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27th May 1957, Buddy Holly and the Crickets released their first record, ‘That’ll Be The Day.’ A UK No.1 and US No.3 hit. The song had its genesis in a trip to the movies by Holly, Allison and Sonny Curtis in June 1956. The John Wayne film The Searchers was playing. Wayne’s frequently-used, world-weary catchphrase, […]

Thank goodness some stars stayed just music stars. On May 13, 1977, Linda Ronstadt (indirectly) declined an offer placed in Hustler magazine, promising a million dollars to any of ten female celebrities (including Ronstadt) willing to pose for a nude photo shoot. Yes, it would have sold a gazillion magazines, but it was not what […]

It was six years ago today, on May 13, 2012 that the music world lost the legendary Donald “Duck” Dunn. Thankfully he still lives on in the music he made. We won’t even begin you tell you all the songs he played on. Here is a partial list of who he played / recorded with. […]

It was 42 tears ago today, on May 14, 1976, that the music world lost Keith Relf. Keith is probably best known as a founding member of The Yardbirds and Renaissance Keith co-wrote many of the original Yardbirds songs “Shapes of Things”, “I Ain’t Done Wrong”, “Over Under Sideways Down” and “Happenings Ten Years Time […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/behind-the-albums/john-lennon-imagine/ John Lennon: Imagine – Behind The Albums | uDiscover Music Imagine is John Lennon’s 2nd solo album release, in the autumn of 1971, full of brilliant songs with great hooks, but with John’s acerbic wit ever-present. Read it here

Willie Nelson’s music may not be complete Rock and Roll, but his attitude is. Wille is celebrating his 85th birthday today. Happy Birthday Mr. Nelson!!! You are a true American treasure! We’ll ask the usual question… If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would play you just one song, […]

It was 35 years ago today that the music world lost one of the most influential musicians ever. We are talking about McKinley Morganfield, who you will know better as Muddy Waters. While people like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and others are considered the Fathers of Rock and Roll, Muddy Waters is […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/rediscover-music-from-big-pink/ reDiscover The Band’s Music From Big Pink | uDiscover If “Americana” has ever had any solid definition, it is in the songs that The Band recorded for Music From Big Pink, released on 1 July 1968. Read it here

It was two years ago today that the music world lost Prince. He had his demons that got the best of him. Forbes Magazine reported that in the year following his death. Prince sold more music than any other artist. In the past two year, have you found yourself listening to more of his music […]

There are very few people who have changed music, or at least part of it. Joey Ramone was one of those people. It has been 17 years since Joey left us. Joey died of lymphoma at New York-Presbyterian Hospital on April 15, 2001, a month before he would have turned 50, seven years after he […]


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