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Happy birthday to Don Henley, born on 22nd July 1947, singer, songwriter, and drummer with the Eagles, who had the 1977 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Hotel California', plus 5 US No.1 albums. The Eagles 'Greatest Hits 1971-1975' is the second biggest selling album in the world with sales over 30m. Henley had the […]

Happy 77th birthday to Brian Wilson, American singer, songwriter with The Beach Boys who scored the 1966 UK & US No.1 single 'Good Vibrations', plus over 25 other UK Top 40 singles. The 1966 classic album Pet Sounds is widely considered to be one of the most influential albums in music history. Wilson released and […]

16th May 1966, The Beach Boys released the classic album Pet Sounds. To confirm this, Pet Sounds has been widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released and has been ranked at No.1 in several music magazines lists of greatest albums of all time, including New Musical Express, The Times and Mojo […]

9th March 1966, The Beach Boys started recording the Brian Wilson and Tony Asher penned song 'God Only Knows', which when released in May 1966 was the eighth track on the group's album Pet Sounds. It became a UK No.2 single in 1966 and the B-side of 'Wouldn't It Be Nice' in the US. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/cl…/the-beach-boys-pet-sounds/ […]

Creedence Clearwater Revival released their 4th LP "Willy and The Poor Boys" on Nov. 2, 1969. It was the last of three studio albums that the band released in that year. The album features the songs "Down on the Corner", from which the album got its name, and "Fortunate Son", which is a well known […]

52 years of vibrations….. There are some singles / 45's that the released date is sometimes disputed. One of the songs is "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys. It is know it was released in the first part of Oct of 1966. What we can say for sure is that "Good Vibrations" first entered the […]

17th August 1964, Glasgow council in Scotland announced that all boys and men with Beatle styled haircuts would have to wear bathing caps after a committee was told that hair from ‘Beatle-cuts’ was clogging the pools filters. Read it here

The actual date is up for discussion, but it was either on July 12, or July 24, 1965, that The Beach Boys released their hit single “California Girls”. The song has became one of the all time classic Rock and Roll tunes. But here is something you may have known about the song…. The music […]

4th July 1964, The Beach Boys started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Get Around’, the group’s first No.1, which was a No.7 hit in the UK. It is noteworthy for its back-to-front structure—it starts with a chorus and has two short verses. More here on The Beach […]

By the beginning of June in 1974, The Beach Boys were nowhere near as popular as they once had been. They had a new record label, but that hadn’t done much for them. On June 24 of 1974, their former label, Capitol Records decided to release another ‘greatest hits’ LP. But they did it a […]


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