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17 Jan 1967, The Daily Mail ran the story about a local council survey finding 4,000 holes in the road in Lancashire inspiring John Lennon’s contribution to The Beatles song ‘A Day In The Life’. https://youtu.be/usNsCeOV4GM The Beatles – A Day In The Life Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164429479490167

2021 sees the publication of a fabulous new book by This Day In Music Books about Salford’s legendary Shaun Ryder. Bringing together an hilarious collection of fan anecdotes about his on and off antics with the Happy Mondays and Black Grape, we’re looking for your concert memories or stories about encountering the great man. We’ve […]

13 Jan 1978, With a budget of only £1,500 borrowed from Stewart Copeland’s brother Miles Copeland III, The Police started recording their debut album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray. The album ‘Outlandos d’Amour’ which was released in November of this year featured the hits ‘So Lonely’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Can’t Stand […]

13 Jan 1965, The first day of recording sessions for Bob Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home album were held at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. Dylan recorded Subterranean Homesick Blues and ‘It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/subterranean-homesick-blues/ Bob Dylan : Subterranean Homesick Blues | This Day In Music Read […]

13 Jan 2005, A report showed that more songs had been written about Elvis Presley than any other artist. It listed over 220 songs including: ‘Graceland’ by Paul Simon, ‘A Room At The Heartbreak Hotel’ by U2, ‘Calling Elvis’, Dire Straits, ‘Happy Birthday Elvis’, Loudon Wainwright III, ‘There’s A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop […]

12 Jan 1969, Led Zeppelin’s debut album was released in the UK. Recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London, the album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of just £1,782, most of the tracks being recorded ‘live’ in the studio with very few overdubs. The album spent a […]

12 Jan 2003, Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery. The Bee Gees released over 20 albums and had the 1979 world-wide No.1 album ‘Spirits Having Flown’, and ‘How Deep Is Your Love, ‘Stayin’ Alive’, and ‘Night Fever’ from the soundtrack […]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Born In 1966 | This Day In Music Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164401512655167

Happy 76th birthday to Rod Stewart, born 10 Jan 1945, singer, songwriter, The Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket, Shotgun Express, Jeff Beck Group, the Faces (UK No.6 & US No.17 single ‘Stay With Me’). Solo, (1971 UK & US No.1 single ‘Maggie May’, plus five other UK No.1’s & over 35 Top 40 hits). His 1971 […]

9 Jan 2014, Rolling Stone magazine published their Readers Poll: The 10 Greatest Double Albums of All Time. The top 5 were: 5. Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti – Bruce Springsteen – The River, 3. The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street 2. Pink Floyd – The Wall, and winning the poll was The Beatles […]


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