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“It’s been a draining year, I can’t deny it, but I’m delighted to have come through it,” Metal God writes in new memoir chapter: Rob Halford Beat Prostate Cancer During COVID-19 Pandemic Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6359574667449183

Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Mystery to Me,’ featuring the radio favorite “Hypnotized,” arrived on this date in 1973: Why Fleetwood Mac’s Fates Began to Turn With ‘Mystery to Me’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6352487508157899

Happy 75th birthday to American record producer, arranger, pianist and composer Richard Carpenter, born 15th Oct 1946. The Carpenters who had the 1973 UK No.2 single ‘Yesterday Once More’ and the 1970 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘Close To You’. The Carpenters 1972 hit ‘Goodbye to Love’ was one of the first pop ballads […]

Official Motörhead delivered a strong late-career effort 25 years ago today with ‘Overnight Sensation’: When Motorhead Returned as a Power Trio on ‘Overnight Sensation’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6352482374825079

15 Oct 1966, The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’. The group’s second US No.1 and their first No.1 in the UK, (and becoming Motown’s second UK chart-topper after The Supremes No. 1 hit ‘Baby Love’ in late 1964). https://youtu.be/2EaflX0MWRo Four […]

From UCR’s Movies & Culture Dept.: Sam Raimi’s low-budget indie masterpiece inspired countless genre filmmakers: 40 Years Ago: ‘The Evil Dead’ Launches Cabin in the Woods Horror Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6359213524151964

Singer reflects on what Brian Jones told him that predicted future “sad story”: Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones Recalls Refusing to Join Rolling Stones Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6358295567577093

15 Oct 1973, Keith Richards was found guilty of trafficking cannabis by a Court in Nice, France. The Rolling Stone was given a one-year suspended sentence and a 5,000 franc fine. He was also banned from entering France for two years. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/keith-richards-the-worlds-most-elegantly-wasted-human-being/ Keith Richards – The World’s Most Elegantly Wasted Human Being Read the full […]

15 Oct 2020, English musician and songwriter Gordon Haskell died from cancer age 74. Haskell first gained recognition as bass player for the British cult band The Fleur de Lys, and subsequently spent a short period in King Crimson. Haskell also shared a London flat in the 60’s with Jimi Hendrix Experience when the guitarist […]

Iron Maiden issued the classic ‘Live After Death’ today in 1985: Why ‘Live After Death’ Is Iron Maiden’s Best Concert Album Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/6352417564831560


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