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30 Sept 1947, born on this day was Marc Bolan (born Mark Feld), English guitarist, singer, songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the glam rock band T. Rex. Bolan was one of the pioneers of the glam rock movement of the 1970s. He had the 1971 UK No.1 single ‘Hot Love’, plus over […]

On 30 September 1967, the UK launched its first national pop radio station, BBC Radio 1, in an effort to replace the very successful pirate radio stations, which had been forced off-air by the government. Former pirate DJ Tony Blackburn, from Radio Caroline, was the first presenter on air, while The Move’s ‘Flowers In The […]

Bassist Steve Harris insists the change makes the album stronger: Why Iron Maiden Just Changed the ‘Number of the Beast’ Track List Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/8167935956613036

On 29 September 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two-week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. The high-energy track opened both the album and the film, ‘Purple Rain’. https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ Prince & The Revolution – Let’s Go […]

Now on pre order – we have a limited number of copies of the special edition slip case book The Jam 1982 signed by Rick Buckler with a numbered slipcase containing an exclusive print. This richly illustrated oral history account of The Jam’s rollercoaster final year, led principally by the voice of Jam drummer Rick […]

Happy 87th birthday to American singer and pianist, Jerry Lee Lewis, born on 29 Sept 1935, (often known by his nickname, The Killer). He had the 1958 UK No.1 & US No.1 single ‘Great Balls Of Fire’, and the 1957 multi million seller ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On’. Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 […]

Sights from the all-star celebration, honoring the late Foo Fighters drummer: Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert in Los Angeles: Photo Gallery Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/8162881797118452

29 Sept 1967, Working at Abbey Road in London, The Beatles mixed the new John Lennon song ‘I Am The Walrus’, which included the sound of a radio being tuned through numerous stations, coming to rest on a BBC production of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear”. Lennon composed the song by combining three songs he had […]

On 28 September 1980, The Police scored their third No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’. The song appeared on their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and went on to become the best-selling single of 1980. https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me Read the full article at […]

On 28 September 1974, Bad Company went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album. An early supergroup, the British band featured singer Paul Rodgers and drummer Simon Kirke (both formerly of Free), guitarist Mick Ralphs (a Mott The Hoople alum), and bassist Boz Burrell, who had played with King Crimson. […]


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