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With ABBA Magic, ‘Frida Ensam’ Made Bowie And The Beach Boys Her Own

The canny marketing hook of launching <b>Frida</b>’s second solo album – and the first to be recorded while a member of <b>ABBA</b> – with a new song that would …

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The Top 11 Greatest Vocal Duos Of All Time

As a very famous song put it: it takes two, baby. All you need are two voices to make a unique blend and you’ll be rewarded with unforgettable, …

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Strange Fruit: Strawberry Studios And The Birth Of 10cc

The town of Stockport is perhaps an unlikely setting for the foundations of a pop powerhouse but, at the dawn of the 70s, Strawberry Studios could …

Universal Music

Yusuf/Cat Stevens Celebrates 50-Year Career With New Album ‘The Laughing Apple’

Yusuf/Cat Stevens releases his highly anticipated new album, <i>The Laughing Apple</i>, on September 15 under his Cat-O-Log Records logo, exclusively through …

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Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Appetite For Destruction’: Has There Ever Been A Better Debut Album?

Few debut albums have signalled their intent with a better opening track than ‘Welcome To the Jungle’ from <b>Guns N’ Roses’ debut album</b>, <i>Appetite For</i> …

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How The ‘Welcome To The Jungle’ Video Made Guns N’ Roses Overnight Stars

They had the look, the attitude – and they definitely had the songs, among them ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’, ‘Paradise City’ and the unstoppable ‘Welcome …

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The Delicate Craftsmanship Of Cat Stevens

Yusuf Islam, the artist born Steven Georgiou and still better known to the world as <b>Cat Stevens</b>, was born in London on 21 July 1948. Our uDiscover …

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Linkin Park Vocalist Chester Bennington Dies Aged 41

Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington has died aged 41. According to press reports, Bennington died of a suicide by hanging. The Los Angeles County …

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Judas Priest’s Rob Halford To Receive Inaugural Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford is set to become the first ever recipient of the Loudwire Music Awards' Lemmy Lifetime Achievement Award.<p>The …

Judas Priest

Neil Diamond And ‘The Jazz Singer’: Why Cinema’s Loss Was Music’s Gain

Mention <i>The Jazz Singer</i> to <b>Neil Diamond</b> and it’s likely to trigger some mixed reactions. His acting in Richard Fleischer’s 1980 movie earned him a …

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Kim Carnes, An Overnight Sensation In Ten Years

Her hair was Harlow gold, just like in ‘Bette Davis Eyes,’ the song that helped <b>Kim Carnes</b> become an overnight sensation in ten years. While the song …

Universal Music

Lennon, Clapton, Richards, Mitchell: A Tidy Guide To The Dirty Mac

<b>Eric Clapton</b> is rightly credited with instigating two of rock’s earliest supergroups, <b>Cream</b> and <b>Blind Faith</b>, yet he also starred in a third, the …

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Woodstock And Beyond: How the Modern Music Festival Came To Be

The music festival never really went away. Headliners may come and go, but music lovers will always yearn to retreat to an open field with their …

Nine Inch Nails

The Lasting Legacy Of Chris Cornell

The death in May 2017 of <b>Chris Cornell</b>, at just 52, was especially hard to accept since it came in such a busy and creative period for the rock …

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Joe Walsh, Keith Urban Set To Perform First Annual VetsAid Charity Show

The Eagles/James Gang legend Joe Walsh and country superstar Keith Urban are to perform at the first annual VetsAid Charity show on 20 September 2017 …

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When Allman Brothers Band Headlined First Knebworth

In the grounds of a stately home in Hertfordshire, on 20 July 1974, £2.75 bought you nearly 12 hours of entertainment. It was provided by <b>the Allman</b> …

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Luis Fonsi’s ‘Despacito’ Overtakes Justin Bieber To Break Global Streaming Record

Luis Fonsi's ‘Despacito’ has become the most-streamed song of all time, just six months after it was released in January 2017. The hit single has …

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Motörhead Day 2 To Be Streamed Around The World

Motörhead Day 2, a special tribute to the legendary heavy metal band, takes place tomorrow, Thursday 20 July 2017 and fans around the world will be …

Universal Music

Kenny Rogers Announces Star-Studded Final Nashville Concert With Guests Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss

Kenny Rogers has announced a star-studded Nashville concert as part of his current farewell tour. Billed as the ‘All In For The Gambler: Kenny …

Dolly Parton

Lennon & McCartney Add Vocal Support To Rolling Stones’ ‘We Love You’

The albeit fleeting incarceration of Mick Jagger and <b>Keith Richards</b> after their drug convictions of 1967 was one of the biggest stories of what became …

Universal Music

reDiscover Camel’s ‘A Nod And A Wink’

English prog-rock stalwarts <b>Camel</b> scaled critical and commercial peaks in the mid-70s with their legendary, silver-selling opuses <i>The Snow Goose</i> and</i> …

Universal Music

Howlin’ Wolf Remembers The Natchez Fire Of 1940

The fire in Natchez, Mississippi that took the lives of more than 200 people in 1940 was observed several times on record soon afterwards. But it was …

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The Singular Life Of Queen Guitarist Brian May

Dr. Brian May maintains such a non-stop schedule as a guitarist, songwriter, humanitarian and so many other roles — “rocket ship builder,” says his …

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Ten Classic Brian May Solos

“The best solos are something which you can sing as well as the melody line,” says Brian May, who turns 69 today (19 July). “The kind of solos I …

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Made In Heaven: The Aptly Named Album That Drew The Curtain On Queen

Everyone mourned Freddie Mercury’s death at the age of 45 at his home in Kensington on the evening of 24 November 1991. Five months later, The …

Universal Music

A Kind Of Magic: How Queen Maintained Their Spellbinding Run | uDiscover

Queen’s twelfth album was released in 1986 during a renaissance for progressive rock music, with both Genesis and their former lead singer Peter …

Music

The Works: Giving Their All In The 80s, Queen Dominated The Stadiums

Perhaps mindful that their adoption of funk and disco tropes had perplexed some of their British and American fans, Queen’s eleventh album was a …

Universal Music

News Of The World: Making Headlines Around The Globe For Queen

With the cheers of the ecstatic Jubilee crowd at Earls Court in June 1977 still ringing in their ears, Queen prepared to create their sixth studio …

Universal Music

A Night At The Opera: Queen’s Regal Invite That Could Not Be Ignored

The UK tour to support the release of Sheer Heart Attack got underway during the autumn of 1974, and after taking in Europe and America, it finished …

Universal Music

Sheer Heart Attack: A Killer Success For Queen | uDiscover

With the pier-front echoing finale of ‘Seven Seas Of Rhye’ barely four months old, Queen embarked on recording what would become Sheer Heart Attack. …

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