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21 Sept 1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing ‘Wild Thing’, Bob Dylan playing ‘Maggies Farm’, plus America and Lesley Duncan ‘live’ in the studio. The influential show […]

21 Sept 1977, Meat Loaf released his second studio album Bat Out Of Hell. His first collaboration with composer Jim Steinman and producer Todd Rundgren, it is one of the best-selling albums of all time, having sold over 43 million copies worldwide (and still sells over 200,000 copies per year). The first single released from […]

Guns N’ Roses’ classic receives an orchestral upgrade: ‘Use Your Illusion’ Set Includes New Version of ‘November Rain’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

20 Sept 2020, American musician and singer Tommy DeVito died age 92 after contracting COVID-19. He is best known as a founding member, vocalist, and lead guitarist of the Four Seasons who were one of only two American bands (the other being the Beach Boys) to enjoy substantial chart success before, during, and after the […]

20 Sept 1980, Kate Bush scored her first UK No.1 album with Never For Ever. It was the first ever album by a British female solo artist to top the UK album chart as well as being the first album by any female solo artist to enter the chart at No.1. Kate Bush – […]

20 Sept 1975, ‘Fame’ gave David Bowie his first No.1 in the US. The song was co-written with John Lennon. Lennon’s voice is heard towards the ending of the song repeating the words: “Fame, Fame, Fame” from a fast track, through a regular track, to a slow track, before Bowie finished the lyrics. David […]

Bon Jovi‘s ‘New Jersey’ arrived today in 1988: Why Bon Jovi Stayed the Course on the Blockbuster ‘New Jersey’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

20 Sept 1969, Based on the comic-book TV series Archie and his friends The Archie’s started a four-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sugar Sugar’. It became the longest running One Hit Wonder in the UK after spending eight weeks at the top of the charts. The Archies – Sugar, […]

19 Sept 1973, Country rock singer, songwriter 26-year-old Gram Parsons formerly of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, died under mysterious conditions in Joshua Tree, California. His death was attributed to heart failure but later was officially announced as a drug overdose. His coffin was stolen by two of his associates, manager Phil Kaufman […]

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider took on the U.S. Senate today in 1985 with a “famous hair flip”: Dee Snider Looks Back at His Censorship Battle With the PMRC Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

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