Day: February 17, 2021
Guitarist and songwriter Damon Johnson recalls working on record that ended up “lukewarm”: Why Didn’t Damn Yankees Release Their Album ‘Bravo’? Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/5151547941585201
RONNIE JAMES DIO – Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Confirmed For July 2021 Release; Now Available For Pre-Order RONNIE JAMES DIO – Rainbow In The Dark: The Autobiography Confirmed For July 2021 Release; Now Available For Pre-Order Read this article at Classic Rock Magazine!
The dark and downbeat album proved to be perfectly named: Why Electric Light Orchestra Blew Apart on ‘Balance of Power’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/5151785324894796
February 17, 1975: Apple Records released John Lennon’s sixth solo LP in the US, an album of cover tunes called “Rock ‘n’ Roll”. It would go to #6 in both the US and the UK and would be John’s last album before his self imposed, five year retirement from music. Read more at I Love […]
17 Feb 1978, Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside which contained her UK number one hit, ‘Wuthering Heights’, (marking the first time a female singer-songwriter topped the charts with a self-penned song). Bush was just 19 years old and had written some of the songs when she was only 13. https://youtu.be/-1pMMIe4hb4 […]
DAVE GROHL Reflects On THEM CROOKED VULTURES – “It Was A Really Incredible Time; I Hope That Someday We Do It Again” DAVE GROHL Reflects On THEM CROOKED VULTURES – “It Was A Really Incredible Time; I Hope That Someday We Do It Again” Read this article at Classic Rock Magazine!
February 17, 1968: “Valleri” by The Monkees was released by Colgems Records as a single. Written by Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, it peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, giving the group their last Top Ten hit. The song also went to #12 on the UK charts. Read more at I Love It […]
February 17, 1979: The Clash finished the US leg of their “Pearl Harbour ’79” North American tour at New York’s Palladium. They would play two more gigs in Canada before heading back to England. As they’d done throughout the tour, they opened their set with, “I’m So Bored With The U.S.A.” Read more at I […]