On This Day…

1960 Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with “Only The Lonely” and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley so Orbison decided to record the song himself.

1969 The Who played the first of six nights at New York’s Filmore East performing a two-hour show featuring the songs from Tommy

1977 Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines and Cassie Gaines from Lynyrd Skynyrd were all killed along with manager Dean Kilpatrick when their rented plane ran out of fuel and crashed into a densely wooded thicket in the middle of a swamp in Gillsburg, Mississippi. The crash seriously injured the rest of the band and crew who were due to play at Louisiana University that evening.

2003 2003, Amy Winehouse released her debut album Frank, (named after Frank Sinatra).

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Brand New Music

Destroyer | ken
It’s impossible to say when Dan Bejar (aka Destroyer) will ever peak. While, at the time, his previous work Kaputt was his best. He has again surpassed all expectations. Just as amazing is the fact that this is his 12th full length album. This newest LP, taken at a glance, has a clear New Order-vibe to it. Very industrial and incredibly dark, but still delightfully Destroyer.

Lindstrøm | It’s Alright Between Us As It Is
For his fifth solo record, Norweigian space-disco producer Lindstrøm delivers the type of cheerful, lush funky sounds he’s become known for. There’s patience, allowing groove and sounds to breathe before they fully develop. There’s professionalism, a sharpness to the arrangements that makes the whole record a polished gem full of special moments. There’s vision, a focus on an idea that permeates throughout and gives a sometimes chaotic sound a sense of space and time. Overall, this is exactly what we’ve come to expect from Lindstrøm – and it’s great.

Margo Price | All American Made
This is a record that is a great example of what happens when a great singer-songwriter has more time and money to burn, and do a record the right way. Everything that makes Margo Price such a great listen is exentuated with the right people around her. Even more provocative, endearing, charismatic, she expanded her musical horizons past the three-chord country cliché and moved into a stronger, more confident, wily yet ragged LP.