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Born on 9th Oct 1940, John Lennon singer, songwriter, guitarist, The Beatles sold over 20m singles in the UK (1962-1970), and scored more UK & US No.1 albums than any other group. 1967 'Sgt. Pepper's' is the UK's biggest selling album ever. In 1990 Lennon's song 'Imagine' was played simultaneously in 130 countries to commemorate […]

8th Oct Led Zeppelin II was enjoying its 100th week on the UK album charts. It was the band's first album to hit No.1 in the US, knocking The Beatles' Abbey Road twice from the top spot, where it remained for seven weeks. When first released the album had advance orders of 400,000 copies in […]

Book of the week: The Story of Holland-Dozier-Holland. In this new autobiography, brothers Eddie and Brian Holland share their story for the first time. The creative force behind Motown Records in the mid-Sixties, a writing credit from Holland Dozier Holland was virtually a guarantee of chart success – they were the songwriting and production dream […]

6th Oct 2007, Queen's groundbreaking promo for their 1975 hit Bohemian Rhapsody was named the UK's best music video in a survey of music fans. Out of 1,051 adults polled by O2, 30% named the six-minute video, (which took only three hours to shoot and cost a mere £3,500 to make), their favourite. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-not…/bohemian-rhapsody/ Bohemian […]

5th Oct 1970, Led Zeppelin III was released in the UK on Atlantic records. The album peaked at No.1 on both the UK and US charts. It has now been certified 6 times Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for US sales in excess of 6 million copies. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/led-zeppelin-led-zeppelin…/ Led Zeppelin – […]

Any Mission – Wayne Hussey fans? We have copies of Salad Daze – Deluxe Edition Box Set which features: * Designed box housing a limited edition signed hard-back copy of the book * 7 inch vinyl single featuring two of his demos from 1980 * Exclusive branded memory stick with an additional nine songs with […]

4th Oct 1970, US singer Janis Joplin was found dead at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood after an accidental heroin overdose. Joplin had the posthumous 1971 US No.1 single 'Me And Bobby McGee', and the 1971 US No.1 album 'Pearl'. She was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul" and as "Pearl" to her friends, Joplin […]

Big thanks to Granada TV in Manchester for this very nice feature on our new Smiths book. Limited Edition of 500 Hardback copies available for pre order https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com : https://youtu.be/-zehAeCYsXw The Smiths – The Day I Was There – Granada TV The Smiths – The Day I Was There tells the story of The Smiths […]

We have special limited edition hardback signed copies of John Mayall's new autobiography Blues from Laurel Canyon: My Life as a Bluesman. Mayall’s story is like no other in the annals of rock and blues. Born in the UK in 1933, he laid the foundations of British blues, nurtured a generation of future superstars and […]

1st Oct 1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the UK when he jammed with Cream at their gig at London Polytechnic. Hendrix made his official UK live debut a month later on Friday 25 Nov 1966, when the Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Bag O'Nails Club, London. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-jimi-hendrix-experien…/ The Jimi […]


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