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4th Nov 1966, The Beach Boys 'Good Vibrations', entered the UK chart, it went on to be a UK & US No.1 hit single. As a child, Brian Wilson's mother told him that dogs could pick up "vibrations" from people, so that the dog would bark at "bad vibrations" Wilson turned this into the general […]

Happy birthday to Simon Le Bon, born 27th Oct 1958, vocals, Duran Duran who scored the 1983 UK No.1 single 'Is There Something I Should Know', plus 25 other UK Top 40 singles, and the 1984 US No.1 single 'The Reflex'. Le Bon is also a member of its offshoot Arcadia, who had the 1985 […]

27th August 1966, The Beach Boys 'God Only Knows' peaked at No.2 on the UK singles chart. The song broke new ground in many ways. It was one of the first commercial songs to use the word 'God' in its title and Brian Wilson used many unorthodox instruments, including the French horns that are heard […]

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


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