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Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut solo LP “McCartney” in the US on April 20, 1970. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier. It was issued on Apple Records in April after McCartney had resisted attempts by his fellow Beatles to have the release delayed to allow for Apple’s previously scheduled titles, […]

On April 20, 1968, five guys made their stage debut at the Vestpoppen, in Kastrup, Denmark. The five guys were Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Rod Evans and Nick Simper. Let us be the first to say Happy 50th Birthday to Deep Purple!!! What one song truly defines the band to you? Read It […]

20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother’s favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the […]

The Rolling Stones released their debut LP simply titled “The Rolling Stones” in the UK on April 16, 1964. The UK version was released on Decca Records. The American edition of the record, with a slightly different track list, came out on London Records on May 30, 1964, with the added title England’s Newest Hit […]

16th April 1972, The Electric Light Orchestra made their debut at The Fox and Greyhound in Croydon, London. ELO were formed to accommodate former Move members Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne’s desire to create modern rock and pop songs with classical overtones. Wood departed following the band’s debut record, Lynne wrote and arranged all of […]

11th April 1966, Buffalo Springfield made their live debut at The Troubadour in Hollywood, California. The folk rock band are renowned both for their music and as a springboard for the careers of Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and Jim Messina. Buffalo Springfield were among the first wave of North American bands to become […]

24th March 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with ‘Homeward Bound.’ Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. The […]

And so it began, in the UK, on March 22, 1963. The Beatles released their debut LP in the UK titled “Please Please Me”. Their record label Parlophone rush-released the album to capitalise on the success of the singles “Please Please Me” and “Love Me Do”. Of the album’s 14 songs, eight were written by […]

19th March 1962, Bob Dylan’s debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond’s Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly […]

Bob Dylan released his debut self-titled album “Bob Dylan” on March 19, 1962. The record was produced by Columbia’s legendary talent scout John H. Hammond, who signed Dylan to the label, the album features folk standards, plus two original compositions, “Talkin’ New York” and “Song to Woody”. Dylan met John Hammond at a rehearsal session […]


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