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September 29, 1979: Nick Lowe (backed by Rockpile) had the #12 song on the US singles chart with “Cruel To Be Kind.” It would be his only single to crack the American Top 40. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159012090048846

September 29, 1979: Dave Edmunds (backed by Rockpile) peaked at #65 on the US singles chart with a cover of Elvis Costello’s “Girl’s Talk”. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159012092903846

The great Rockpile: Nick Lowe, Billy Bremner, Terry Williams, and Dave Edmunds. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159012101448846

September 26, 1979: Hoping to gain some radio airplay for The Clash in the US, CBS Records released their cover of the Bobby Fuller Four’s “I Fought The Law” as the band’s first US single; it failed to make the charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159005018218846

September 26, 1965: The McCoys, featuring Rick Derringer on guitar and vocals, had the #1 record on the Billboard charts with “Hang On Sloopy.” It would be the group’s one and only single to top the charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159005022978846

September 26, 1974: John Lennon released his fifth post-Beatles album, “Walls And Bridges.” It would be his last album of original material for six years. The album went to #1 in the US and #6 in the UK and produced two Top Ten hits: “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” and “#9 Dream.” Read the […]

September 26, 1969: The Beatles released their 13th album in the UK, “Abbey Road”; it debuted at #1 and would stay there for eleven straight weeks. It would be released in the US a week later and top the Billboard album chart for twelve weeks. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159005038458846

John Lennon during the recording of “Abbey Road.” Photo by Linda McCartney. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10159005096413846

September 23, 1978: Blondie released their third album, “Parallel Lines.” It reached #1 in the UK and proved to be the band’s commercial breakthrough in the United States, where it reached #6 on the Billboard charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD! https://www.facebook.com/360029113845/posts/10158997592348846

September 23, 1980: Bob Marley performed what would be his final concert ever when he and The Wailers made an appearance at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Two days before this, Marley collapsed while jogging in New York City’s Central Park, most likely due to complications from the malignant melanoma cancer he was diagnosed […]


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