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Celebrating The Billboard Album Chart

Billboard's album chart of weekly best-selling long players was published on a regular basis for the first time on 24 March, 1956. uDiscover is …

Music

The Wheels Turn For Another Posthumous Lennon Hit

In the first half of 1981, when the world was united in grief over the death of <b>John Lennon</b>, sales of all of his records understandably soared. But …

Music

Genesis Turn It On Again With ‘Duke’

The tenth studio album by <b>Genesis</b>, <i>Duke</i>, came after the band’s longest hiatus between LP releases. But if they were worried about the response from …

Music

Bon Jovi Reach ‘7800° Fahrenheit’

<b>Bon Jovi</b> reached melting point with their second album. At least, they did with the title, <i>7800° Fahrenheit</i>, which represented the point at which rock …

Music

reDiscover ‘The Beach Boys Today!’

To call <b>the Beach Boys</b> prolific in their early years hardly does justice to an output of eight studio records in their first two and a half years of …

Albums

The Big 3 Tenors

Before there were the 3 Tenors of opera fame, there were arguably 3 even bigger tenors! They were giants of the tenor saxophone, Ben Webster, Hawk –</b> …

Ringo Starr’s Sentimental Journey

<b>Paul McCartney</b> once wrote that “your mother should know,” but it was <b>Ringo Starr</b>’s mother, Elsie, who was key to the creation of his first studio …

Albums

When Soundgarden Became Super-Well-Known

The same US chart that had good news for <b>Nine Inch Nails</b> made even better reading for <b>Soundgarden</b>. As <i>The Downward Spiral</i> entered at No. 2 for NIN on 26 …

Music

Gary Moore Gets The Blues

Blues-rock guitar prodigy <b>Gary Moore</b> had three UK top ten albums in the course of his illustrious, if all-too-short career. If you had to lay money …

Guitar

The Stones Play London’s Marquee in 1971

In March 1971 everything was in place for the release of <i>Sticky Fingers</i>, in the third week of April; there was also a new single set for release, …

Rock & Roll

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Speak In ‘Southern Accents’

The combined efforts of <b>Tom Petty</b>, the Heartbreakers, one half of Eurythmics and a member of <b>The Band</b> helped create an album with <i>Southern Accents.</i> The …

Music

Elton John In 20 Quotes

We're gathered in celebration of a singular singer-songwriter and septuagenarian. <b>Sir</b> <b>Elton Hercules John</b>, born on 25 March, 1947, is 32 studio records …

The Day G N’ R Came To Geffen

On 25 March, 1986, a year almost to the day since their first gig at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, <b>Guns N' Roses</b> signed the record deal that helped …

Nat King Cole’s Album No.1 On The First Ever The Billboard Chart

Nat Cole made his recording debut in July 1936 with his brother Eddie’s band. Soon after he moved to Los Angeles where he began playing at clubs up …

Bob Dylan Digs Imelda May & Valerie June

A new interview with Bob Dylan on his website reveals that he is a fan of such artists as Irish singer-songwriter Imelda May and Mississippi native …

Music

It Was Lionel Richie We Were Looking For

An unstoppable Motown ballad completed a transatlantic conquest on 24 March, 1984, some six weeks before it topped the American pop chart. <b>Lionel</b> …

Music

Elton John To Mark 70th Birthday, 50th Anniversary With Bernie Taupin At Gala Fundraiser

Elton John’s 70th birthday tomorrow (25 March) and his 50-year writing partnership with Bernie Taupin will be celebrated at a gala fundraising event …

Universal Music

Former Boston Drummer John ‘Sib’ Hashian Dead At 67

John 'Sib' Hashian, formerly the drummer with multi-million-selling rock band Boston, died yesterday (22) while on board the Legends of Rock Cruise. …

Universal Music

Second Vinyl Singles Box Coming From Status Quo

British rock heroes and chart fixtures <b>Status Quo</b> will have <i>The Vinyl Singles Collection 1980-1984</i> released by USM on 2 June. The second in a series of …

Music

The ‘Precious’ Pairing Of Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Another great Motown duet rolled off the production line in March, 1967. It was the dream pairing of <b>Marvin Gaye</b> and <b>Tammi Terrell</b>, who were still two …

Music

Sweet Dreams Come True With Patsy Cline Museum Opening In Nashville

Even in her all too brief singing career, Patsy Cline’s legacy still lingers over country music, inspiring generations of singers for over 50 years. …

Music

Thurston Moore Thinks Big On New Album, ‘Rock N Roll Consciousness’

Earlier this year, alt.rock icon and co-founder of <b>Sonic Youth</b>, Thurston Moore, promised more new music – and he has now delivered. Following the …

The Amazons Primed To Release Self-Titled Debut Album

British rock four-piece The Amazons may be based in Reading but they’ll be thrust onto the world stage when they release their <b>self-titled debut album</b> …

Strings Attached: How Symphonic Soul Scored Big In The 70s

<i>“We was thinking about Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Brahms… but maybe we should have had a little bit more Brown.” James Brown, ‘Dead On</i> …

Music

Cream Bloodline Continues With New Tour

<i>The Music of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour,</i> featuring members of the blues-rock band's dynasty with special guests, will tour in Australia and New …

Elvis Costello Gets Soulful With ‘Get Happy’

<i>Get Happy!!</i> was the album on which <b>Elvis Costello</b> got soul. The old-school, time-honoured rhythm and blues variety of soul music had been an important …

Music

Chuck Berry’s ‘CHUCK’ Album Release Confirmed, Listen To ‘Big Boys’

<b>Chuck Berry</b>'s final album <i>CHUCK</i> will be released by Dualtone/Decca on 16 June. It includes guest appearances by modern-day blues-rock guitar hero Gary …

Music

10cc Star In Their Own ‘Original Soundtrack’

The rare and estimable ability to create both catchy, bitesize singles that sounded great on the radio, and sophisticated, ambitious album content, …

Music

reDiscover Slayer’s ‘South Of Heaven’

Since the band's formation in 1981, <b>Slayer</b> have arguably become one of (if not the) most widely influential metal bands of all time, due in no small …

Music

6 Samples You Didn’t Realize Were On Drake’s ‘More Life’

On 18 March 2017, <b>Drake</b> finally dropped his latest musical project in the form of a playlist. <b>More Life</b> is a 22-track playlist feeling more uniquely …

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