7th March 1975, David Bowie released his ninth studio album Young Americans. The album marked a departure from the glam rock style of Bowie’s previous albums, showcasing his interest in soul and R&B music. Young Americans featured the song ‘Fame’ (co-written with Carlos Alomar and John Lennon), which gave Bowie his first US No.1 hit […]

7th March 1966, Tina Turner recorded her vocal on the Phil Spector produced ‘River Deep Mountain High’. It went on to make No.3 in the UK but only No.88 on the US chart. Spector was well aware of Ike Turner’s controlling attitude in the studio, and therefore he drafted an unusual contract: the River Deep […]

7th February 1959, New Orleans blues guitarist Guitar Slim died of pneumonia aged 32. Born Eddie Jones he is best known for the million-selling song ‘The Things That I Used to Do’. Slim had a major impact on rock and roll and experimented with distorted overtones on the electric guitar a full decade before Jimi […]

7th February 1969, The Who recorded ‘Pinball Wizard’ at Morgan Studio’s, London, England. The song is one of the band’s most famous live songs, being played at almost every Who concert since its debut live performance on 2 May 1969. The track which featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy was released as a […]

7th Jan 1972, David Bowie released ‘Changes’ as a single in the UK. The track peaked at No.49 on the UK chart and later at No.41 on the US chart. This was the last song Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances when at the end of 2006 (alongside Alicia Keys) […]

7th Dec 2016, Greg Lake, who fronted both King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, died aged 69 after a battle with cancer. One of the founding fathers of progressive rock, the band combined heavy rock riffs with a classical influence. They scored hit albums with Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery […]

7th Dec 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay’. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn’t see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title ‘Dock […]

AC/DC released their 7th (International) LP “For Those About to Rock We Salute You” on Nov. 23, 1981. It was their eighth to be released in Australia. The album was a follow-up to their highly successful album “Back in Black.” “For Those About to Rock” has sold over four million copies in the US. It […]

U2 released their 7th LP titled “Achtung Baby” on Nov. 19, 1991. The band had received criticism of their 1988 release, “Rattle and Hum,” so they shifted their musical direction to incorporate influences from alternative rock, industrial music, and electronic dance music into their sound. The album and the subsequent multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour were […]

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