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On Feb. 1, 1994, Green Day released their 3rd LP “Dookie”. The album was their first on a major record label. Dookie became a worldwide commercial success, peaking at No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and charting in seven countries. The album helped propel Green Day, and even punk rock music into mainstream popularity. […]

50 years ago…. The Velvet Underground released their second LP “White Light/ White Heat” on Jan 30, 1968. It was the band’s last studio recording of new material with bassist and founding member John Cale. The album was recorded in just two days, and with a noticeably different style than The Velvet Underground & Nico. […]

On Jan. 29, 1982, Huey Lewis & The News released their second LP titled “Picture This”. The album brought the band their first top-ten hit, “Do You Believe in Love”. It remained on the Billboard albums chart for 35 weeks and peaked at number 13. The band produced the album themselves along with their manager, […]

The J. Geils Band released their 11th LP “Love Stinks” on Jan. 28, 1980. The title song, “Love Stinks” was a rant against unrequited love. (That’s what an old review said). It was covered by @Joan Jett in the film Mr. Wrong and Adam Sandler in the movie The Wedding Singer. The song was also […]

Phil Collins released his third solo LP “No Jacket Required” on Jan. 25, 1985. It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number”, and “Take Me Home” were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos and all four were top ten hits on […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “The Graduate” was released on Jan. 21, 1968. The album featured many songs from Simon & Garfunkel. The soundtrack had two versions of the song “Mrs. Robinson”, but neither was the full version that was featured on S&G’s LP “Bookends” which was released in April of that year. The […]

On Jan. 20, 1964, the LP “Meet The Beatles!” was released in the US. Meet the Beatles! was the second Beatles album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records. After constantly rejecting requests by both Brian Epstein and George Martin to release Beatles records […]

Journey released their fourth LP “Infinity” 40 years ago today. It was the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar. For this record, they bought in producer Roy Thomas Baker. Baker used a similar approach for the album as he had used for Queen. It was their […]

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 […]

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