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4th August 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/top-yorkshire-musicians-yorkshire-day/ Top 11 Yorkshire Musicians That Made A Global Impact | uDiscover For Yorkshire Day, uDiscover is going one louder than the usual Top 10 and raising a glass to the Top 11 Yorkshire musicians that made a global impact. Read it here

8th June 1974, David Bowie started a four-week run at the top of the UK charts with his third No.1 album ‘Diamond Dogs’. The cover art features Bowie as a striking half-man, half-dog grotesque painted by Belgian artist Guy Peellaert. It was controversial as the full painting clearly showed the hybrid’s genitalia. Very few copies […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/stories/top-10-debut-albums-60s/ The Top 10 Debut Albums Of The 60s – You Decide! | uDiscover Music By 1969, UK album sales overtook singles, so in celebration, uDiscover has picked the Top 10 Debut Albums Of the 60s. But you decide which order they go in! Read it here

That lil ol’ band from Texas, ZZ Top is probably throwing a Texas size birthday party for one of it’s founding members and bassist, Dusty Hill today. Dusty is celebrating 69 trips around the sun today. If you could be at his birthday party tonight and he said he would only play you one song, […]

25th April 1979, The Police made their debut on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Roxanne’. The single which was taken from their album Outlandos d’Amour was written from the point-of-view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute. More on The Police: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/police Read it here

6th April 1973, David Bowie released ‘Drive-In Saturday’ which became a Top 3 UK hit. The lyrics name-checked Mick Jagger (“When people stared in Jagger’s eyes and scored”), the model Twiggy (“She’d sigh like Twig the wonder kid”), and Carl Jung (“Jung the foreman prayed at work”). Read it here

“Eliminator”, the eighth studio album by ZZ Top, was released on March 23, 1983, There were 5 singles released from the LP: “Gimme All Your Lovin’”, “Got Me Under Pressure”, “Sharp Dressed Man”, “TV Dinners” and “Legs”. Eliminator is ZZ Top’s most successful release with sales of over 10 million copies in the United States. […]

When you ask someone who they think the top 5 guitarists in Rock and Roll are, you will instantly hear Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Then ask them about Robin Trower. Not as famous but if you know his music and playing….. Robin is celebrating his 73rd birthday today. Besides his […]

23rd February 1976, AC/DC shot the video clip for “It’s A Long Way To The Top, (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll)” for the Australian music television program Countdown. It featured the band’s then-current lineup, along with members of the Rats of Tobruk Pipe Band, on the back of a flat-bed truck travelling on Swanston […]


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