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26th May 1940, Born on this day, Levon Helm, drummer and singer with The Band. He died of throat cancer aged 71 on 19th April 2012. Helm formed his own high school band, the Jungle Bush Beaters, at 17, he later joined The Hawks (Ronnie Hawkins’s backing group), who then became known as The Band […]

Happy Birthday to Bob Dylan, born on 24 May 1941. To celebrate his birthday we have our first This Day in Music book out – Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There. More than 300 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of […]

We are very pleased to announce that our new book Bob Dylan – The Day I Was There is now available as a Kindle download (print version is out on 24th May). More than 400 fans, friends and colleagues tell their stories of seeing, knowing and working with Bob Dylan from his hometown of Hibbing […]

11th May 1888, Born on this day, American composer and lyricist, Irving Berlin who is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history. He was the composer of many pop, stage show and film hits. He emigrated from Siberia to New York as a child. He was the composer of ‘White Christmas’, ‘There’s […]

There’s gold in them thar beatles…… On May 17, 2008, eight years to the day that their romance became public, model and activist Heather Mills is awarded $48.6 million in her divorce settlement from Paul McCartney. “I feel elated,” a beaming Mills, 40, told PEOPLE minutes after her hearing. “It was worth the hard work.” […]

50 years ago today, the first day of the first Miami Pop event took place at Gulfstream Park. An estimated 100,000 people attended this concert, which was promoted by Richard O’Barry & Michael Lang, later famous as promoter of Woodstock. Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa and The […]

16th May 1961, Born on this day, Enya Ni Bhraonain, from Irish family band Clannad who had the 1982 UK No.5 single ‘Harry’s Game’. Enya had the solo, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘Orinoco Flow’, and the 2001 US No.2 album ‘A Day Without Rain’. Enya is Ireland’s biggest selling solo artist and second overall behind […]

29th April 1945, Born on this day, American recording artist Tammi Terrell who had a series of duets with singer Marvin Gaye. She had had hits with Marvin Gaye, and scored seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing’ and ‘You’re All […]

And to this day, Keith Richards is still indestructible….. On April 27, 2006, while on vacation in Fiji, then 63-year-old Keith Richards fell out of a palm tree. He landed on his head and caused a hemorrhage. Keith had to be airlifted to New Zeland where doctors had to drain his skull. He has said […]

See what song was No.1 on the day you were born or your 18th birthday or any special day. We updated all the songs from the 50s right though to last week so you can see No.1’s from the UK, US, Australia and Canada! Click here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/birthdayno1 Read it here


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