13th Oct 1965, The Who recorded 'My Generation' at Pye studios, London. When released as a single it reached No.2 on the UK chart, held off the No.1 position by The Seekers 'The Carnival Is Over'. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The […]

28th Sept 1980, The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third No.1. Taken from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and the best selling single of 1980. The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Official Music Video) Listen to more from The […]

13th Sept 1997, The Verve scored their first and only UK No.1 single with ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, taken from their third album, Urban Hymns. The track became the band’s most successful single in the United Kingdom. Article source:

11th Sept 2014, American songwriter, singer, manager, and record producer Bob Crewe died aged 83. Crewe wrote a string of Top 10 singles for the Four Seasons, including 'Big Girls Don't Cry', 'Walk Like a Man', and 'Rag Doll'. He also had hit recordings with Lesley Gore, Michael Jackson, Bobby Darin, Roberta Flack, Peabo Bryson, […]

The great late John Peel once said; "The Boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the rock 'n' roll era.' We now have the softback edition of The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Don t Have To Be Said book available. This fanthology is the first ever authorised book about indie […]

11th August 1956, Elvis Presley’s double sided hit ‘Don’t Be Cruel / Hound Dog was released. The single went to No.1 on the US chart, where it stayed for 11 weeks – a record that would not be broken until 1992’s Boyz II Men hit ‘End of the Road’. Elvis Presley – Don’t Be Cruel […]

“Are people voting in or out, what’s going on?” – Ozzy Osbourne Ozzy: I don’t really understand Brexit Link to original article here

Out tomorrow: 50 years of Fleetwood Mac on three CDs. Fleetwood Mac: 50 Years – Don’t Stop – album review Link to original article here Don’t You Forget About Me: Why 80s Music Is Cooler Than You Think Too often remembered for its clichés, 80s music actually has far more to offer than many remember – and it's cooler than you think. Read it here

"…I'm for law and order, the way that it should be. This song's about the night they spent protecting you from me. Someone called us outlaws in some ol' magazine New York sent a posse down like I ain't never seen…." On Aug. 24,1977, Waylon Jennings was arrested for cocaine possession in New York City […]

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