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The Pretenders first LP, simply titled “Pretenders” was released on this day in 1980. A combination of rock, punk and pop music, this album made the band famous. The album features the singles “Stop Your Sobbing”, “Kid” and “Brass in Pocket”. Nick Lowe produced the Pretenders’ first single, “Stop Your Sobbing”, but decided not to […]

Simon & Garfunkel released their second LP “Sounds of Silence” on Jan. 17, 1966. The album’s title is a slight modification of the title of the duo’s first major hit, “The Sound of Silence”, which originally was released as “The Sounds of Silence”. The song had earlier been released in an acoustic version on the […]

John Fogerty released his third solo LP titled “Centerfield” on Jan. 15, 1985. The record included the hit singles “The Old Man Down the Road”, “Rock and Roll Girls” and the title track “Centerfield”. It was John’s first album in nine years. After Asylum Records rejected his “Hoodoo” album, he decided to take a long […]

David Bowie released the LP “Low” on Jan. 14, 1977. Many people consider this one of Bowie’s most influential releases. “Low” was the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the “Berlin Trilogy”, (though the album was mainly recorded in France and only mixed in West Berlin). The experimental, avant-garde style would be further […]

The Beatles released the LP “Yellow Submarine” on this day in the US in 1969. Here is what wikipedia has to say about it. Read it and then we will ask you a question: “Yellow Submarine is the tenth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 13 January 1969 in the […]

Creedence Clearwater Revival released their second LP “Bayou Country” on Jan. 5, 1969. The record was the first of three albums CCR would release in 1969. In an early review, Rolling Stone thought that the album suffered from a major fault of inconsistency. “The good cuts are very good; but the bad ones just don’t […]

About 30,000 copies of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s new LP, “Two Virgins” was confiscated by authorities in New Jersey on Jan. 2, 1969. The album cover had a picture of John and Yoko totally nude on it. It was said it was pornographic. Their record label, Apple eventually got around the problem by issuing […]

America released their self titled debut LP on Dec. 29, 1971. When it was first released, the song “A Horse with No Name”, was not on the record. “A Horse” was released as a single in late 1971and when it became a worldwide hit in early 1972, the album was re-released with that track. The […]

Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The album is also known as “The Red Album.” In making this record, the band and the producers concentrated more on Mark Farner’s guitar because of the imbalance the band achieved on their first album “On Time”. They felt that the bass […]

Bob Dylan released his eighth LP “John Wesley Harding” on Dec. 27, 1967. This record marked Dylan’s return to acoustic music and traditional roots, after three albums of electric rock music. The album was well received by critics and enjoyed solid sales, reaching #2 on the US charts and topping the UK charts. The commercial […]


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