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U2 released their 7th LP titled “Achtung Baby” on Nov. 19, 1991. The band had received criticism of their 1988 release, “Rattle and Hum,” so they shifted their musical direction to incorporate influences from alternative rock, industrial music, and electronic dance music into their sound. The album and the subsequent multimedia-intensive Zoo TV Tour were […]

Joan Jett released her 2nd solo LP “I Love Rock ‘n Roll” on Nov. 18, 1981. It was her first album feature her backing band The Blackhearts. It is Jett’s most successful album to date with over 10 million copies sold, largely due to the success of the title track which was released as a […]

37 years ago today, on Nov. 17, 1980, John Lennon released his final album, “Double Fantasy” along with his wife Yoko Ono It is the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon in his lifetime. At first the LP was not received very well, but 3 weeks later, when John was murdered it became […]

8th Nov 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, The Fourth Album or Led Zeppelin IV it has gone on to sell over 37 million copies worldwide. The 19th century rustic oil painting on the front of the album was purchased […]

Styx released their 4th LP titled “Man of Miracles” on Nov. 8th of 1974. It would be the band’s last original album on the independent Chicago-based label Wooden Nickel Records before moving to the major label A&M. The original issue contained “Best Thing,” a re-release from the Styx album (their first LP), as the opening […]

22nd Oct 1969, Led Zeppelin II was released on Atlantic Records in the UK. The Jimmy Page produced album which was recorded over six months between four European and three American tours, peaked at No.1 in both the UK and US, going on to sell over 12 million copies in the US alone, (and spending […]

Ozzy Osbourne released his 2nd LP, “Diary of a Madman” on Nov. 7, 1981. As alway, the critics had varied opinions of the record. The guitar work of Randy Rhoads received a lot of praise. Steve Huey of AllMusic stated that “it’s not uncommon to find fans who prefer Diary to Blizzard, since it sets […]

28th Oct 1972, Stevie Wonder released his 15th studio album Talking Book. The album’s first track, ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’, hit No.1 on the Billboard‍ charts, then earned Wonder his first Grammy Award. The album featured a guest appearance of Jeff Beck on the track ‘Superstition’. Read it here

29th Oct 1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1’s list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the […]

30th Oct 1978, Blondie released the single ‘Hanging on the Telephone’, as the second single from the album Parallel Lines. Written by Jack Lee from US West Coast power pop trio The Nerves. The song gave Blondie their first UK Top 10 hit. More on Blondie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/blondie Read it here


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