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Alan Niven recalls political ploy to secure a better deal for ‘Use Your Illusion’ release: Ex Guns N’ Roses Manager Took on Don Henley in Contract Gamble Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

15 Sept 2008, Pink Floyd keyboard player and founder member Richard Wright died aged 65 from cancer. Wright appeared on the group’s first album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in 1967 alongside Syd Barrett, Roger Waters and Nick Mason. David Gilmour who joined the band at the start of 1968 said: “He was […]

16 Sept 1985, Kate Bush released her fifth studio album Hounds of Love. The album’s lead single, ‘Running Up That Hill’, became one of Bush’s biggest hits and the album produced three further successful singles, ‘Cloudbusting’, ‘Hounds of Love’, and ‘The Big Sky’. NME placed Hounds of Love 48th on their “500 Greatest Albums of […]

15 Sept 1966, The Small Faces were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘All Or Nothing’, their only No.1 hit. According to Kay Marriott, Steve Marriott’s mother, Steve wrote the song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for […]

The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie and Duran Duran headline the list: Exclusives Announced Ahead of Record Store Day: Black Friday Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

Happy 63rd birthday to Morten Harket, singer, songwriter with A-Ha. With their 1985 single ‘Take On Me’, A-ha became the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. and later at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for ‘Take On Me’ won six awards. On 17 February 2020, the music video for ‘Take […]

14 Sept 1983, born on this day, Amy Winehouse, UK singer, songwriter. Winehouse’s debut album, Frank (2003), was a critical success in the UK and was nominated for the Mercury Prize. Her follow-up album, Back to Black (2006), led to five 2008 Grammy Awards, tying the then record for the most wins by a female […]

John Lennon‘s debut solo show was held on this date in 1969 at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival: When John Lennon Played His First Solo Concert Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

14 Sept 1984, David Bowie won Video of the year for ‘China Girl’ at the first MTV Video awards. The song co-written by David Bowie and Iggy Pop during their years in Berlin, first appeared on Pop’s album The Idiot released in 1977. David Bowie – China Girl (Official Video) Read the full article […]

13 Sept 1985, ‘We Are The World’ won Best Group Video and the Viewer’s Choice at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York. Don Henley’s ‘The Boys Of Summer’ video won four trophies, including Best Video. Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ gets the nod for Best Male Video and Tina Turner won Best Female […]

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