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Happy birthday to Paul Simon, born on 13th Oct 1941, singer, songwriter, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water.' The duo's 1970 album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart). Solo, (1986 UK No.4 single 'You Can Call Me Al', 1986 UK No.1 album […]

Happy birthday to American R&B, and soul singer, Daryl Hall, from Hall and Oates, who had the 1982 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Maneater', plus five other US No.1 hits. Hall scored the solo 1986 UK No.28 single 'Dreamtime'. Since late 2007, he has hosted the web television series, Live from Daryl's House, which […]

11th Oct 1997, The Verve started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album Urban Hymns. The band’s best-selling release features ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, and ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’. It is currently ranked the 15th best-selling album in UK.https://youtu.be/1lyu1KKwC74 The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony (Official Video) Check out […]

8th Oct 1988, On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with ‘Desire.’ The track which was also a US No.3 hit was taken from their album ‘Rattle And Hum.’ https://youtu.be/z8rQ575DWD8 U2 – Desire (Official Music Video) U2’s new album, “Songs of Experience” out now. Listen to the album: https://lnk.to/ZaQRe Explore more […]

Happy birthday to Brian Johnson, born on 5th Oct 1947, singer with Geordie, who had the 1973 UK No.6 single 'Because Of You'. Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott. Had the 1980 UK No.1 and US No.4 album Back In Black, which has now sold an estimated 49m copies worldwide. Johnson's […]

3rd Oct 1954, born on this day American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27th 1990 age 35. His family successfully sued the operators of the company for allowing […]

29th 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 – Let’s Go Crazy (Official Music […]

28th Sept 1980, The Police were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Don’t Stand So Close To Me’ the group’s third No.1. Taken from their album ‘Zenyatta Mondatta’ and the best selling single of 1980. https://youtu.be/KNIZofPB8ZM The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (Official Music Video) Listen to more from The […]

27th Sept 1980, David Bowie scored his fourth UK No.1 album with his fourteenth studio album Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps). The album featured the singles ‘Ashes to Ashes and ‘Fashion’. https://youtu.be/F-z6u5hFgPk David Bowie – Fashion (Official Video) Official video for Fashion by David Bowie. Stream the David Bowie greatest hits here ▶ https://RhinoUK.lnk.to/ThisIsDavidBowieAY Subscribe here […]

24th Sept 1991, Nirvana's album Nevermind was released in America, entering the chart at No. 144 on its first week. The album which peaked at No. 1 in January 1992 has now sold over 30m copies world wide. The idea for the now iconic front cover shot of the baby swimming came after Kurt Cobainand […]


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