16th May 1970, Crosby Stills Nash & Young went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Deja Vu’. The album featured three Top 40 singles: ‘Teach Your Children,’ ‘Our House,’ and ‘Woodstock’. In 2003, the album was ranked number 148 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. […]

16 May 1987, U2 started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart ‘With Or Without You’, the group’s first US No.1. The third track from their 1987 albumThe Joshua Tree the song was the group’s most successful single at the time. U2 – The Joshua Tree | This Day In […]

16 May 1966 The Beach Boys released the classic album Pet Sounds widely ranked as one of the most influential records ever released and has been ranked at No.1 in several music magazines lists of greatest albums of all time, including New Musical Express, The Times and Mojo Magazine. In 2003, it was ranked No.2 […]

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14 May 1943, born on this day, Scottish musician, singer and songwriter Jack Bruce who was a member of the Graham Bond Organization, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Manfred Mann and Cream, who had the 1967 UK No.11 single ‘I Feel Free’, and the 1968 US No.5 single ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’. Their 1968 Wheels of Fire […]

14 May 1998, American singer and actor Frank Sinatra died at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles aged 82, after suffering a heart attack. Sinatra had his first hit in 1940, working in the Swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the […]

FASTER PUSSYCAT To Release First New Music in 15 Years; Summer Tour With ENUFF Z’NUFF Announced FASTER PUSSYCAT To Release First New Music in 15 Years; Summer Tour With ENUFF Z’NUFF Announced Read the full article at Blabbermouth!

13 May 1989, Simple Minds went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Street Fighting Years’, their fourth No.1 album. The album featured ‘Mandela Day’, ‘Belfast Child’ and ‘Biko’. Simple Minds: Heart Of The Crowd | This Day In Music Read the full article at The Day InMusic!:

Happy 71st birthday to American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist Stevie Wonder, born 13 May 1950. A child prodigy who developed into one of the most creative musical figures of the late 20th century. Wonder who has been blind from shortly after birth, signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of eleven […]

12 May 2008, Singer-songwriter Neil Young had a spider named after him. US university biologist Jason Bond discovered a new species of trapdoor spider and decided to name it after his favourite musician. Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi was found in Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2007. Neil Young – Long May You Run | This Day In […]

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