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11 Aug 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’. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-elvis-quiz/ The Very Hard Elvis Quiz […]

OVERKILL Is ‘Hard At Work’ On New Album, Says JASON BITTNER https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/overkill-is-hard-at-work-on-new-album-says-jason-bittner/ OVERKILL Is ‘Hard At Work’ On New Album, Says JASON BITTNER OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner has confirmed to BODS Mayhem Hour in a new interview that the band is "hard at work" on a new studio album. "Technically, we were supposed to already […]

31 July 1955, Elvis Presley performed 3 shows at Fort Homer Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida, (2 matinee and 1 evening). A full scale riot broke out after the show when Elvis announced to the 14,000 strong crowd, "Girls, I'll see you backstage." Fans chased Elvis into the dressing room, tearing off his clothes and […]

29 July 1973, Led Zeppelin played the last of three nights at Madison Square Garden, New York at the end of a 33-date North American tour. It was on this day that Led Zeppelin lost around $203,000 in cash after a thief made off with the receipts from the two Madison Square Garden concerts. The […]

Happy 73rd birthday to Brian May, born 19 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 […]

18th July 1953, Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 at the Memphis recording service singing two songs, 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin'. The so-called vanity disc, was a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called […]

12 July 1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig, the equivalent of £330 in 2010. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-very-hard-rolling-sto…/ The […]

10 July 2005, The four members of Led Zeppelin were voted the UK's ideal supergroup after 3,500 music fans were asked to create their fantasy band for Planet Rock Radio. Jimmy Page won best guitarist, followed by Guns N' Roses' Slash and Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore. John Paul Jones was named top bassist, with John […]

7 June 1964, During their first ever US tour The Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing Monkeys who had been the act on before the Stones were brought back on stage for another performance. See how many you can score in our Stones quiz: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-very-hard-rolling-sto…/ The […]

See how many you can score in our very hard AC/DC quiz. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-ac-dc-quiz/ The Very Hard AC/DC Quiz | This Day In Music How well do you know AC/DC? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10163396837350167

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