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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 […]

One of the great Rock and Roll records, “Climbing” the debut album by Mountain was released on March 7, 1970. The album featured the ‘classic’ Mountain lineup of Leslie West (guitar, vocals), Felix Pappalardi (bass, piano) and Corky Laing (drums, percussion). Produced by Pappalardi, the album reached number 17 on the American Billboard 200 albums […]

5th March 1956, Frank Sinatra released his tenth studio album Songs for Swingin’ Lovers! (the first album ever to top the UK Albums Chart). Sinatra aficionados often rank it his best album and many music critics consider it one of the greatest albums of its era. The original cover had Sinatra facing away from the […]

It was their third album, but it was their first to be overtly political. On Feb. 28, 1983, U2 released “War”.The album has come to be regarded as political, in part because of songs like “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and “New Year’s Day”, as well as the title, which stems from the band’s perception of the […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first live album “On Your Feet or on Your Knees” on Feb 27, 1975. Each of the band’s first three studio albums is represented by three songs each, two other songs are covers (“I Ain’t Got You”, albeit with modified lyrics, and “Born to Be Wild”), and one (“Buck’s Boogie”) […]

On Feb. 27, 1971, Janis Joplin finally had a #1 album. Her LP “Pearl”, which had been released on Jan. 11 hit the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. It would remain there for 9 straight weeks. As you all know, Janis wasn’t there to see it happen. Janis had passed away on Oct. […] The Bad, The Bad And The Ugly: The Worst Album Covers Of All Time For every classic album artwork there are thousands of eyesores that should be consigned to the bin. uDiscover salutes the worst album covers of all time. Read it here

23rd February 1985, The Smiths scored their first UK No.1 album with Meat Is Murder. The album’s sleeve uses a 1967 photograph of Marine Cpl. Michael Wynn in the Vietnam War, though with the wording on his helmet changed from “Make War Not Love” to “Meat Is Murder”. The original image was used for Emile […]

YES released their third LP “The Yes Album” on Feb.19, 1971. It was their first album with guitarist Steve Howe who replaced Peter Banks in 1970, and their last in the 1970s to feature keyboardist Tony Kaye. The album was the first by the group not to feature any cover versions, which had been a […]

On Feb. 17, 1976. the Eagles released “Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975)” album. The record was a singles compilation album. As of November 2012, 29 million copies have been shipped in the domestic market, making it tied with Michael Jackson’s Thriller as the best-selling album in the United States. With an additional 13 million internationally, for […]

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