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January 29 1969: Fleetwood Mac reached number one on the UK Singles Chart for the only time with the instrumental “Albatross”. Written by the band’s guitarist Peter Green, George Harrison would later say that the song influenced the Beatles’ song “Sun King” on the “Abbey Road” album. FLEETWOOD MAC – Albatross (1970 UK TV Performance) […]

January 29, 1983: “Shock the Monkey” by Peter Gabriel peaked at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. This was Gabriel’s first Top 40 single and his first one to chart higher in America than the UK. Peter Gabriel – Shock The Monkey The official Shock The Monkey video. Directed by Brian Grant. Follow […]

January 29, 1964: In the midst of a three week engagement in Paris, The Beatles had their first and only recording session outside of the UK, at the Pathe Marconi Studios. They recorded German versions of “I Want to Hold Your Hand” and “She Loves You”, which would be released as a single in Germany […]

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January 29, 1949: Remembering the late, great drummer/producer Tommy Ramone on what would have been his 70th Birthday. The Ramones – It’s Alive (1977) – Glad to see you go From the legendary concert, December 31st, 1977; Rainbow Theatre, London. Article reposted from

January 25, 1964: Having already gone to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, The Beatles scored the #1 record on the Cash Box Magazine music chart with “I Want To Hold Your Hand.” The Beatles I Want To Hold Your Hand 1963 Article reposted from

January 26, 1955: Happy Birthday to guitarist Eddie Van Halen! Van Halen – “You Really Got Me” (Official Music Video) Watch the official music video for "You Really Got Me" by Van Halen Article reposted from

January 26, 1980: Prince made his television debut on American Bandstand, where he performed "I Wanna Be Your Lover” and “Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?” When he was interviewed by Dick Clark after his performance, the notoriously shy singer froze and struggled to reply to the questions he was being asked. When Clark […]

January 26, 1956: Buddy Holly had his first ever recording session for Decca Records at Bradley's Barn in Nashville, Tennessee. Backing Buddy was his first band, The Two Tones, consisting of Sonny Curtis on guitar and Don Guess on bass. The band was supplemented by session musicians Doug Kirkham on guitar and Grady Martin on […]

January 26, 1977: The Clash signed a £100,000 contract with CBS Records, a remarkable amount for a band that had played a total of about thirty gigs, with very few as the headliner. They would release their debut single, “White Riot” in March 1977. The Clash – White Riot (Live) Music video by The Clash […]

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