This Day in Music

Musical happenings in pictures for every day of the year.
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Led Zeppelin: The Biggest Rock Band on the Planet. Part I
Listen to the story of the phenomenal rise of a band who took the world by storm. Hear Jimmy Page talk about his early days and the formation of Led Zeppelin.
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Jimmy Page: Session Man. A look at one of Britain's most in demand session men of the 60's
Jimmy Page: Session Man. A look at one of Britain's most in demand session men of the 60's
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6th Dec 1988, American singer songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52. Scored the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Pretty Woman', plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/roy_orbison
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5th Dec 1973, Paul McCartney released Band On The Run, his fifth album since his departure from The Beatles. Two hit singles from the album – 'Jet' and 'Band on the Run' made it McCartney's most successful album. More on Band On The Run: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/band_on_the_run
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Happy birthday Ozzy Osbourne (John Michael Osbourne), born on 3rd Dec 1948. Singer with Black Sabbath, (1970 UK No.4 single 'Paranoid', the bands self-titled 1970 album was voted as the best British rock albums ever by Kerrang! in 2005.). Solo (1986 UK No.20 single 'Shot In The Dark'). Star of The Osbournes MTV show. More on Ozzy: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/ozzy
2nd Dec 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. More on Animals: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/animals Jazz, Music Album Covers, Rock Album Covers, Classic Album Covers, Music Album, Pink Floyd Album Covers, Music Covers, Album Cover Art
2nd Dec 1976, The first day of the photo shoot for the forthcoming Pink Floyd Animals album cover took place at Battersea Power Station in London, England with a giant inflatable pig lashed between two of the structure's tall towers. More on Animals: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/animals
a group of young people sitting around each other in front of microphones and guitars
1st Dec 1973, The Carpenters went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Top Of The World', becoming the duo's second of three No.1 singles, following '(They Long to Be) Close to You' and preceding 'Please Mr. Postman.' More on The Carpenters here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/the_carpenters
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30th Nov 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with 'Wichita Lineman.' Jimmy Webb's inspiration for the lyrics to 'Wichita Lineman' came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/glen_campbell
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Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures
Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures
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Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures
Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures
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27th Nov 1942, Born on this day, Jimi Hendrix guitarist, singer, songwriter who had the 1967 UK No.6 single 'Hey Joe', the 1970 UK No.1 single 'Voodoo Chile', and the 1968 US No.1 and UK No.6 album 'Electric Ladyland'. More on Hendrix here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/jimi_hendrix
the rolling stones posing with their guitars in front of a blue background, holding up a sign
26th Nov 1968, Cream played their farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill were Yes and Taste. The concert was filmed and released as Cream's Farewell Concert which has often been criticized for both its mediocre sound and visual effects: during Ginger Baker's drum solo, he seems to change clothes at lightning speed due to careless post-editing. More on Cream: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/disraeli_gears
the beatles are shown in four different black and white photos, with one man's face
1968, The Beatles (known as The White Album), was released in the US. Notable for the eclectic nature of its songs, the album has sold over 30 million copies worldwide, and was listed at No.10 on Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/white_album
pink floyd another brick in the wall part ii album cover with handwritten notes on it
23rd Nov 1979, Pink Floyd released 'Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)' which rapidly topped the charts in the UK, followed by the US and a further 9 countries. Featuring children from Islington Green School in North London, close to Floyd's Britannia Row Studios, it was the group’s first UK single since Point Me At The Sky in 1968, and their first chart hit since See Emily Play in 1967. More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pag…/another_brick_in_the_wall
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22nd Nov 1997, INXS singer Michael Hutchence was found dead in his hotel suite in Sydney. He was 37. Hutchence body was found at 11.50am naked behind the door to his room. He had apparently hanged himself with his own belt and the buckle broke away and his body was found kneeling on the floor and facing the door. It had been suggested that his death resulted from an act of auto eroticism, no forensic or other evidence to substantiate that suggestion was found.