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20 Jan 2002, George Harrison had the posthumous UK No.1 single with the re-release of the 1971 former No.1 ‘My Sweet Lord’. Harrison’s single replaced Aaliyah’s ‘More Than A Woman’, the only time in chart history that one deceased artist had taken over from another at No.1. ‘My Sweet Lord’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/my-sweet-lord/ My Sweet Lord Read […]

A turbulent period for Ozzy Osbourne – including an incident with a bat, the Alamo and Randy Rhoads’ death – began 40 years ago today: Ozzy Osbourne’s Two Most Troubled Months Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6940983945974916

Song appears on upcoming album, due on March 11: Ghost Share ‘Call Me Little Sunshine’ and Announce ‘Imperia’ LP Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6941493522590625

20 Jan 1982, During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a member of the audience threw a bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picked it up and attempted to bite its head off. As he did this, the […]

Patti Smith will offer a “special night of music, readings and conversation”: Patti Smith to Perform Livestream From Electric Lady Studios Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6934800013259976

Happy 77th birthday to English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Stewart born 20 Jan 1945, who with the Mindbenders had the 1966 UK No.2 single ‘Groovy Kind Of Love’. With Hotlegs the 1970 UK No.2 single ‘Neanderthal Man’ and as a member of 10cc the 1975 UK No.1 & US No. 2 single ‘I’m Not In […]

Patti Smith will offer a “special night of music, readings and conversation”: Patti Smith to Perform Livestream From Electric Lady Studios Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6934800013259976

They are set to resume the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour tonight in New Orleans: Elton John Guitarist Davey Johnstone Squeezes in Rare Solo Album Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6934993683240609

19 Jan 1943, born on this day, Janis Joplin, US singer, who had a 1971 U.S No.1 single with ‘Me And Bobby McGee’ and the 1971 U.S No.1 album ‘Pearl’. Janis died on October 4th 1970 after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin was cremated in the Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Mortuary in Los Angeles; her […]

Jethro Tull frontman is a singer-songwriter, a progressive-rock icon – and a man of many words in our new interview: Ian Anderson Wrestles With New Jethro Tull LP’s Biblical Themes Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6935170629889581


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