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BlabberMouth reports: KING DIAMOND On NEIL PEART: ‘He Will Forever Remain At The Top Of My List’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/members-of-black-sabbath-kiss-megadeth-king-diamond-others-pay-tribute-to-rush-drummer-neil-peart/ KING DIAMOND On NEIL PEART: ‘He Will Forever Remain At The Top Of My List’ Members of BLACK SABBATH, KISS, MEGADETH and KING DIAMOND are among the rock musicians who reacted on social media to the passing […]

Happy New Year to you all from the team at This Day in Music. 1st Jan 1964, The first edition of the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops was transmitted from an old church hall in Manchester, England. Acts miming to their latest releases included The Rolling Stones, (I Wanna Be Your Man), The […]

19th Dec 1970, Elton John’s first US hit, ‘Your Song’ entered the Billboard Hot 100, where it went on to reach number eight. The Hollies had been offered the song and Three Dog Night had already recorded a version which was included on their ‘It Ain’t Easy’ album. https://youtu.be/GlPlfCy1urI Elton John – Your Song (Top […]

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/top-grossing-tours/ Top Grossing Tours The worldwide concert industry generates about $8 billion each year in revenue with the top 25 single artist concerts alone grossing about $360 million. More people are going to concerts and ticket prices are also Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162347515870167

Reporting period: September 20, 2019 – October 20, 2019 No Artist Title Album Year Duration Type Total 1 Wasp The Idol Lets Rock: Good History (2017) 2017 6:42 S 53 2 Sweet & Lynch Promised Land Unified 2017 4:14 S 35 3 Robert Plant Promised Land Greatest Hits – DISC 2 2007 5:01 S 33 […]

6th Oct 1972 , During sessions at RCA Studios, New York City, David Bowie recorded 'The Jean Genie', which became the lead single from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane. The track spent 13 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at No.2, making it Bowie's biggest hit to date. The line "He's so simple minded, he […]

5th Sept 1946, Born on this day Freddie Mercury singer, Queen, (1975 UK No.1 single 'Bohemian Rhapsody' also UK No.1 in 1991, plus over 40 other UK Top 40 singles. 1980 US No.1 single 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love'). Solo, (1987 UK No. 4 single 'The Great Pretender'). Mercury died of bronchio-pneumonia on November 24th […]

26th August 1965, Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It Ain’t Me Babe’. I Got You Babe – […]

4th August 1984, Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘prince . His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of […]

Happy birthday to Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single ‘Legs’. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 […]


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