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13th Nov 1976, Rod Stewart started an 8 week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Tonight's The Night'. It was Rod's second US No.1; it made No.5 in the UK after being banned by many radio stations due to song being about the seduction of a virgin. The song features whispers from […]

11th Nov 1978, The Cars released ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’, the first picture-disc single commercially available, which went on to be a No.3 hit on the UK charts and top 40 in the US.https://youtu.be/RyFo6p6LGkA The Cars – My Best Friend’s Girl (Official Live Video) You're watching The Cars perform "My Best Friend's Girl." Original song […]

9th Nov 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet'. Randy Bachman stuttered through the lyrics of the demo recording as a private joke about his brother Gary, who had a speech impediment. The record company liked that take better than the non-stammering version and […]

19th Oct 1985, A-Ha went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Take On Me', making them the first Norwegian group to score a US No.1. The video for the song featured the band in a pencil-sketch animation method called rotoscoping, combined with live action which won six awards and was nominated for two […]

Happy birthday to Paul Simon, born on 13th Oct 1941, singer, songwriter, (1970 UK & US No.1 single with Simon and Garfunkel, 'Bridge Over Trouble Water.' The duo's 1970 album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' spent 307 weeks on the UK chart). Solo, (1986 UK No.4 single 'You Can Call Me Al', 1986 UK No.1 album […]

Happy birthday to American R&B, and soul singer, Daryl Hall, from Hall and Oates, who had the 1982 US No.1 & UK No.6 single 'Maneater', plus five other US No.1 hits. Hall scored the solo 1986 UK No.28 single 'Dreamtime'. Since late 2007, he has hosted the web television series, Live from Daryl's House, which […]

11th Oct 1997, The Verve started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their third album Urban Hymns. The band’s best-selling release features ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, and ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’. It is currently ranked the 15th best-selling album in UK.https://youtu.be/1lyu1KKwC74 The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony (Official Video) Check out […]

8th Oct 1988, On their 12th single release, U2 scored their first UK No.1 with ‘Desire.’ The track which was also a US No.3 hit was taken from their album ‘Rattle And Hum.’ https://youtu.be/z8rQ575DWD8 U2 – Desire (Official Music Video) U2’s new album, “Songs of Experience” out now. Listen to the album: https://lnk.to/ZaQRe Explore more […]

Happy birthday to Brian Johnson, born on 5th Oct 1947, singer with Geordie, who had the 1973 UK No.6 single 'Because Of You'. Joined AC/DC in 1980, after the death of Bon Scott. Had the 1980 UK No.1 and US No.4 album Back In Black, which has now sold an estimated 49m copies worldwide. Johnson's […]

3rd Oct 1954, born on this day American musician, singer, songwriter, guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan. He was one of the most influential guitarists in the revival of blues in the 1980s. Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash on August 27th 1990 age 35. His family successfully sued the operators of the company for allowing […]


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