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3rd February 1959, 22 year old Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens, aged 17, died in a crash shortly after take-off from Clear Lake, Iowa, the pilot of the single-engined Beechcraft Bonanza plane was also killed. Holly hired the plane after heating problems developed on his tour bus. All three were travelling to […]

On Feb. 2, 1959, the music was alive and well. The Winter Dance Party tour made a stop at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. The tour bus everyone was traveling on for the tour had very little heat and some of the performers were getting sick. After the show was over, 3 of […]

There were many times Ed Sullivan (the TV host from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) didn’t want artists to perform the songs that they wanted to do, or at least change the lyrics. (Think Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley and The Doors). When Ed made that decision, he sent in Robert Arthur to re-write the lyrics […]

22nd Jan 1959, Alone with an acoustic guitar and tape recorder in his New York City apartment Buddy Holly made his last recordings, including ‘Peggy Sue Got Married’, ‘Crying, Waiting, Hoping’, ‘That’s What They Say’, ‘What To Do’, ‘Learning The Game’ and ‘That Makes It Tough’. The recordings would be overdubbed posthumously and were later […]

Check out our podcast page, we have exclusive interviews with Jimmy Page, R.E.M, The Who, Stones, Simple Minds, James, McCartney, as well as many special features. https://audioboom.com/channel/thisdayinmusicradio This Day in Music Radio Pop music is considered to be a reflection of changing youth culture and politics. Revealing trends, attitudes and social awareness it is a […]

The music world lost Harry Nilsson 24 years ago today. He was only 52 years old. Harry’s one of those artists that we could go on for days about, talking about his song writing for The Monkees, or his antics with Alice Cooper’s “Hollywood Vampires” and so, so much more. To show you the respect […]

Its Friday! Fancy a music quiz? We have over 35 of them here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/this_day_in_music_quiz This Day in Music Quiz This Day in Music Quiz Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/man-sold-music-uk-fans-go-david-bowie-crazy/ The Man Who Sold The Music: UK Fans Go David Bowie-Crazy – uDiscover On the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the Official Charts Company reveals fascinating statistics about UK consumption of his music since then. Read it here

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 […]

In the early 60’s in the UK, kids were really getting into Blues music. One of the bands that would draw people from many miles around was Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. It was one of those bands that all the upcoming musician wanted to either jam with or be in. On Jan. 9, 1963, one […]


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