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17th Sept 1969, Media on both sides of the Atlantic were running stories that said Paul McCartney was dead. He was supposedly killed in a car accident in Scotland on November 9th, 1966 and that a double had been taking his place for public appearances. In fact, Paul and his girlfriend Jane Asher were on […]

Very sad to hear that Ric Ocasek the former lead singer with The Cars was found dead yesterday in his New York City apartment, he was 75. The Cars formed in Boston in the mid-1970s by Ocasek and band-mate Benjamin Orr after they met at high school. Their early hits included 'Just What I Needed', […]

We just wanted to show off our books! We have special limited edition singed by authors, 50% off retail price on selected books, Springsteen, Dylan, Hendrix, Queen, The Clash, Zeppelin, Iron Maiden and more: https://thisdayinmusicbooks.com/ This Day in Music Books | Home Music books on some of the biggest names in music like Springsteen, Dylan, […]

Happy birthday to Morten Harket, born on 14 Sept 1959, vocals, A-Ha, 1985 US No.1 single ‘Take On Me’. 1986 UK No.1 single ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’. The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1. https://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914 Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162070904240167

12th Sept 1989, Aerosmith released 'Pump' their tenth studio album which featured the hit singles: 'Love In An Elevator', 'The Other Side' and 'Janie's Got a Gun'. Aerosmith found themselves in law school textbooks after a small rock band named Pump sued Aerosmith's management company for service mark infringement. Aerosmith won the case. Article source: […]

12th Sept 2003, Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US […]

10th Sept 1991, Nirvana's single 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' was released in the US. The unexpected success of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' in late 1991 propelled Nevermind to the top of the charts at the start of 1992, an event often marked as the point where alternative rock entered the mainstream. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/lin…/smells-like-teen-spirit/ Smells Like Teen […]

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. […]


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