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Presenting The Smiths – The Day I Was There: the story of the band in the words of over 400 fans from Britain and the US, from the earliest shows at UK clubs through to the last ever gig at London’s Brixton Academy. Pre-order this special limited edition hardback edition, numbered from 1-500 and signed […]

19th July 1975, Paul McCartney and Wings went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Listen To What The Man Said', his fourth US No.1, and No.6 hit in the UK, (the track features Tom Scott playing the saxophone solo). It would go on to sell a million copies in America and reach No.6 […]

Very pleased to announce that our next book The Smiths – The Day I Was There is now available for pre order. Over 400 fans share memories from the earliest Smiths shows at UK clubs through to the last ever gig. We have a special limited run of 500 hardback copies all numbered and signed […]

Happy birthday to Brian May born on 19th July 1947, guitarist, singer and songwriter with Queen who had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' which returned to No.1 in 1991. Queen scored over 40 other UK Top 40 singles, and also scored the 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'. May had […]

5th July 2003, Johnny Cash made his last ever live performance when he appeared at the Carter Ranch. Before singing "Ring of Fire", Cash read a statement about his late wife that he had written shortly before taking the stage: “The spirit of June Carter overshadows me tonight with the love she had for me […]

4th July 1966, The Beatles played two shows at Rizal Memorial Football Stadium, Manila, in the Philippines to over 80,000 fans. The Beatles failed to appear at a palace reception hosted by President Marcos' family, who were not informed that the Beatles had declined their invitation. The Philippine media misrepresent this as a deliberate snub […]

Going, Going, Gone – Music Auctions: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/going-going-gone-music-auctions/ Going, Going, Gone – Music Related Auctions | This Day In Music In Oct 2005, Freddie Mercury's 1974 Rolls Royce was offered for auction on eBay by his family. The Silver Shadow luxury vehicle had already attracted bids of up to £8,400. The late Queen star's Silver Shadow […]

Happy 74th birthday to Deborah Harry, born on 1st July 1945, American singer, songwriter, and actress with Blondie who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. As a solo artists she scored the 1986 UK No. 8 single […]

28th June 2016, Scotty Moore, Elvis Presley's longtime guitarist died at his home in Nashville, aged 84. Moore had been in poor health in recent months. He formed the Starlite Wrangers with bassist Bill Black and in 1954, Sun Records impresario Sam Phillips paired Moore with a teenaged Elvis Presley. Together, along with Black, they […]

27th June 1970, The Trans-Continental Pop Festival (better known as the The Festival Express) set off. The tour was unique in that rather than flying to each city, most of the acts travelled on a chartered CN train. The Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Buddy Guy Blues Band all […]


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