Classic Rock

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4th Sept 2015, Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards told The New York Daily News that Rap music was for "tone deaf people." He went on to say "All they need is a drum beat and somebody yelling over it and they're happy. There's an enormous market for people who can't tell one note from another." […]

3rd Sept 2017, Walter Becker, co-founder and guitarist for the US band Steely Dan died aged 67. Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in the book Naked Lunch by William Burroughs – released its first album Can't Buy a Thrill in 1972 and had the 1973 US No.11 single 'Reeling In The Years' […]

This one is kind of hard to believe…. On Sept. 3, 1966, after 14 years on TV (and ten years on radio before that), the last episode of The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which made Ricky Nelson a household name, aired on ABC. Ricky, had a number of hit records, first as Ricky and […]

3rd Sept 2010, Mike Edwards a founding member of ELO was killed in a freak accident when a giant bale of hay tumbled down a hill and crashed into his van. The 62 year-old cellist died after the 600 kg (1,323 lb) bale rolled down a steep field in Devon, southern England, smashed through a […]

Led Zeppelin didn't release their debut LP until Jan of 1969, yet, 52 years ago today, on Sept. 3, 1966, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones had the #1 record in the US. Kinda….. On Sept. 3, 1966, Donovan's song "Sunshine Superman" became the #1 song in the US. It knocked " The Lovin' Spoonfuln's […]

3rd Sept 1970, Arthur Brown was arrested at the Palermo Pop ’70 Festival in Italy, after he set fire to his helmet (during the performance of his hit ‘Fire’), and stripped naked during his stage performance. The singer spent four days in solitary confinement before he was released. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/history-album-artwork/ Cover Story: A History Of Album Artwork | uDiscover Music Music fans have always known that music and art will always go hand in hand, as album covers can be as much a part of a record's identity as the sound. Read it here

2nd Sept 2013, Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis. Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as "the second-best rock singer ever". The Icon prize had been created by the […]

On Sept. 2, 1995, after nearly a decade of inducting musicians, the actual physical Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opened in Cleveland, OH. Performing at the opening ceremony are Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Al Green, The Allman Brothers Band, Booker T. and the MGs, Jerry Lee […]

2nd Sept 1946, Born on this day, Billy Preston, US singer, keyboard player. (1973 US No.1 single 'Will It Go Round In Circles', 1978 UK No.2 single with Syreeta 'With You I'm Born Again', and 1969 single 'Get Back' with The Beatles During the 1960s, he backed artists such as Little Richard, Sam Cooke and […]


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