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3rd April 1943, Born on this day, Richard Manuel, Canadian composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as a pianist, lead singer, and occasional drummer of the Band. He joined Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group, the Hawks when he was 18. The Band had the 1969 US No.25 single ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, and the 1970 UK […]

On April 1, 2008, then Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared the day “Cheap Trick Day” in honor of its native sons. The band, being from Rockford, IL were very honored. Today, 10 years later, Cheap Trick is still rockin’!!! Governor Blagojevich (yeah, try spelling that with spell check on) is, like many other Illinois Governors, […]

31st March 1934, Born on this day, American singer and actress Shirley Jones who appeared in the well-known musical films Oklahoma! (1955), Carousel (1956). She played the lead role of Shirley Partridge, the widowed mother of five children, in the musical situation-comedy TV series The Partridge Family (1970–74), which co-starred her real-life stepson David Cassidy. […]

24th March 1935, Born on this day, Carol Kaye one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, who has played on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years. Kaye was the bassist on many Phil Spector and Brian Wilson productions in the 1960s and 1970s. She is credited with […]

March 20, 1991, was a tragic day for Eric Clapton. His son Conor, who was only four years old, died after falling out of a 53rd story window of his mother’s apartment in New York. At the time Eric was staying at a hotel not far away, and had taken Conor to the circus the […]

Happy Saint Patrick’s day! Do you have a favourite Irish band or singer? Read it here

Happy birthday to Sly Stone, born on this day 15th March 1944. American musician, songwriter, and record producer Sly Stone, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s. (1968 […]

What ever happened to Terence Trent D’arby? Born on this day 15th March 1962, American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles ‘If You Let Me Stay’, ‘Wishing Well’, ‘Dance Little Sister’ and ‘Sign […]

With Record Store Day coming on 21st April, we are posting some of our favourites from the office. Starting with The Beach Boys Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”. Read it here

Do you know which song was No. 1 on the day you were born? http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/birthdayno1 Read it here


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