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Happy birthday to Joe Walsh, born on 20th Nov 1947, guitarist, singer, songwriter. Member of The James Gang, he then joined The Eagles in 1976, (1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single ‘Hotel California’, plus five US No.1 albums. ‘Greatest Hits 1971-1975’ is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m). […]

She wanted to be a singer, so she took a job in the cloakroom of the (now legendary) Cavern Club in Liverpool. It worked. She got to get up and sing a song every now and then. John Lennon and Paul McCartney liked what they heard. They introduced her to their manager Brian Epstein, they […]

22nd Oct 1942, Born on this day, Bobby Fuller singer, The Bobby Fuller Four. (1966 US No.9 single ‘I Fought The Law’ written by Sonny Curtis of Buddy Holly’s Crickets). Fuller died on 18th July 1966 mysteriously from gasoline asphyxiation, while parked in a car outside his apartment. More on Bobby Fuller: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/bobby_fuller Read it […]

24th Oct 1962, US Soul singer James Brown recorded his legendary ‘Live At The Apollo’ album. The album was listed at No.24 in Rolling Stone magazine’s 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. More on James Brown: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/james_brown_dancing Read it here

Sad to hear that Fats Domino has died aged 89. The American singer and pianist pioneered rock and roll and inspired countless artists, including Elvis Presley and The Beatles. Domino’s first record ‘The Fat Man’ was the first rock and roll record to sell over a million copies. Among his greatest works are songs such […]

26th Oct 1999, American singer, songwriter and actor Hoyt Axton died of a heart attack in Victor, Montana aged 61. He wrote songs for, Elvis Presley, Three Dog Night, (1971 US No.1 ‘Joy To The World’), John Denver, Ringo Starr, Glen Campbell. His mother Mae Boren Axton wrote ‘Heartbreak Hotel’. Read it here


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