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19th November 2004, Record producer Terry Melcher, who was behind hits by the Byrds, Ry Cooder and the Beach Boys, died aged 62 after a long battle with skin cancer. The son of actress Doris Day, he co-wrote ‘Kokomo’ for The Beach Boys, produced ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for the Byrds, as well as hits for […]

5th November 1977, The manager of the Virgin record store in Nottingham, England was arrested for displaying a large poster advertising the new Sex Pistols album, 'Never Mind The Bollock's, Here's The Sex Pistols'. High street stores banned the album after police warned they could be fined under the 1898 indecent advertising act. Read it […]

31st October 1974, Led Zeppelin held the UK launch for their new record label Swan Song at Chislehurst Caves, Kent, England on Halloween night. Drinks were served by nuns in suspenders, a naked woman lay in a coffin covered in jelly and naked male wrestlers cavorted in recesses of the caves. Label mates Bad Company, […]

We just want to set the record straight. If you look at an original Woodstock poster, it says the bands that will be playing on the last day of the festival, Sunday, Aug. 17th would be: The Band The Jeff Beck Group Blood, Sweat & Tears Joe Cocker Crosby, Stills & Nash Jimi Hendrix Iron […]

30th July 2016, Jack White’s mission to play the first record in space was accomplished. ‘A Glorious Dawn’ by composer John Boswell, mixed with audio of American scientist Carl Sagan describing the universe, was played 28,000 metres above Earth on a “space-proof” turntable. The record played for about 80 minutes until the high-altitude balloon which […]

For our vinyl loving friends from Chicago, you’ve lost a legend. Val Camilletti has lost her battle with breast cancer. She was 78 years old. It is people like Val who helped keep the spirit alive and love to teach young’uns’. RIP Val. Thank You making records special to so many of us. https://chicago.suntimes.com/?post_type=cst_article&p=1249466 Val […]

13th June 1934, Born on this day, Uriel Jones, session drummer for Motown Records’ in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s. Jones played on many Motown classics including ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine’, by Marvin Gaye, ‘Cloud Nine’ by the Temptations, ‘I Second That Emotion’ by Smokey Robinson & […]

The Rolling Stones unveiled their new record label, Rolling Stones Records on April 6, 1971. The label featured the bands new logo, the tongue-and-lips “pop art” drawing created by London graphic artist John Pasche. We would think that this is probably the most recognizable logo for any Rock and Roll band in the history of […]

On April 2, 1971, Janis Joplin’s LP “Pearl” became the #1 record in the US. It was her first #1 solo album but she never got to see it go to the top as she had passed away before its release. Do you remember the first time you heard this record? Read It Here!

31st March 1949, RCA Victor introduced the 45rpm single record. The 7-inch disc was designed to compete with the Long Playing record introduced by Columbia a year earlier. Both formats offered better fidelity and longer playing time than the 78rpm record that was currently in use. Advertisements for new record players boasted that with 45rpm […]


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