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20th Sept 1968, Led Zeppelin (recording under the name of The Yardbirds) started recording their debut album at Olympic Studios, Barnes, London, England. The album took only about 36 hours of studio time to complete at a cost of around £1,782, with most of the tracks being recorded 'live' in the studio with very few […]

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On the anniversary Jimi Hendrix's death a quick plug for our book – Jimi Hendrix – The Day I Was There. With fans recalling memories of the earliest Experience shows at UK clubs and theatre shows and Jimi’s appearances at the Monterey, Woodstock, Atlanta and Isle of Wight festivals, you’ll see a portrait of Hendrix […]

17th Sept 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on […]

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Did you ever see The Jam live? We have a new book coming out The Jam – The Day I Was There which we are working on with Jam drummer Rick Buckler. If you were a fan and did see them and would like to share your story in the book then please send to […]

12th Sept 2003, Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US […]

10th Sept 1991, Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was released in the US. The unexpected success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/lin…/smells-like-teen-spirit/ Smells Like Teen […]

9th Sept 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to […]

7th Sept 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but billed as The New Yardbirds at Teen Club in Gladsaxe (a suburb in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark). Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The […]


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