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13th June 1934, Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records’ in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, by Marvin Gaye, ‘Cloud Nine’ by the Temptations, ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & […]

The Rolling Stones unveiled their new record label, Rolling Stones Records on April 6, 1971. The label featured the bands new logo, the tongue-and-lips “pop art” drawing created by London graphic artist John Pasche. We would think that this is probably the most recognizable logo for any Rock and Roll band in the history of […]

On April 2, 1971, Janis Joplin’s LP “Pearl” became the #1 record in the US. It was her first #1 solo album but she never got to see it go to the top as she had passed away before its release. Do you remember the first time you heard this record? Read It Here!

31st March 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 45rpm single record. The 7-inch disc was designed to compete with the Long Playing record introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78rpm record that was currently in use. Advertisements for new record players boasted that with 45rpm […]

There have been many bands / artists that have been told by their record company “either this album is a success or you’re done”. That is what happened to Thin Lizzy. On March 26, 1976 they released their LP “Jailbreak.” It proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the US, and the only Thin […]

16th March 1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ When pressed by American journalists in 1966 to reveal the song’s “true” meaning, Paul McCartney stated “I think you can put any interpretation you want on anything, but when […]

Happy Birthday to Quincy Jones, born on 14th March 1933. American record producer, composer and musician He is known for his 1962 tune ‘Soul Bossa Nova’ and later scored the 1978 US No.1 single ‘Stuff Like That’. Has a record 79 Grammy Award nominations. Jones was the producer of the three albums by Michael Jackson, […]

A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

With Record Store Day coming on 21st April, we are posting some of our favourites from the office. Starting with The Beach Boys Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”. Read it here

8th March 2016, English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician, Sir George Martin died aged 90. He worked as EMI records in-house record producer and became known as the so-called fifth Beatle. Martin produced all but one of The Beatles albums giving him 30 No.1 hit singles in the UK and 23 […]


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