Category Archives: Album

THE BEATLES: How ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ Changed The Face Of Music | uDiscover

These days, game-changers are everywhere, in every facet of our society, yet there was a time when people really had no idea what they were. In 1967 along came Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the eighth studio album by … Continue reading

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ENGELBERT: Tin Pan Alley, Country Pop & The Indestructible ‘Release Me’ – uDiscover

Vocal stylist Engelbert Humperdinck has been talking to uDiscover about the remarkable body of work that’s celebrated by today’s (19 May) release of the compilation Engelbert Humperdinck: 50 and the simultaneous The Complete Decca Studio Albums Collection. He discusses how … Continue reading

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BOWIE: How I discovered a secret in the Blackstar sleeve | The Vinyl Factory

How I discovered a secret in Bowie’s Blackstar sleeve – and how you can too – The Vinyl Factory – the Home of VinylThe secret of Blackstar’s starfield revealed by the man who found it. Earlier this week one Reddit … Continue reading

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ELVIS: Sun in Vegas

by Tony G. Marshall A rare and fascinating public moment occurred as Elvis Presley began a brief reflective backtrack to his musical roots from the stage of the Las Vegas Hilton when he saw someone in the audience holding a copy of the then recently … Continue reading

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BILL HALEY: Saddlemen and Comets

by Tony G. Marshall My first taste of the rock n’ roll music of Bill Haley and His Comets came via the original opening theme of the nostalgic American comedy series, “Happy Days” (1974 – 1984) namely “Rock Around The Clock” … Continue reading

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RICHARD, CHARLES & JILES: The Original Albums

The ‘triple’ Rock ‘n’ Roll tragedy that was eventually labelled “The Day The Music Died” encompasses the passing of a trio of pioneering greats who have been the subject of many “how much greater they could have been…” conversations around the world since … Continue reading

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ELTON JOHN: Midsummer Fantastical!

10 Things You Need to Know About Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy By the Editor@EltonJohn.com Before there was Google there was Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy. To explain… For many an Elton fan in 1975, listening … Continue reading

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PRINCE and 3rdEyeGirl | Music | The Guardian

3RDEYEGIRL on Prince, ping pong and women in music who ‘treat their bodies like meat’ The purple one’s all-female band on his legendary work ethic, life at Paisley Park and why you should always look like a star… 3rdEyeGirl (left to … Continue reading

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LAURA!

“WHEN YOU ROLL THE DICE THERE’S A LESSON LEARNT – IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, WELL YOU’RE GONNA GET BURNT!” –  ‘Irate’ song lyrics/music Copyright © Laura Wilde/Brian Canham. “Music in the Blood” – New Short Essay “Sold My Soul” – Updated Album Review … Continue reading

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VINYL: History of the 45 rpm Record

A History of the Gramophone Record The first records were on cylinders, the earliest of which were made by the inventor of the first ‘Phonograph’, Thomas Alva Edison in 1877. Attempts had been made of ‘recording’ sound much earlier than … Continue reading

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