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21st Sept 1934, Born on this day, Leonard Cohen, Canadian singer, songwriter, musician, painter, poet, and novelist. Cohen is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation's highest civilian honor. He wrote 'Hallelujah' which was first released on Cohen's studio album Various Positions in 1984 which was covered by John Cale, which formed the […]

11th June 1977, Joe Strummer and Topper Headon were detained overnight in prison in Newcastle upon Tyne having failed to appear at Morpeth Magistrates on May 21st. Both The Clash members were to answer a charge relating to the theft of a Holiday Inn pillowcase. They were both fined £100 ($170). https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/cl…/the-clash-london-calling/ The Clash – […]

13th March 1966, Pink Floyd appeared for the first time at The The Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London, England. The Marquee became the most important venue for the emerging British scene and witnessed the rise of some of the most important artists in the 1960s and 1970s, such as Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Manfred Mann, […]

51 years ago today, the Jimi Hendrix Experience played their first UK show, at the Bag O’Nails in London. When Jimi Hendrix Came To London: Jeff Beck, Ronnie Wood And More Look Back Link to original article here

One of the real icons of the 60's London rock scene, Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, is celebrating her birthday today. She is best known by her stage name "Lulu", and is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality who has been successful in the entertainment business from the 1960s through to the present day. She […]

21st August 1952, Born on this day, Turkish-born English musician, singer, actor and songwriter Joe Strummer who was the co-founder of The Clash, who had the 1979 UK No. 11 single 'London Calling' and the 1982 US No. 8 single 'Rock The Casbah. Their 1991 UK No.1 single 'Should I Stay Or Should I Go', […]

The historic 18-hour ‘Live Aid’ concerts were held in Philadelphia and London on July 13, 1985. The concerts were done to raise money to combat the mass starvation in Ethiopia. Performers (between the 2 venues) included The Beach Boys, The Four Tops, Paul McCartney, David Bowie, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Joan Baez, Crosby, […]

The Rolling Stones played their first live show at the Marquee Club in London on July 12, 1962. The band at this point features Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Brian Jones, with Dick Taylor, later of the Pretty Things, on bass and Tony Chapman. The band was paid 20 pounds. In this clipping, you will […]

4th July 2012, Bonhams of London announced that Freddie Mercury’s black and white harlequin stage costume had sold for £22,500 at their Entertainment Memorabilia sale. The harlequin costume was one of Freddie’s most recognisable stage designs, which he wore at a number of high-profile concerts in the 1970s. Also a pair of Freddie’s ballet pumps […]

26th June 1972, During sessions at Olympic Studios, London, England, David Bowie recorded ‘John, I’m Only Dancing’, with Mick Ronson on lead guitar and Lou Reed on rhythm guitar. The track which was released and became a hit single in the UK in September of this year was not released in America, being judged too […]


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