THIS WEEK IN ROCK
October 5, 2019
From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.
#OnThisDay September 30, 1972
David Cassidy scores his first UK No. 1 single with ‘How Can I Be Sure’. It stays at the top for two weeks and remains in the UK singles chart for a remarkable 11 weeks.
#OnThisDay October 1, 1966
Hear his train a-coming! Jimi Hendrix makes his first live appearance in the UK when he jams with Cream at the London Polytechnic. His official UK live debut comes a month later when he unveils the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
#OnThisDay October 2, 1983
Bonnie Tyler becomes the first – and to date only – Welsh artist to top the US charts when the Jim Steinman written and produced behemoth ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ goes to No. 1.
#OnThisDay October 3, 1946
Elvis Presley makes his first-ever public singing appearance. Aged just 10-years-old, he sings ‘Old Shep’ at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show’s talent contest – and comes second. We bet you can’t keep a dry eye listening to this version from 1956.
#OnThisDay October 4, 1976
After four weeks in the UK singles chart, Bay City Rollers are still resident in the Top 10 with their version of ‘I Only Want To Be With You’. Did you know that it was their last UK Top 10 single?
#OnThisDay October 5, 1981
Adam And The Ants continue their domination of the UK charts when ‘Prince Charming’ maintains its No.1 position for its second week. It goes on to hold pole position for a total of four weeks!
#OnThisDay October 6, 1984:
Billy Ocean releases ‘Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)’, which peaks at No. 6 in the UK singles chart. Topping the charts in the US, it also wins Billy the Best Make R&B Vocal Performance at the 1985 Grammy Awards – the first British artist to do so!
There are only few artists lucky enough to become as synonymous with Christmas as the holiday’s other traditions. We call them the kings and queens of Christmas – raise a glass to them with us below.Read more
This November 20, Hendrix fans will be treated to a new documentary ‘Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix In Maui’, plus the ‘Live In Maui’ album, both featuring previously unseen material, chronicling this amazing chapter in Hendrix’s career.Read more
‘One World’, the new album from Billy Ocean and his first new material in ten years, is out now.Read more
In June 1970 Elvis Presley entered Nashville’s legendary RCA Studio B for a marathon five day recording session that would provide the backbone of three of his most successful studio albums of the decade.Read more
Originally planned as a Christmas special for NBC TV, Elvis Presley’s return to live performance after a hiatus of seven years was soon transformed into something far more spectacular.Read more
Our very special 50th anniversary edition of Jimi Hendrix’s legendary ‘Band of Gypsys’ album is out now.Read more
Do music videos get any more uplifting than this?Read more
As The KIng’s fourth studio album – ‘Elvis Is Back!’ – celebrates its 60th anniversary, Mr Elvis Aaron Presley is our Artist of the Month.Read more
Leonard Cohen’s poetry recital, Eddie Vedder’s sea rescue, Rick Astley’s internet prank – it’s This Week In Rock.Read more
ELO release an entire album on betamax, Elvis leaves the army and goes right back in the studio, Ray Davies gets a gong and more. It’s this week in rock.Read more
From charts to shows, record releases to record-setters – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
A week of lyrical landmarks, timeless trivia and record-breaking record releases, it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Originally appearing on the soundtrack for the 1984 film, ‘Footloose’, and then on Bonnie Tyler’s 1986 album, ‘Secret Dreams And Forbidden Fire’, the video to this classic 80s single nonetheless makes absolutely no reference to Kevin Bacon…Read more
Fantastic chart-toppers, literally Oscar-winning performances and landmark releases – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Epic careers are launched, coveted awards are won and charts are topped – it’s this week in rock…Read more
New album artwork and a new song all in one go from Pop’s Premier Party Patriarch…Read more
Many happy return to a certain Mr Astley, groundbreaking albums and record setting chart performances – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Many happy returns, TV debuts, landmark record deals and more. It’s This Week In Rock.Read more
History-making meetings, career-defining releases, epoch-engendering live shows and more – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Elvis! Sabbath! AC/DC! Elvis again! It’s this week in rock…Read more
‘Ant Music’ was as much a call to arms as it was the consolidation of years of work from the band…Read more
A UK Christmas No.1 for Elvis Presley in 1962, this single bears a number of distinctions.Read more
Unprecedented chart successes, the dearly departed and The King joining the Narcotics Bureau?! It’s this week in rock…Read more
Legendary shows, groundbreaking album anniversaries, eye watering memorabilia auctions and more – it’s this week in rock.Read more
Charity bonanzas and rocket-fuelled chart rises – it’s This Week In Rock, including the Final Countdown!Read more
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.Read more
Wham! hit number one (again), Elvis hits the big screen (again) Billy Joel hits the top of the US charts (for the very first time) and more. 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 box set, out now with vinyl to follow on December 13.Read more
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.Read more
Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.Read more
Elvis tops the charts, George Michael takes on the American establishment, AC/DC get a statue and lots lots more – it’s This Week In Rock.Read more
Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…Read more
All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
From the unveiling of The King’s own set of postage stamps, to Bay City Rollers ruling the charts to The Clash bringing punk to NYC, it’s rock history as it happened with this week in rock.Read more
From David Cassidy to Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Tyler to the Bay City Rollers, it’s this week in rock.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
The Manics, Paul Simon, Elvis, Snap!, Scott McKenzie, The Ronettes and Ghostbusters! It’s the week in rock and history as it happened…Read more
We’re marking the 50th anniversary of what is arguably The King’s pivotal year with ‘Live 1969’, a deluxe 11 CD box set available now.Read more
Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…Read more
Double whammys, numbers ones, history making shows and many happy returns – this week in rock down the years…Read more
There are few bands to have taken the reins of the early 80s nascent video age with quite the same degree of gusto as Adam & The Ants.Read more
Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDayRead 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 a whole host of stars prepare to honour The King in the ‘Elvis All-Star Tribute’, we’re proud to announce the companion album, ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’, out now.Read more
From ‘The First Noel’ to ‘Blue Christmas’, no-one does festive like Elvis…Read more
Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…Read more
On December 3rd, 1968 Elvis Presley performed live for the first time in seven years. Broadcast on NBC, it would become known as the ’68 Comeback Special’ and one of the most vital live performances of all time. Half a century later, we’re proud to present the ’50th Anniversary Edition’, available now.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
The new album, featuring a brand new duet with Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie Presley, and 13 other inspirational performances from gospel legends who performed with the King, out now.Read more
It’s fifty years since the comeback to end them all – the Elvis Presley ’68 Comeback Special – and we’re celebrating with special film screenings across the UK and Ireland. Read on….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 the complete, unabridged story of Elvis Presley – ‘Elvis Presley: The Searcher’ is a two-part three-hour film presentation airing on HBO, 8pm April 14. The superb soundtrack is available now.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
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
As Christmas approaches we’re proud to present the brand new album ‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’, as The King meets The Strings for the finest of festive fanfares.Read more
For teaching a generation that ridicule is nothing to be scared of. Ladies & Gentlemen. Our December Artist of the Month. Adam Ant.Read more
“What other name roars?”
Elvis Presley defined and redefined music and touched countless lives in the process.
Here are some of your stories of how The King helped you live.Read more
As the world celebrates the music & life of Elvis Aaron Presley, we’re proud to present an enduring, fan-favourite collection of his finest music – ‘Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’.Read more
Let’s celebrate The King – tell us what kind of Elvis fan you are and we’ll make a playlist just for you…Read more
Elvis is – to so, so many – the most iconic artist of all time, defining genres, eras and even stardom itself. Forty years ago this month he tragically passed away, now we want your stories of how how Elvis Aaron Presley touched your life.Read more
This month, we join the world in celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The King is our Artist of the Month.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
Join us as we look back on one of the most incredible careers in pop…Read more
We’re proud to announce that on Friday July 28, Sony Legacy will be releasing the most comprehensive early Elvis library ever assembled.Read more
We’re giving you the chance to win one of our CD Book Sets – take your pick from Bob Dylan’s The Bootleg Series Volumes 1-3 [rare and unreleased] 1961-1991, Elvis Presley’s Platinum A Life In Music or AC/DC’s Black Tracks.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...
Kate Moss channels her love of rock and roll (and her own inner Elvis) in a brand new music video for “The Wonder of You”!Read more
Elvis Presley has today become the most successful solo artist in UK chart history as he scores his 13th number one album with ‘The Wonder of You’.Read More...
Sony Legacy is proud to support Record Store Day’s Black Friday event on November 25th.Read More...
‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ is out now. Get more info, including tour dates, and watch some album previews here…Read More...
Find out more about the latest release!Read more
Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…Read more
Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!Read more
Pretty Green announce new clothing line inspired by the guitar legend…Read more
Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…Read more
Every month, we’ll gather up essential online pieces for you to enjoy!Read more
Discover more about the super deluxe reissue!Read 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!!...
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
- All along the watchtowerJimi Hendrix
- Purple hazeJimi Hendrix
- FireJimi Hendrix
- Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
- Little WingJimi Hendrix
- and lots more...
- Heartbreak hotelElvis Presley
- G.I. bluesElvis Presley
- Don't be cruelElvis Presley
- Can't help falling in loveElvis Presley
- If I can dreamElvis Presley
- 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
Today we celebrate Elvis’ 81st Birthday!Read more
The definitive Elvis Presley Box Set collection featuring 60 CDs!Read more
You can go for a special price with Legacy…Read more
‘If I Can Dream’ – Out now.Read more
Take a look at what happened at the UK’s first official playback of Elvis: If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…Read more
More info on ‘If I Can Dream’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.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
Take a listen to the isolated vocal of Total Eclipse Of The Heart by Bonnie Tyler.Read more
Take a look at what we released this Record Store Day.Read more