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7th December 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn't see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title 'Dock […]

None more festive. Billy Corgan: I’d like to record a Smashing Pumpkins Christmas album Link to original article here

Today’s story comes from Alexander Davies, who asks, “what’s the oldest record you own?” Thanks Alexander! Link to original article here

19th November 2004, Record producer Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys, died aged 62 after a long battle with skin cancer. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote ‘Kokomo’ for The Beach Boys, produced ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for the Byrds, as well as hits for […]

5th November 1977, The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols'. High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act. Read it […]

31st October 1974, Led Zeppelin held the UK launch for their new record label Swan Song at Chislehurst Caves, Kent, England on Halloween night. Drinks were served by nuns in suspenders, a naked woman lay in a coffin covered in jelly and naked male wrestlers cavorted in recesses of the caves. Label mates Bad Company, […]

We just want to set the record straight. If you look at an original Woodstock poster, it says the bands that will be playing on the last day of the festival, Sunday, Aug. 17th would be: The Band The Jeff Beck Group Blood, Sweat & Tears Joe Cocker Crosby, Stills & Nash Jimi Hendrix Iron […]

30th July 2016, Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished. ‘A Glorious Dawn’ by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a “space-proof” turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which […]

For our vinyl loving friends from Chicago, you’ve lost a legend. Val Camilletti has lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 78 years old. It is people like Val who helped keep the spirit alive and love to teach young’uns’. RIP Val. Thank You making records special to so many of us. https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1249466 Val […]

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 & […]


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