the concert. Over 4,000 fans stood outside the venue without tickets and local residents jammed police phone lines to complain about […]


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