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01/19/2017 at 07:28. Facebook
19th Jan 1967, The Monkees were at No.1 on the UK singles with 'I'm A Believer', the group's only UK No.1. The song composed by Neil Diamond had 1,051,280 advance orders, and went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) physical copies worldwide.days of release. It is one of the fewer than forty all-time singles to...
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Have a listen to our latest radio show - Bowie in Berlin - The making of the 'Berlin Trilogy' and the fall of the Berlin Wall. [ Audioboom.com Link ]

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18th Jan 2016, The Eagles guitarist Glenn Frey died at the age of 67 in New York City from complications arising from rheumatoid arthritis, colitis and pneumonia. Frey co-founded the Eagles in 1971 with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner. After the breakup of the Eagles in 1980, Frey embarked on a successful solo career and went on to score the Top 40 hits 'The One You Love',...
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18th Jan 1974, Former members from Free, (Paul Rodgers & Simon Kirke), Mott The Hoople (Mick Ralphs), and King Crimson, (Boz Burrell), formed Bad Company. The band went on to score a US No.1 album with their debut release.
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01/17/2017 at 17:07. Facebook
Happy birthday to Steve Earl, born on 17th Jan 1955, US singer, songwriter. His breakthrough album was the 1986 album Guitar Town and later scored the Country and independent No.1 album 'Transcendental Blues'. Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs.
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01/17/2017 at 12:50. Facebook
17th Jan 2016, Dale Griffin, drummer for rock group Mott The Hoople died aged 67. He was a founder member of the group, best known for classic tracks 'Roll Away The Stone' and 'All The Young Dudes'. The band, who made eight albums during their five-and-a-half year existence, reformed to mark their 40th anniversary in 2009 - but Griffin was too ill to take part.
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01/17/2017 at 06:30. Facebook
Happy birthday to Mick Taylor, born on 17th Jan 1948, guitarist with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, who joined The Rolling Stones in 1969 (aged 20), and left the Stones in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Taylor has also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ronnie Wood.
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01/16/2017 at 17:23. Facebook
16th Jan 1973, Bruce Springsteen appeared at Villanova University, Philadelphia, to an audience of 25 people. Due to a strike at the time by Villanova's school newspaper The Villanovan, this concert went unadvertised, so this is probably the smallest crowd Bruce and The E Street Band have ever played in front of.
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01/16/2017 at 12:57. Facebook
16th Jan 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed for nine days in Tokyo for marijuana possession after being found with 219g on his arrival at Narita Airport in Japan. McCartney said in 2004. โ€œThis stuff was too good to flush down the toilet, so I thought Iโ€™d take it with me.โ€ See our Paul McCartney facts page: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]

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01/16/2017 at 07:51. Facebook
16th Jan 1988, 24 years after The Beatles first topped the chart, George Harrison went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Got My Mind Set On You' an old favorite of George's that was originally recorded by James Ray in 1962. In the UK, Harrison's version spent four weeks at No.2. More on George here: [ Thisdayinmusic.com Link ]
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01/15/2017 at 17:28. Facebook
15th Jan 1961, The Supremes signed a world wide recording contract with Motown Records. Originally founded as the Primettes, they became the most commercially successful of Motown's acts and are, to date, America's most successful vocal group with 12 No.1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100. Hear the story here: [ Audioboom.com Link ]

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01/15/2017 at 12:27. Facebook
15th Jan 1994, American singer songwriter Harry Nilsson died in his sleep of heart failure after spending the previous day in the recording studio. He recorded 'Everybody's Talkin' from the film Midnight Cowboy and wrote hits for Three Dog Night and The Monkees. Had the UK & US No.1 single with his version of the Badfinger Evans & Ham song 'Without You.' When John Lennon and Paul McCartney...
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01/15/2017 at 08:08. Facebook
15th Jan 1972, Don McLean's 'American Pie' started a four week run at No.1 in the US singles chart. The song is a recounting of "The Day the Music Died" (a term taken from the song) the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.), and the aftermath. The song was listed as the No.5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century.
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01/14/2017 at 16:42. Facebook
14th Jan 2005, A $100,000 (ยฃ58,823) statue honouring the late punk guitarist Johnny Ramone was unveiled by his widow Linda at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Johnny died from prostate cancer in September 2004 at the age of 55. Hundreds turned out for the ceremony, including Tommy Ramone the only surviving band member. Dee Dee Ramone died of a drugs overdose in 2002 and Joey died in 2001 of...
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01/14/2017 at 07:16. Facebook
14th Jan 1977, David Bowie released his eleventh studio album Low, the first of three collaborations with Brian Eno termed the "Berlin Trilogy". The track 'Sound and Vision' was released as a single and used by the BBC in the UK on trailers at the time, providing much needed exposure, as Bowie opted to do nothing to promote the single himself, and helped the song reach No.3 on the UK charts....
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01/13/2017 at 17:49. Facebook
13th Jan 1978, With a budget of only ยฃ1,500 borrowed from Stewart Copeland's brother Miles Copeland III, The Police started recording their debut album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray. The album 'Outlandos d'Amour' which was released in November of this year featured the hits 'So Lonely', 'Roxanne' and 'Can't Stand Losing You'. More on The Police: [...
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01/13/2017 at 07:12. Facebook
13th Jan 1973, Eric Clapton made his stage comeback at the Rainbow Theatre, London, with Pete Townsend, Ronnie Wood, Stevie Winwood, Rebop, Jim Capaldi and support from The Average White Band. The night's two shows were recorded for the 'Rainbow Concert' album. Pete Townshend from The Who had organised the concert to help Clapton kick his heroin addiction. More here on Eric [...
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