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On this day in 1962….

….the Beach Boys signed to Capitol Records in the US, their first hit was in Sept this year with ‘Surfin’ Safari, the song itself would be the subject of a long court case as it was alleged to have (ahem) borrow heavily from Chuck Berry’s 1958 hit ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’, […]

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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 first public performance, at Gerde’s Folk City on April 16th, 1962. Shortly after this, he added the […]

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On this day in 1979……

..Sony introduced the Walkman, the world’s first portable audio cassette player – in the UK it was initially called the ‘Stowaway’, elsewhere it was known variously as the ‘Soundabout’ or ‘Freestyle’, and over the next thirty or so years they sold a staggering 385 million Walkman’s in cassette, CD, mini-disc […]

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Sony Music goes back to vinyl records

From the BBC Sony Music, one of the big three global record companies, says it will start pressing its own vinyl releases again for the first time since 1989. The firm will resume in-house domestic vinyl production at a Japanese factory south-west of Tokyo by March 2018. The move comes […]

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Have The Stone Roses split up again?

From the Official Chart Company Ian Brown suggests the band have broken up after Glasgow gig Many Stones Roses fans are convinced the band have split up again after Ian Brown suggested their Glasgow show last weekend could be their last. At the end of the performance at the Hampden […]