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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 […]

Quick plug for new books we have: Chuck Berry: An American Life, The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Illustrated Story of Sun Records, The Rolling Stones in the Sixties, Jethro Tull – Lend Me Your Ears and Crosby, Stills & Nash – Music is Love. Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

24 Sept 1992, Nirvana’s album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after Kurt Cobain […]

Singer outlined the challenges of being in the band after revealing new bassist: Michael Starr Insists It’s ‘Not Easy to Play’ in Steel Panther Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

24 Sept 1988, The Hollies were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’ after the song was used on a UK TV beer commercial, the song was originally a hit in 1969 and featured a young Elton John on piano. The Hollies – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s […]

23 Sept 1967, The Box Tops started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Letter’, a No.5 hit in the UK. The record went on to sell over four million copies and receive two Grammy nominations. It was also a Top Ten hit for Joe Cocker in 1970. […]

Boston‘s ‘Third Stage,’ featuring their first and only No. 1 single, was released on this date in 1986: How Boston Reached New Chart Heights With Belated ‘Third Stage’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

23 Sept 1965, The Walker Brothers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Burt Bacharach song, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, the trio’s first of two UK No.1’s. The Walker Brothers – Make It Easy On Yourself Read the full article at The Day InMusic!:

Happy 73rd birthday to US singer, songwriter, Bruce Springsteen, born 23 Sept 1949, who had the 1985 US No.2 & UK No.4 single ‘Dancing In The Dark’, 1994 UK No.2 single ‘Streets of Philadelphia’. His most successful studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born To Run showcase a talent for finding grandeur in the […]

23 Sept 2001, Kylie Minogue started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head.’ The Australian singers 6th No.1 was written and produced by Cathy Dennis and former Mud guitarist Rob Davis, for which the pair won an Ivor Novello Award for the most performed […]

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