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The J. Geils Band released their 11th LP “Love Stinks” on Jan. 28, 1980. The title song, “Love Stinks” was a rant against unrequited love. (That’s what an old review said). It was covered by @Joan Jett in the film Mr. Wrong and Adam Sandler in the movie The Wedding Singer. The song was also […]

Phil Collins released his third solo LP “No Jacket Required” on Jan. 25, 1985. It features guest backing vocalists, including Helen Terry, Peter Gabriel and Sting. “One More Night”, “Sussudio”, “Don’t Lose My Number”, and “Take Me Home” were all released as singles, with corresponding music videos and all four were top ten hits on […]

Little Feat released their third studio album “Dixie Chicken” on January 25, 1973. The artwork for the front cover was by illustrator Neon Park and is a reference to a line from the LP’s third song, “Roll Um Easy”. The album is considered their landmark album with the title track as their signature song that […]

23rd January 1976, David Bowie released his tenth studio album Station to Station, which was the vehicle for his last great character, the Thin White Duke. The album was recorded after he completed shooting Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth, and the cover artwork featured a still from the movie. The album made […]

The soundtrack LP from the movie “The Graduate” was released on Jan. 21, 1968. The album featured many songs from Simon & Garfunkel. The soundtrack had two versions of the song “Mrs. Robinson”, but neither was the full version that was featured on S&G’s LP “Bookends” which was released in April of that year. The […]

On Jan. 20, 1964, the LP “Meet The Beatles!” was released in the US. Meet the Beatles! was the second Beatles album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records. After constantly rejecting requests by both Brian Epstein and George Martin to release Beatles records […]

Journey released their fourth LP “Infinity” 40 years ago today. It was the band’s first album with vocalist Steve Perry and the last to feature drummer Aynsley Dunbar. For this record, they bought in producer Roy Thomas Baker. Baker used a similar approach for the album as he had used for Queen. It was their […]

The Pretenders first LP, simply titled “Pretenders” was released on this day in 1980. A combination of rock, punk and pop music, this album made the band famous. The album features the singles “Stop Your Sobbing”, “Kid” and “Brass in Pocket”. Nick Lowe produced the Pretenders’ first single, “Stop Your Sobbing”, but decided not to […]

On Jan. 19, 1981, Styx released their 10th album “Paradise Theater”. The album had of four singles that charted. “The Best of Times”, written by Dennis DeYoung, went to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Too Much Time on My Hands”, written by Tommy Shaw, went to #9 on the Billboard Hot 100, Shaw’s only […]

Simon & Garfunkel released their second LP “Sounds of Silence” on Jan. 17, 1966. The album’s title is a slight modification of the title of the duo’s first major hit, “The Sound of Silence”, which originally was released as “The Sounds of Silence”. The song had earlier been released in an acoustic version on the […]

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