On This Day..
1958 Billboard introduced ‘The Hot 100 Singles Chart’, Ricky Nelson was at No.1 with “Poor Little Fool”.
1967 Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognized as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the UK, Record Mirror and NME both gave the album four stars out of five. The album which was recorded at Abbey Road studios, London during the same time that The Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper peaked at No.6 on the UK album chart and failed to chart in the US.
1968 The second day of the two day Newport Pop Festival took place in Costa Mesa, California with Blue Cheer, Eric Burdon & The Animals, Grateful Dead, Illinois Speed Press, Iron Butterfly, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Byrds. Over 100,000 fans attended the festival.
1984 Prince started a 24 week run at the top of the US album charts with ‘Purple Rain’. His sixth studio album which features the hits ‘When Doves Cry’ and ‘Let’s Go Crazy’, as well as the title track has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, becoming the seventh best-selling soundtrack album of all time.
Brand New Music
Girl Ray – Earl Grey
Extremely tightly written, the Brighton-based trip has taken their influences of 60s psychedelic pop, 90s Britpop and sweaty pub indie and created something completely unique and fresh. Earl Grey works so well as an album mostly due to their chemistry as a group and the creativity as players. Early Grey might not make a lot of year end lists, but it is certainly still a critical listen for 2017.
Soccer Mommy | Collection
Addressing the pain of her own adolescence while keeping a brighy, happy and ultimately very chill listen, at 30-minutes this is just a teaser of what this Nashville native has in store.