ComfortablyNumb Star

On this day in 1969, Led Zeppelin II was released on Atlantic Records in the UK. The Jimmy Page-produced album which was recorded over six months between four European and three American tours, peaked at No.1 in both the UK and US, going on to sell over 12 million copies in the US alone, (and spending 138 weeks on the UK chart). The album is now recognised by writers and music critics as one of the greatest and most influential rock albums ever recorded.


Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

Born on this day, 1941, Steve Cropper, guitarist, Booker T and the MG's, (1962 US No. 3 single 'Green Onions', 1969 UK No.4 single 'Time Is Tight').


Booker T and The MG’s – Green Onions

Born on this day, 1942, Elvin Bishop, guitarist, (1976 US No.3 & UK No.34 single 'Fooled Around And Fell In Love'). Member of Paul Butterfield Blues Band 65-68.


Elvin Bishop – Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Tom Petty, born on this day, 1953


Tom Petty & Stevie Nicks – Learning To Fly


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – I won’t Back Down


Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Refugee

Running Down

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Running Down A Dream

On this day in 1968, 18 year old Peter Frampton met Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two started planning a new group which emerged as Humble Pie the following April.


Humble Pie – I Don’t Need No Doctor


Humble Pie – Natural Born Boogie

On this day in 1961, Decca records released 'Crazy' by Patsy Cline. The ballad, composed by Willie Nelson gave Cline a No.2 country hit in 1962. Nelson originally wrote the song for country singer Billy Walker, but Walker turned it down. The song's eventual success helped launch Nelson as a performer as well as a songwriter. It spent 21 weeks on the chart for Cline, and eventually became one of her signature tunes.


Patsy Cline - Crazy

On this day in 1988, UB40 went to No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Neil Diamond song 'Red Red Wine', also a No.1 hit in the UK


UB40 - Red Red Wine

On this day in 1966, The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Reach Out And I'll Be There'. The group's second US No.1 and their first No.1 in the UK.


The Four Tops – Reach Out I’ll Be There

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