This Day in Music

Collection by Neil Cossar


Musical happenings in pictures for every day of the year.

Neil Cossar
Cream : Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker and Eric Clapton during the psychedelic end of the Rock N Roll, Rock And Roll Bands, Rock Bands, Metal Bands, Jazz, Power Metal, Music Icon, My Music, Reggae Music

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:

"Immigrant Song" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was released as a single from their third album, Led Zeppelin III, in Rock Album Covers, Classic Album Covers, Music Album Covers, Music Albums, Music Tv, John Bonham, Led Zeppelin Albums, Led Zeppelin Iii, Vinyls

18th Nov 1970, Led Zeppelin III was at No.1 on the UK & US album charts. The original cover and interior gatefold art consisted of a surreal collection of random images. The distinctive cover was based on a suggestion of Jimmy Page's

grayflannelsuit: Roy Orbison rehearses in his dressing room before going on stage at the Gaumont Theater in Doncaster, England during his first UK tour in Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison (April 1936 – December Classic Blues, Classic Rock, Travelling Wilburys, Jeff Lynne, American Bandstand, Roy Orbison, Music Icon, 70s Music, Fleetwood Mac

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’.

Denny Laine, Linda Eastman and Paul McCartney. Heather Mccartney, Paul Mccartney And Wings, Elvis Presley, Wings Song, Denny Laine, Wings Over America, Linda Eastman, Band On The Run, Blues

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:

We are sad to hear that Storm Thorgerson, the world famous and extremely influential album cover artist for the likes of Pink Floyd, Muse, Led Ze. Pink Floyd Album Covers, Pink Floyd Albums, Iconic Album Covers, Greatest Album Covers, Rock Album Covers, Classic Album Covers, Music Album Covers, Music Albums, Pink Floyd Cover

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:

Ozzy Osbourne, rock star Rikki LA Rouge onto the mind heart and soul of Rikki LA Rouge (el mente,corazon y alma de Rikki La Rouge) Hard Rock, Rick Astley, Black Sabbath, Music Love, Rock Music, Music Mix, Metallica, Freddie Mercury, Rock Legends

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:

conelradstation: “ On this day in The South African government banned Pink Floyd’s single Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. II after black children adopted the song as their anthem in protest against inferior education. Music Covers, Album Covers, Pink Floyd Shine On, See Emily Play, Musica Punk, Brick In The Wall, Green School, Song Play, Greatest Songs

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:…/another_brick_in_the_wall

Was Jimi Hendrix born a genius? Great article and so well written too. The Jimi Hendrix Experience in 1967 (Marc Sharrat/REX) Jimi Hendrix Live, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Woodstock, David Beckham Pictures, Hard Rock, Rock Bands, Men's Style Icons, Jimi Hendricks, Electric Ladyland

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:

Carpenters 1971 Karen Carpenter and Richard Carpenter during The Carpenters File Photos in London, United Kingdom. Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, First Ladies, Karen Richards, Lynn Anderson, Fiction, Sing To Me, Oldies But Goodies, Top Of The World

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:

Glen Campbell, the country-pop singer-guitarist known for songs like "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman," has died at Glen Campbell, Glenn Campbell Songs, Celebrity Deaths, This Is Your Life, Country Music Singers, Country Artists, Lineman, Music Lovers, My Music

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.

Promotional photo of UK rock group Badfinger, Mike Gibbins, Pete Ham, Tommy Evans and Joey Molland Rock Music, My Music, Pete Ham, Harry Nilsson, Song Of The Year, Rock Groups, Rockn Roll, Greatest Songs, Mariah Carey

19th Nov 1983, Tom Evans from Badfinger, committed suicide by hanging himself in his back garden from a willow tree. Evans co-wrote 'Without You' a hit for Harry Nilson and Mariah Carey. Badfinger had 4 consecutive hits from 1970 to 1972: "Come and Get It" (written and produced by Paul McCartney), "No Matter What", "Day After Day" (produced by George Harrison), and "Baby Blue". More on Badfinger here:

Led Zeppelin IV - ZoSo - "Stairway to Heaven" "Misty Mountain Hop" - Jimmy Page - Atlantic 1971 - Vintage Gatefold Vinyl LP Record Album Led Zeppelin Vinyl, Led Zeppelin Albums, Led Zeppelin Iv, Led Zeppelin Album Covers, Pop Rock, Rock N Roll, Misty Mountain Hop, When The Levee Breaks, Rock Music

8th Nov 1971, Led Zeppelin released their fourth album. With no title printed on the album, and generally referred to as Four Symbols, More on Led Zeppelin iv here:

The secret torment of Joni Mitchell: Unflinching insight into the reclusive icon's battles with a disease that makes her skin crawl, is haunted by stalkers and the heartache of giving her daughter up for adoption Sound Of Music, New Music, 70s Icons, Rock Artists, Guitar For Beginners, Music Images, Music Icon, Playing Guitar, Memoirs

Happy birthday to Joni Mitchell, (Roberta Anderson), born on 7th Nov 1943. Canadian singer, songwriter, 1970 UK No.11 single 'Big Yellow Taxi', 1974 US No.7 single ‘Help Me’. She wrote 'Both Sides Now' a hit for Judy Collins and 'Woodstock' a hit for Crosby Stills Nash and Young and Matthews Southern Comfort. Mitchell's work is highly respected by critics, and she has deeply influenced fellow musicians in a diverse range of genres.

Australian lead singer Michael Hutchence of rock band INXS. Michael Hutchence, Beautiful Men, Beautiful People, Gorgeous Guys, Pretty People, Star Wars, Old Video, Trailer, Music Artists

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.

JANIS Joplin PORScHE 356 When Janis purchased this 1965 Porsche 356 Cabriolet second-hand in it was plain old white. She decided that the car needed jazzing up and persuaded her roadie, Dave Roberts, to give it a psychedelic finish. A year later it Janis Joplin, Porsche 356 Convertible, 1964 Porsche, Porsche Cars, Porsche Models, North Carolina, Cabriolet, Steve Mcqueen, Classic Cars

Rock star cars: under the bonnets of Johnny Cash, Snoop Dogg and Dolly Parton – in pictures

A new book entitled Rock Stars Cars details the vehicles of some of the most revered musicians in rock, rap and pop history - take a look at some of its highlights

My Favorite Rock Band(“Led Zeppelin”)…! (Top Of The Line Music…!)The Late Great Drummer: “John Bohman”/Great Singer: “Robert Plant”/Awesome Guitarist: “Jimmy Page”/Master Keyboardist-Bassist:. Led Zeppelin Discography, Led Zeppelin Quotes, Led Zeppelin Black Dog, Led Zeppelin Iii, Rock And Roll Bands, Rock N Roll, John Bonham, Into The Fire, Jimmy Page

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.