Classic Rock

20 May 1969, Led Zeppelin started three days of recording and mixing sessions at A&R Studios in New York City, which included the recording of ‘Heartbreaker’ and various other parts for new tracks for the group’s forthcoming second album. The band were under pressure to finish sessions for their second album so they could release […]

Singer says disagreement with Mick Jones over “I Want to Know What Love Is” cost him “millions and millions”: Lou Gramm Was ‘Crushed’ by Credit Split on Foreigner Hit Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

20 May 1944, born on this day, Joe Cocker, English singer and musician who had the 1968 UK No.1 single with his cover of The Beatles ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, plus 8 other UK Top 40 singles. Scored the 1982 US No.1 single with Jennifer Warnes ‘Up Where We Belong’. In 2007 […]

We have a sale on selected books: Led Zeppelin, Free / Bad Co, Simple Minds, Paul Weller, Harry Nilsson, Black Sabbath, Stephen Stills, The Jam, Killing Joke, The Smiths and more: This Day in Music Books Sale Read the full article at The Day InMusic!:

19 May 1978, Dire Straits released their first major label single ‘Sultans Of Swing’, recorded on a £120 budget. The song was first recorded as a demo at Pathway Studios, North London, in July 1977, and quickly acquired a following after it was put on rotation at Radio London. Dire Straits – Sultans Of […]

Rest in peace. Details here: Vangelis, ‘Blade Runner’ Composer and Electronic Icon, Dies at 79 Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

19 May 1973, Paul Simon released the single ‘Kodachrome’ named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome which became a No.2 hit in the US. It was not released as a single in Britain, because the BBC would not play the trademarked name. Simon & Garfunkel – Kodachrome / Mabellene (from The Concert in Central […]

Happy 77th birthday to English musician, singer, songwriter Pete Townshend, born 19 May 1945, The Who. Had the 1965 UK No.2 single ‘My Generation’ and the 1967 US No.9 single ‘I Can See For Miles’ plus over 20 other UK Top 40 hit singles, 16 US Top 40 singles and rock opera albums ‘Tommy’ & […]

Already down one band member, Pearl Jam is forced to cancel the final two dates on their spring tour. Pearl Jam Cancel Two Shows After Jeff Ament Gets COVID-19 Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

18 May 1967, Pink Floyd started recording their forthcoming single ‘See Emily Play’ at Sound Techniques Studios, Chelsea, London. Syd Barrett was inspired to write See Emily Play, by the ‘looning about’ of the early Pink Floyd fan Emily Young, (who is now a renowned sculptor). Guitarist David Gilmour, playing gigs in France with his […]

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