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6th Aug 1981, Stevie Nicks released her first solo album Bella Donna which contained four top 40 US hits. ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’, (with Tom Petty), ‘Leather and Lace’, (with Don Henley), ‘Edge of Seventeen’ and ‘After the Glitter Fades.’ Read it here

Stephen Stills released his second solo LP simply called “Stephen Stills 2” on June 30, 1971. The album was not as well received as its predecessor peaking at #8 on the Billboard album chart and with most reviews labeling it as indulgent, or as Rolling Stone put it, “fifth-rate self-indulgence”. About the only thing the […]

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 […]

23rd May 1970, Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, ‘McCartney’, started a three-week run at No.1 on the US album chart. Apart from Linda McCartney’s vocal contributions, McCartney performed (and recorded) the entire album solo. The album featured ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’, which Rod Stewart and The Faces featured on their 1971 album Long Player. See our […]

Joe Walsh released his 4th solo LP “But Seriously, Folks” on May 16th, 1978. The LP reached #8 on the Billboard charts. Today, Joe said this about it on his page” “Celebrating 40 years since the release of my 4th studio album, “But Seriously, Folks…” 🎸🤘 I’ll never forget what a challenge it was to […]

Frank Zappa released (technically for the second time) his debut solo album “Lumpy Gravy” on May 13, 1968. The album was briefly released on August 7, 1967, by Capitol Records in the 4-track Stereo-Pak format only and then withdrawn due to a lawsuit from MGM Records. MGM Records claimed that the album violated Zappa’s contract […]

Paul McCartney released his self-titled debut solo LP “McCartney” in the US on April 20, 1970. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier. It was issued on Apple Records in April after McCartney had resisted attempts by his fellow Beatles to have the release delayed to allow for Apple’s previously scheduled titles, […]

They had played together in the past and had worked on each other’s solo projects. So, on April 3, 1988, George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison got together in Malibu to record an all-star single called “Handle With Care.” The session went so well that the group, calling itself the […]

1st April 1966, Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third. More on David […]

Brian Wilson released his first solo single, “Caroline, No,” on March 7, 1966. It was the first release of the historic Pet Sounds sessions. Two months later, “Caroline, No” would appear on the Pet Sounds LP, but it was then credited to The Beach Boys. Any of you have the Brian Wilson 45 version? Happy […]


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