On this Day in Music – 10th January


2016David Bowie died from liver cancer in his New York City apartment. Bowie had 2 days earlier released the album Blackstar on his 69th birthday. Bowie’s music, for 5 decades, inspired most musicians and forever will be thought of as one of the greats.


1981John Lennon’s Imagine became the UK Number One Single, where it stayed for 4 weeks. The song was first released in 1971, but following the death of Lennon in December 1980 the single was re-released with great success.


1958Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis became the UK Number One Single, where it remained for 2 weeks. In the US the single, recorded at Sun Studios, sold a million copies in the first 10 days of release. “You shake my nerves and you rattle my brain…”

Previous Albums Of The Day

No.485 10/01/2018

The Who rock opera Quadrophenia was released in October 1973, and was completely composed by Pete Townshend. The tale of Jimmy, a young mod, captures The Who at their best. Compelling, engaging and top rock. Quad or Tommy for you? thewho.com

Born On This Day Supergroup

Vocals:  Rod Stewart
Drums:  Max Roach and Aynsley Dunbar

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