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18th March 1972, Neil Young started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Heart Of Gold’. Released from the 1972 album Harvest, it is so far Young’s only US No. 1 single. The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/neil-young/ Neil Young – Long May You […]

18th March 2017, Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as 'Maybellene' (1955), 'Roll Over Beethoven' (1956), 'Rock and Roll Music' (1957) and 'Johnny B. Goode' (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements […]

17th March 1967, Jimi Hendrix Experience released 'Purple Haze' in the UK, (US release was June 19). Hendrix had read Night of Light, a 1966 novel by Philip José Farmer. In the story set on a distant planet, sunspots produced a "purplish haze" which had a disorienting effect on the inhabitants. It is thought that […]

14th March 1978, Blondie were at No.2 on the UK chart with their version of the Randy & the Rainbows song ‘Denis’, kept off the No.1 position by Kate Bush’s ‘Wuthering Heights’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/artists/blondie/ Blondie | This Day In Music Founded in New York in 1974, Blondie became one of biggest punk/pop crossovers the world had […]

New promo video for our latest book Madonna – The Day I Was There which features over 350 eyewitness accounts of seeing the ‘Queen of Pop’ live in concert, taking readers on a fan’s eye view. Limited edition signed hardback available for pre order. Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162918062525167

7th March 1969, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Bluesville 69 Club at the Hornsey Wood Tavern, Finsbury Park, London, England. The venue was a function room at the back of the pub, and was so small that the stage was only just big enough for John Bonham's drums, and the rest of the group had […]

We have a new book coming out this summer – The Cavern – The Day I Was There and we are looking for fans memories of going to The Cavern for this new book. Did you see The Beatles at The Cavern? Or Bo Diddley, Eric Clapton, Status Quo, Freddie Mercury or Badfinger? So many […]

5th March 1983, Michael Jackson started a seven week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Billie Jean', his fourth solo US No.1, also No.1 in the UK. And on this day Jacksons album Thriller went to No.1 for the first time on the UK album chart, it went on to become the […]

Out now: This special limited edition hardback edition is numbered from 1-500 and signed by the authors. We can also offer a personal dedication hand written in this book. The book takes readers on a fan’s eye view through the live career of one of the most charismatic and talented artists in music. Through the […]

27th February 1971, Five months after her death, Janis Joplin started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with her second and final solo studio album Pearl. Joplin sang on all tracks except 'Buried Alive in the Blues', which remained a Full Tilt Boogie instrumental because she died before adding her vocals. […]


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