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29 May 1971, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Brown Sugar’, from Sticky Fingers. The first single released on Rolling Stones Records, it was the bands sixth US No.1, and a No.2 hit in the UK. The songs lyrics, which are essentially a pastiche of […]

Happy 76th birthday to Cher, born 20th May 1946, American singer and actress, one-half of the folk rock husband-wife duo Sonny & Cher who had the 1965 UK & US No.1 single ‘I Got You Babe’. She became a television personality in the 1970s with her shows The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, watched by […]

10 April 1970, Elton John released his self titled second studio album which included his breakthrough single ‘Your Song’. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year the following year. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10166071968945167

10 April 1970, Elton John released his self titled second studio album which included his breakthrough single ‘Your Song’. The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Album of the Year the following year. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top Of The Pops 1971) Read the full article at The Day InMusic!: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10166071968945167

Happy 75th birthday to Sir Elton John born 25 March 1947, singer, songwriter, pianist, (Reginald Dwight), who had the 1971 UK No.7 single ‘Your Song’, the 1973 US No.1 single ‘Crocodile Rock’ along with seven other US No.1’s. He had the biggest selling single of all time in 1997 with ‘Candle In The Wind 97’, […]

19 March 1971, T Rex were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hot Love.’ The group’s first of four UK No.1’s spent six weeks at the top of the charts. The two performances of the song in March 1971 on Top of the Pops, which saw Bolan dressed for the first time on […]

27 Jan 1973, British Glam Rock group Sweet appeared at the Grand Hall in Kilmarnock, Scotland and were driven offstage by a barrage of bottles. The incident inspired their song ‘The Ballroom Blitz’ which went on to reach number one in Canada, number two in the UK and the Australian Chart, and number five on […]

18 Jan 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded an appearance on UK TV show Top Of The Pops performing a live version of “Hey Joe”. They also played a show at the Seven and a Half Club in Mayfair, London during the evening. https://youtu.be/JbSlhCj2Wyg The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Hey Joe (Top of the Pops […]

19 Dec 1970, Elton John’s first US hit, ‘Your Song’ entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The Hollies had been offered the song and Three Dog Night had already recorded a version which was included on their ‘It Ain’t Easy’ album. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top […]

3 Dec 1969, The Rolling Stones recorded ‘Brown Sugar’ at Muscle Shoals studios. The single went on to be a UK & US No.1. The song was written by Mick Jagger with Marsha Hunt in mind; Hunt was Jagger’s secret girlfriend and mother of his first child Karis. https://youtu.be/3B0Y3LUqr1Q Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar – […]


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