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14th February 1968, Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Bob Dylan song ‘The Mighty Quinn’ which was also a No.10 hit in the US. Dylan recorded the song in 1967 during the Basement Tapes sessions, but did not release a version for another three years. Read […]

29th January 2006, Arctic Monkeys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with their debut album ‘Whatever People Say I Am That’s What I’m Not’. The Sheffield-based bands album became the fastest-selling debut in chart history after shifting more than 360,000 copies in its first week of release. The album’s title was taken from […]

26th January 1991, Queen had their second UK No.1 with ‘Innuendo’. At 6 minutes 30 seconds, it exceeded their epic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by 35 seconds and became the third longest UK No.1 song of all time, behind The Beatles ‘Hey Jude’ and Simple Minds’ ‘Belfast Child’ (subsequently the 9 minutes 38 seconds ‘All Around The […]

26th January 1961, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’. The singers sixth UK No.1. The song which was written by Roy Turk and Lou Handman in 1926 first became a hit in 1950 when the Blue Barron Orchestra version reached the top twenty onBillboard’s Pop chart. […]

https://www.udiscovermusic.com/news/man-sold-music-uk-fans-go-david-bowie-crazy/ The Man Who Sold The Music: UK Fans Go David Bowie-Crazy – uDiscover On the second anniversary of David Bowie’s death, the Official Charts Company reveals fascinating statistics about UK consumption of his music since then. Read it here

The Beatles released their second single “Please Please Me” in the UK on Jan. 11, 1963. It would be the first single released by them in the US when it came out on Feb. 25 of that year. It was originally a John Lennon composition, although its ultimate form was significantly influenced by George Martin. […]

In the early 60’s in the UK, kids were really getting into Blues music. One of the bands that would draw people from many miles around was Alexis Korner’s Blues Incorporated. It was one of those bands that all the upcoming musician wanted to either jam with or be in. On Jan. 9, 1963, one […]

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 […]


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