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20 June 1969, David Bowie recorded ‘Space Oddity’ at Trident Studios London. The track went on to become a UK No.1 when re-released in 1975. Written about the launch of Major Tom, a fictional astronaut; Bowie would later revisit his Major Tom character in the songs ‘Ashes to Ashes’, ‘Hallo Spaceboy’ and ‘Blackstar’. David […]

Rocker tried fasting as a creative experiment while crafting ‘Fear of the Dawn’ and ‘Entering Heaven Alive’: Jack White Went ‘Five Days With No Food’ While Writing New LPs Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

Happy 80th birthday to Brian Wilson, born 20 June 1942, American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single ‘Good Vibrations’, plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. The 1966 classic album Pet Sounds is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music […]

19 June 1968, The Rolling Stones scored their seventh UK No.1 single when ‘Jumpin Jack Flash’ hit the top of the charts. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards’ country house, where they were awoken one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking past the […]

Alan Parsons Project’s ‘Eye in the Sky’ turns 40: Why Alan Parsons Project Threw Out the Rules for ‘Eye in the Sky’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

19 June 1964, Martha and the Vandellas recored one of Motown’s signature songs ‘Dancing in the Street’ at Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit, Michigan. Written by Marvin Gaye, William “Mickey” Stevenson and Ivy Jo Hunter the song reached No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No.4 in the UK. Many artists have covered the song […]

19 June 1948, born on this day, English singer-songwriter and musician, Nick Drake. He signed to Island Records when he was 20 years old and released his debut album, Five Leaves Left, in 1969. By 1972, he had recorded two more albums, Bryter Layter and Pink Moon. Drake committed suicide on November 25th 1974 aged […]

When Metallica filmed a video in prison, one inmate was particularly mad about not being able to watch. Richard Ramirez Was Furious He Couldn’t See Metallica in Prison Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

18 June 1977, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dreams’, the group’s first and only US No.1, was also a No.24 in the UK. Stevie Nicks has stated she wrote the song at the Record Plant studio in Sausalito, California, in about 10 minutes. s:// Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Official […]

Any Stranglers fans? We are working on a new official book to be published later this year and are looking for peoples memories of seeing the band live. If you did, send in your story! You can e-mail your stories, photos, memorabilia or gig memories to: Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

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