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7th June 1975, Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks). Captain Fantastic’ is a concept album that gives an autobiographical glimpse at the struggles John […]

On May 30, 1964, The Beatles had new competition in album sales. That was the day that The Rolling Stones released their debut LP titled “The Rolling Stones” and subtitled “England’s Newest Hit Makers” in the US. The American version was different from the version released in the UK in that the UK album cover […]

Peter Frampton released his 5th album, “I’m in You” on May 28, 1977. It was his follow up to his wildly successful live LP “Frampton Comes Alive” which had been out for a year and a half. To help him make the album, he bought in Rock heavy weights including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr and […]

When you bought an album (LP) of your favorite group / band / artist back in the 60’s, you got the songs, usually about 10 to 12 of them, the liner notes and of course the album cover art work. Yes, and for some a new surface to de-seed…. On May 27, 1967, Columbia and […]

25th May 1985, Dire Straits scored their second UK No.1 album with Brothers In Arms, also No.1 in the US and 24 other countries. ‘Brothers In Arms’ was one of the first albums to be directed at the CD market, and was a full digital recording (DDD) at a time when most popular music was […]

23rd May 1970, Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, ‘McCartney’, started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Apart from Linda McCartney’s vocal contributions, McCartney performed (and recorded) the entire album solo. The album featured ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, which Rod Stewart and The Faces featured on their 1971 album Long Player. See our […]

21st May 1971, Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one […]

Paul McCartney the LP ” Ram” on May 17, 1971. It was the second studio album by Paul McCartney, made in collaboration with his wife Linda McCartney. The album was recorded amid McCartney’s legal action in the United Kingdom’s High Court to dissolve the Beatles’ partnership, following the band’s break-up the year before. It is […]

Would you buy an album that contained only one song that was supposedly based on a poem by an 8 year old? Good chance you did. On May 10, 1972, Jethro Tull released their fifth LP “Thick As A Brick”. The album had only one song, which was the whole album. The original packaging, designed […]

15th May 1994, Blur scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Parklife’, which went on to spend over two years on the chart. The album featured four UK hit singles: ‘Girls & Boys’, ‘End of a Century’, ‘Parklife’ and ‘To the End’. In the year following its release the album came to define the emerging […]


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