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@Overkill frontman Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth shares the albums that shaped his very being… Overkill’s Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth – The 10 Records That Changed My Life Link to original article here

Includes the album that made Godsmack‘s Sully Erna quit school. Godsmack’s Sully Erna: 10 Records That Changed My Life Link to original article here

From Jimi Hendrix to Depeche Mode: Billy Gibbons on the albums that inspired him. ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons: The 10 Records That Changed My Life Link to original article here

13th November 1964, Decca Records released The Rolling Stones' 'Little Red Rooster'. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. The single was a No.1 hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song […]

51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

Sometimes, records are released in different countries on different dates. OK, a lot of times. The Jeff Beck Group’s self-titled 4th LP, “Jeff Beck Group” was released in the US on May 1, 1972. It was finally released in the UK on June 9th of 72. It was the second album with the line up […]

2nd May 1972, Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Springsteen played a short set for him in his office; Hammond was so impressed that he arranged a real audition that night at the Gaslight Club in New York for other Columbia executives. Bruce passed the audition. We are […]

How many of you have records by the members of “The Nerk Twins?” We know you will need to think about that one, but trust us, many of you do. Here is why we know you do….. Paul McCartney’s Aunt owned a pub in Caversham, Berkshire, England in the late 50’s and early 60’s. The […]

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 […]

1st April 1966, Pye Records released David Bowie’s first solo single, ‘Do Anything You Say’. Despite featuring Bowie’s backing band at the time, The Buzz, the single was to be the first simply credited to David Bowie, (which failed to chart). Bowie had previously recorded as David Jones and The Lower Third. More on David […]


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