The great Cole Porter, writer of some of the best loved & most recorded works in the Great American Songbook & ex Foreign Legion Officer, was born in 1891.
In their review of Cream’s 1st album, Fresh Cream, Britain’s NME was none too sure. “The Cream startle the ears with their changes of volume”
Rock 'n' roll is as old as mankind & the 1st rock ‘n’ roll record was Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats’ ‘Rocket 88’ recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios.
“Take a small Bible with you, and read it!” said producer, Norman Petty to Buddy Holly & the Crickets, on their first tour outside of Texas.
In 1983 a student from UCL formed a band called Seona Dancing, and got signed to Decca Records. His name? Ricky Gervaise.
The first Lennon & McCartney song to make the US charts was Del Shannon’s From Me To You (it made No.77). 7 months later came I Want To Hold Your Hand.
A great review of one of David Bowie's first ever records, Love You ‘Till Tuesday.
BB King said it was his ambition is to record an album of Louis Jordan’s songs. 19 years later that album was released which acknowledges BB’s debt to Louis
A bit of trivia from uDiscover called I Never Knew That. Music trivia which is guaranteed to make you say out loud 'I Never Knew That'!
Space Hymns features Eric Stewart and Lol Creme on guitar and moog, Kevin Godley on drums on flute while Graham Gouldman plays guitar and bass.
In 1970 Ozzy Osbourne wrote a letter complaining that the weekly pop paper, Disc had confused Black Widow’s album Sacrifice with Black Sabbath’s debut album
It’s the opening line of a Rupert Holmes song which he sings about those men and women knows as the studio musician.
Lonnie Donegan was fond of telling people how badly done by he was over the recording of his debut hit, Rock Island Line in 1956.