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17 May 1975, Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP ‘Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy’, the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release. https://youtu.be/vaux40k6jYk Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Live at the Playhouse Theatre 1976) […]

Happy 72nd birthday to American singer-songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder, born 13 May 1950. Blind since shortly after his birth, Wonder was a child prodigy who signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11, where he was given the professional name Little Stevie Wonder. He has won 25 Grammy Awards (the most by […]

10 May 1969, Frank Sinatra’s version of ‘My Way’ made the British Top ten for the first time. Over the next three years it re-entered the Top 50 singles chart on eight different occasions. Paul Anka re-wrote the original French song for Sinatra, after he told Anka he was quitting the music business. Anka changed […]

PHIL LYNOTT ‘Songs For While I’m Away’ + THIN LIZZY ‘The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House’ Due In June PHIL LYNOTT ‘Songs For While I’m Away’ + THIN LIZZY ‘The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House’ Due In June Read the full article at […]

Happy 77th birthday to American recording artist. Rita Coolidge born 1 May 1945, who was a backing singer with Joe Cocker, Leon Russell,Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Delaney and Bonnie. She scored the 1977 UK No.6 & US No.7 single ‘We’re All Alone’). She was married to singer, songwriter, actor Kris Kristofferson from […]

30 April 1993, American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, aged 68. Major influence of many acts, Cream, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song ‘Rollin’ Stone.’ Best known songs include ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’, […]

30 April 1993, American Blues legend Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) died in his sleep at his home in Westmont, Illinois, aged 68. Major influence of many acts, Cream, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones named themselves after Waters’ 1950 song ‘Rollin’ Stone.’ Best known songs include ‘I Just Want To Make Love To You’, […]

18 April 1970, Johnny Cash was at No.1 on the Country album chart with Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, his 33rd album release. The album featured ‘If I Were a Carpenter’, the famous duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, which earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group […]

18 April 1970, Johnny Cash was at No.1 on the Country album chart with Hello, I’m Johnny Cash, his 33rd album release. The album featured ‘If I Were a Carpenter’, the famous duet with his wife, June Carter Cash, which earned the couple a Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group […]

16 April 1956, Chuck Berry recorded “Roll Over Beethoven” which was released by Chess Records the following month. It is said that Berry wrote the song in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play pop music. The lyric “roll over Beethoven and tell […]


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