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.
From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.Read more
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/8LP box set, out November 22.Read more
Who did MTV declare the Best Act Ever in 2008? The answer may shock you…Read more
Many happy returns, legendary performances and landmark releases. It’s this week in rock…Read more
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-13Read more
Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.Read more
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…Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…Read more
Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…Read more
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.Read more
The chances are that we ain’t ever going to agree on what the best Bruce Springsteen album is….Read more
The music of Bruce Springsteen takes a starring role in new film Blinded By The Light.Read more
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’.Read more
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 MarchRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
A real curio in The Kinks’ back catalogue, ‘Mr Pleasant’ was originally released only in the US and mainland Europe.Read more
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.Read more
In hindsight, this meeting of singer Bonnie Tyler and songwriter Jim Steinman was always going to be a monsterous global success.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, the new Jimi Hendrix album ‘Both Sides of the Sky’, featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks, is out now.Read more
This week we turn to our attention to a watershed moment from The Boss (and not just because of Courtney Cox’s Dad dancing…)Read more
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.Read more
Well, what else could it be this week?Read more
We’ve got five tour programmes from Mr Billy Ocean’s recent UK tour, all signed by the Undisputed Party Patriarch himself.Read more
There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about jazz, usually by people who know nothing about the genre…Read more
Join us as we look back on one of the most incredible careers in pop…Read more
Legendary Kinks frontman and new American treasure, Ray Davies, releases his first album of new material in over nine years – ‘Americana’.Read more
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is now finally available as a 3 LP set.Read more
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.Read The Rundown...
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…Read More...
‘The Kinks – The Mono Collection’ is a limited edition set of ten 180g vinyl discs of the Kinks’ mono albums, out now…Read More.,..
“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
Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.Read More...
Some fantastic reviews for Bruce Springsteen’s genre-defining autobiography, ‘Born To Run’.Read More...
Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is out now.Read More...
A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from SeptemberRead more
Learn about Bruce Springsteen’s new book ‘Born To Run’!Read more
Find out more about the latest release!Read more
If you’re a fan of mono recordings you’re going to love this collection by The Kinks!Read more
Enter our prize draw for your chance to win a copy of the new book ‘Born To Run’…Read more
Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!Read more
Learn more about the latest addition to the Miles Davis bootleg series…Read more
Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…Read more
Bruce is back with a new book and a new album!Read more
Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!Read more
- Meet me in the cityBruce Springsteen
- The man who got awayBruce Springsteen
- Little white liesBruce Springsteen
- The time that never wasBruce Springsteen
- NIght fireBruce Springsteen
- and lots more!...
- Carribean queenBilly Ocean
- Get outta my dreams, get into my carBilly Ocean
- Love really hurts without youBilly Ocean
- Red light spells dangerBilly Ocean
- SuddenlyBilly Ocean
- and lots more!!...
It’s the 10th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Seeger Sessions’! Here are 10 facts about the album…Read more
Take a different look at classic album covers and iconic pix from the likes of Hendrix, Dylan, The Clash etc.Read more
Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!Read more
Discover more about the 2016 re-issue…Read more
- So whatMiles Davis
- SummertimeMiles Davis
- 'Round MidnightMiles Davis
- Someday my Prince will comeMiles Davis
- Miles runs the Voodoo timeMiles Davis
- and lots more!...
- All along the watchtowerJimi Hendrix
- Purple hazeJimi Hendrix
- FireJimi Hendrix
- Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
- Little WingJimi Hendrix
- and lots more...
In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years agoRead more
Read more about the new Billy Ocean best of collection…Read more
Find out more about the new Miles Davis and Robert Glasper and Original Soundtrack to the new film ‘Miles Ahead’…Read more
A comprehensive collection from ‘The River’ era.Read more
It’s Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, and we’re taking a look back through his musical timeline…Read more
It’s been 45 years since Jimi Hendrix left us…Read more
Today we celebrate the spectacular album that is ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen…Read more
“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!Read more
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”.Read more
There are many miles of love for Miles Davis’ recently released Bootleg 4 reissue…Read more
Happy belated 4th of July y’allRead more
You can now get Bruce Springsteen’s first 7 albums on vinyl with re-mastered audio.Read more
Big news from the Miles Davis camp…Read more
Take a listen to the isolated vocal of Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.Read more
We’re celebrating the launch of our website with a very nice competition for you guys…Read more
Take a look at what we released this Record Store Day.Read more