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19th March 1965, The Tailor And Cutter Magazine ran an article asking The Rolling Stones to start wearing ties. The current fashion did not include wearing ties with shirts and many tie-makers were facing financial disaster. Mick Jagger said of the appeal, 'The trouble with a tie is that it could dangle in the soup. […]

We are loving this new book by a good friend of This Day in Music Spencer Leigh. 2019 is the 60th anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. He was 22 years old when he died. Don McLean called that fatal day 'The Day the Music Died'. Spencer Leigh's new biography Buddy Holly: Learning the Game is […]

17th March 1919, Born on this day, American jazz pianist and vocalist Nat King Cole, who had the 1955 US No.2 single 'A Blossom Fell', the 1957 UK No.2 single 'When I Fall In Love'. He recorded over one hundred songs that became hits on the pop charts and was the first black man to […]

17th March 1957, Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before Elvis moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a […]

13th March 1966, Pink Floyd appeared for the first time at The The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London, England. The Marquee became the most important venue for the emerging British scene and witnessed the rise of some of the most important artists in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Manfred Mann, […]

Drummer Hal Blaine, one of the most recorded musicians in pop music history has died of natural causes age 90. As a member of the The Wrecking Crew his drumming can be heard on songs such as Presley’s 'Return to Sender,' the Byrds’ 'Mr. Tambourine Man,' the Beach Boys’ 'Good Vibrations,' Simon & Garfunkel’s 'Bridge […]

11th March 1978, The debut single from Kate Bush, 'Wuthering Heights' a song inspired by the Emily Bronte novel, started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart. Record company, EMI had originally chosen another track, 'James and the Cold Gun' as the lead single, but Bush was determined that 'Wuthering Heights' would […]

Are you any good with Anagrams? Can you work this one out? Best PR In Years – to find a famous female singer? http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/anagrams/ Anagrams – This Day In Music Rearrange the letters to find the names of famous music artists. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161335467155167

6th March 1970 David Bowie released the single 'The Prettiest Star' in the UK as a follow-up single to 'Space Oddity'. The track featured Marc Bolan on guitar, with whom Bowie would spend the next few years as a rival for the crown of the king of glam rock. Despite receiving good reviews, the single […]

4th March 1948, Born on this day, Chris Squire, bassist and founding member of Yes and solo, (1983 UK No.28 & 1984 US No.1 single 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'). He was the only member to appear on each of their 21 studio albums, released from 1969 to 2014. Squire died on 27th June 2015 […]


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