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6th July 1957, John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the first time at The Woolton Church Parish Fete where The Quarry Men were appearing. As The Quarry Men were setting up for their evening performance, McCartney eager to impress Lennon picked up a guitar and played ‘Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’ (Gene […]

Todd Rundgren has 70 candles on his birthday cake today. His best-known songs include “Hello It’s Me” and “I Saw the Light”, which have heavy rotation on classic rock radio stations, and “Bang the Drum All Day”, which is featured in many sports arenas, commercials, and movie trailers. What many people don’t realize is that […]

19th June 2014, Gerry Goffin, who penned chart-topping songs with his then-wife Carole King died at the age of 75 in Los Angeles. He wrote dozens of hits over two decades, including ‘The Loco-Motion’, ‘Will You Love Me Tomorrow’ and ‘(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman’. After their divorce in 1968, Goffin continued […]

Happy 76th birthday to Paul McCartney, born on 18th June 1942, The Beatles Wings, solo. The most successful rock composer of all time. McCartney first met John Lennon on July 6th 1957, who was impressed that Paul could tune a guitar. With The Beatles he scored 21 US No.1 & 17 UK No.1 singles plus […]

“…Mommy, where do ideas for hit songs come from?…” A still-struggling Buddy Holly went to a John Wayne movie on May 31, 1956 at the State theater in Lubbock, TX. The movie he saw was “The Searchers,” At two points in the movie, John Wayne sarcastically replies “that’ll be the day” to another character. Those […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/how-to-write-an-earworm/ How To Write An Earworm: The Songs You Can’t Get Out Of Your Head A catchy hook, an infectious chant: an earworm is a simple thing. Writing one, however, is not. Here’s why earworms are so effective – and hard to create. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/dire-straits-20-songs/ 20 Of The Best Dire Straits Songs | uDiscover A selection of the greatest music by the band whose global contribution prompted their 14 April 2018 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/marvin-gaye-in-20-songs/ Marvin Gaye In 20 Songs | uDiscover The incomparable Marvin Gaye changed the face of soul music in the 70s. uDiscover celebrates his legacy with an In 20 Songs playlist. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/blondie-in-20-songs/ Blondie in 20 Songs | uDiscover From underground punk act to new wave cool to alt-pop, Blonde helped catalyse the pop revival, all while maintaining a level of enigmatic cool. Read it here

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/the-carpenters-in-20-songs/ The Carpenters In 20 Songs | uDiscover We will always have the Carpenters’ records to keep their legacy alive and well, and at uDiscover, we’re celebrating it with this 20-song playlist. Read it here


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