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20 Oct 1977, Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the… More Lynyrd Skynyrd – […]

18 Oct 1979, Buggles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Video Killed The Radio Star.’ A studio band featuring producer Trevor Horn. Famously, it was the first ever music video shown on MTV in North America. https://youtu.be/W8r-tXRLazs The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star (Official Music Video) Read the full article […]

17 Oct 2017, Canadian rock musician Gord Downie died of glioblastoma aged 53. He was the lead singer and lyricist for the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip as well as releasing six solo albums. The bands final concert was held at the Rogers K-Rock Centre in Kingston, Ontario, on August 20 2016… More The […]

16 Oct 1965, The Beatles recorded ‘Day Tripper’ at Abbey Road studio’s London in three takes, they then added vocals and other overdubs, completing the song before the end of the day. https://youtu.be/AYZlME0mQB8 The Beatles – Day Tripper (Official Video) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164049135105167

One of our latest books Simple Minds: Heart Of The Crowd – an official book with the band is available for pre order. An oral history of Simple Minds, mixing over 800 fan anecdotes with those of band members and other collaborators and with an introduction written by Jim Kerr. The book also… More Read […]

14 Oct 1977, David Bowie released his twelfth studio album Heroes, the second instalment of his Berlin Trilogy with Brian Eno (the other releases being Low and Lodger). Heroes continued the ambient experiments of Bowie's previous album Low (released earlier that year) and featured the contributions of guitarist Robert Fripp. The album was later named […]

Very sad to hear that Eddie Van Halen, revered guitarist and co-founder of Van Halen, has died of cancer age 65. He had been living with the disease for years after receiving treatment for tongue cancer in 2000. https://youtu.be/SwYN7mTi6HM Van Halen – Jump (Official Music Video) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10164010193660167

3 Oct 2011, According to new scientific research, Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ was found to be the catchiest song ever written. Musicologist Dr Alisun Pawley from the University of London, England, conducted research into what makes a song memorable and compiled a list of the ten “catchiest” songs… More Queen – We Are The […]

Happy birthday to Sting, born 2nd Oct 1951, singer, songwriter, The Police, (1983 UK & US No.1 single ‘Every Breath You Take’, plus 4 other UK No.1 singles). Solo, (1990 UK No.15 single ‘Englishman In New York’ plus over 15 other UK Top 40 singles). As a solo musician and a member of The Police, […]

29 Sept 1984, Prince and the Revolution started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, his second US No.1, and a No.7 hit in the UK. It was the opening track on both the album and the film Purple Rain. https://youtu.be/aXJhDltzYVQ Prince & The Revolution – Let’s […]


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