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Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending September 12, 2014

Rimage2222eview and video: Eight unmissable New Music Releases this September

 

 

 

 

 
LENNY-KRAVITZ-STRUT-large570Lenny Kravitz On His New Album ‘Strut’ And His Dream Of Working With Prince

 

 

 

 

 

 

afghanwhig_gentlemenlpThe Afghan Whigs to reissue Gentlemen with unreleased material

 

 

 

 

 
hhhhhhhhhhhhhThese New Puritans to Release Live LP Expanded Featuring 35-Piece Band

 

 

 

 

 

 

MonoVinyl_Press03Beatles’ mono vinyl brings fans back to the start

 

 

 

 

 
British singer Paul McCartney performs oPaul McCartney Tribute Comp: Bob Dylan, Kiss and More Cover the Beatle – Brian Wilson, Billy Joel, Willie Nelson, Smokey Robinson, Alice Cooper, Roger Daltrey and more sing their favorite McCartney songs for the comp, due out this fall

 

 

 

 

 

David-BowieDavid Bowie box set to feature new and unreleased music

 

 

 

 

 

 

U2U2 releases its new album for free today exclusively on iTunes

 

 

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2014-09-09-at-12-03-37-pmLed Zeppelin’s Robert Plant plans collaboration with Jack White

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guns N Roses Perform Live At Rock In Rio II - January 15 199115 Innovative Album Releases That Shook the Music Industry – From Radiohead’s payment scheme to Beyoncé’s midnight surprise, the most usual drops in recent history

 

 

 

 

 

British Summer Time 2014 - July 12thNeil Young releases new song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” — listen

 

 

 

 

 

 

lumineers-bighassleThe Lumineers Begin Work on Second Album

 

 

 

 

 

 

aaaaaaaaaaCut Copy, Death From Above 1979, Real Estate, Kurt Vile and the Violators, More to Play Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA – 60 artists and 30 shows coming to Los Angeles this November

 

 

 

 

 
RushRush Releasing 40th Anniversary Blu-ray Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of Robert FRIPP and KING CRIMSONKing Crimson in Albany: The Best New Band in Prog Begins a U.S Tour – Robert Fripp and company come to America with a set list that includes songs they haven’t played in 40 years

 

 

 

 

 

xxxxxxxxxxxxLykke Li Discusses Singing on U2′s New Album, U2 Post Behind-the-Scenes Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

btonf1Randy Bachman on BTO’s Offhanded Smash ‘Not Fragile’ – Exclusive Interview

 

 

 

 

 

 
JBs3-665x400Lost James Brown / Bootsy Collins album surfaces for limited vinyl release this autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

candy2Philip Glass’s ‘Candyman’ Score Gets First Vinyl Release via One Way Static

 

 

 

 

 

 

riot-fest-map-300x154FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Riot Fest Chicago’s Best ‘Under The Radar’ Acts

 

 

 

 

 

 

chansons-cover-c86e16beaca941ff9affd4f2551efc8ae7cd1812-s6-c85Nonesuch At 50: A Record Label Without Borders

 

 

 

 

 

 

stock8Vinyl record sales have jumped to 6 million

 

 

 

 

 

 

brucedickinsonlord_420x237BRUCE DICKINSON, GLENN HUGHES Perform DEEP PURPLE’s ‘Burn’: Clip From ‘Celebrating Jon Lord’ DVD

 

 

 

 

 

 
TheStrokes_SimoneJoyner_GettyJulian Casablancas Says a New Strokes Album Is Likely

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – September 1 – September 7

Rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-sunsetOn September 1, 1995, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame opened in Cleveland, Ohio, with the ribbon being cut by an ensemble that included Yoko Ono and Little Richard, among others, before a crowd of more than 10,000 people. The following night an all-star concert was held at the stadium. It featured Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Iggy Pop, John Fogerty, John Mellencamp and many others. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s Library and Archives is the world’s most comprehensive repository of materials related to the history of rock and roll.

 

 

 

 
220px-Styx_-_Pieces_of_EightOn September 1, 1978, Styx released their eighth studio album ‘Pieces of Eight.’ The LP achieved triple-platinum certification, thanks to the hit singles “Sing for the Day,” “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)” and “Renegade.” The album’s cover was done by Hipgnosis.

 

 

 

 

 

 
angelsOn September 2, 1963, the Angels become the first white all-female group to have a number-one record with the legendary girl group cut “My Boyfriend’s Back.”

 

 

 

 

 

ELM_52On September 2, 1972, the Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival was held over three days on Bull Island, near Griffin, Indiana. The promoters expected up to 50,000 music fans however, more than 200,000 attended the festival. Acts that appeared included Flash Cadillac & the Continental Kids, Black Oak Arkansas, Cheech and Chong, Foghat, Albert King, Brownsville Station, Canned Heat, Flash, Ravi Shankar, Rory Gallagher, Lee Michaels and Frosty, the Eagles, the Amboy Dukes, and Gentle Giant. Three concert goers drowned in the Wabash River and as the festival ended, the remnants of the crowd burned down the music stand.

 

 

 

 

 

usfest2On September 3, 1982, Steve Wozniak, the founder of the Apple Computer Company, sponsors a three day music Festival in San Bernardino, California, featuring The Grateful Dead, Jackson Browne, Eddie Money, Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, Dave Edmunds, Santana, the B-52′s, The Kinks, The Police, The Cars, Tom Petty and others. Even though the event was attended by over 400,000 people and took in $10 million, the concert still ended up losing money.

 

 

 

 

220px-96tearsalbumOn September 3, 1966, Question Mark And The Mysterians’ “96 Tears” made its debut on Billboard’s Hot 100, where it will eventually reach number one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
BEATLES111On September 4, 1962, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr begin recording together for the first time at EMI’s St. John Studio. They laid down six songs including “Love Me Do” and “P.S. I Love You.”

 

 

 

 

 
Ya-Ya's_Out!_The_Rolling_Stones_in_ConcertOn September 4, 1970, ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!,’ a live album by the Rolling Stones, was released on Decca Records in the UK and on London Records in the US. It was recorded in New York and Maryland in November 1969. The title of the album was adapted from the song “Get Yer Yas Yas Out” by Blind Boy Fuller.

 

 

 

 

 
Paul_McCartney_during_a_Wings_concert,_1976On September 4, 1971, Paul McCartney scored his second solo, #1 hit in the US with “Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey.” Paul explained that “Uncle Albert” was based on his real-life uncle. “He’s someone I recall fondly and when the song was coming, it was like a nostalgia thing… As for Admiral Halsey, he’s one of yours, an American admiral,” referring to Admiral William “Bull” Halsey.

 

 

 

 

 

 
the-doors-456-012913On September 5, 1968, on their first visit to the UK, the Doors appeared on Top of The Pops and performed their hit “Hello I Love You” live on the TV show.

 

 

 

 

 

Janis_Joplin_seated_1970On September 5, 1970, Janis Joplin started recording sessions that included recording a version of the Kris Kristofferson/Fred Foster song “Me and Bobby McGee.” Joplin’s version topped the US singles chart in 1971 after her death, making the song the second posthumous #1 single in US chart history after ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’ by Otis Redding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

jimiOn September 6, 1970, Jimi Hendrix made his final concert appearance when he appeared at the Isle Of Fehmarn in Germany. The guitarist died on Sept 18, 1970.

 

 

 

 

 

Eric_Clapton2_in_1978On September 6, 1968, Eric Clapton recorded the guitar solo for the Beatles’ song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” George Harrison had asked his friend to add a lead guitar solo to the song. Clapton was reluctant; and said, “Nobody ever plays on the Beatles’ records,’ however Harrison convinced him and Clapton’s solo, using Harrison’s Gibson Les Paul electric guitar “Lucy” (a recent gift from Clapton), was recorded that evening.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Sam_Cooke_2On September 7, 1957, Sam Cooke released his first single “You Send Me.” The song has become a landmark record of the soul genre and was named as one of the 500 most important rock and roll recordings by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 
Led-Zep-first-performance-7th-sept--1968On September 7, 1968, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham made their live debut as Led Zeppelin but were billed as the New Yardbirds at Teen Club in Gladsaxe (a suburb in the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark). Around 1,200 youngsters attended the show.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
moonOn September 7, 1978, Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, died in London after overdosing on Hemenephirin (prescribed to combat alcoholism) at the age of 31. Moon played on all the Who albums from their debut, 1965′s ‘My Generation’ to 1978′s ‘Who Are You.’

 

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending August 29, 2014

Tweet-ListBrad Paisley, Blake Shelton + More Contribute to Doobie Brothers Country Covers Album

 

 

 

 

 
screen-shot-2014-08-24-at-12-24-54-amWatch: Marky Ramone joins Arcade Fire and performs “I Don’t Wanna Go Down to the Basement” and “I Wanna Be Sedated”

 

 

 

 

 

John LennonJohn Lennon killer Chapman refused parole again

 

 

 

 

 
petebest_splash_650“No Complaints”: An Interview with Pete Best, the Original Drummer of the Beatles

 

 

 

 

 

 

alicecooperwackenraise_638ALICE COOPER: ‘Raise The Dead – Live From Wacken’ DVD + CD Due In October

 

 

 

 

 
VMAs20142014 MTV Video Music Awards Winners

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric_Clapton2_in_1978The Supergroup That Never Was: The History of Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood and the Powerhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

c8Vinyl Is the Only Way to Buy Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

waxwork-2Waxwork Records Are Here To Remind You Why You Were Totally Terrified

 

 

 

 

 

 

maidenvinyl1IRON MAIDEN: Classic ’80s Vinyl Reissues On The Way

 

 

 

 

 

 

bobbbbBob Dylan Announces The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11

 

 

 

 

 
vinyl-gettyManufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

 

 

 

 

 

 

cocblinddel_638Seminal Albums By CORROSION OF CONFORMITY To Be Reissued On Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

 

cover6Future records: We meet 8 young record labels pushing vinyl forwards in 2014

 

 

 

 

 
live_newLive Announce First Album in Eight Years + Unveil New Singer

 

 

 

 

 

 

bbbbbbbbbbbbbbIn The Great Debate Over Beatles Vs. Elvis, Beatles are America’s Favorite Band While Elvis is Musical Artist Number Two

 

 

 

 

 

ACDCAC/DC Take Only 10 Days To Lay Down New Album

 

 

 

 

 
complete_coverStevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble: The Complete Epic Recordings Collection To Be Released October 28

 

 

 

 

 

 

ramonesMartin Scorsese to Direct Ramones Film – Documentary also in the works

 

 

 

 

 

 

phoenix18Phoenix Reissuing First Three Albums on Vinyl

 

 

 

 



la-ca-jc-thirty-three-books-20140831-001Review – 33⅓ book series celebrates records — and its 10th anniversary

 

 

 

 

 
led-zeppelin-lirycsListen: Led Zeppelin shares alternate version of “Black Dog”

 

 

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – August 25 – August 31

 220px-BorntorunOn August 25, 1975, Bruce Springsteen released his third album, ‘Born to Run,’ and the single of the same title. It peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200, eventually selling six million copies in the US by the year 2000. Two singles were released from the album: “Born to Run” and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out,” the first helped Springsteen to reach mainstream popularity. The tracks “Thunder Road” and “Jungleland” became staples of album-oriented rock radio and Springsteen concert high points.

 

 

 

 

220px-BostonBostonOn August 25, 1976, Boston releases its self-titled album. The album’s singles, most notably “More Than a Feeling” and “Long Time,” were both AM and FM hits, and nearly the entire album receives constant rotation on classic rock radio. The album has been referred to as a landmark in 1970s rock and has been included on many lists of essential albums. The album has sold 17 million copies in the US alone and 20 million worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 
220px-You_Really_Got_Me_coverOn August 26,1964, the Kinks released the single “You Really Got Me” in North America. It was the group’s breakthrough hit; it established them as one of the top British Invasion acts in the US, reaching #7 there later in the year. In 1999, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at #82 on their list of the 500 greatest songs of all time and at #4 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 
Hey_Jude_BeatlesOn August 26, 1968, the Beatles released “Hey Jude” b/w “Revolution” in North America, the first single on their own Apple Records label. It was released in the UK four days later. More than seven minutes in length, it was at the time the longest single ever to top the UK charts. It also spent nine weeks at #1 in the US—the longest run at the top of the American charts for a Beatles single—and tied the record for longest stay at #1 until the record was broken by Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life.” The single has sold approximately eight million copies and is frequently included on professional critics’ lists of the greatest songs of all time.

 

 

 
creed_My_Own_PrisonOn August 26, 1997, Creed released their debut album ‘My Own Prison.’ The LP has been certified six times platinum and is one of the top 200 selling albums of all time in the US. The person kneeling on the album’s cover is Justin Brown, a friend of the band. The picture was taken by guitarist Mark Tremonti’s brother, Daniel, for a photography class. The album has spent over 150 weeks on the catalog albums chart and over 110 weeks on the Billboard 200.

 

 

 

 

 

 

stevieOn August 27, 1990, Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed when the helicopter he was flying in, hit a man-made ski slope while trying to navigate through dense fog. Vaughn had played a show at Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, Wisconsin with Robert Cray & His Memphis Horns, and Eric Clapton. Vaughan was informed by a member of Clapton’s crew that three seats were open on a helicopter returning to Chicago with Clapton’s crew, it turned out there was only one seat left; Vaughan requested it from his brother, who obliged. Three members of Eric Clapton’s entourage were also killed. In 2003, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Stevie Ray Vaughan #7 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarist’s of all time.

 

 

 
220px-PearlJam-Ten2On August 27, 1991, Pearl Jam released ‘Ten.’ The album produced three hit singles: “Alive,” “Even Flow,” and “Jeremy.” While Pearl Jam was accused of jumping on the grunge bandwagon at the time, ‘Ten’ was instrumental in popularizing alternative rock in the mainstream. In February 2013, the album crossed the 10 million mark in sales and has been certified 13x platinum by RIAA.

 

 

 

 
220px-PearlJam-NoCodeOn August 27, 1996, Pearl Jam released their fourth studio album, ‘No Code.’ Although No Code debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, it left a large section of the band’s fanbase unsatisfied and quickly fell down the charts. The album became the first Pearl Jam album to not reach multi-platinum status, receiving a single platinum certification by the RIAA in the United States.

 

 

 

 
220px-Dixie_Chicks_HomeOn August 27, 2002, the Dixie Chicks released their sixth studio album, ‘Home.’ The album was nominated at the 45th Grammy Awards for 6 awards, including their second attempt for Album of the Year. The group went home with 4 in 2003, including Best Country Album, Best Recording Package, Best Country Instrumental Performance for “Lil’ Jack Slade”, and Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Long Time Gone.” The album was certified 6× Multi-platinum status by the RIAA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are_We_Not_Men_We_Are_Devo!On August 28, 1978, Devo released their debut album called ‘Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo.’ Produced by Brian Eno, it was recorded primarily in Cologne, Germany and released in the US by Warner Bros. Records company. The album received somewhat mixed reviews from critics and peaked at #12 on the UK album charts and #78 on the US Billboard charts.

 

 

 

 
220px-Green_Day_-_Boulevard_of_Broken_Dreams_coverOn August 28, 2005, Green Day cleaned up at this years MTV awards held in Miami winning seven awards including, Video of the Year for “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and the Viewer’s Choice Award. Best Male Video went to Kanye West for “Jesus Walks,” Best Choreography went to Gwen Stefani for “Hollaback Girl” and Breakthrough Video went to Gorillaz for “Feel Good Inc.” The awards went ahead despite concerns over Hurricane Katrina, which hit Florida last week, and after a shooting at a pre-awards party. Record boss Suge Knight was shot in the leg during at a party for Kanye West.

 

 

 

 

 
66_beatles_001On August 29, 1966, the Beatles played their last concert before a paying audience, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California to a sold-out crown of 25,000. John and Paul, knowing what the fans do not (that this will be the last concert ever) brought cameras on stage and took pictures between songs. During this tour, the Beatles did not play a single song from their latest album, ‘Revolver.’ They finished the show with a version of Little Richards “Long Tall Sally.” After the show, George Harrison was heard half-joking, “Well, that’s it. I’m not a Beatle anymore.”

 

 

 
OasisDefinitelyMaybealbumcoverOn August 29, 1994, Oasis’ first studio album, ‘Definitely Maybe,’ was released. It was an immediate commercial and critical success in the UK, having followed on the heels of singles “Supersonic”, “Shakermaker” and “Live Forever.” The album went on to sell over eight million copies worldwide and brought widespread critical acclaim.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Chandler_Duke_EarlOn August 30, 1961, 24 year old Gene Chandler records “Duke Of Earl” for Vee Jay Records. It will become the label’s first #1 and first million seller next February. This song was a 2002 inductee into the Grammy Hall of Fame and has been selected by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as one of the 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

 

 

 

 
Bob_Dylan_-_Highway_61_RevisitedOn August 30, 1965, Bob Dylan released his second electric guitar album, ‘Highway 61 Revisited.’ Leading with the hit single “Like a Rolling Stone,” the album features songs that Dylan has continued to perform live over his long career, including “Ballad of a Thin Man” and “Highway 61 Revisited.” He named the album after the major American highway which connected his birthplace, Duluth, Minnesota, to southern cities famed for their musical heritage, including St. Louis, Memphis, New Orleans, and the Delta blues area of Mississippi. The LP peaked at #3 in the US charts and #4 in the UK. The album was ranked #4 on Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” “Like a Rolling Stone” was listed at #1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time list.

 

 

 

TheByrdsSweetheartoftheRodeoOn August 30, 1968, the Byrds released their sixth album, ‘Sweetheart Of The Rodeo.’ Recorded with the addition of country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was influential as the first major country-rock album by an established act and represented a stylistic move away from the psychedelic rock of the band’s previous LP, ‘The Notorious Byrd Brothers.’ The album received mostly positive reviews in the music press, but the band’s shift away from psychedelic music alienated much of its pop audience. Despite being the most commercially unsuccessful Byrds’ album to date upon its initial release, the album is today considered to be a seminal and highly influential country-rock album.

 

 

 

 

 
Goats_Head_SoupOn August 31, 1974, the Rolling Stones released ‘Goat’s Head Soup.’ It featured the song “Angie,” which went to #1 as a single in the US and top 5 in the UK. At the time of release, Jagger said, “I really feel close to this album, and I really put all I had into it… I guess it comes across that I’m more into songs. It wasn’t as vague as the last album which kind of went on so long that I didn’t like some of the things. There’s more thought to this one. It was recorded all over the place over about two or three months. The tracks are much more varied than the last one. I didn’t want it to be just a bunch of rock songs.”

 

 

 
flyyOn August 31, 1999, the Dixie Chicks released their album, ‘Fly.’ The band’s fifth studio LP, it was very successful for the group, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200. It has received diamond status by the RIAA on June 25, 2002 in the United States, for shipments of 10 million units. The album earned 4 Grammy nominations in 2000, and the group won 2: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for Ready to Run and Best Country Album. It was also nominated for Album of the Year and the writers of Ready to Run, Marcus Hummon and Martie Seidel were nominated for Best Country Song.

 

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending August 22, 2014

scorpions50thanniversaryalbumSCORPIONS To Celebrate 50th Anniversary In 2015 With New Studio Album, Tour

 

 

 

 

 

GettyImages_9620533445 Years Ago: Crosby, Stills & Nash Becomes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon_Flowers_-_The_Killers_-_Coke_Live_Music_Festival_2012The Killers Cover Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ at V Festival

 

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2014-08-18-at-8-17-49-amKanye West and Paul McCartney are recording music together

 

 

 

 

 

aaaaaaaaaaaAphex Twin Announces New Album SYRO Via Deep Web

 

 

 

 

 

35103735Interpol Release New Track “Ancient Ways”

 

 

 

 

 

Plain-SpokenJohn Mellencamp Releases New Single, ‘Troubled Man’

 

 

 

 

 

Bob Seger & Joe Walsh In ConcertTurn the Page: Bob Seger to Release First Album in Eight Years This Fall – Ride Out” will feature covers of John Hiatt and Wilco alongside original tracks

 

 

 

 

 

dbDirty Beaches Details ‘Stateless’ LP, Shares New Song

 

 

 

 

 

bushband2014_638BUSH To Release ‘Man On The Run’ Album In October

 

 

 

 

 

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz30 Years of Music Industry Change, In 30 Seconds or Less…

 

 

 

 

 

Munich_Eye_19_00_11_41Musical Emporium; the biggest Vinyl Records Collector

 

 

 

 

 

combine_images3Listen to Jim James, Marcus Mumford and Elvis Costello Play a Lost Bob Dylan Song

 

 

 

 

 

Coldplay Perform Live In SydneyNFL Asks Musicians for Money to Play Super Bowl – League hopes Rihanna, Katy Perry or Coldplay will contribute part of post-performance tour earnings or make contribution to league

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Waters Performing The Wall Live At Wembley Stadium, London‘Roger Waters: The Wall’ Doc to Premiere at Toronto Film Fest Next Month

 

 

 

 

 

cdpreservation-06_slide-c2a8096ed8d30a6a5fb8ec0052684e5cef2e597f-s4-c85How Long Do CDs Last? It Depends, But Definitely Not Forever

 

 

 

 

 

hoofDeerhoof Announce New Album La Isla Bonita, Share “Exit Only”

 

 

 

 

 

Phish-A-Picture-of-Nectar-Elektr-1-353xPhish to Release A Picture of Nectar on Vinyl

 

 

 

 

 

archerArcher Pressing still makes records the old-fashioned way – on vinyl – in Detroit

 

 

 

 

 

dustygrooveThe 12 Best Record Stores In Chicago

 

 

 

 

 

image0061Dream Theater to Release Boston Homecoming Concert on DVD + Blu-Ray

 

 

 

 

 

slashsololive2014nation_638SLASH Blames Media For Causing ‘Unnecessary Conflict’ Between Original GUNS N’ ROSES Members

 

 

 

 

 

cryoflove_coverJimi Hendrix’s ‘The Cry Of Love’ & ‘Rainbow Bridge’ To Be Reissued On CD & LP September 16

 

 

 

 

 

YouMeAtSix-Aug12-620You Me At Six offer NFL $2 million to play Super Bowl Halftime Show

 

 

 

 

 

genesis-box-setGenesis pisses off fans by announcing another box set

 

 

 

 

 

yearbook-photo-michael-stipe-remRock Star Yearbook Photos: Jack White, Dave Grohl, Billy Corgan + More

 

 

 

 

 

the-supremes-1965-billboard-650x430Rewinding The Charts: 50 Years Ago, The Supremes’ Reign Began

 

 

 

 

 

Foo-Fighters1Watch the Foo Fighters’ ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Week In Music History – July 28 – August 3

black_Sabbath_SabotageOn July 28, 1975, Black Sabbath released their sixth studio album, ‘Sabotage,’ in North America. The LP peaked at #7 in the UK and at #28 in the US. It was certified Silver (60,000 units sold) in the UK by the BPI on 1 December 1975 and Gold in the US on 16 June 1997, but was the band’s first release not to achieve platinum status in the US. Songs such as “Hole in the Sky,” and “Symptom of the Universe” became fan favorites.

 

 

 

 

R_E_M__-_Lifes_Rich_PageantOn July 28, 1986, R.E.M. released their fourth album, ‘Life’s Rich Pageant.’ The cover of the album depicts drummer Bill Berry on the upper part of the cover and a pair of bison. On the vinyl and cassette releases, R.E.M. labeled side one (tracks 1-6) as the “Dinner side” and side two (tracks 7-12) as the “Supper side.”

 

 

 

 
220px-What'sThe411_On July 28, 1992, Mary J. Blige released her debut album ‘What’s the 411?’ The album spawned six singles, including “You Remind Me” and “Real Love.” The album eventually sold 3.4 million copies and was certified three times Platinum by the RIAA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blowin_in_the_Wind_PPMOn July 29, 1963, Peter, Paul & Mary released their single of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind,” a song Dylan later claimed he “probably wrote in about ten minutes.” The trio’s version, which was used as the title track of their third album, peaked at #2 on the Billboard charts. The single sold a phenomenal three hundred thousand copies in the first week of release and made the song world famous. Peter Yarrow recalled that, when he told Dylan he would make more than $5,000 (in 1963 dollars) from the publishing rights, Dylan was speechless. Peter, Paul & Mary’s version of the song also spent five weeks atop the easy listening chart.

 

 

 

HelponesheetOn July 29, 1965, the Beatles’ second movie, “Help!,” premiered in London with Queen Elizabeth II in attendance. The film had its North American premiere in New York on August 11 and went into wide release August 25. Critics didn’t like the movie as much as “A Hard Day’s Night” and John Lennon commented that “the best stuff is on the cutting room floor.” Later the film earned first prize at the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival in Brazil.

 

 

 

 

220px-Hall_Oates_VoicesOn July 29, 1980, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their ninth studio album, ‘Voices,’ the first album they produced themselves. It spent 100 weeks on the Billboard 200 Pop Albums Chart, peaking at #17.

 

 

 

 

 

 
headsOn July 30, 1965, the Rolling Stones released the LP ‘Out Of Our Heads’ in the US. The LP was a mixture of recordings made over a six-month period, including the Top 10 hit “The Last Time” and the worldwide #1 “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.” In 2003 the US edition was listed as #116 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

 

 

 

 

 

Sublime_Self-TitledOn July 30, 1996, Sublime released their self-titled debut album. The album was a major commercial success, selling over 6 million copies by 2010 and etching Sublime into a permanent place among the stars of mid-90s alternative rock. The album was faithful to Sublime’s ska, dub, and reggae influences, with tempos ranging from the frantic — such as “Seed,” “Same in the End,” and “Paddle Out” — to the slow and deliberate, such as “Pawn Shop” and “Jailhouse.”

 

 

 

 
220px-Springsteen_The_RisingOn July 30, 2002, Bruce Springsteen released his 12th studio album, ‘The Rising,’ with songs inspired by the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the US. It was his first studio album in seven years, and his first with the E Street Band in 18 years. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of over 520,000 copies. The album also garnered a Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 2003; although nominated for the Album of the Year award as well, it was beaten by Norah Jones’ debut album ‘Come Away with Me.’ The title song “The Rising” was also a Grammy recipient.

 

 

 

 

 
300px-Blue_Oyster_Cult_1977_publicity_photoOn July 31, 1976, Blue Oyster Cult’s epic cut “Don’t Fear The Reaper” was released (from their 1976 album, ‘Agents of Fortune’) The song reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the weeks of November 6 and November 13, 1976. The song remained on the charts for 20 weeks. It was written and sung by the band’s lead guitarist, Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and it is built around Dharma’s guitar riff that opens the song and repeats throughout. A cowbell is used in the background, although there are differing accounts as to who played it.

 

 

 

JourneyEscapealbumcoverOn July 31, 1981, Journey released ‘Escape,’ their seventh studio album and eighth overall. It spawned three Top 10 singles: “Don’t Stop Believin’” (which peaked at #9), “Who’s Crying Now” (#4), and “Open Arms” (#2). It was a massive success, being certified nine times platinum by the RIAA and selling over 12 million copies worldwide. It is recognized by fans and critics as one of the greatest and most successful arena rock albums of the 1980s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
oh,_Pretty_Woman_Single_CoverOn August 1, 1964, at Fred Foster Sound Studio in Nashville, Roy Orbison recorded “Oh, Pretty Woman.” The song spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. In 1999, the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #222 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

 

 

 

 

Concert_For_Bangladesh_CoverOn August 1, 1971, the Concert for Bangla Desh was staged to raise money for victims of famine and war in that country. The show featured George Harrison, with some help from his friends Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Ravi Shankar and some members of Bad Finger. The three disc live album from the show reached #1 in the UK and #2 in the US in 1972, as well as winning a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. By 1985, through revenue raised from the Concert for Bangladesh live album and film, an estimated $12 million had been sent to Bangladesh in relief.

 

 

 
mtvOn August 1, 1981, MTV made its debut at 12:01am. The first video to be shown was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by the Buggles.

 

 

 

 

 
Apple_20_sleeveOn August 2, 1969, Paul McCartney presented his demo of the song “Come And Get It” to Apple band Badfinger (then called The Iveys). The single was released on Apple Records on December 5, 1969 in the UK, but not until January 12, 1970 in the US. “Come and Get It” was a hit single for the band, peaking at #7 in the US, and #4 in the UK. It was the opening theme for the film The Magic Christian, starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Paul McCartney produced the track.

 

 

 

 

220px-American_graffiti_ver1On August 2, 1973, ‘American Graffiti’ premiered in Los Angeles and became something of a surprise hit. The film, centered on a group of teenagers growing up on the West coast of the US in the 1960s, cost just over $700,000 to make, but has garnered an estimated return of well over $200 million in box office receipts and home video sales. The soundtrack album reached #10 in America and has been certified triple Platinum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

John LennonOn August 3, 1963, the Beatles appeared at The Cavern Club in Liverpool for the very last time, a month after the band recorded “She Loves You” and just six months before the Beatles’ first trip to the US They had made 292 appearances at the dingy, basement club since their debut there 2½ years earlier. Their first gig paid them $14 and their last brought in $840. At the time, Brian Epstein promised the club’s owners that the Beatles would return someday, but it was a promise that was never fulfilled.

 

 

 

 

220px-Def_Leppard_-_Hysteria_(vinyl_version)On August 3, 1987, Def Leppard released their album ‘Hysteria.’ Clocking in at 62 and a half minutes, the album was, at the time, one of the longest albums ever issued on a single vinyl record. It is the band’s best-selling album to date, selling over 20 million copies worldwide, including 12 million in the US, and spawning seven hit singles. The album charted at #1 on both the Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart.

 

 

This Week In Music History – July 14 – July 20

215px-Pink_floyd_the_wallOn July 14, 1982, the movie premier for Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ was held at The Empire, Leicester Square, London, England. The screenplay was written by Pink Floyd vocalist and bassist Roger Waters. The film is highly metaphorical and is rich in symbolic imagery and sound. It features very little dialogue and is mainly driven by the music of Pink Floyd.

 

 

 

 
220px-JudastouchofevilOn July 14, 2009, Judas Priest released ‘A Touch Of Evil: Live.’ The collection features 11 songs that have never appeared on any of the group’s previous concert discs, including songs from ‘08’s “Nostradamus.” “It’s a very fierce record and just captures the band’s attitude and feeling in a very strong, determined way,” said frontman Rob Halford.

 

 

 

 

 
22BAD7~1On July 15, 1972, Elton John started a five week run at #1 on the Billboard album chart with ‘Honky Chateau,’ his first US chart topper. Cuts included the space ballad “Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going to Be a Long, Long Time),” the jumpy “Honky Cat;” as well as the epic “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters.” In 2003, the album was ranked #357 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

 

 
bandOn July 15, 1973, Grand Funk released their seventh studio album, ‘We’re an American Band.’ Two singles were released from the album. “We’re an American Band” was released on July 2, 1973 and the second, “Walk Like a Man” was released on October 29, 1973. Both singles were sung by drummer Don Brewer. The album cover was originally covered in gold-colored foil on the outside, and the initial run of pressings were pressed in clear, dark-yellow vinyl.

 

 

 
MI0003191332On July 15, 2001, police ended an Insane Clown Posse show in Toledo, Ohio after over 100 fans went on the stage. Most of the bands equipment is destroyed in the melee. not sure if any clowns were hurt….

 

 

 

 

 

 
beach_Boys_-_Be_True_To_Your_SchoolOn July 16, 1963, the Beach Boys recorded “In My Room.” All five of the group members played and/or sang on the track, supplemented by David Marks on guitar, Maureen Love on harp, and Hal Blaine on percussion. “In My Room” remained on the Billboard Top 100 for 11 weeks, peaking at #23. In 1990, Brian wrote, “I also enjoyed producing ‘In My Room’. There is a story behind this song. When Dennis, Carl and I lived in Hawthorne as kids, we all slept in the same room. One night I sang the song ‘Ivory Tower’ to them and they liked it. Then a couple of weeks later, I proceeded to teach them both how to sing the harmony parts to it. It took them a little while, but they finally learned it. We then sang this song night after night. It brought peace to us. When we recorded ‘In My Room’, there was just Dennis, Carl and me on the first verse…and we sounded just like we did in our bedroom all those nights. This story has more meaning than ever since Dennis’ death.”

 

 
230px-Cream_Clapton_Bruce_Baker_1960sOn July 16, 1966, Eric Clapton formed a new band he called Cream, along with two former members of the Graham Bond Organization, bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker. The trio lasted just two years, but left us with some classic Rock tunes like “Sunshine of Your Love” and “White Room”. To this day, Clapton says he does not look back on those days with great fondness, but many fans feel that he was at his best at this point. They reunited for their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993, and in 2005 played the Royal Albert Hall in London and Madison Square Garden in New York City.

 

 

 
The_Three_TenorsOn July 16,1994, the Three Tenors – Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras – reunited to perform in front of 56,000 fans at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on the eve of the World Cup soccer final. The televised concert drew an estimated 1.3 billion viewers.

 

 

 

 

 

215px-Beatles_Yellow_Submarine_move_posterOn July 17, 1968, the Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” film premiered in London. The original story was written by Lee Minoff, based on the song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, and the screenplay penned by four collaborators including Erich Segal. The film received a widely positive reception from critics and audiences alike. It is also credited with bringing more interest in animation as a serious art form.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Axl_rose_in_israelOn July 17, 1993, Guns N’ Roses played the last date on their Use Your Illusion Tour in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was the final show with the original members. It was not only the band’s longest tour, but one of the longest concert tours in rock history, consisting of 194 shows in 31 countries. It was also a source of much infamy for the band, due to riots, late starts, cancellations and outspoken rantings by Axl Rose.

 

 

 

 

 
220px-5DCoverOn July 18, 1966, ‘Fifth Dimension’ by the Byrds was released. It peaked at #24 on the Billboard Top LPs chart, during a chart stay of 28 weeks, and reached #27 in the UK. Two singles, “Eight Miles High” and “5D (Fifth Dimension)” were included on the album, with the former just missing the Top 10 of the Billboard singles chart. Additionally, a third single taken from the album, “Mr. Spaceman,” reached the US Top 40. The LP is widely regarded as the band’s most experimental album to date and is considered influential in originating the musical genre of psychedelic.

 

 

 

AnthemOfTheSunOn July 18, 1968, the Grateful Dead released their second studio album, ‘Anthem of the Sun.’ It is the first album to feature second drummer Mickey Hart, who joined the band in September 1967. In 2003, the album was ranked #287 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

 

 

 

Kiss-KasketOn July 18, 2001, the Kiss Kasket, an actual coffin featuring the faces of the four founding members of the band, went on sale. Also included were the Kiss logo and the words “Kiss Forever.” Endorsing the item, Gene Simmons quipped, “I love livin’, but this makes the alternative look pretty damn good.” Guitarist Dimebag Darrell (Pantera, Damageplan, Rebel Meets Rebel) was buried in a Kiss Kasket.

 

 

 

 

Beatles_help2On July 19, 1965, the Beatles released the single “Help!” b/w “I’m Down” in North America (July 23rd in the UK). The song hit #1 for three weeks in both the US and the UK. “Help!” was written primarily by John Lennon, but credited to Lennon–McCartney. During an interview with Playboy in 1984, Paul McCartney stated that the title was “out of desperation.” In 2004, it was ranked #29 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

 

 

 

 
lennongetty200On July 19, 1968, at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles began recording “Sexy Sadie,” a John Lennon composition about his disillusionment with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Lennon originally wanted to title the song “Maharishi,” but changed the title to “Sexy Sadie” at George Harrison’s urging. The track was completed on August 21, 1968. Lennon once said of the song: “That was inspired by Maharishi. I wrote it when we had our bags packed and were leaving. It was the last piece I wrote before I left India. I just called him, ‘Sexy Sadie,’ instead of (sings) ‘Maharishi what have you done, you made a fool…’ I was just using the situation to write a song, rather calculatingly but also to express what I felt. I was leaving the Maharishi with a bad taste. You know, it seems that my partings are always not as nice as I’d like them to be.” He told Rolling Stone that when the Maharishi asked why he was leaving, he replied, “Well, if you’re so cosmic, you’ll know why.”

 

 

 

 

likeaRollingStoneOn July 20, 1965, Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” was released by Columbia records. It turns out to be his biggest hit ever, climbing to #2 in the US and #4 in the UK. Its confrontational lyrics originate in an extended piece of verse Dylan wrote in June 1965, when he returned from a grueling tour of England, exhausted. After the lyrics were heavily edited, “Like a Rolling Stone” was recorded a few weeks later as part of the sessions for the forthcoming album ‘Highway 61 Revisited.’ More than 40 years since its release, it remains highly regarded, as measured by polls of reviewers and fellow songwriters. Rolling Stone picked “Like a Rolling Stone” as the #2 single of the past 25 years in 1989, and then in 2004 placed the song at #1 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

 

 

10363134_649013441850107_4235627723283340296_nOn July 20, 1968, Iron Butterfly’s classic album, ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ entered Billboard’s Hot 200 chart at #117. It was the band’s second LP and contained the 17 minute title track that filled the entire second side of the disc. A shortened, single version of the song only made it to #30, but the album climbed to #4 and went on to sell over four million copies in the US alone. A remastered edition was released by Rhino Records in 1995 that contains the single version as well as a live version of “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.”

 

 

 

220px-CandleboxdebutOn July 20, 1993, Candlebox released their self-titled debut. It contains their best known hit, “Far Behind” as well as the hit singles “Change,” “You” and “Cover Me.” The album has since been certified 4× platinum in the United States.

 

This Week In Music History – July 7 – July 13

220px-ElvisPresley_ThatsAllRight_Sun_209_45On July 7, 1954, producer Sam Phillips took a recording of Elvis Presley singing “That’s All Right” to Memphis radio station WHBQ DJ Dewey Phillips. On hearing the news that Dewey was going to play his record, Presley went to the local movie theater to calm his nerves. Phillips played the song just after 9.30 that evening, the phone lines lit up asking the DJ to play the song again. “That’s All Right” was officially released on July 19, 1954. Rolling Stone magazine argued in a 2004 article that Presley’s recording of “That’s All Right” was the first rock-and-roll record.

 

 

 

AbbeyRoadOn July 7, 1969, George Harrison recorded his new song, “Here Comes the Sun,” with just two other Beatles, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, at Abbey Road Studios in London. John Lennon was absent, recovering from a car crash in Scotland. The following day he taped his lead vocals, and he and McCartney recorded their backing vocals twice to give a fuller sound. A harmonium and handclaps were added on July 16th. Harrison added an electric guitar run through a Leslie speaker on August 6th, and the orchestral parts (George Martin’s score for two piccolos, two flutes, two alto flutes and two clarinets) were added on August 15th. The track was finally completed four days later with the addition of Harrison’s Moog synthesizer part. The song was included on the now famous ‘Abbey Road’ LP.

 

 

220px-Styx_-_The_Grand_IllusionOn July 7, 1977, Styx released their seventh studio album, ‘The Grand Illusion.’ It launched the band to stardom, spawning the hit singles “Come Sail Away” and “Fooling Yourself” and selling over three million copies in the US. The album cover art, created by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse, is an homage to a painting by René Magritte entitled “Le Blanc-Seing”.

 

 

 

 

mannheim_7-2-80-7On July 7, 1980, Led Zeppelin played their last-ever concert when they appeared in West Berlin at the end of a European tour. The concert was the last scheduled stop on a 14-date European tour in support of the group’s most recent (and ultimately final) studio album, 1979′s ‘In Through the Out Door.‘ The set included “Black Dog,” “Rock and Roll,” “Kashmir,” “Trampled Underfoot” and “Stairway to Heaven.”  They finished the show with a 17-minute version of “Whole Lotta Love.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nowhere_Man-The_BeatlesOn July 8, 1966, the Beatles released the ‘Nowhere Man’ 4-track EP in the UK, which included: “Drive My Car,” “Michelle” and “You Won’t See Me.” The EP was only released in mono, with the catalogue number Parlophone GEP 8952. All four tracks were taken from the Beatles sixth UK studio album, ‘Rubber Soul.’

 

 

 

 

jimi-Evening-Standard-HultoOn July 8, 1967, in Jacksonville, Florida, Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees on their latest tour. The band loved him, but the audience kept screaming for Davy Jones. Hendrix was dropped after six shows and told his act was not suitable for the Monkees’ teenybopper audience.

 

 

 

 

Go-Go'sBeautyandtheBeatalbumcoverOn July 8, 1981, the Go-Go’s released their debut album, ‘Beauty and the Beat.’ The LP sold in excess of two million copies and reached double platinum status, making it one of the most successful debut albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked #414 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It is now widely considered as one of the cornerstone albums of 1980′s new wave music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

220px-Dick_Clark_American_Bandstand_1961On July 9, 1956, Dick Clark made his debut as host of Bandstand on Philadelphia TV station WFIL. He took over from Bob Horn, who had been charged with driving while intoxicated during a highly-publicized police crackdown. The show’s name would be changed to American Bandstand when it went to ABC-TV in 1957. Clark relinquished his hosting duties in 1989 to 26 year-old David Hirsch, but the program died within a matter of months. Still, it had been on the air for 37 years – a record for a television variety show.

 

 

 

blowingUnauthorizedOn July 9, 1962, Bob Dylan recorded “Blowin’ In the Wind” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City during an afternoon session. Although it has been described as a protest song, it poses a series of rhetorical questions about peace, war and freedom. In 1999, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

 

 

 

200px-Jerry_Garcia_1968On July 9, 1995, the Grateful Dead give their last concert with leader Jerry Garcia at Chicago’s Soldier Field. Jerry would die of a heart attack a month later while in drug rehab.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry_Nilsson_Son_of_SchmilssonOn July 10, 1972, Harry Nilsson’s album, ‘Son of Schmilsson’ was released in the US. Most of the recording sessions for this album were extensively filmed at the request of Nilsson. They were to be edited for a planned documentary called, Did Somebody Drop His Mouse? which was never released commercially. It featured George Harrison under the name George Harrysong and Ringo Starr, listed as Richie Snare, on some of the tracks.

 

 

 

 

KinksLowBudgetOn July 10, 1979, the Kinks released the album ‘Low Budget’ in North America. The Kinks recorded the LP in the US and launched an extensive concert tour in America to support the album. Six of the eleven songs from the album are included on the double-live album ‘One for the Road’ which was recorded in 1979 and 1980 during the Low Budget tour.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RollStones-Single1969_HonkyTonkWomenOn July 11, 1969, the Rolling Stones released the single “Honky Tonk Women” in North America. The song was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards while on holiday in Brazil from late December 1968 to early January 1969. Inspired by Brazilian gauchos at the ranch where Jagger and Richards were staying in Matão, São Paulo, the song was originally released as an acoustic country song. The song topped the US Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in August/September of 1969. Ranked #116 on the list of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time in 2004.

 

 

 

Fleetwood_Mac_-_Fleetwood_MacOn July 11, 1975, Fleetwood Mac released their second self-titled album. The first one was issued in 1968. The album reached #1 on the Billboard 200 over a year after entering the chart. It launched three top twenty singles: “Over My Head,” “Rhiannon” and “Say You Love Me,” the last two falling just short of the top ten, both at #11. In 1976, it was certified 5x platinum by the RIAA representing shipments of five million units. In 2003, the album was ranked #182 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

 

 

 

 
voodooLounge94On July 11, 1994, the Rolling Stones released the album ‘Voodoo Lounge,’ the first album without their long-time bass guitarist Bill Wyman, who left the group in early 1993. As their first new release under their new alliance with Virgin Records, it ended a five-year gap since their last studio album, ‘Steel Wheels’ in 1989.

 

 

 

 

 

 

RollingStones02PA241011On July 12, 1962, the Rolling Stones played their first concert at the Marquee club in London. Their line-up consisted of lead vocalist Mick Jagger, guitarists Keith Richards and Brian Jones, Dick Taylor on bass, pianist Ian Stewart and Mick Avory, later of the Kinks, on drums. Avory and Taylor would be replaced by Tony Chapman on drums and Bill Wyman on bass. Chapman didn’t work out and drummer Charlie Watts completed the Stones’ line-up in January 1963.

 

 

 

 
Beach_boys_california_girlsOn July 12, 1965, the Beach Boys released the single “California Girls.” It is one of The Beach Boys’ most famous songs and has been included on countless greatest hits compilations. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame included the song in its of the “500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.” In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it 71st on its list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. “California Girls” reached #3 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

 

 

 

disco600On July 12, 1979, Chicago disc jockey Steve Dahl held the infamous Disco Demolition in between games of a baseball doubleheader at Comiskey Park in Chicago. Dahl burned Disco records brought by fans who received discount admission. Some of those fans decided to start their own fires and a mini-riot ensued, forcing the White Sox to forfeit the second game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
230px-LiveAidlogoOn July 13, 1985, the first Live Aid concerts were held at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia and at Wembley Stadium in London. Producer Bob Geldof headed the effort by attracting big name artists such as Paul McCartney, The Who, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Queen, Tina Turner, The Cars, Bryan Adams, Hall and Oates, Lionel Richie and Phil Collins. The performances were shown live via satellite for 18 consecutive hours and helped raise millions of dollars for starving people in Ethiopia.

 

 

 

 

220px-Michael_jackson_bad_cd_cover_1987_cddaOn July 13, 1987, representatives of fifty of America’s largest record retailers are guests at Michael Jackson’s home in Encino, California to preview his new album, ‘Bad.’ The LP, which includes the singles, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” “Bad,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” “Man in the Mirror” and “Dirty Diana,” would go on to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

 

Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending July 4, 2014

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Weekly Vinyl And Music News Wrap Up – Week Ending June 27, 2014

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220px-78_rpmCollectors Of 78s Remain Addicted To The Old Sounds – Connecticut Devotees, Young And Old, On The Hunt For Rare Gems

 

 

 

 

 

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marilynmansonking2013_638MARILYN MANSON: Bomb Threats And Protests Force Cancelation Of Two Shows in Russia

 

 

 

 

 

screen-shot-2014-06-27-at-9-12-51-amHAIM’s sophomore album is “coming very soon”

 

 

 

 

 
Judas-PriestJudas Priest Announce 2014 U.S. Tour Dates

 

 

 

 

 
arcArcade Fire Perform at Glastonbury: Watch – “We Exist” and “Reflektor”, complete with fireworks and a team of male dancers