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9th Sept 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 in the UK with ’(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’, giving the band their 4th UK No.1 single. Keith Richards recorded a rough version of the riff in a Florida hotel room. He ran through it once before falling asleep. He said when he listened back to […]

7th Sept 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but billed as The New Yardbirds at Teen Club in Gladsaxe (a suburb in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark). Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show at Egegard School. Teen Club President Lars Abel introducing 'The […]

Quick plug for our Led Zeppelin: The Day I Was There book. Over 400 fans recalling memories of the earliest Yardbirds and Zeppelin shows at UK and European clubs right through until the O2 Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert in 2007. With personal photographs, memorabilia, fascinating anecdotes, and fan stories that have never been published before. […]

5th Sept 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles began recording John Lennon’s new song ‘I Am the Walrus’, recording 16 takes of the basic backing track. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/i-am-the-walrus/ The Beatles: Taking apart the lyrics to I Am The Walrus | This Day In Music On 29 Sept 1967, working at Abbey Road in […]

5th Sept 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster song 'Me and Bobby McGee'. Joplin, (who was a lover and a friend of Kristofferson's from the beginning of her career to her death), topped the US singles chart with the song in 1971 after her death, […]

30th August 1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle Of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, […]

28th August 1964, After playing a show at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium, New York, The Beatles met Bob Dylan for the first time at The Delmonico Hotel. Dylan and mutual journalist friend Al Aronowitz introduce the Fab Four to marijuana.https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/help/ Help! Hi Hi Hi…When The Beatles Met Bob Dylan | This Day In Music On […]

Read the story behind recording Bohemian Rhapsody. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/bohemian-rhapsody/ Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen | This Day In Music On Aug 24th 1975, Queen started recording “Bohemian Rhapsody” at Rockfield studios in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Queen singer Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10161988033810167

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 […]


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