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4 June 1977, The Jam’s debut single ‘In The City’ made No.40 on the UK singles chart. They went on to score 18 consecutive Top 40 singles in the United Kingdom, from their debut in 1977 to their break-up in December 1982, including four No.1 hits. https://youtu.be/fXz7iOmNJ8E THE JAM – In The City (1977 UK […]

9 May 2020, Little Richard died of bone cancer at the age of 87. He had his biggest hits in the 1950s and was known for his exuberant performances and flamboyant outfits. With the likes of Chuck Berry and Elvis, he was one of the handful of US acts who mixed blues, R&B and gospel […]

23rd Dec 2018. Honey Lantree drummer with English beat, pop group The Honeycombs died aged 75. The Honeycombs scored the Joe Meek produced 1964 UK No.1 single ‘Have I The Right’, which featured Lantree who was one of the few female drummers in bands at that time. The song’s beat was enhanced by having the […]

27 Nov 1964, The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the ‘teen death song’, ‘Leader Of The Pack’. When released in the UK the song was refused airplay by the BBC, (probably due to its death theme), where it went on to chart three times: No.11 in 1965; No.3 in 1972 […]

3 Nov 1990, 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Unchained Melody’. The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film ‘Ghost.’ Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, ‘Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, […]

4 Sept 1971, Taken from the album ‘Ram’, Paul and Linda McCartney went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the US only released ‘Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey’. McCartney’s first US solo No.1. Paul would later explain that “Uncle Albert” was based on his real-life uncle. “He’s someone I recall fondly and when […]

5 Feb 2016, A new species of black tarantula that lives near Folsom Prison, California, was named after Johnny Cash. Aphonopelma johnnycashi was among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which were described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys. https://youtu.be/wG0fS4DoGUc Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues – Live at San Quentin (Good sound […]

Happy 77th birthday to Jimmy Page born 9 Jan 1944, guitarist and producer, member of the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin. The bands fourth album released in 1971 featuring the rock classic Stairway To Heaven has sold over 37 million copies. Formed The Honeydrippers, (with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck & Nile Rodgers) who had the 1984 […]

4 Dec 1971, The Montreux Casino in Switzerland burnt to the ground during a gig by Frank Zappa. The incident is immortalized by Deep Purple’s ‘Smoke On The Water’. In 1967 the Casino became the venue for theSee More Montreux Jazz Festival, which was the brainchild of music promoter Claude Nobs. On the night of […]

28 Nov 1964, The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the ‘teen death song’, ‘Leader Of The Pack’. When released in the UK the song was refused airplay by the BBC, (probably due to its deathSee More theme), where it went on to chart three times: No.11 in 1965; No.3 in […]


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