33 Songs released in 1971 you MUST hear (audio & video)

I love lists & I love creating lists. I will try new series of posts with lists of great songs released in a specific year. My rules: Only one song per artist/group The song must be released that specific year Songs from live albums not allowed (that’s another & more complicated list) Why start with 1971 ? Well why not ? …

June 11 in music history

49 years ago: Them released their debut album The Angry Young Them in 1965 (read more) “These five young rebels are outrageously true to themselves. Defiant! Angry! Sad! They are honest to the point of insult!” (original liner notes) The Angry Young Them is Them’s first album. The album was released in the UK on 11th of June 1965. The …

May 18 in music history

Today: The late Big Joe Turner was born in 1911 – 103 years ago (read More) Big Joe Turner (born Joseph Vernon Turner Jr., May 18, 1911 – November 24, 1985) was an American “blues shouter” (a blues-music singer capable of singing unamplified with a band) from Kansas City, Missouri. According to the songwriter Doc Pomus, “Rock and roll would have never happened without him.” Although he had …

Today: David Bowie released Diamond Dogs in 1974, 40 years ago

 When this came out in 1974, it was roundly dismissed as Ziggy Stardust’s last strangled gasp. In hindsight, Diamond Dogs is marginally more worthwhile; its resigned nihilism inspired interesting gloom and doom from later goth and industrial acts such as Bauhaus and Nine Inch Nails. ~Mark Kemp (rollingstone.com in 2004)

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