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7th Jan 1972, David Bowie released ‘Changes’ as a single in the UK. The track peaked at No.49 on the UK chart and later at No.41 on the US chart. This was the last song Bowie performed live on stage before his retirement from live performances when at the end of 2006 (alongside Alicia Keys) […]

Iron Maiden finally had a number one song in the UK on Jan. 5, 1991 when their single “Bring Your Daughter…to the Slaughter” went to the top of the charts. It would only stay their for one week and it was the only time they would get that high on the charts. The song was […]

3rd Jan 1969, Appearing live on The Lulu show on UK TV, The Jimi Hendrix Experience were booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which was performed in full), then Hendrix stopped performing his new single ‘Hey Joe’ after a verse and chorus and instead launched into a version of the Cream song ‘Sunshine Of […]

25th Dec 1982, David Bowie had a No.3 UK hit with a duet with Bing Crosby, ‘Peace On Earth – Little Drummer Boy.’ The single became one of Bowie’s best selling in his career, with total estimated sales over 400,000 in the UK alone. The Christmas song was written in 1941, while the ‘Peace on […]

18th 2000, UK singer, songwriter Kirsty MacColl was killed in a boating accident off the coast of Mexico when a speedboat hit her. MacColl was aged 41. McColl and her sons were diving at the Chankanaab reef, of Cozumel, Mexico in a designated diving area that watercraft were restricted from entering. MacColl saw the boat […]

13th Dec 1962, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Return To Sender’, his 13th UK No.1. Elvis performed ‘Return To Sender’ in the film Girls! Girls! Girls!. The opening bars and backing on baritone saxophone was performed by Bobby Keys who later went on to work with The Rolling Stones, […]

People in the UK heard some new music on Dec. 9, 1966. That was the day that the debut LP by Cream, titled “Fresh Cream” was released in there. The first single from the record “I Feel Free” was released the same day. (The album was released a month later, in January 1967, in the […]

The Yardbirds released their debut LP “Five Live Yardbirds” in the UK on Dec.4, 1964. It was a live album recorded at London’s infamous Marquee Club. Many of the songs on the album including “I’m a Man” and “Here Tis” feature a “rave up”, an instrumental interlude which starts low and builds to a climax. […]

In the early 60’s, one of the more popular TV shows in the UK was Morecambe and Wise. For people who never saw them, they were kind of like an English version of Laurel and Hardy. On their Dec. 2, 1963 show, their guests were The Beatles. Here is a clip of one of the […]

In the 60’s in the UK, if you wanted to make a name for yourself as a musician, you wanted to be play on stage with John Mayall. Today, Nov. 29th is John’s 84th birthday. He is a blues singer, guitarist, organist, harmonica player and songwriter, whose musical career spans over fifty years. In the […]


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