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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

The Grateful Dead released their 6th LP “American Beauty” on Nov. 1, 1970. Jason Ankeny in AllMusic said that the album is the Dead’s “studio masterpiece”, and in comparing it to Workingman’s Dead, it is “more representative of the group as a collective unit”. In 2003, the album was ranked number 258 on Rolling Stone […]

30th Oct 1971, Pink Floyd released their sixth studio album Meddle in the US. The album features ‘One Of These Days’ and the 23-minute track ‘Echoes’ which took up all of side 2 on the vinyl record. The cover image was photographed by Bob Dowling. The image represents an ear, underwater, collecting waves of sound, […]

Creedence Clearwater Revival released their 4th LP “Willy and The Poor Boys” on Nov. 2, 1969. It was the last of three studio albums that the band released in that year. The album features the songs “Down on the Corner”, from which the album got its name, and “Fortunate Son”, which is a well known […]

Cream released their 2nd LP “Disraeli Gears” on Nov. 2, 1967. (There is some debate if it was the 2nd or the 10th, whatever) It was their American breakthrough, becoming a massive seller in 1968, reaching No. 4 on the American charts. The album was No. 1 for two weeks on the Australian album chart […]

On Nov. 3, 1973, Hall & Oates released their 2nd LP “Abandoned Luncheonette.” It was the most commercially successful of their first three albums of the duo’s Atlantic Records period. Twenty-nine years after its release, the album was certified platinum (over one million copies sold) by the Recording Industry Association of America. Critically acclaimed, Rolling […]


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