October 17: The Rolling Stones recorded the Brussels Affair in 1973

The Rolling Stones have finally begun to assemble and release their vast archives.  Setting up The Official Rolling Stones Archive online, their first release was The Brussels Affair ’73. Long hailed by die-hard Stones fans as one of the band’s greatest live performances, The Brussels Affair has been a mainstay in the underground music world for years. The album is pulled from the two gigs …

October 17: Bruce Springsteen’s “The River” was released in 1980

But I remember us riding in my brother’s car Her body tan and wet down at the reservoir At night on them banks I’d lie awake And pull her close just to feel each breath she’d take Now those memories come back to haunt me They haunt me like a curse Is a dream a lie if it don’t come …

October 16: Emmylou Harris released Brand New Dance in 1990

Brand New Dance was an album which Emmylou Harris released on October 16, 1990. Produced by Richard Bennett and Allan Reynolds, the album mixed a rather eclectic collection of covers, including Bruce Springsteen’s “Tougher Than the Rest”, and Dave Mallett’s “Red, Red Rose”. Though it sold reasonably well, it was Harris’ first studio album in fifteen years to yield no top forty country singles, and …

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