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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

September 15, 2019

Intriguing collaborations, seminal singles, classic albums and breakthrough hits – it’s this week in rock.

#OnThisDay September 9, 1972
The mighty Slade reach No. 1 with ‘Mama Weer All Crazee Now’ during its second week of release. Their third chart-topper and the lead single from their third album, ‘Slayed’, it remains in the Top 40 for an incredible 10 weeks!

#OnThisDay September 10, 1964
Widely regarded as one of the most influential singles of all time, The Kink’s ‘You Really Got Me’ begins a two-week residency at the top of the UK charts. With its ferociously distorted guitars, it’s no surprise that it’s credited with helping birth heavy metal.

#OnThisDay September 11, 1970
One can only wonder what the results would have been like when Jimi Hendrix reveals during his last interview that he’d love to work with Miles Davis. Given that Miles was deep into his electric period, it’s safe to guess that the results would’ve been mind-blowing!

#OnThisDay September 12, 1984
Pop’s premier party starter, Mr Billy Ocean, releases his fifth studio album ‘Suddenly’. Carrying the hits ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)’, ‘Loverboy’ and of course the timeless title track, it reaches number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Do you still have your copy?

#OnThisDay September 13, 1985
Bruce Springsteen does rather well for himself at the MTV Video Awards when he scoops Best Male Video for ‘I’m On Fire’ and Best Stage Performance For A Video for ‘Dancing In The Dark’. Another notable winner is USA For Africa who take home the Best Group gong for ‘We Are The World’.

#OnThisDay September 14, 1997
Jimi Hendrix becomes the first rock musician to be honoured with an English Heritage Blue Plaque, which is unveiled at 23 Brook Street, Mayfair, London, where he briefly lived in the 60s. Did you know that the composer George Frideric Handel lived next door at No. 25 some 225 years earlier?

#OnThisDay September 15, 1985
Bonnie Tyler reaches at No. 2 in the UK singles charts with ‘Holding Out For A Hero’. Originally recorded in 1984 for the ‘Footloose’ soundtrack, it only just about cracked the Top 100 upon its release in 1984 and would have to wait about a year before scoring big when it was re-released.

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From Jimi Hendrix to Elvis Presley, The Stone Roses to Bonnie Tyler and more, we run down the history of your favourite artists – it’s This Week In Rock.

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Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ – Out Now

Jimi Hendrix – ‘Songs For Groovy Children: The Fillmore East Concerts’ – Out Now

Collecting all four historic Hendrix Band of Gypsies performances from the Fillmore East, including more than two dozen previously unreleased and/or remixed new tracks, we’re pleased to announce this intriguing 5CD box set, out now with vinyl to follow on December 13.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Wham! bestride the Atlantic, Ozzy announces his retirement, Eurythmics join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and more – it’s this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Who did MTV declare the Best Act Ever in 2008? The answer may shock you…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, legendary performances and landmark releases. It’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Intriguing collaborations, seminal singles, classic albums and breakthrough hits – it’s this week in rock. https://www.legacyrecordings.co.uk/news/this-week-in-rock-13

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Ozzy in the USSR, The Clash’s live London debut, many happy returns to David Crosby, the legendary Woodstock festival and more. It’s the week in rock as it happened…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘GLORY DAYS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘GLORY DAYS’

Directed by Academy Award-nominee John Sayles, this video – just like the song it’s illustrating – has lost none of its power since its original release.

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‘Blinded By The Light’ Soundtrack Out Now

‘Blinded By The Light’ Soundtrack Out Now

We’re proud to announce that the blistering, Springsteen-fuelled soundtrack to Gurinder Chadha’s critically acclaimed movie ‘Blinded By The Light’, is out now.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…

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‘Born In The USA’ – 35th Anniversary

‘Born In The USA’ – 35th Anniversary

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s landmark album ‘Born In The U.S.A.’, we’re proud to present this 2013 performance of the album, filmed at the Hard Rock Calling Festival in London.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘CADILLAC RANCH’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘CADILLAC RANCH’

The chances are that we ain’t ever going to agree on what the best Bruce Springsteen album is….

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S MUSIC TAKES STARRING ROLE IN NEW FILM

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S MUSIC TAKES STARRING ROLE IN NEW FILM

The music of Bruce Springsteen takes a starring role in new film Blinded By The Light.

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Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

Win Signed Billy Ocean Programmes!

We’re giving five people the chance to win a signed copy of ‘The very best of Billy Ocean UK & European Tour 2018/19 programme’.

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

As Pop’s Premier Party Patriarch prepares to undertake yet another superb series of shows, we celebrate Billy Ocean, our Artist of the Month for March

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SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY – ALBUM & NETFLIX SHOW

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY – ALBUM & NETFLIX SHOW

As Bruce Springsteen’s sold-out one man show, ‘Springsteen On Broadway’ comes to a close in New York, we’re excited to announce the release of the accompanying soundtrack set and Netflix show.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE KINKS – ‘COME DANCING’

Originally released as single in late 1982 before appearing on the ‘State Of Confusion’ album the following year, The Kinks’ ‘Come Dancing’ eventually became a UK hit upon its re-release in the summer of 1983.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Kinks – ‘Mr Pleasant’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Kinks – ‘Mr Pleasant’

A real curio in The Kinks’ back catalogue, ‘Mr Pleasant’ was originally released only in the US and mainland Europe.

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‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

‘Electric Ladyland’ – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition – OUT NOW

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of our most exciting artist’s most groundbreaking records; The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’. Out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BONNIE TYLER – ‘TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE HEART’

In hindsight, this meeting of singer Bonnie Tyler and songwriter Jim Steinman was always going to be a monsterous global success.

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‘BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION Vol. 2, 1987-1996’ – OUT NOW

‘BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION Vol. 2, 1987-1996’ – OUT NOW

Presenting a new limited edition box set of some of The Boss’ finest work, long out of print, on remastered vinyl for the first time and available now.

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Artist of the Month: Bruce Springsteen

Artist of the Month: Bruce Springsteen

As we revisit one of The Boss’ most urgent, powerful eras, our artist of the month for May is the one and only Bruce Springsteen.

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‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

‘BOTH SIDES OF THE SKY’ – OUT NOW

Ladies and gentlemen, the new Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, is out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Dancing In The Dark’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Dancing In The Dark’

This week we turn to our attention to a watershed moment from The Boss (and not just because of Courtney Cox’s Dad dancing…)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Ocean – ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’

The ultimate ’80s track from the ultimate ’80s party starter, ‘When The Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)’ would have passed into pop folklore with or without Michael Douglas’ help.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

Well, what else could it be this week?

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WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

WIN SIGNED BILLY OCEAN PROGRAMMES

We’ve got five tour programmes from Mr Billy Ocean’s recent UK tour, all signed by the Undisputed Party Patriarch himself.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about jazz, usually by people who know nothing about the genre…

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Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Artist of the Month: Billy Ocean

Join us as we look back on one of the most incredible careers in pop…

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Ray Davies ‘Americana’ – Out Now

Ray Davies ‘Americana’ – Out Now

Legendary Kinks frontman and new American treasure, Ray Davies, releases his first album of new material in over nine years – ‘Americana’.

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Miles On Vinyl At Last

Miles On Vinyl At Last

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is now finally available as a 3 LP set.

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80 smash hits

80 smash hits
The playlist time machine! Travel back to the 80s with retro hits from Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna and more!
2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

2016 BOX SET ROUND-UP

Over the last 12 months, we at Sony Legacy have been proud to assemble some truly comprehensive compendiums of the most innovative and influential artists of all time. Here’s a look back at some of the greatest.

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Mistletoe & Whine – The Xmas Number 1 Through History

Mistletoe & Whine – The Xmas Number 1 Through History

The chase for a festive chart-topper is revving up again, so let’s look back at years past. Terry Staunton is reading a list and checking it twice…

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‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ Out Now

‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ Out Now

‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ is a limited edition set of ten 180g vinyl discs of the Kinks’ mono albums, out now…

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Win ‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’

Win ‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’

“I think rock ‘n’ roll is a mono experience. If you have 5.1 rock ‘n’ roll it kind of loses its reason really.”
– Ray Davies

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ‘A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL’ – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

RECORD STORE BLACK FRIDAY

Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.

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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born To Run’

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born To Run’

Some fantastic reviews for Bruce Springsteen’s genre-defining autobiography, ‘Born To Run’.

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Miles Davis, Bootleg Series Vol 5, Out Now

Miles Davis, Bootleg Series Vol 5, Out Now

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is out now.

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LEGACY READER DIGEST

LEGACY READER DIGEST

A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from September

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Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Learn about Bruce Springsteen’s new book ‘Born To Run’!

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New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

New Jimi Hendrix Album – ‘Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69’

Find out more about the latest release!

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The Kinks – The Mono Collection

The Kinks – The Mono Collection

If you’re a fan of mono recordings you’re going to love this collection by The Kinks!

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Win a copy of Bruce Springsteen’s new book!

Win a copy of Bruce Springsteen’s new book!

Enter our prize draw for your chance to win a copy of the new book ‘Born To Run’…

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

Learn more about the latest addition to the Miles Davis bootleg series…

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Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green x Jimi Hendrix

Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…

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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Chapter and Verse’

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Chapter and Verse’

Bruce is back with a new book and a new album!

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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

What to read and watch on the web this month!

Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!

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Bruce Springsteen – Top tracks

Bruce Springsteen – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Meet me in the city
    Bruce Springsteen
  2. The man who got away
    Bruce Springsteen
  3. Little white lies
    Bruce Springsteen
  4. The time that never was
    Bruce Springsteen
  5. NIght fire
    Bruce Springsteen
  6. and lots more!
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Billy Ocean – Top tracks

Billy Ocean – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Carribean queen
    Billy Ocean
  2. Get outta my dreams, get into my car
    Billy Ocean
  3. Love really hurts without you
    Billy Ocean
  4. Red light spells danger
    Billy Ocean
  5. Suddenly
    Billy Ocean
  6. and lots more!!
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10 Facts About Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

10 Facts About Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

It’s the 10th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Seeger Sessions’! Here are 10 facts about the album…

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Iconic photographs mapped around London

Iconic photographs mapped around London

Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.

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Record Store Day 2016

Record Store Day 2016

Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!

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The Kinks: Everybody’s In Show-Biz

The Kinks: Everybody’s In Show-Biz

Discover more about the 2016 re-issue…

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Miles Davis – Top Tracks playlist

Miles Davis – Top Tracks playlist
Show tracks
  1. So what
    Miles Davis
  2. Summertime
    Miles Davis
  3. 'Round Midnight
    Miles Davis
  4. Someday my Prince will come
    Miles Davis
  5. Miles runs the Voodoo time
    Miles Davis
  6. and lots more!
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Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks

Jimi Hendrix – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. All along the watchtower
    Jimi Hendrix
  2. Purple haze
    Jimi Hendrix
  3. Fire
    Jimi Hendrix
  4. Hey Joe
    Jimi Hendrix
  5. Little Wing
    Jimi Hendrix
  6. and lots more
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THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years ago

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Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Billy Ocean – ‘Here You Are: The Best Of’

Read more about the new Billy Ocean best of collection…

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NEW MILES DAVIS/ROBERT GLASPER ALBUM & ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

NEW MILES DAVIS/ROBERT GLASPER ALBUM & ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Find out more about the new Miles Davis and Robert Glasper and Original Soundtrack to the new film ‘Miles Ahead’…

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Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Jimi Hendrix at the Atlanta Pop Festival

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’

A comprehensive collection from ‘The River’ era.

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Happy Birthday Bruce!

Happy Birthday Bruce!

It’s Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, and we’re taking a look back through his musical timeline…

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Jimi Hendrix Remembered

Jimi Hendrix Remembered

It’s been 45 years since Jimi Hendrix left us…

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40 Years of Born To Run

40 Years of Born To Run

Today we celebrate the spectacular album that is ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen…

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Video of the week: Billy Ocean

Video of the week: Billy Ocean

“In the blink of an eye I knew her number and her name / And she said I was the tiger she wanted to tame” ROAR!

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Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen

10 Miles: An annotated guide

10 Miles: An annotated guide

Federico tells us the story of Miles Davis, with 10 chosen tracks which form “the ultimate soundtrack to a large part of the 20th century”.

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Artist of the Month: Sharing The Love For Miles

Artist of the Month: Sharing The Love For Miles

There are many miles of love for Miles Davis’ recently released Bootleg 4 reissue…

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Scattered

The Kinks

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Happy belated 4th of July y’all

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Bruce Springsteen On Vinyl

Bruce Springsteen On Vinyl

You can now get Bruce Springsteen’s first 7 albums on vinyl with re-mastered audio.

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Miles Davis: At Newport Bootleg Vol 4.

Miles Davis: At Newport Bootleg Vol 4.

Big news from the Miles Davis camp…

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Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Bonnie Tyler: Isolated Vocal

Take a listen to the isolated vocal of Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

We’re celebrating the launch of our website with a very nice competition for you guys…

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So What

Miles Davis

Foxey Lady (Miami Pop)

Jimi Hendrix

Guilty pleasures

Guilty pleasures
Including Dirty Dancing, Belinda Carlisle, The Bangles, Bonnie Tyler, Rick Astley, a-ha, Earth Wind and Fire, Boney M, Billy Ocean and more

Dancing In The Dark

Bruce Springsteen