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The sound track from the movie “Woodstock” was released on May 11, 1970. Two months later, on July 11th when the new Billboard Album Charts came out, it became the #1 LP in the US. It would stay there for 4 weeks. Is there one particular track on the LP that stands out to you? […]

Harry Nilsson released his eighth LP “Son of Schmilsson” on July 10, 1972. Nilsson was being pressured to produce a follow-up album similar to his 1971 breakthrough, Nilsson Schmilsson, but instead, he created a more eccentric work. The album was produced by Richard Perry and featured musical contributions from former Beatles Ringo Starr and George […]

The Go – Go’s released their debut LP “Beauty and the Beat” on July 8, 1981. The album was preceded by the single and signature song “We Got the Beat”, which became a massive club hit in Europe and, later, the United States. When the album was eventually released, it steadily climbed the Billboard 200 […]

Styx released their “Grand Illusion” album on July 7, 1977. It was their 7th album, with 7 songs released on 7-7-77. “Grand Illusion” was the record that gave them the career boost they needed. Some people like to refer to the record as their ‘lucky 7’s’ LP. Having been around at the time, we can […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer released their third studio LP “Trilogy” on July 6, 1972. “Trilogy” increased ELP’s worldwide popularity, and included “Hoedown”, an arrangement of the Aaron Copland composition, which was one of their most popular songs when performing live. There was a reference to a quad version of this album that appeared in 1974 […]

Heart released their eighth studio LP, the self-titled “Heart” on July 6, 1985. The album continued the band’s transition into mainstream rock, a genre that yielded the band its greatest commercial success. Marking the band’s Capitol Records debut, it spent 92 weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 and became the only Heart album so far […]

Neil Young and Crazy Horse released their “Rust Never Sleeps” LP on July 2, 1979. Most of the album was recorded live, then overdubbed in the studio. The bulk of the album was recorded live at San Francisco’s Boarding House and during the Neil Young/Crazy Horse tour in late 1978, with overdubs added later. Audience […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

30th June 1978, United Artists released The Buzzcocks single ‘Love You More’, at 1 minute 29 seconds it was the second shortest single ever released. Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs 1960 hit ‘Stay’ was the shortest hit at one minute 28 seconds. Read it here


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