Happy birthday to Diana Ross, born on 26 March 1944, American singer with The Supremes (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Baby Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 hits). Solo (1980 US No.1 single 'Upside Down, 1986 UK No.1 single 'Chain Reaction'). During the 1960s The Supremes became Motown's most successful act, and is to this day the United States' most successful vocal group. As part of the...
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The Supremes part I: 1958-1964. The story of the most successful girl group of the sixties.

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Happy birthday to Diana Ross, born on 26 March 1944, American singer with The Supremes (1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Baby Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 hits). Solo (1980 US No.1 single 'Upside Down, 1986 UK No.1 single 'Chain Reaction'). During the 1960s The Supremes became Motown's most successful act, and is to this day the United States' most successful vocal group. As part of the...
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The Supremes part I: 1958-1964. The story of the most successful girl group of the sixties.

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Happy birthday to Elton John, Born on this day 25th March 1947. 1971 UK No.7 single 'Your Song', 1973 US No.1 single 'Crocodile Rock' seven other US No.1's. Biggest selling single of all time with 1997 'Candle In The Wind 97', plus over 50 UK Top 40 hit singles. Sold over 150m records worldwide. Elton and Bernie Taupin wrote 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' under the pseudonyms Ann Orson and Carte...
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Have a listen to our Soulsville USA podcast - The Sound of Stax: [ Audioboom.com Link ]

Soulsville USA The Sound of Stax: Part II

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03/24/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
25th March 1942, today is the Queen of Soul’s 75th birthday. Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tenessee, US, to a preacher father and a successful singer and pianist mother. During her lifetime she achieved over 110 charting singles on the Billboard top200 – amongst which 20 were #1 R&B Singles. We’ve put a playlist together to mark this special occasion with 75 of her most iconic songs....
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03/24/2017 at 07:04. Facebook
24th March 1966, Simon and Garfunkel made their UK singles chart debut with 'Homeward Bound.' Simon is said to have written the song at Farnworth railway station, Widnes, England, while stranded overnight waiting for a train. A plaque is displayed in the station to commemorate this, although memorabilia hunters have stolen it many times. The song describes his longing to return home, both to...
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03/23/2017 at 19:16. Facebook
Did you ever see David Bowie live? (last call for these).
We are working on a new book - David Bowie - I Was There - and we are looking for fans memories of seeing David live in concert. If you did, please tell us about it here on this page, or email your story to neil@thisdayinmusic.com
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23rd March 1974, Marvin Gaye and Diana Ross entered the UK singles chart with ‘You Are Everything’ which was originally recorded by the Philadelphia soul group The Stylistics. Released as the second UK single from the Diana & Marvin album, the song reached No.5 in the UK Singles Chart in this year. Listen to part 1 of The Life & Death of Marvin Gaye part 1: [ Audioboom.com Link ]

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03/23/2017 at 05:41. Facebook
Happy birthday to Damon Albarn, born on 23 March 1968, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. With Blur he scored the 1994 UK No.1 album Parklife, which spent over 2 years on the UK chart, and the 1995 UK No. 1 'Country House'. Albarn along with Jamie Hewlett formed the "virtual band" Gorillaz who had the 2001 UK No.4 single, 'Clint Eastwood.' Other projects include The...
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22nd March 1965, The Temptations released their second studio album Sing Smokey. As its name implies, it is composed entirely of songs written and produced by Smokey Robinson, and several other members of the Miracles as well. More importantly, it featured one of the well known Motown releases inits history 'My Girl'. Have a listen to our Temptations story: [ Audioboom.com Link ]

The Temptations 'Get Ready' Part II

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03/22/2017 at 15:50. Facebook
See how many you can score out of 20 in our Queen quiz: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]

Queen Quiz

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03/22/2017 at 07:27. Facebook
22nd March 1984, Queen filmed the video for ‘I Want To Break Free’ at Limehouse Studio in London, England. Directed by David Mallet, it was a parody of the northern British soap opera Coronation Street with the band members dressed in drag. Guitarist Brian May later said the video ruined the band in America, and was initially banned by MTV in the US.
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21st March 1987, U2 scored their third UK No.1 album with The Joshua Tree featuring the singles 'Where The Streets Have No Name', & 'I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For'. The album became the fastest selling in UK history and the first album to sell over a million CDs, spending a total of 156 weeks on the UK chart. Also a US No.1. Do you have a favourite track from the album? More on...
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21st March 1971, Led Zeppelin appeared at the Boat Club, Nottingham, England on their 'Back To The Clubs' tour. This was the first tour which saw Zeppelin performing 'Stairway To Heaven', 'Black Dog' and 'Going To California'. Zeppelin opened the set with Immigrant Song and Heartbreaker. This small club on the banks of the River Trent had also seen performances by Elton John, Black Sabbath,...
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Led Zeppelin: The Story of the Biggest Rock band on the planet Part II.

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03/20/2017 at 18:40. Facebook
20th March 1964, The Temptations released their debut album Meet the Temptations on the Gordy (Motown) label. The lineup on the cover features Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams, Otis Williams, and newest Temptation Davis (later David) Ruffin. Ruffin had just joined the act three months before this album was released, and actually only appears on 'The Way You Do The Things You...
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The Temptations 'Get Ready' Part II

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03/20/2017 at 12:21. Facebook
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20th March 1960, Elvis Presley started his first recordings since being discharged from the US Army. A 12 hour session in a Nashville recording studio produced his next No.1 single, ‘Stuck On You’. Scotty Moore and Bill Black, who had quit Presley's touring band in 1957, were in the studio with him for the last time. Hear part 1 of our Elvis in the Army podcast: [ Audioboom.com Link ]

Elvis Presley G.I. Part I. At the height of his fame, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. Listen to how the world's most popular recording artist adapted to military life and kept his career on track.

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03/19/2017 at 19:49. Facebook
Listen to our latest podcast - The story of The Temptations the classic harmony group, who changed the sound of Motown, turning it into psychedelic soul with Cloud 9 in 1969. [ Audioboom.com Link ]

The Temptations 'Get Ready' - Part I

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19th March 1962, Bob Dylan's debut album Bob Dylan was released in the Untied States. Initially poor sales led the record to be known around Columbia Records as ‘Hammond's Folly’ (John Hammond was producer of Dylan’s early recordings and the man responsible for signing Dylan). The album was praised by the New York City weekly newspaper Village Voice as an ‘explosive country blues debut’, but...
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Very sad to hear the news that Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90. The singer was found unresponsive at lunchtime today St Charles County police said. Berry was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major...
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