Music History Monday: November 4

Posted by Jeff Harris, November 4, 2013 10:23am | Post a Comment

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On this day in music history: November 4, 1970The Man Who Sold The World, the third album by David Bowie is released. Produced by Tony Visconti, it is recorded at Trident Studios and Advision Studios in London from April 18 - May 22, 1970. Following his breakthrough success in the UK with the single and album Space Oddity in the Fall of 1969, David Bowie will return to the studio in the spring of 1970 to record the follow up. The album features musicians that form the nucleus of the Spiders From Mars Band, which include guitarist Mick Ronson and drummer Mick Woodmansey, and also marks the birth of the glam rock movement. The title track will become one of Bowie's best known and loved songs. It will be influential on numerous musicians including The Cure, Siouxsie And The Banshees, Gary Numan, Nine Inch Nails, and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.Cobain will record a cover version on their MTV Unplugged in New York album in 1993. The Man Who Sold The Earth's original cover photo featuring Bowie wearing a dress will not be issued in the US, and is replaced with a cartoon drawing. The album will peak at #26 on the UK album chart and #105 on the Billboard Top 200.

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Music History Monday: August 19

Posted by Jeff Harris, August 19, 2013 10:30am | Post a Comment

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Born on this day: August 19, 1940 - Singer and songwriter Johnny Nash (born John Lester Nash, Jr. in Houston, TX). Happy 73rd Birthday, Johnny!!

Born on this day: August 19, 1943 - Singer Billy J. Kramer (born William Howard Ashton in Bootle, Lancashire, UK) of Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas. Happy 70th Birthday, Billy!!

On this day in music history: August 19, 1967 - "All You Need Is Love" by The Beatles hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week. Written primarily by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the fourteenth US chart topper for "The Fab Four. The Beatles will be asked to represent England as part of the first worldwide satellite broadcast "Our World." The only request that the organizers will make, is that the band come up with a song containing a simple message that the worldwide audience watching can understand. Having just released the landmark "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Band" two weeks before, the band will quickly begin work on the song. John Lennon will come up with and write the majority of what will become "All You Need Is Love," with Paul McCartney helping him complete it. The basic track is recorded at Olympic Studios in Barnes, London on June 14th. The band performs the song on the live television broadcast from Studio One at Abbey Road Studios on June 25th. Lennon will sing his lead vocal live on the program, but will also record it again following the broadcast. The program will be seen by over 400 million people in 26 countries. Rush released as a single on July 7th, it will enter the Hot 100 at #71 on July 22nd, leaping to #1 just four weeks later. "All You Need Is Love" and its B-side "Baby You're A Rich Man" (recorded on May 11, 1967) will both be included on the US LP release of Magical Mystery Tour when it is released in late November of 1967. "All You Need Is Love" is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

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Men In White II

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, June 15, 2009 11:20pm | Post a Comment
archie bell & the drells dance your troubles away lp coverjohnny nash celebrate life lp covermanhattans too hot to stop it lp cover
Another round of the men in white. A couple of these guys are wearing a bit of off white or cream, but I think that's close enough...
o'jays love and more lp coverangel sinful lp coveroriginals game called love lp cover
gary newman white noise 12" coverhansel & raul lp coverdick davy stronger than dirt lp cover
la rebelion lp covercommodores midnight magic lp back coverhot chocolate man to man lp cover
isley brothers spend the night lp covero'jays in philadelphia lp coverclay hammond streets will love you lp cover
jr. & the preludes one night lp coverbilly paul when love is new lp coveromega skyrover lp cover
temptin' temptations lp coverray parker jr. the other woman lp coverwilson picket don't knock my love lp cover