THIS WEEK IN ROCK
October 27, 2019
Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…
#OnThisDay October 21, 1973
David Cassidy hits the top of the UK charts for the second and final time when ‘Daydreamer’ goes to No. 1 where it remains for three weeks. Did you know that it was the 10th best selling single of that year?
#OnThisDay October 22, 1990
Pearl Jam make their live debut when they play at the Off Ramp venue in Seattle. Since then, they’ve sold some 85m albums worldwide as well being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
#OnThisDay October 23, 1976
Chicago begin a two-week residency at the top of the US charts with ‘If You Leave Me Now’. A global smash hit, it also hit No. 1 in the UK and goes on to nab the Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Performance.
#OnThisDay October 24, 1962
Happy birthday to My Bloody Valentine bassist Debbie Googe. Check out this amazing live footage of the band delivering ‘Soon’ with the kind of force you’ve come to expect.
#OnThisDay October 25, 1968
The Jimi Hendrix Experience release their third and final album, the double-vinyl ‘Electric Ladyland’. Topping the US charts and peaking at No. 6 in the UK, it remains in the album charts for 12 weeks.
#OnThisDay October 26, 2008
AC/DC’s 15th studio album, ‘Black Ice’, rockets to the top of the UK album charts. The second-biggest selling album of the year, it also goes to No. 1 in 29 different countries!
#OnThisDay October 27, 1975
Bruce Springsteen makes publishing history when he appears on the front cover of Time and Newsweek magazines in the same week. Watch this incendiary version of ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’ from five years later!
Leonard Cohen’s poetry recital, Eddie Vedder’s sea rescue, Rick Astley’s internet prank – 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
As we mark the 50th anniversary of ‘Band of Gypsys’ the mighty Jimi Hendrix is our Artist of the Month.Read more
Epic careers are launched, coveted awards are won and charts are topped – it’s this week in rock…Read more
Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.Read more
Presenting ‘The Live Series: Songs Under Cover’, collecting some of The Boss’ most arresting cover versions.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
The Manics win big, Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates and Edison Lighthouse all hit the top spot and Jimi Hendrix has the promoters excited. 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
On February 1st we’ll be reintroducing your turntable to five classic Bruce Springsteen LPs; ‘The Rising’, ‘Devils & Dust’, ‘Live In New York City’, ‘Live In Dublin’ and ’18 Tracks’.Read more
Happy New Year with Bowie, Billy Joel, AC/DC 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
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
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 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
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
Inspired by the tragic story of American teenager Jeremy Wade Delle, who shot himself in front of his classmates, ‘Jeremy’ was one of Pearl Jam’s darker steps on the path to global superstardom.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
This distinctive and memorable black and white video was directed by Josh Taft. A friend of guitarist Stone Gossard, he would later helm the videos for ‘Oceans’ and ‘Even Flow’.Read 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
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
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
Well, what else could it be this week?Read more
2017 has produced some of the most exciting reissues, limited edition and original vinyl albums of recent years, resulting in some ‘must-have’ records. Here are our Top Five picks, which should belong in the collection of any vinyl lover in your life, or of course, your own.Read more
If you came of age during Grunge then Cameron Crowe’s ‘Singles’ was your ‘8 Mile’, your ‘Almost Famous’ maybe even your ‘Quadrophenia’.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
All proceeds go to Warchild UK.Read more
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...
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
Enter our prize draw for your chance to win a copy of the new book ‘Born To Run’…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
- AlivePearl Jam
- JeremyPearl Jam
- OncePearl Jam
- Even flowPearl Jam
- State of Love and TrustPearl Jam
- and lots 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!...
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
- All along the watchtowerJimi Hendrix
- Purple hazeJimi Hendrix
- FireJimi Hendrix
- Hey JoeJimi Hendrix
- Little WingJimi Hendrix
- and lots more...
- Only shallowMy Bloody Valentine
- SoonMy Bloody Valentine
- You made me realiseMy Bloody Valentine
- SometimesMy Bloody Valentine
- When you sleepMy Bloody Valentine
- and lots more!!...
- It's a long way to the topAC/DC
- High VoltageAC/DC
- The JackAC/DC
- 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
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
Dense, frenetic, anxiety… What did Jeremy do?Read more
Happy belated 4th of July y’allRead more
Stream all ACDC’s albums now…Read more
You can now get Bruce Springsteen’s first 7 albums on vinyl with re-mastered audio.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