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Happy birthday to American singer-songwriter and pianist Tori Amos born on 22 August 1963, who had the 1994 UK No.4 single 'Cornflake Girl', and the 1992 album Little Earthquakes. Amos won a full scholarship to the Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University at the age of five, the youngest person ever to have been admitted. […]

Written primarily by John Lennon, And Your Bird Can Sing from Revolver is notable mainly for its cryptic lyrics and the twin guitar riffs – played by Paul McCartney and George Harrison – that drive the song. While Lennon never revealed the inspiration behind the song, it is believed to refer to the rivalry between […]

Amazing. Watch Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai and more play epic version of Bohemian Rhapsody Link to original article here

For those who like their Christmas with a bit of added thrash Someone has made a festive version of Angel Of Death and it’s the Christmas song we all need Link to original article here

3rd November 1990, 25 years after their version was recorded, The Righteous Brothers went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Unchained Melody'. The track had been featured in the Patrick Swayze film 'Ghost.' Written by Alex North and Hy Zaret, 'Unchained Melody is one of the most recorded songs of the 20th century, […]

Do you remember the first time you heard the long, live version of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird"? Chances are it was on Sept. 13, 1976. It was on that day that the band released their first live album "One More For / From The Road. It was their only live album from the "classic" era […]

On Sept.11, 1962, The Beatles were in the studio. Here is the story from The Beatles Bible: Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do Itand Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. George Martin […]

You be the judge. On June 10th, 1992, the publishing company that held the rights to John Lee Hooker’s song “Boogie Chillen” filed a lawsuit against ZZ Top, claiming that they stole the song and turned it into “La Grange”. You all know “La Grange” so give “Boogie Chillen” a listen and then tell us […]

By the late 50’s, Rock and Roll was really taking hold in popular music. Elvis, Chuck, Buddy etc. But there was still room for a novelty song every now and then. On June 9th, 1958, Sheb Wooley’s “The Purple People Eater” became the #1 in the US. We were all much younger then so we […]

The largest selling ‘single’ in history was the record “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby. (Now we know that there will be those of you who will say that Elton John’s “Candle In The Wind 1997” sold more. So here is the info from wikipedia about it: There has been confusion and debate on whether Crosby’s […]


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