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We love this new book which just landed in our office. Psychedelia: 101 Iconic Underground Rock Albums 1966-1970. Never before or since were so many classic albums made in such a short time. One hundred of them are evaluated in the book with rare photographs and interviews. Do you have a favourite psychedelic from this period? More here: [ Amazon.co.uk Link ]
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25th April 1987, U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album The Joshua Tree. Inspired by American tour experiences, literature, and politics, the album topped the charts in over 20 countries, and is one of the world's all-time best-selling albums, with over 25 million copies sold. The album which won a Grammy Award for Album of the Year produced the...
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04/24/2017 at 15:15. Facebook
Have a listen to our brand new This Week in Music Podcast - 24 - 30th April. Pete Mitchell is joined by author Harvey Kubernik live from Hollywood and music journalist Barry Caine. On the agenda the Clash, the Damned, Jackson 5, Elvis, X Factor, favourite stage props, Ella Fitzgerald and Sonic Youth.
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04/24/2017 at 05:51. Facebook
24th April 1975, Peter Ham, British singer, songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide by hanging himself in the garage of his Surrey home, aged 27. Ham co-wrote 'Without You', with band mate Tom Evans (who also later committed suicide). The song won an Ivor Novello award for Song Of The Year in 1973, and was a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey. Ham was a founder member of The Iveys, who...
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24th April 1975 Peter Ham British singer songwriter with Badfinger committed suicide
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04/23/2017 at 19:03. Facebook
23rd April 1969, The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Get Back' the group's 16th UK No.1. Credited to "The Beatles with Billy Preston", it was the Beatles' only single that credited another artist, 'Get Back' was also the Beatles' first single release in true stereo in the US. More on our Beatles page: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
23rd April 1969 The Beatles were at No1 on the UK singles
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04/23/2017 at 05:42. Facebook
23rd April 1936, Born on this day, Roy Orbison singer, songwriter, who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK No.21 single with ‘Handle With Care’. Orbison died on December 6th 1988. Do you have a favourite Roy Orbison track? [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
23rd April 1936 Born on this day Roy Orbison singer songwriter who
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This Day in Music
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04/22/2017 at 11:30. Facebook
Have a listen to our Record Store Day Special podcast with Pete Mitchell and guests: [ Audioboom.com Link ]
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04/22/2017 at 05:30. Facebook
Happy birthday to Glen Campbell, born on 22nd April 1936, singer, songwriter, actor, TV presenter. Hits include ‘By the Time I Get to Phoenix’, ‘Wichita Lineman’, and ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’. As a session musician in the 1960s he worked with Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson, The Monkees, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Mamas & the Papas. He was a touring member of The Beach Boys, filling in for an...
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04/21/2017 at 15:02. Facebook
The Smiths Story Part II: Drummer Mike Joyce talks about his time playing in one of the most significant post punk bands Britain has ever produced.
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04/21/2017 at 05:23. Facebook
21st April 2016, Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota at the age of 57, after Police were summoned to his Paisley Park estate and found his body in a lift. The acclaimed and influential musician became a global superstar in the 1980s, with albums such as 1999, Purple Rain and Sign O' the Times and recorded more than 30 albums. See our Prince facts here: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
21st April 2016 Prince was found dead at his home in Minnesota
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04/20/2017 at 20:10. Facebook
20th April 1969, Session drummer Benny Benjamin died. One of 'The Funk Brothers' played on many Tamla Motown hits including, The Four Tops, Temptations, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Stevie Wonder. The film 'Standing In The Shadows Of Motown' released in 2003 features his work. Listen to our History of Motor City podcast: [ Audioboom.com Link ]
20th April 1969 Session drummer Benny Benjamin died One of The Funk

Built In Detroit: A History of the Motor City - part II

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20th April 1968, Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig in Tastrup, Denmark. Formerly known as Roundabout, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore suggested a new name: Deep Purple, named after his grandmother's favourite song (which had been a hit for Peter De Rose), after his grandmother had repeatedly asked if they would be performing the song. More on Deep Purple: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
20th April 1968 Deep Purple made their live debut at a gig
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20th April 1991, Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie, died in a fire at his home in Essex. His work became a major influence for many 90's bands. Small Faces had the 1967 UK No.3 & US No.16 single 'Itchycoo Park', plus 1968 No.1 UK album 'Ogden's Nut Gone Flake', Humble Pie, 1969 UK No.4 single 'Natural Born Bugie'. As a child actor he played parts in Dixon of Dock Green and...
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20th April 1991 Steve Marriott leader of Small Faces and Humble Pie
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04/19/2017 at 18:50. Facebook
19th April 1965, The Beatles single 'Ticket to Ride' was released on Capitol records in the US. The single's label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie 'Eight Arms to Hold You' (the original name for the movie 'Help!'). [ Audioboom.com Link ]
19th April 1965 The Beatles single Ticket to Ride was released on

The Beatles: 'I Was There' Part II

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Debrah Williams
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19th April 1986, George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'A Different Corner', the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases. The song was also credited with being the second No.1 (after 'I Just Called To Say I Love You' by Stevie Wonder), which was written, sung, played, arranged and...
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19th April 1986 George Michael was at No1 on the UK singles
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19th April 1985, Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with Reckelss. His fourth studio album was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run to You,’ ‘Somebody,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Summer of '69,’ ‘One Night Love Affair,’ and ‘It's Only Love.’ All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a feat that at the...
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19th April 1985 Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with
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What is your favourite line from a song? On 18th April 2006, A line from U2's 1992 hit 'One' was voted the UK's favourite song lyric after in a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1. The line "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers" came top. The Smiths lyric "So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your own, and you go home, and you cry, and you want to die" from the...
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What is your favourite line from a song On 18th April 2006
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18th April 1996, Bernard Edwards bass guitarist and producer from Chic, died of pneumonia in a Tokyo Hotel room while touring Japan. Ha had also worked with ABC, Power Station, Sister Sledge, Sheila and B. Devotion, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, Debbie Harry, Air Supply, and Rod Stewart. Listen to Nile Rodgers talk about his days in Chic and working with Bernard: [ Audioboom.com Link ]
18th April 1996 Bernard Edwards bass guitarist and producer from Chic died

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This Week in Music 17th-23rd April. Pete Mitchell looks at key musical events and current stories with author Harvey Kubernik from Hollywood and American singer/songwriter Mz. Moxy. Under discussion Dark Side of the Moon, Blondie, Iggy Pop, Spice Girls, Paul A.Rothschild and the Cure. [ Audioboom.com Link ]
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17th April 1960, Touring in the UK, 21-year-old US singer Eddie Cochran was killed when the taxi he was travelling in crashed into a lamppost on Rowden Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire, (where a plaque now commemorates the event). Songwriter Sharon Sheeley and singer Gene Vincent survived the crash, Cochran's current hit at the time was 'Three Steps to Heaven'. The taxi driver, George Martin, was...
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17th April 1960 Touring in the UK 21yearold US singer Eddie Cochran
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