MUSIC HISTORY'S BLOG

Born on this day in 1946 - Singer Linda Ronstadt (73) who had the 1975 No.1 single 'You're No Good', and the 1989 No.2 single with Aaron Neville, 'Don't Know Much' plus over 15 other US…
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Born on this day in 1943: Christine McVie

Born on this day in 1943: Singer and keyboardist Christine McVie from Chicken Shack, and then Fleetwood Mac, who scored the US No.1 single 'Dreams' taken from their worldwide No.1 album Rumours which spent 31 weeks on…
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July 11 - On This Day

In 1992 - A range of eight 'ties', designed by Jerry Garcia of The Grateful Dead went on sale in the US. President Bill Clinton bought a set. The collection grossed millions in the US by the end…
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July 10 - On This Day

In 1976 - One Hit Wonders Starland Vocal Band started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Afternoon Delight', it was also their only hit in the UK making No.18 on…
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July 9, On This Day

In 1962 - Bob Dylan recorded 'Blowin' In the Wind' at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session. Dylan originally wrote and performed a two-verse version of the song, as in its…
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This day in 1966: Former Animals bassist Chas Chandler meets Jimi Hendrix

This day in 1966: Former Animals bassist Chas Chandler goes to see Jimi Hendrix play at Cafe Wha? in New York’s Greenwich Village.  At the time Hendrix was performing under the name "Jimmy James". In September, Chandler…
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This day in 1968: Crosby, Stills and Nash play together for the first time

This day in 1968: At an impromptu gathering at Joni Mitchell's house in Lookout Mountain, Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles, David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash played together for the very first time. The trio…
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This day in 1962: Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the Paratroopers

This day in 1962: Jimi Hendrix was honorably discharged from the 101st Airborne Paratroopers. Before Hendrix was 19 years old, law authorities had twice caught him riding in stolen cars. Given a choice between prison…
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This day in 1975: 10cc's 'I'm Not In Love' hits number one in the UK

This day in 1975: 10cc were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'I'm Not In Love'. Known for its innovative and distinctive backing track, composed mostly of the band's multitracked vocals, it became the…
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On this day in 1968: Pink Floyd releases 'A Saucerful Of Secrets'

On this day in 1968: Pink Floyd released their second album A Saucerful Of Secrets. It is both the last Pink Floyd album on which Syd Barrett would appear and the only studio album to…
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