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6th Aug 1981, Stevie Nicks released her first solo album Bella Donna which contained four top 40 US hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ Read it here

5th August 2016, Indie band Viola Beach scored a UK No.1 album, six months after they were killed in a car crash. The self-titled debut was compiled by the band’s families, using live sessions and studio recordings, many of which were originally bound for an EP. All four members of the Warrington band and their […]

4th August 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of […]

John Lennon began recording what would become his final album “Double Fantasy” in New York City at the Hit Factory on Aug. 4, 1980. The album was produced by John, Yoko Ono and Jack Douglas (who did the real production work). This is one of those times we’d love to have a ‘way back’ machine […]

4th August 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the […]

On July 21, 1972, T.Rex released their 7th studio album “The Slider”. The LP was produced by Tony Visconti and it was the band’s second record released with their new glam rock style opposed to the band’s previous folk oriented music. It is well known the Flo & Eddie ( Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan […]

On July 21, 1971, Black Sabbath released their third album, “Master of Reality”. It is said that this LP laid the foundations of doom, stoner, and sludge metal. ‘Master of Reality’ was certified double platinum after having sold over 2 million copies. For the recording of this album, guitarist Tony Iommi, who had injured his […]

Queen released their self-titled debut LP “Queen” on July 13, 1973. The album met with very good critical reviews, in fact, Rolling Stone, who seemed to never like anything said “There’s no doubt that this funky, energetic English quartet has all the tools they’ll need to lay claim to the Zep’s abdicated heavy-metal throne, and […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here


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