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5th August 2016, Indie band Viola Beach scored a UK No.1 album, six months after they were killed in a car crash. The self-titled debut was compiled by the band’s families, using live sessions and studio recordings, many of which were originally bound for an EP. All four members of the Warrington band and their […]

Grand Funk Railroad released their single “We’re an American Band”, from the album of the same name on July 28 (again some sources say July 16) 1973. The song was written by Don Brewer and produced by Todd Rundgren. It was sung by Brewer rather than Mark Farner, who usually sang lead vocals. According to […]

27th July 1974, Wings started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Band On The Run. Although sales were modest initially, its commercial performance was aided by two hit singles ‘Jet’ and ‘Band on the Run’, such that it became the top-selling studio album of 1974 in the UK and Australia; […]

“Oh Suzie Q”….. Many people heard those lyrics 50 years ago today when the band formerly know as The Golliwogs, and now to be know as “Credence Clearwater Revival”released their debut LP simply called “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. is The reissue liner notes state that while “Susie Q” proved to be a hit, the band had […]

1st July 1968, The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink. The album, which features their first hit single ‘The Weight’, was recorded in studios in New York and Los Angeles in 1968, and followed the group’s backing of Bob Dylan on his 1966 tour (as The Hawks). Read it here

The Beatles’ LP, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” became the #1 LP in the US on July 1, 1967. It stayed there for 15 weeks. When is the last time you listened to this record all the way through in one sitting? It’s kind of hard to believe that this album is 51 years […]

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

On June 22, 1957, there was a street party in Liverpool. There was a live band who were making their first public appearance. The band was called “The Quarrymen”. The following is from the Beatles Bible about the day: The Quarrymen played twice on this day. In the afternoon they performed on the back of […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

On June 4, 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last show in England, at London’s Saville Theatre, before heading off to America. The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper album had just been released on June 1 and Paul McCartney and George Harrison were in attendance. Hendrix, who was already a great fan of the band, bought […]


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