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17th March 1957, Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before Elvis moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a […]

12th March 1968, The Rolling Stones started recording their next single 'Jumpin' Jack Flash' with new producer Jimmy Miller at Olympic studios in London. Keith Richards has stated that he and Jagger wrote the lyrics while staying at Richards' country house, where they were awakened one morning by the sound of gardener Jack Dyer walking […]

How well do you know Tom Petty? Try our very hard quiz. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-tom-petty-quiz/ The Very Hard Tom Petty Quiz How well do you know Tom Petty? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Read the full article at The Day In Rock!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162883865305167

1st March 1994, Nirvana played their final ever concert when they appeared at The Terminal Einz in Munich, Germany. The 3,000 capacity venue was a small Airport Hanger. The power went off during the show so they played an impromptu acoustic set including a version of The Cars 'My Best Friend's Girl.' https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/…/the-fairly-hard-nirvana-q…/ The Fairly […]

Happy birthday to English singer and actor Roger Daltrey, from The Who born on 1st March 1944. They scored the 1965 UK No.2 single My Generation plus over 20 other UK hit singles, 16 US Top 40 singles, and the rock opera albums Tommy and Quadrophenia. Daltrey had the 1973 solo UK No.5 single 'Giving […]

16th February 1985, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Born In The USA', his first UK No.1 album. The singers seventh studio album, was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen's most successful album ever). The album produced a record-tying string of seven Top 10 […]

14th February 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Live At Leeds' album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. The University of Leeds refectory, has now been named a […]

11th February 2014, Queen made UK chart history by becoming the first act to sell six million copies of an individual album. Their first Greatest Hits collection, which includes the hits 'We Will Rock You' and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had extended its lead after being Britain's highest-selling album for several years. The Official Charts Company said […]

How well do you know Janis Joplin? Our quiz will test you out, can you get them all! https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/quizzes/the-very-hard-janis-joplin-quiz/ The Very Hard Janis Joplin Quiz How well do you know Janis Joplin? Our tough (but fun) quiz will test you out, can you get them all! Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162775661550167

7th February 1969, The Who recorded 'Pinball Wizard' at Morgan Studio's, London, England. The song is one of the band's most famous live songs, being played at almost every Who concert since its debut live performance on 2 May 1969. The track which featured on their 1969 rock opera album Tommy was released as a […]


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