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Very sad to hear that Ric Ocasek the former lead singer with The Cars was found dead yesterday in his New York City apartment, he was 75. The Cars formed in Boston in the mid-1970s by Ocasek and band-mate Benjamin Orr after they met at high school. Their early hits included 'Just What I Needed', […]

Happy birthday to Morten Harket, born on 14 Sept 1959, vocals, A-Ha, 1985 US No.1 single ‘Take On Me’. 1986 UK No.1 single ‘The Sun Always Shines On TV’. The first Norwegian group to score a UK and US No.1. https://youtu.be/djV11Xbc914 Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162070904240167

13th Sept 1997, The Verve scored their first and only UK No.1 single with ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, taken from their third album, Urban Hymns. The track became the band’s most successful single in the United Kingdom. Article source: https://www.facebook.com/19706525166/posts/10162066774770167

12th Sept 1989, Aerosmith released 'Pump' their tenth studio album which featured the hit singles: 'Love In An Elevator', 'The Other Side' and 'Janie's Got a Gun'. Aerosmith found themselves in law school textbooks after a small rock band named Pump sued Aerosmith's management company for service mark infringement. Aerosmith won the case. Article source: […]

Happy Birthday to Northern Irish singer, songwriter and musician Van Morrison, born on 31st August 1945. Had with Them, the 1965 UK No.2 single 'Here Comes The Night', solo, 1970 album 'Moondance', plus over 15 other UK Top 40 albums. He has received six Grammy Awards, the 1994 Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, […]

29 August 1958, born on this day, Michael Jackson singer, songwriter, Jackson 5, The Jacksons, and solo. Jackson is recognised as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. The music videos for 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', and 'Thriller' are credited with breaking down racial barriers and transforming the medium into an […]

27th August 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughan had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a […]

Happy birthday to Elvis Costello, (Declan McManus), born on 26 August 1954, singer, songwriter. Had the 1979 UK No.2 single with The Attractions 'Olivers Army' and his 1979 UK No.2 album Armed Forces spent 28 weeks on the chart. Costello has won multiple awards in his career, including a Grammy Award, and has worked with […]

24th August 1975, Queen started recording 'Bohemian Rhapsody' at Rockfield studio's in Monmouth, Wales, (the song was recorded over three weeks). Freddie Mercury had mentally prepared the song beforehand and directed the band throughout the sessions. May, Mercury, and Taylor sang their vocal parts continually for ten to twelve hours a day, resulting in 180 […]

23 August 1980, David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Ashes To Ashes' his second UK No.1. Taken from the Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) album, the song continued the story of Major Tom from Bowie's 'Space Oddity'. The video for 'Ashes to Ashes' was one of the most iconic of […]


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