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2nd August 1983, James Jamerson died of complications stemming from cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure and pneumonia in Los Angeles, he was 47 years old. As one of The Funk Brothers he was the uncredited bassist on most of Motown Records' hits in the 1960s and early 1970s including songs by Stevie Wonder, The […]

31st July 1971, James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor’s album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The […]

3rd May 1933, Born on this day, James Brown 'Soul Brother No.1', (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo'). Brown demanded extreme discipline from his musicians and dancers, and had the practice of assessing fines on members of […]

2 April 2013, A grand piano used in the Motown Records studios was fully restored and put on display at a museum dedicated to the legendary record label in Detroit. Sir Paul McCartney helped fund the restoration of the 1877 Steinway, which was originally in Motown's Studio B.and was used to create hits for names […]

Happy birthday to James Taylor, born on 12 Mar 1948 American singer, songwriter. Taylor achieved his breakthrough in 1970 with the hit single 'Fire and Rain' and had the 1971 US No.1 & UK No.4 single 'You've Got A Friend', (written by Carole King). His first album was released on The Beatles Apple label. Taylor […]

29th January 1938, Born on this day, James Jamerson bassist played with The Funk Brothers on many Motown hits by The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha And The Vandellas and others. Jamerson died of a heart attack on 2nd August 1983 aged 45. More on Jamerson here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/james_jamerson James Jamerson As one of […]

Heartfelt words from the Metallica mainman. Metallica’s James Hetfield: Music saved my life Link to original article here

Metallica’s lead vocalist and founding member James Hetfield has 55 candles on his birthday cake today. When James was young, his parents were very strict Christian Scientists, and in accordance with their beliefs, strongly disapproved of medicine or any other medical treatment and remained loyal to their faith even as Jame’s younger sister Cynthia was […]

2nd August 1983, James Jamerson died of complications stemming from cirrhosis of the liver, heart failure and pneumonia in Los Angeles, he was 47 years old. As one of The Funk Brothers he was the uncredited bassist on most of Motown Records’ hits in the 1960s and early 1970s including songs by Stevie Wonder, The […]

On July 31, 1971, James Taylor went to No.1 on the singles chart with the Carole King song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’. The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Performance, Male. 47 years ago today. It just doesn’t seem possible that the song is that old. What […]


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