Classic Rock

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In 1969, not everybody was ready for Detroit’s MC5. The MC5 had released their LP “Kick Out The Jams” and as most of you know the opening line of the title song was / is “Kick out the Jams Motherfuckers!”. A Michigan record store chain called ‘Hudsons’ refused to stock the record because of that […]

16th April 1939, Born on this day, Dusty Springfield, UK singer who had her first UK hit single in 1963 with ‘I Only Want To Be With You’, which reached No.4, a 1966 UK No.1 & US No.4 single with ‘You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 […]

The Rolling Stones released their debut LP simply titled “The Rolling Stones” in the UK on April 16, 1964. The UK version was released on Decca Records. The American edition of the record, with a slightly different track list, came out on London Records on May 30, 1964, with the added title England’s Newest Hit […]

16th April 1972, The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London. ELO were formed to accommodate former Move members Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Wood departed following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of […]

Grand Funk Railroad, or Grand Funk as they were now being called released their 4th LP “Survival” on April 15th, 1971. Like other GF LP’s it was produced by Terry Knight. However drummer Don Brewer was never happy with the drum sound on the album, due to Knight’s insistence of having Brewer cover his drum […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/dire-straits-20-songs/ 20 Of The Best Dire Straits Songs | uDiscover A selection of the greatest music by the band whose global contribution prompted their 14 April 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read it here

How the times have changed. Big time Rock and Roll tours weren’t always quite as “big”. The picture below shows the semis used for U2’s 360 tour in 2009. It was a major tour for the time. Why do we mention this….. In 1958, Buddy Holly was doing a major tour for the time. On […]

On April 15, 1964, The Beatles were filming their first movie, which at the time was titled “Beatlemania!” After a long day of filming, Ringo Starr said to the others that it’s been “a hard day’s night.” We would have loved to have seen the look on John Lennon’s face when he heard Ringo say […]

Happy birthday to Ed O’Brien born on 15th April 1968, guitarist, Radiohead. Their 1993 debut single ‘Creep’ was initially unsuccessful, but it became a worldwide hit several months after the release of their debut album, ‘Pablo Honey’. Their 1997 album OK Computer appeared in many 1997 critics’ lists and listener polls for best album of […]

There are very few people who have changed music, or at least part of it. Joey Ramone was one of those people. It has been 17 years since Joey left us. Joey died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001, a month before he would have turned 50, seven years after he […]


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