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31 July 1971, James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor’s album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The […]

30 July 2009, Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won his long battle to be recognised as co-writer of the band's hit ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’. Law Lords ruled that Fisher, who claimed he wrote the song's organ melody, was entitled to a share of future royalties. In 2006, the High Court ruled he was […]

24 June 1967, Procol Harum's ’A Whiter Shade Of Pale’ entered the Billboard chart, where it would peak at No 5. The song was written by the band around a melody composed by the group's organist, Matthew Fisher, who was inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach's 'Orchestral Suite in D', composed between […]

25 May 1967, Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' entered the UK chart for the first time, where it went on to become a No.1 hit. 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' became the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK (as of 2009). The first video for […]

13th April 2009, Procol Harum's 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' was the most played song in public places in the past 75 years, according to a chart compiled for BBC Radio 2. Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody was at number two followed by 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' by the Everly Brothers. Wet Wet Wet's […]

SAMMY HAGAR On Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘For Once, As Rockers, You’ve Gotta Go By The Rules’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sammy-hagar-on-coronavirus-pandemic-for-once-as-rockers-youve-gotta-go-by-the-rules/ SAMMY HAGAR On Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘For Once, As Rockers, You’ve Gotta Go By The Rules’ Sammy Hagar has urged everyone to "go by the rules" while they are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. As of Friday (March […]

https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/live-from-daryls-house/ If you’ve never seen Live from Daryl’s House then you’re missing out! The show started in 2007 and features Daryl Hall performing with his band and various guest artists at his home in Millerton, New York. Part of the magic of these videos is the… If you've never seen Live from Daryl's House then […]

Happy birthday Daryl Hall – we love Live From Daryl’s House. Here we bring you 10 great performances from Daryl Hall and special guests. https://www.thisdayinmusic.com/liner-notes/live-from-daryls-house/ If you’ve never seen Live from Daryl’s House then you’re missing out! The show started in 2007 and features Daryl Hall performing with his band and various guest artists at […]

20th August 1965, Davy Jones & The Lower Third released the single 'You've Got a Habit of Leaving' the last song that David Bowie (born David Jones), released before changing his name to avoid confusion with Davy Jones of The Monkees, and the first of two singles that he recorded with The Lower Third after […]

31st July 1971, James Taylor went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the Carole King song ‘You’ve Got A Friend’, (included in her album Tapestry and James Taylor’s album Mud Slide Slim). The song would go on to win the 1971 Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal male Performance and Song Of The […]


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