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Happy 77th birthday to Roger Waters, born 6 Sept 1943, singer, songwriter, bassist and co-founder of Pink Floyd. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, over time Waters became the band's principal lyricist. Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and released a series of successful solo albums. He has also authored an opera, […]

5 Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

5 Sept 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am The Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/i-am-the-walrus/ The Beatles: Taking apart the lyrics to I Am The Walrus | This Day In Music We look at the lyrics behind the Beatles' classic […]

4 Sept 1976, Fleetwood Mac went to No.1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album after being on the charts for over a year. The album went on to sell over 5 million copies in the US and was the first of three No.1 albums for the group. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/fleetwood-mac/ Fleetwood Mac | This […]

2 Sept 2013, Sir Elton John won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis.Elton was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as "the second-best rock singer ever". The Icon prize had been created by the BPI, […]

1st Sept 1976, Wish You Were Here was close to spending one year on the UK chart. Pink Floyd’s ninth studio had been premiered at Knebworth in July 1975, and was released in September that year. It was an instant success, with record company EMI unable to press enough copies to satisfy demand. The artwork […]

31 Aug 1985, Brothers In Arms by Dire Straits started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album charts. The album also topped the charts in 25 other countries and went on to sell over 20 million worldwide. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/dire-straits/ Dire Straits | This Day In Music Brothers in Arms entered the UK Albums Chart […]

Happy birthday to Barry Gibb, singer, songwriter, producer, born 1 Sept 1946, from The Bee Gees, (1967 UK No.1 single 'Massachusetts', 1978 UK & US No.1 single 'Night Fever', plus over 30 other UK Top 40 singles & 9 US No.1's over 4 decades). In 1994, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame […]

31 Aug 1968, Decca Records released what has been called The Rolling Stones most political song, 'Street Fighting Man', written after Mick Jagger attended a March 1968 anti-war rally at London's US embassy, during which mounted police attempted to control a crowd of 25,000. The single was kept out of the US Top 40 (reaching […]

31 Aug 1976, George Harrison was found guilty of ‘subconscious plagiarism’ of the Ronnie Mack song ‘He’s So Fine’ when writing ‘My Sweet Lord’. Earnings from the song were awarded to Mack’s estate; The Chiffons then recorded their own version of ‘My Sweet Lord’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/my-sweet-lord/ My Sweet Lord – George Harrison’s classic song | This […]


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