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23rd January 1976, David Bowie released his tenth studio album Station to Station, which was the vehicle for his last great character, the Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the cover artwork featured a still from the movie. The album made […]

On Jan. 19, 1981, Styx released their 10th album “Paradise Theater”. The album had of four singles that charted. “The Best of Times”, written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Much Time on My Hands”, written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw’s only […]

Blue Oyster Cult released their first album 45 years ago today. The album featured songs such as “Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll”, “Stairway to the Stars”, and “Then Came the Last Days of May”, all of which the band still plays regularly during its concerts. Despite positive reviews, the album failed to chart […]

On Jan. 16, 1971, a lil’ ole band from Texas released their first album. The band was ZZ Top and the LP was titled “First Album”. It didn’t do much and they only released one single from the record which failed to chart. But, as we all know, they didn’t give up. Can any of […] Cover Story: A History Of Album Artwork | uDiscover With landmark creations in jazz and rock music, album artwork has evolved over decades to become high art in and of itself. Read it here

On Jan. 11, 1971, Janis Joplin’s second solo studio album “Pearl” was released posthumously on Columbia Records. It was the final album with her direct participation, and the only Joplin album recorded with the Full Tilt Boogie Band, her final touring unit. It peaked at #1 on the Billboard 200, holding that spot for nine […]

“More of The Monkees” was released on Jan. 9, 1967. It was The Monkees 2nd album. 51 years ago today…….. We wonder how many young men went out shopping to try emulate the ‘new’ look of the band. Did you? (JC Penney provided the clothes for the photo shot in case you could find the […]

Prior to Jan. 6, 1976, the highest charting album Peter Frampton had is in solo career reached #32 on the Billboard charts. That was about to change. On Jan. 6, 1976, Peter released his double live LP “Frampton Comes Alive!”. Following four solo albums with little commercial success, “Frampton Comes Alive!” was a breakthrough for […] Can You Name The Album Cover? Music Quiz | uDiscover Know your album covers? Can you tell the difference between a Stevie Wonder and a Genesis cover? The uDiscover Album Covers Music Quiz will test you out! Read it here

28th Dec 1968, The Beatles went to No.1 on the US album chart with the The White Album the group’s 12th US No.1 album. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the band’s name embossed, which was intended as a direct contrast to the vivid cover artwork of […]

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