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5th June 1964, ‘Liza Jane’ became the first recording to be released as a single by David Bowie (but under the name Davie Jones with the King Bees). Despite promoting the single on the television shows Juke Box Jury, Ready Steady Go! and The Beat Room, and receiving good radio coverage, the single sold poorly […]

The Beach Boys released their 2nd single “Surfin’ Safari” on Jun. 4, 1962. It was their first release on Capitol Records. The flip side was the song “409”. Capitol felt that “409” should be the ‘A’ side but a radio station in Phoenix started playing “Surfin’ Safari” instead. The record was a smash hit and […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

George Harrison released his fourth studio LP “Living in the Material World” on May 30, 1973. As the follow-up to 1970’s critically acclaimed “All Things Must Pass” and his pioneering charity project, the “Concert for Bangladesh,” it was among the most highly anticipated releases of that year. The album was certified gold by the Recording […]

Tina Turner released her 5th solo LP “Private Dancer” on May 29, 1984. It was her first album for her new label Capitol. Capitol A&R guy John Carter is credited with relaunching the Tina’s career. In 1983, despite opposition from within Capitol, he signed her and managed her first album for the label. The album […]

Peter Frampton released his 5th album, “I’m in You” on May 28, 1977. It was his follow up to his wildly successful live LP “Frampton Comes Alive” which had been out for a year and a half. To help him make the album, he bought in Rock heavy weights including Stevie Wonder, Ringo Starr and […]

The Small Faces released their third LP “Odgens’ Nut Gone Flake” on May 24, 1968. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden’s Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden. (from wikipedia) Side two of the record is based […]

When The Mamas & The Papas released their debut LP “If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears” in 1966 it showed them sitting in a bathtub. But the album ended up having a number of different covers. Cover #1: The original cover features the group in a bathroom, sitting in a bathtub with a […]

21st May 1971, Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one […]

The Monkees released their third LP “Headquaters” on May 22, 1967. It was the first time their record company let them do most of instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians. Headquarters reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum in the United States […]


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