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26 Sept 1948, born on this day, British-born Australian singer, actress and activist Olivia Newton-John. She scored the 1978 UK & US No.1 single with John Travolta, ‘You’re The One That I Want’, and the 1981 US No.1 & UK solo No.7 single ‘Physical’. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career included […]

At one point, Robert Plant seriously pondered whether his musical career was over for good: 40 Years Ago: Robert Plant Re-Starts With ‘Burning Down One Side’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

26 Sept 2003, English singer, songwriter Robert Palmer died of a heart attack aged 54 in Paris France. He was a member of Vinegar Joe and Power Station (with Duran Duran members Andy Taylor and John Taylor with drummer and former Chic member Tony Thompson). As a solo artist had the 1986 US No.1 & […]

25 Sept 1969, John Lennon recorded the track ‘Cold Turkey’, with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Klaus Voorman and Yoko. Lennon presented the song to Paul McCartney as a potential single by The Beatles, but was refused and released it as a Plastic Ono Band single with sole writing credits to him. COLD TURKEY. (Ultimate […]

The second time they worked together, however, was a different story: Why Prince’s First Recording Session Didn’t Wow His Engineer Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

25 Sept 1964, The Temptations begin recording ‘My Girl’ at Hitsville USA (Studio A), Detroit, Michigan, (the first Temptations single to feature David Ruffin on lead vocals). Written by Smokey Robinson and Ronald White, the song went on to become their first US No.1 and the first of fifteen US Top Ten hits. The […]

25 Sept 2017, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers appeared at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California. The concert, which would ultimately be the Heartbreakers’ final show, ended with a performance of ‘American Girl’. Tom Petty died of an accidental drug overdose a week later on October 2, 2017. Tom Petty Read the full article […]

25 Sept 1975, Jackie Wilson had a heart attack while performing live on stage at the Latin Casino, New Jersey. Wilson collapsed into a coma suffering severe brain damage. Ironically, he was in the middle of singing one of his biggest hits, ‘Lonely Teardrops’ and was two words into the line, “….my heart is crying” […]

The Eagles issued the final album of their classic era today in 1979: Why the Eagles Struggled to a Halt on ‘The Long Run’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

25 Sept 1980, John Bonham, drummer with Led Zeppelin, died aged 32 after a heavy drinking session. ‘Bonzo’ was found dead at guitarists Jimmy Page’s house of what was described as asphyxiation, after inhaling his own vomit after excessive vodka consumption, (40 shots in 4 hours). During live sets his drum solo, ‘Moby Dick,’ would […]

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