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27th June 1966, The Mothers of Invention released their debut studio album Freak Out! on Verve Records. Often cited as one of rock music’s first concept albums, the album is a satirical expression of frontman Frank Zappa’s perception of American pop culture and the nascent freak scene of Los Angeles. It was also one of […]

25th June 1984, Prince released his sixth studio album Purple Rain the first to feature his band the Revolution, and the soundtrack to the 1984 film of the same name. The first two singles from the album, ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, topped the US singles charts, and were hits around the world, […]

7th June 1975, Elton John’s ninth studio album ‘Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys’, went to No.1 on the US album chart, the first album ever to enter the US chart at No.1. (where it stayed for seven weeks). Captain Fantastic’ is a concept album that gives an autobiographical glimpse at the struggles John […]

The Rolling Stones were in the studio recording the song “Sympathy For The Devil” on June 5, 1968, when they changed the lyrics due to the news they had just hears from America. The favorite for the Democratic party nomination for President, Sen. Robert Kennedy, had been shot just after midnight on June 5th, after […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

George Harrison released his fourth studio LP “Living in the Material World” on May 30, 1973. As the follow-up to 1970’s critically acclaimed “All Things Must Pass” and his pioneering charity project, the “Concert for Bangladesh,” it was among the most highly anticipated releases of that year. The album was certified gold by the Recording […]

21st May 1971, Marvin Gaye released his eleventh studio album What’s Going On. The concept album consisting of nine songs tells the story from the point of view of a Vietnam veteran returning to the country he had been fighting for, and seeing only hatred, suffering, and injustice. What’s Going On is regarded as one […]

Paul McCartney the LP ” Ram” on May 17, 1971. It was the second studio album by Paul McCartney, made in collaboration with his wife Linda McCartney. The album was recorded amid McCartney’s legal action in the United Kingdom’s High Court to dissolve the Beatles’ partnership, following the band’s break-up the year before. It is […]

13th April 1973, David Bowie released his sixth studio album Aladdin Sane, the name of the album is a pun on “A Lad Insane”. Two hit singles included on the album preceded its release, ‘The Jean Genie’ and ‘Drive-In Saturday’. More on Bowie: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/david_bowie Read it here

9th April 1969, Bob Dylan released his ninth studio album Nashville Skyline, which embraced country music. With liner notes by Johnny Cash, (who also appeared on the record), at the time of release it was dismissed by some critics as lightweight, but included ‘Lay, Lady, Lay’, a major hit single for Dylan. The album also […]


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