Classic Rock

1 Oct 1982, John Cougar went to No.1 on both the US album and singles chart with the album ‘American Fool’ and the single ‘Jack And Diane’. John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane Read the full article at The Day InMusic!:

RUSH‘s first U.S. gold record arrived 45 years ago today: How Rush Got Closer to a Breakout With ‘Farewell to Kings’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

30 Sept 1977, Mary Ford died from cancer after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. One-half of the husband-and-wife musical team, Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits; in 1951 alone, they sold six million records. Les Paul & Mary Ford Absolutely Live Read […]

Not only did they fight on this date in 1974 – it was during “Freebird.” Why Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult’s Crews Once Fought Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

30 Sept 1972, David Cassidy was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘How Can I Be Sure.’ It was the star from the US TV series the Partridge Family’s first UK No.1. The song was originally recorded by The Young Rascals in 1967. David Cassidy – How Can I be Sure Read […]

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:

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’. 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 […]

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