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13th Jan 1978, With a budget of only £1,500 borrowed from Stewart Copeland’s brother Miles Copeland III, The Police started recording their debut album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray. The album ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ which was released in November of this year featured the hits ‘So Lonely’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Can’t Stand […]

Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family on Jan. 12, 1959 to start a record label. He rented an eight-room house on 2648 W. Grand Blvd, in Detroit. The house was to be the future home of Motown Records and would become known as “Hitsville USA” to millions. When you think of the music that […]

49 years ago today, on Jan. 12, 1969, music changed for many people. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin released their debut LP in the US. Of course, critics panned the record, but to the record buying public, well they never listened to critics anyway. We could go on for days on the […]

When the new Billboard charts came out on Jan. 12, 1991, the Damn Yankees reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “High Enough”. The song was their only top ten single in the U.S. It was also the highest charting single of Ted Nugent’s career. Great vocals here by Tommy Shaw […]

The Beatles released their second single “Please Please Me” in the UK on Jan. 11, 1963. It would be the first single released by them in the US when it came out on Feb. 25 of that year. It was originally a John Lennon composition, although its ultimate form was significantly influenced by George Martin. […]

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 […]

11th Jan 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded ‘Purple Haze’ at De Lane Lea studios in London. Hendrix later stated ‘The Purple Haze,’ was about a dream he had and that he was walking under the sea.” In concert, Hendrix sometimes substituted lyrics for comic effect; “‘scuse me while I kiss the sky” was rendered […]

Happy Birthday to Rod Stewart, born on 10th Jan 1945. Singer, songwriter, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, Jeff Beck Group, The Faces (UK No.6 & US No.17 single ‘Stay With Me’). Solo, (1971 UK & US No.1 single ‘Maggie May’, plus five other UK No.1’s & over 35 Top 40 hits). His 1971 […]

10th Jan 2016, English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, painter, and actor David Bowie died from liver cancer at his New York home two days after releasing the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. His first UK Top 40 single was the 1969 ‘Space Oddity’ which became a UK No.1 in 1975, plus over 50 […]

“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 […]


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