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9th Jan 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti, 4. Bruce Springsteen – The River, 3. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street, 2. Pink Floyd – The Wall, and winning the poll was The […]

8th Jan 1935, Born on this day, Elvis Aaron Presley, the King of rock ‘n’ roll. He had his first No.1 in 1956 with the US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. His first UK No.1 single was in 1957, with ‘All Shook Up’. Presley went on to have over 100 US & UK […]

On Jan. 7, 1971, many kids in the US heard the words “I AM IRON MAN” for the first time. It was on this date that Black Sabbath released their 2nd LP “Paranoid”. The album was issued in the United Kingdom in October 1970, where its sales were enhanced by the success of the “Paranoid” […]

7th Jan 1972, David Bowie released ‘Changes’ as a single in the UK. The track peaked at No.49 on the UK chart and later at No.41 on the US chart. This was the last song Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances when at the end of 2006 (alongside Alicia Keys) […]

On Jan 6, 1958, Gibson Guitar Corporation patented its Flying V guitar. In the 1958 / 59 model years, less than 100 examples were made, making this one of the most sought after guitars ever made. Jimi Hendrix hand painted his ’67. Got one? Happy 60th Birthday to the Gibson “Flying V”!!!! (We are pretty […]

Jan. 6, 1968 was a Saturday. And there were a lot of teenagers that were excited about a new TV show that was premiering that day. The show was called “Happening ’68” and was hosted by Paul Revere and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & The Raiders. The show was on ABC and it followed […]

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 […]

6th Jan 1973, Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that ‘You’re So Vain’ was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said […]

5th Jan 1998, American singer, producer, and politician Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident at a resort near Lake Tahoe, aged 62. Bono who was one half on Sonny and Cher scored the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Got You Babe’ and had become a US Congressman. The United States Sonny […]

Sonny Bono was killed in a skiing accident on Jan. 5, 1998. Sonny came to fame with his then wife Cher (as Sonny & Cher) in the 60’s. He was also a song writer, producer, business man and a politician. He was mayor of Palm Springs, California, from 1988 to 1992, and congressman for California’s […]


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