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Happy birthday to American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos born on 22 August 1963, who had the 1994 UK No.4 single 'Cornflake Girl', and the 1992 album Little Earthquakes. Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. […]

Happy Birthday to Robert Plant, born on 20th August 1948, singer with Led Zeppelin who had the 1969 US No.4 single Whole Lotta Love. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Plant had the 1983 solo hit single Big Log. Also a […]

18th August 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo. More on Ringo here: https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-…/starr-of-the-beatles/ Starr of the Beatles, […]

The great late John Peel once said; "The Boy Gedge has written some of the best love songs of the rock 'n' roll era.' We now have the softback edition of The Wedding Present: Sometimes These Words Don t Have To Be Said book available. This fanthology is the first ever authorised book about indie […]

15th August 1969, Woodstock Festival was held on Max Yasgur's 600 acre farm in Bethel outside New York. Attended by over 400,000 people, the event featured, Jimi Hendrix, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Santana, The Who, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, The Band, Canned Heat, Joan Baez, Melanie, Ten Years After, Sly and […]

Quick plug for our This Day in Music’s Guide to Queen new book. This book tells the full story of the band and its members from pre-Queen to post-Freddie. Reviews every album, the tours, videos and filming locations and the 50 Greatest Queen songs: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/books/this-day-in-musics-guide-to-queen/ This Day in Music Books | This Day in Music’s […]

Our latest book Led Zeppelin – The Day I Was There is now available as a soft back edition as well as hard back. Hardbacks are numbered 1-500 in a limited print, both books are signed by the author Richard Houghton. You can also request a special personal dedication when you buy a copy. Available […]

Happy 61st birthday to Kate Bush, UK singer, songwriter, who had the 1978 UK No.1 single 'Wuthering Heights' (at the age of 19). Her 1985 UK No.1 album 'Hounds Of Love' spent 52 weeks on the chart. In 1987, she won a Brit Award for Best British Female Solo Artist, and in 2002 an Ivor […]

Our latest book Led Zeppelin: The Day I Was There is available as a special limited edition hardback numbered from 1-500 and signed by the author. A collection of over 500 eyewitness accounts of seeing Led Zeppelin. With fans recalling memories of the earliest Yardbirds and Zeppelin shows at UK and European clubs right through […]

Happy birthday to Geddy Lee, born on 29th July 1953, bass, vocals, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single ‘Spirit Of Radio’ 1982 US No. 21 single ‘New World Man’). Lee was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a […]


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