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20th Feb 1967, Born on this day, Kurt Cobain guitarist, singer, songwriter with Nirvana who had the 1991 hit 'Smells Like Teen Spirit'. Their 1991 album 'Nevermind' spent over two years on the UK chart. During the last years of his life, Cobain struggled with heroin addiction, illness and depression. Cobain committed suicide on April 5th 1994. Cobain has been remembered as one of the most...
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20th Feb 1980, AC/DC singer Bon Scott was pronounced dead on arrival at a London hospital after a heavy night's drinking. Scott was found in the passenger seat of a friend's parked car. The official coroner's report stated that he had "drunk himself to death", after suffocating on his own vomit. More here on Bon Scott: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
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02/19/2017 at 16:54. Facebook
19th Feb 1972, Harry Nilsson started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with his version of the Badfinger song 'Without You.' His vocal was recorded in a single take and his performance was rewarded with Nilsson's second Grammy Award.
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02/19/2017 at 13:03. Facebook
Happy birthday to Toni Iommi, born on 19th Feb 1948, guitarist with Black Sabbath who had the 1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid'. The bands self-titled album was voted as the best British rock album ever by Kerrang! in 2005. At the age of 17 and on his last day of work in a sheet metal factory, he lost the tips of the middle and ring finger of his right hand. After attempting to learn to play...
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Happy Birthday to Smokey Robinson, born on 19th Feb 1940,singer, songwriter and producer who with The Miracles had the 1970 UK & US No.1 single 'The Tears Of A Clown'. As a solo artist Robinson scored the 1981 UK No.1 & US No.2 single 'Being With You'. He became the vice President of Motown Records in 1972. During the course of his 50-year career in music, Robinson has accumulated more than...
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Going to A Go Go: The story of Smokey Robinson, the man who Bob Dylan described as America's Greatest living poet - part I

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02/18/2017 at 14:11. Facebook
18th Feb 2008, Carpenters fans were objecting to plans to have pop duo's former family home in Downey, south of Los Angeles knocked down. The current owners of the house, said they objected to fans looking in the windows and leaving floral tributes. The five-bedroom house was immortalised when it featured on the cover of The Carpenters' 1973 hit album Now & Then. More here on The Carpenters:[...
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02/18/2017 at 07:07. Facebook
18th Feb 1965, The Kinks were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Tired Of Waiting For You', the group's second UK No.1. According to Ray Davies, the music for 'Tired of Waiting for You' was written on the train to the recording studio and the words were written at a coffee shop during a break in the session. Listen to Ray and Dave Davies talk about their beginnings in Muswell Hill London...
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The Kinks, 1961 - 64: Part 1

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02/17/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
17th Feb 1978, Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside which contained her UK number one hit, "Wuthering Heights", (marking the first time a female singer-songwriter topped the charts with a self-penned song). Bush was just 19 years old and had written some of the songs when she was only 13. [ Smarturl.it Link ]

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02/17/2017 at 12:38. Facebook
17th Feb 1966, Nancy Sinatra was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'These Boots Are Made For Walking', Frank's eldest daughters first No.1. Written by Lee Hazlewood Sinatra's recording of the song was made with the help of Los Angeles session musicians known as the Wrecking Crew.
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17th Feb 1978, Kate Bush released her debut studio album The Kick Inside which contained her UK number one hit, 'Wuthering Heights', (marking the first time a female singer-songwriter topped the charts with a self-penned song). Bush was just 19 years old and had written some of the songs when she was only 13. More on Kate Bush: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]

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02/16/2017 at 18:52. Facebook
Have a listen to Steve Cropper talking to us about Otis Redding and Stax Records. [ Audioboom.com Link ]

Soulsville USA The Sound of Stax: Part I

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02/16/2017 at 14:45. Facebook
16th Feb 1974, Bob Dylan started a four week run at No.1 on the US album chart with Planet Waves, his first US No.1. The album was originally set to be titled Ceremonies Of The Horsemen, a reference to the song 'Love Minus Zero / No Limit', from the 1965 album 'Bringing It All Back Home'. When Dylan decided to change the title at the last minute, the release was delayed for two weeks.
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02/16/2017 at 07:19. Facebook
16th Feb 1985, Bruce Springsteen went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Born In The USA', his first UK No.1 album. The singers seventh studio album, was the best-selling album of 1985 in the United States (and also Springsteen's most successful album ever). The album produced a record-tying string of seven Top 10 singles. See our Bruce Springsteen facts: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
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02/15/2017 at 18:35. Facebook
15th Feb 1975, Linda Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You're No Good', the singers only solo chart topper out of 12 other top 40 hits. Also today Ronstadt went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Heart Like A Wheel.'
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02/15/2017 at 14:32. Facebook
15th Feb 1962, Ray Charles recorded 'I Can't Stop Loving You' at United Studios in Hollywood, California. The tune would go on to top both the US and UK charts and would be included on the LP 'Modern Sounds In Country / Western Music', which would lead the Billboard album chart for 14 weeks.
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02/15/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
15th Feb 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. First hit was the 1943 'Straighten Up and Fly Right', had the 1955 US No.2 single 'A Blossom Fell' and 1957 UK No.2 single 'When I Fall In Love' plus over 20 other US & UK Top 40 singles. Father of singer Natalie Cole. In 1956 he became the first black American to host a television variety show.
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02/14/2017 at 19:15. Facebook
14th Feb 2010, American singer-songwriter-musician Doug Fieger died after a long battle with cancer. He was the rhythm guitarist and lead vocalist of The Knack, and co-wrote 'My Sharona', the biggest hit song of 1979 in the USA, and was Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' in 1964. When Fieger was 25, he met 17-year-old Sharona...
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Have a listen to our Who radio show - 50 Years & Counting with Roger Daltrey talking about the history of the group. [ Audioboom.com Link ]

The Who 50 Years & Counting Part III

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02/14/2017 at 07:38. Facebook
14th Feb 1970, The Who appeared at Leeds University, England. The show was recorded for the bands forthcoming 'Live At Leeds' album. Since its initial reception, Live at Leeds has been cited by several music critics as the best live rock recording of all time. The University of Leeds refectory, has now been named a national landmark in the UK, commemorated with a blue plaque. More on The Who:
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Have a listen to our latest radio show - Maxine Brown 'The Soul of Harlem' Part 1: Described as the Beyoncé of her day and the first soul singer, Brown was produced by Otis Redding and sold millions of records. She takes us on a personnel journey around her hometown taking in the Apollo Theatre. [ Audioboom.com Link ]

Maxine Brown 'The Soul of Harlem': Part I

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