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https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/procol-harums-whiter-shade-pale-still-song-many-colours/ Procol Harum’s ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ Is Still A Song Of Many Colours | uDiscover Our look at some of the most interesting versions of the 1967 classic, from the Everly Brothers to Joe Cocker and on to Dylan Menzie’s 2018 version. Read it here

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business”. 14 years ago today we lost the legendary Ray Charles. Ray was only 73 years old when he passed. He is a true American treasure. If Ray could come back for just one song, what song would you hope he played? RIP Ray. Thank […]

10th June 1972, The Rolling Stones double album Exile On Main Street went to No.1 on the UK chart, the bands seventh UK No.1 album. In 2010, the re-released album entered the UK chart at No.1, almost 38 years to the week after it first occupied that position. The Rolling Stones are the first act […]

It is commonly accepted that Janis Joplin performed her first show with Big Brother and the Holding Company at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco on June 10, 1966. However, if you research the posters from that time period, June 10 & 11, 1966 were the famous nights of ‘The Quick and The Dead” at […]

When the new Billboard Hot 100 Chart came out on June 10, 1978, Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta had the new #1 song with “You’re The One That I Want”. BUT!!!!! Just entering the chart for the first time was Joe Walsh’s “Life’s Been Good”. It entered the chart at #71. “Life’s Been Good” would […]

10th June 2004, US singer, songwriter Ray Charles died aged 73. Glaucoma rendered Charles blind at the age of six. He scored the 1962 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ plus over 30 other US Top 40 singles and the 2005 US No.1 album ‘Genius Loves Company.’ Charles who was married […]

If we were to ask the question, who do you think the most important man in the history of popular music was, we know we would get a wide variety of answers. If we asked you to name your top 10 most important, we can only imagine….. We are pretty sure many of you would […]

9th June 1978, The Rolling Stones released Some Girls, their first studio album recorded with Ronnie Wood as a full member. The album cover was designed by Peter Corriston and featured The Rolling Stones in garish drag alongside select female celebrities and lingerie ads. The cover immediately ran into trouble when Lucille Ball, Farrah Fawcett, […]

Sometimes, records are released in different countries on different dates. OK, a lot of times. The Jeff Beck Group’s self-titled 4th LP, “Jeff Beck Group” was released in the US on May 1, 1972. It was finally released in the UK on June 9th of 72. It was the second album with the line up […]

By the late 50’s, Rock and Roll was really taking hold in popular music. Elvis, Chuck, Buddy etc. But there was still room for a novelty song every now and then. On June 9th, 1958, Sheb Wooley’s “The Purple People Eater” became the #1 in the US. We were all much younger then so we […]


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