Happy birthday to Sly Stone, born on this day 15th March 1944. American musician, songwriter, and record producer Sly Stone, most famous for his role as frontman for Sly and the Family Stone, a band which played a critical role in the development of soul, funk, rock, and psychedelia in the 1960s and 1970s. (1968 […]

What ever happened to Terence Trent D’arby? Born on this day 15th March 1962, American singer and songwriter who came to fame with his debut studio album, Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby, released in July 1987, which included the singles ‘If You Let Me Stay’, ‘Wishing Well’, ‘Dance Little Sister’ and ‘Sign […]

With Record Store Day coming on 21st April, we are posting some of our favourites from the office. Starting with The Beach Boys Carl and the Passions – “So Tough”. Read it here

Do you know which song was No. 1 on the day you were born? Read it here

4th March 1944, Born on this day, Bobby Womack, American singer-songwriter and musician who started his career as the lead singer of the Valentinos and as Sam Cooke’s backing guitarist. Womack was a prolific songwriter who wrote and originally recorded the Rolling Stones’ first UK No. 1 hit, ‘It’s All Over Now’. Womack died at […]

One of the great guitarist of a generation, Rory Gallagher was born on this day, March 2 in 1947. Rory was lucky that his parents encouraged his interest in music. At age nine, Gallagher received his first guitar, an acoustic from them. He pretty much taught himself to play the guitar and he performed at […]

Styx released their 11th LP “Kilroy Was Here” on this day in 1983. The title came from a famous World War II graffito “Kilroy was here”. It was the final album of original material to be released by the classic Shaw/Panozzo/Panozzo/Young/DeYoung lineup of the band. It was also the last LP by the band to […]

26th February 1928, Born on this day, Fats Domino, (Antoine Domino), singer, pianist, bandleader, songwriter. Domino attracted national attention with his first recording, ‘The Fat Man’, made in late 1949 for Imperial Records, an early rock-and-roll record. ‘The Fat Man’ sold one million copies by 1953 and it is widely considered the first rock-and-roll record […]

It may be the most famous chord ever played in music. On Feb. 22, 1967, The Beatles were in Abbey Road Studios working on their song “A Day In The Life”. For the very end of the song, they wanted something unique. They had tried to hum a single chord but that didn’t give them […]

20th February 1950, Born on this day, Walter Becker, bass, guitar, vocals, songwriter with American group Steely Dan who had the 1973 US No.11 single ‘Reeling In The Years’ and nine other US Top 30 hits. Steely Dan’s ‘Two Against Nature’ won a Grammy in 2001 for Album of the year. Becker has produced records […]

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