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17 May 1975, Elton John was awarded a Platinum Record for sales of a million copies of the LP ‘Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy’, the first album ever to be certified Platinum on the day of its release. https://youtu.be/vaux40k6jYk Elton John – Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Live at the Playhouse Theatre 1976) […]

24 April 1995, Oasis released ‘Some Might Say’ which went on to give the band their first UK No.1 single. The planned promo video for the song was cancelled due to Liam not turning up for the shoot. Instead, a makeshift video was created using footage from the ‘Cigarettes & Alcohol’, US ‘Supersonic’ and UK […]

11 April 1994, Oasis released their first single ‘Supersonic’ which peaked at No.31 on the UK charts. However, over time it has amassed sales of over 215,000, making it their 13th biggest selling single ever in the UK. ‘Supersonic’ was also the band’s first single to chart in the United States, where it peaked at […]

Happy 72nd birthday to Swedish musician, singer, songwriter Agnetha Faltskog from ABBA, born 5 April 1950, Their first UK hit was the 1974 No.1 ‘Waterloo’, followed by eight other UK No.1 singles and 9 UK No.1 albums and they scored the 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dancing Queen’. Her self-penned debut single ‘Jag var så kär’ […]

1 Feb 2008, US space agency Nasa announced that ‘Across the Universe’ by The Beatles was to become the first song ever to be beamed directly into space. The track would be transmitted through the Deep Space Network – a network of antennas – on the 40th anniversary of the song being recorded, being aimed […]

Happy Christmas! And happy 67th birthday to Annie Lennox, born 25 December 1954, singer, The Tourists, (1979 UK No.4 single ‘I Only Want To Be With You’). Eurythmics, (1983 US No.1 single ‘Sweet Dreams’, 1985 UK No.1 single ‘There Must Be An Angel’). Solo, (1995 UK No.2 single ‘No More I Love You’s’). https://youtu.be/RCdneDxFRYQ There […]

Happy 82nd birthday to American singer, songwriter Tina Turner, (Annie Mae Bullock), born 26 Nov 1939, who with Ike & Tina Turner had the 1966 UK No.3 single ‘River Deep Mountain High’, 1971 US No.4 single ‘Proud Mary’, and 1973 ‘Nutbush City Limits and solo hits with the 1984 US No.1 single ‘What’s Love Got […]

8 Nov 1975, David Bowie made his US TV debut performing ‘Fame’, on the Cher CBS-TV show. Bowie who was living in New York at the time had written the song with John Lennon during a jamming session. https://youtu.be/9tnRWcEg6i8 David Bowie – Fame – Live on the Cher Show – 1975 – Remastered Read the […]

Happy 62nd birthday to Morten Harket, born 14 Sept 1959, vocals, A-Ha, singer, songwriter, A-Ha. With their 1985 single ‘Take On Me’, A-ha became the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. and later at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards, the video for ‘Take On Me’ won six awards. On 17 February 2020, […]

7 Sept 1976, ABBA were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’, the group’s fourth UK No.1 single and their only US No.1 chart topper. The song was a No.1 hit in over a dozen countries and stayed at the top of the Swedish charts for 14 weeks. https://youtu.be/xFrGuyw1V8s Abba – Dancing […]


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