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21 Sept 1971, The first edition of the new BBC TV music show ‘The Old Grey Whistle Test’ was aired. Presented by Richard Williams, the show included; film clips of Jimi Hendrix from Monterey Festival playing ‘Wild Thing’, Bob Dylan playing ‘Maggies Farm’, plus America and Lesley Duncan ‘live’ in the studio. The influential show […]

4th 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 […]

29 May 1971, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Brown Sugar’, from Sticky Fingers. The first single released on Rolling Stones Records, it was the bands sixth US No.1, and a No.2 hit in the UK. The songs lyrics, which are essentially a pastiche of […]

Happy 75th birthday to American singer-songwriter, musician and actor James Osterberg, (Iggy Pop), born 21 April 1947. Member of The Stooges and solo artist, Pop is sometimes credited with the invention of stage diving. Hits include: ‘Lust for Life’, ‘The Passenger’, ‘Real Wild Child’, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’. https://youtu.be/_lJqBsrShys Iggy Pop – Lust […]

10 Feb 1971, American singer-songwriter Carole King released her second studio album Tapestry. It is one of the best-selling albums of all time, with over 25 million copies sold worldwide. The lead single from the album ‘It’s Too Late’/’I Feel the Earth Move’ spent five weeks at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The cover […]

Don McLean performs American Pie live at BBC in 1972 – Newsnight archives Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10165825651360167

3 Dec 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Brown Sugar’ at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger with Marsha Hunt in mind; Hunt was Jagger’s secret girlfriend and mother of his first child Karis. https://youtu.be/3B0Y3LUqr1Q Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar – […]

4 Nov 1970, David Bowie released his third studio album, The Man Who Sold the World in the US – the first with the nucleus of what would become the “Spiders from Mars”, backing band. The album was released in the UK in April the following year. https://youtu.be/SmTy_bweehQ David Bowie – The Man Who Sold […]

18 Oct 1967, Ode to Billie Joe the debut album by Bobbie Gentry was at No.1 on the US chart. It was the only album to displace The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from its 15-week reign at the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. The recording of the title track ‘Ode […]

24 April 1970, Elton John released his fourth single ‘Border Song’ the first single from his 1970 album Elton John. The appearance of ‘Border Song on the Canadian charts was Elton John’s first chart appearance in any country and was also John’s first song to chart in the United States, peaking at No.92. https://youtu.be/PKnxbRF-Yjg Elton […]


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