5th June 1947, born on this day, English musician and songwriter Tom Evans, from Badfinger, who scored the 1970 UK No.4 and US No.7 single 'Come And Get It'. In November 1969, the Iveys changed their name to Badfinger, and Paul McCartney gave the group a boost by offering them his song 'Come and Get […]

1st February 1950, Born on this day, Mike Campbell, guitarist with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who had the 1977 single 'American Girl', the 1989 UK No.28 single 'I Won't Back Down', and the 1991 UK No.3 album 'Into The Great Wide Open'. Campbell has also worked with Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac, Roger […]

27th January 2015, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne were given a song writing credit on Sam Smith's hit 'Stay With Me', because of the similarities to his 1989 track 'I Won't Back Down'. 'Stay With Me' had been nominated for three Grammys, including song of the year – which honours the writers of the track. […]

Today’s Big Question comes from Tom Daley, who asks, “What’s the greatest drinking song ever written?” Thanks Tom! Link to original article here

22nd November 1957, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel appeared as Tom and Jerry on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. Close friends through childhood, the first time they appeared on stage together was in a school play, Alice in Wonderland (Simon as the White Rabbit, Garfunkel as the Cheshire Cat). They later began performing together in their junior […]

20th October 1950, Born on this day, Tom Petty, American singer and songwriter. He was the frontman of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and was a founding member of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys and Mudcrutch. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers had the 1977 single 'American Girl', the 1989 UK No.28 single 'I […]

See how many you can score in our very hard Tom Petty quiz: Tom Petty Quiz Tom Petty Quiz Read it here reDiscover Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ You’re Gonna Get It! Released in 1978, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers’ second album, You’re Gonna Get It!, earned a fanbase and revealed Petty’s emerging songwriting skills. Read it here

51 years ago tonight, radio in America changed. And it was for the better. On April 7, 1967, Tom Donahue went on the air at KMPC-FM in San Francisco. It was the beginning of what many called ‘underground’ or ‘free form’ radio. All the FM stations we listened to came from this idea. Do you […]

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