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13th April 1973, David Bowie released his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”. Two hit singles included on the album preceded its release, ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’. More on Bowie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/david_bowie Read it here

10th April 1976, Peter Frampton went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Frampton Comes Alive’, one of the biggest selling ‘live’ albums in rock history. It was the best-selling album of 1976, selling over 6 million copies in the US. Frampton Comes Alive! was voted “Album of the year” in the 1976 Rolling […]

9th April 1969, Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also […]

Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album “Nashville Skyline” on April 9, 1969. The Columbia Records LP was released as a record, a reel to reel tape and audio cassette. (Fairly early for the cassette format) Building on the rustic style he experimented with on John Wesley Harding, Nashville Skyline displayed a complete immersion into […]

8th April 1977, CBS released the self- titled first album by The Clash in the UK. The album is widely celebrated as one of the greatest punk albums of all time. CBS in the US refused to release it until 1979 and Americans bought over 100,000 imported copies of the record making it one of […]

6th April 1967, The first master tape of The Beatles new album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was made. The song order on side one is different from the final product at this point, the last five songs on that side being initially ordered as follows: ‘Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite’, ‘Fixing […]

4th April 1999, The Corrs album ‘Talk On Corners’ went to No.1 on the UK album chart for the 10th time. They also had the No.2 position with ‘Forgiven, Not Forgotten.’ Both albums had spent over a year on the chart. Talk on Corners was the UK’s biggest selling album of 1998 and the 9th […]

When the new Billboard Album charts came out on April 2, 1977, there was a new #1 album in the US, “Rumours” by Fleetwood Mac. It only stayed at #1 for 2 weeks when on April 16th, the Eagles “Hotel California” took the top spot for 5 weeks, staying there until May 21st, when “Rumours” […]

31st March 1987, Prince released his ninth studio album Sign o’ the Times. Sign o’ the Times produced three top-ten hit singles, ‘If I Was Your Girlfriend’, ‘U Got the Look’, (with Sheena Easton) and the title track ‘Sign o’ the Times. In 1989, Time Out magazine ranked it as the greatest album of all […]

Jeff Beck released his “Blow By Blow” album on March 30, 1975 (some sources say March 29). It was his seventh album and recorded in October 1974. It was an instrumental record and the first released under his name alone. After the dissolution of his power trio in the spring of 1974, Jeff took time […]


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