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On 28 September 1976, Stevie Wonder released his eighteenth studio album, ‘Songs in the Key of Life’. An ambitious double LP with a four-song bonus EP, it debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, becoming only the third album in history to achieve that feat and the first by an American artist. Stevie Wonder […]

The Guess Who and Offical Bachman Turner Overdrive legend Randy Bachman was born on this date in 1943. Top 10 Bachman-Turner Overdrive Songs Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

On 27 September 1968, Pink Floyd appeared at the Queen’s Hall in Dunoon, Scotland. Due to bad weather, all the ferries to Dunoon were cancelled, so Pink Floyd hired their own boat from Gourock and risked the rough seas to make the crossing, eventually appearing in front of 400 fans. Pink Floyd Quiz Read […]

On 27 September 1986, Metallica bass player Cliff Burton was tragically killed after the band’s tour bus crashed between Stockholm and Copenhagen, during a European tour. Burton, who was just 24 at the time of his death, appeared on the band’s first three albums, including 1986’s ‘Master of Puppets’. In 2011, he was ranked in […]

27 Sept 2011, Tony Bennett became the oldest living person to top the US album chart when the 85-year-old’s ‘Duets II’ album went to No.1. The record, which featured collaborations with Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, was also his first US No.1 in his 60 year career. The previous oldest performer to top the chart […]

AC/DC continued their return to form on this date in 1995 with the Rick Rubin-produced ‘Ballbreaker’: How AC/DC Found Themselves Again on ‘Ballbreaker’ Read the article at Ultimate Classic Rock:

27 Sept 1947, born on this day, American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and actor Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday). His record breaking 1978 album Bat Out Of Hell spent 457 weeks on the UK album chart. His Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums (consisting of Bat Out of Hell, Bat Out of Hell […]

On September 26, 2003, a published report revealed artists’ backstage requirements at venues. Limp Bizkit insisted that all the lamps in their rooms be dimmable, while Mariah Carey would only have “bendy” straws, as she will not use straight ones. Van Halen insisted that backstage celery be trimmed and not peeled. The Red Hot Chili […]

26 Sept 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road in the UK. The final studio recordings from the group featured two George Harrison songs ’Something’ (Harrison’s first A-side single), and ‘Here Comes The Sun’. In their interviews for The Beatles Anthology, the surviving band members stated that, although none of them ever made the distinction of […]

26 Sept 1948, born on this day, British-born Australian singer, actress and activist Olivia Newton-John. She scored the 1978 UK & US No.1 single with John Travolta, ‘You’re The One That I Want’, and the 1981 US No.1 & UK solo No.7 single ‘Physical’. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner whose music career included […]

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