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20 March 1960, Elvis Presley started his first recordings since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session in a Nashville recording studio produced his next No.1 single, ‘Stuck On You’. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had quit Presley’s touring band in 1957, were in the studio with him for the last […]

6 March 1965, The Temptations went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song ‘My Girl’, making the group the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown, The single only reached No.43 in the UK but made No.2 when re-issued in 1992. https://youtu.be/vZVuXBZaZGs Temptations – My Girl & […]

24 Jan 1958, Elvis Presley was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Jailhouse Rock’. It became the first ever single to enter the chart at No.1 and was Presley’s second UK No.1. It went on to sell over 4 million copies in the US. https://youtu.be/HZJTgYzf9FE Elvis Presley – Jailhouse Rock (COLOR and ORIGINAL […]

Sad to hear the news that Spencer Davis, one of the key figures of the 1960s beat scene, has died at the age of 81. The Welsh guitarist was the driving force behind The Spencer Davis Group, who scored transatlantic hits with ‘Keep On Running’ and ‘Somebody Help Me’. The band, which also featured a… […]

30 Sept 1977, Mary Ford died from cancer after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. One-half of the husband-and-wife musical team, Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits; in 1951 alone, they sold six million records. https://youtu.be/pKNDmF7u59w Les Paul & Mary Ford – “How High […]

24 Sept 1957, The Elvis Presley classic, ‘Jailhouse Rock’ was released. It became his ninth US number one single and stayed on the Billboard chart for nineteen weeks. The film clip from the movie where he sang the song is considered by many historians to be the first rock video. https://youtu.be/HZJTgYzf9FE Elvis Presley – Jailhouse […]

15 Sept 1956, Elvis Presley started a five-week run at No.1 on the US charts with 'Don't Be Cruel'. The track went on to become Presley's biggest selling single, with sales over six million by 1961. This “double-sided hit” which had 'Hound Dog' on the B side, became the most successful on Billboard’s Hot 100 […]

Happy 78th birthday to Roger McGuinn, born 13 July 1942 guitar, vocals, The Byrds, (1965 US & UK No.1 single 'Mr Tambourine Man'). He was the only member of The Byrds to play on the hit, the others being session players. He toured with Bob Dylan in 1975 and 1976 as part of Dylan's Rolling […]

26 June 1965, The Byrds went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’. Only Roger McGuinn from the band played on the song, drummer Hal Blaine who played on the track also played on ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. https://youtu.be/fUSeJtqHIKE Mr Tambourine Man The Byrds Stereo HiQ […]

25th March 2019, Scott Walker singer with The Walker Brothers died age 76. The US star found fame as a teen idol in The Walker Brothers, scoring hits with 'The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore' and 'Make It Easy On Yourself'. He lived in the UK from 1965 and became a British citizen in 1970. […]


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