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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 […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/features/history-album-artwork/ 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 […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/music-quizzes/can-you-name-the-album-cover-music-quiz/ 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 […]

26th Dec 2007, Amy Winehouse’s second album ‘Back to Black’ was named as the biggest-selling album of the year. Released at the end of 2006 the album had now sold more than 1.5m copies in the UK, achieving five platinum sales awards, Winehouse was also nominated for six Grammys including song of the year. Leona […]

17th Dec 1971, David Bowie released his fourth album Hunky Dory, which was the first to feature all the members of the band that would become known the following year as Ziggy Stardust’s Spiders From Mars. Two singles were released from the album: ‘Changes’ / ‘Andy Warhol’ in January 1972 and ‘Life on Mars’ which […]

What’s on the deck? Do you have a favourite Tom Petty track or album? Read it here


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