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On this day in 1965…..

February 26, 2017 Tim Card 0

…Jimmy Page released a solo single called ‘She Just Satisfies’ in the UK. Page played all the instruments on it except for the drums, and produced the track, as well as singing lead vocals. From Ultimate Classic Rock When we think of Jimmy Page‘s solo career, we tend to remember […]

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Album overload: How Bob Dylan and others take music to extremes…..

February 25, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Independent   Thrilling news for Bob Dylan fans: the Nobel laureate returns in March with yet another collection of covers culled from the Great American Songbook. With Triplicate, though, comes the twist that this is the 75-year-old’s first triple album, a 30-track behemoth that, while a novelty for Dylan […]

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Power Trip Pick Their Top Five Metal albums: What’s Yours?

February 24, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Guardian Ahead of the release of their new album, Nightmare Logic, the Texan thrash band’s Riley Gale guides us through his favourite metal releases of all time Leeway – Desperate Measures (1991) I would say the first big record that was a huge influence on the band in […]

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Crowdfund A Brixton Memorial To David Bowie

February 22, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

See   When David Bowie died, the world lost an irreplaceable talent. In a fifty year career he blazed a trail that brought joy to millions, changing lives and opening minds. Many of us would not be the people we are, were it not for Bowie. When David Bowie […]

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BBC to broadcast Nile Rodgers documentary series

February 21, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

Originally posted on The Vinyl Factory Featuring interviews with Sister Sledge, Duran Duran and Rodgers himself. BBC Four has announced Nile Rodgers: Lost in Music, a new three-part documentary tracing the career of disco hitmaker Nile Rodgers, which will air in April. The series will look back at how the […]

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James Brown’s ‘Funky Drummer’ Clyde Stubblefield dies at 73

February 19, 2017 Tim Card 0

Although he supplied a rock solid backbone to many James Brown recordings, he’s best known for this short fragment in the middle of Brown’s 1970 single ‘Funky Drummer’, sampled by just about everybody….you can find the ‘break’ at 5.20… From the Guardian Stubblefield performed on several of Brown’s classics in […]

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On this day in 1982….

February 19, 2017 Tim Card 0

….Ozzy Osbourne was arrested in San Antonio, Texas for urinating on the Alamo!! Wait, the story gets better….Ozzy was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest, (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside)!!! Osbourne who apparently thought he was relieving himself […]

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Take a peek inside Daft Punk’s LA pop-up shop

February 16, 2017 Tim Card 0

From NME Let’s admit it – Daft Punk’s big live comeback gig at the Grammys on Sunday was a tad underwhelming. As a doubly-pregnant Beyonce did a gravity-defying balancing act during her performance of ‘Love Drought’ and Bruno Mars superbly channelled the Purple One in his Prince tribute, the French duo’s […]

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On this day in 1977…

February 12, 2017 Tim Card 0

…. The Police recorded their first single, ‘Fall Out’ for £150 at Pathway Studios, London, England. This single was the only time the original line-up, which featured Henry Pavodani on guitar, released anything, the follow-up ‘So Lonely’ would be the first to include ‘new’ guitarist Andy Summers. Actually Andy was […]

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Elton John will help curate new vinyl subscription service

February 10, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

From The Guardian Experience Vinyl will send subscribers the favourite albums of its star curators, including Quincy Jones and Talib Kweli   Elton John is among the curators for a new vinyl subscription service based around the favourite records of the stars. Experience Vinyl, a US-based service, is to launch […]

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On this day in 1961…..

February 10, 2017 Tim Card 0

….The Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, for the very first time (as The Beatles), they would go on to make a total of 292 other appearances at the Club. They were paid £5 for this lunchtime appearance and George Harrison was nearly denied admission to play because (shock, horror!) […]

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Daft Punk announce first-ever pop-up shop

February 8, 2017 Cathryn Draper 0

from NME news have announced details of their first-ever pop-up merch store. Located in Los Angeles at Maxfield (8818 Melrose Ave in West Hollywood), the shop will be open from February 11-19. It will incorporate “a retrospective of archival set pieces, props, wardrobe, artwork, photography and robot helmets” and feature “special edition” […]

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono romance heading to the big screen

February 2, 2017 Tim Card 0

From the Guardian The relationship between the Beatles star and Ono will be turned into a film from the writer of The Theory of Everything The relationship between John Lennon and Yoko Ono will be the basis of a new film from the writer of The Theory of Everything. According to Deadline, the […]