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12 May 1972, The Rolling Stones released Exile on Main Street, the second album on their own label. The double set featured two hit singles, ‘Tumbling Dice’ and ‘Happy’. In 2003, the album was ranked No. 7 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the highest of any Stones […]

The debut album by the Radiohead side project the Smile comes out tomorrow. Read our review: The Smile, ‘A Light for Attracting Attention’: Album Review Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7501606383246000

Happy 94th birthday to American composer, songwriter, record producer, pianist, and singer Burt Bacharach born 12 May 1928. With Hal David he wrote many classic songs including, ‘Close To You’, ’24 Hours From Tulsa’, ‘Make It Easy On Yourself’, ‘Magic Moments’, ‘I Say A Little Prayer’. He won two Oscars for the film score to […]

‘Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack and More’ arrived on this date in 1970: How a Soundtrack Brought Woodstock to the World Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7492340060839299

Stevie Nicks returned to solo work with ‘The Other Side of the Mirror’ today in 1989: When Stevie Nicks Got Introspective on ‘Other Side of the Mirror’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7492346334172005

Led Zeppelin and Elvis Presley crossed paths for the first time on this date in 1974: When Led Zeppelin Met Elvis Presley Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7492355164171122

11 May 1970, The triple soundtrack album Woodstock was released in the US, going gold within two weeks. The album featured tracks by; Canned Heat, Richie Havens, Country Joe McDonald, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Joe Cocker, Santana and others. The couple on the album cover are Bobbi Kelly and Nick Ercoline. […]

There’s no love lost between the Van Halen singers: Rock Feuds: David Lee Roth vs. Sammy Hagar Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7498273893579249

11 May 1965, Roger Miller was at No.1 on the US Country charts with ‘King Of The Road.’ The song has been covered by many other artists, including George Jones, Dean Martin, Boxcar Willie, Randy Travis, the Statler Brothers, and Rufus Wainwright & Teddy Thompson. The Proclaimers had a UK No.9 hit with their version […]

Bands will perform across North America this fall: Smashing Pumpkins Announce 2022 Tour Dates With Jane’s Addiction Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock: https://www.facebook.com/107710719302307/posts/7497461293660509


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