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20 Aug 1949, born on this day, Phil Lynott, Irish singer, songwriter, bass player, Thin Lizzy. (1973 UK No.6 single 'Whisky In The Jar'). Lynott died on 4th Jan 1986 of heart failure and pneumonia after being in a coma for eight days following a drug overdose. A life-size bronze statue of Phil Lynott was […]

Happy 72nd birthday to Robert Plant, born 20 Aug 1948, singer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Plant had the 1983 solo hit single Big Log. Also a […]

18 Aug 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-…/starr-of-the-beatles/ Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: […]

17 Aug 1974, Eric Clapton started a four-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 461 Ocean Boulevard, a No.3 hit in the UK. The house featured on the album cover is 461 Ocean Boulevard in the town of Golden Beach, Florida near Miami where Clapton lived while making the album. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/eric-clapton/ Read […]

9 Aug 1963, The first ever edition of 'Ready Steady Go! was shown on UK TV. Introduced by Keith Fordyce and 19 year-old Cathy McGowan. The first show featured The Searchers, Jet Harris, Pat Boone, Billy Fury and Brian Poole and The Tremeloes. The final show was in Dec 1966 after 175 episodes. Originally 30 […]

4 Aug 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with Purple Rain. His sixth studio album which features the hits 'When Doves Cry' and 'Let's Go Crazy', as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of […]

4 Aug 1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the […]

3 Aug 1973, Stevie Wonder released his 16th studio album Innervisions. Wonder played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album’s nine tracks, singles from the album were, ‘Higher Ground’ and ‘Living for the City’ and ‘He’s Misstra Know-It-All’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/stevie-wonder/ Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10163739382935167

On Aug. 31, 1970, Neil Young released his third LP titled "After The Gold Rush". It was one of the four high-profile albums released by each member of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills, Nash && Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Déjà Vu. Gold Rush consisted mainly of country folk music, along […]

On Aug. 30, 1966, The Mamas && the Papas released their second LP, officially titled The Mamas and The Papas but also known as "Cass, John, Michelle, Dennie". It included the hits "Dancin' in the Street", "I Saw Her Again" and The making of this record was difficult / strange to say the least, Here […]


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