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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

June 30, 2019

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

#OnThisDay June 24, 1984
Alison Moyet’s debut solo single, ‘Love Resurrection’, enters the UK Top 30 at No. 28, and is the first single to be lifted from her album, ‘Alf’. Did you know that two versions of the music were made? One was shot especially for the US, but here’s the first one that was made for worldwide release.

#OnThisDay June 25, 2004
Spiritualized headline The New Tent at the Glastonbury Festival with a 12-song set that includes selections from their then-current album ‘Amazing Grace’ as well as this haunting reading of ‘Broken Heart’, that originally appeared on 1997’s ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’.

#OnThisDay June 26, 1999
Manic Street Preachers headline the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival. The band enters a war of words with Billy Bragg after the he berates them for bringing their own Portlaloo for the own personal use. Playing T In The Park a few months later, Nicky Wire retaliated saying: “I wouldn’t let him piss in my toilet for all the money in the world.”

#OnThisDay June 27, 1968
Elvis Presley begins filming what becomes known as the ’68 Comeback Special’. The show is later aired on NBC on December 3. Did you know that it was watched by an incredible 42% to the total TV audience in the US, this making it the most watched show of the holiday season?

#OnThisDay June 28, 1986
Wham! are at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their fourth and final UK No.1, ‘The Edge Of Heaven’. On this same day, Wham! play their farewell concert in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium, London. Tell us about it if you were there!

#OnThisDay June 29, 1968: Small Faces begin a six-week residency at the top of the UK album charts with their concept album, ‘Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake’. Side 2 of the album featured the narration of Stanley Unwin, famed for his gobbledegook “Unwinese” language.

#OnThisDay June 30, 1949
A happy 70th birthday to The Sweet’s guitar slinger Andy Scott. The band scored a UK No. 1 single with ‘Blockbuster’ plus 14 other Top 40 singles including the stack-heeled stomping ‘Teenage Rampage’. Turn this one right up!

This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

Record-setting chart placings, bans, classic festival sets and a thoroughly decent proposal. This week’s rock history as it happened.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘CLUB TROPICANA’

The early 80s were a golden period for pioneering videos and this one for Wham!’s 1983 No.4 single, ‘Club Tropicana’, is no exception.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘LA TRISTESSE DURERA (SCREAM TO A SIGH)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘LA TRISTESSE DURERA (SCREAM TO A SIGH)’

A quiet highlight from the oft-overlooked second album, this haunting video sees the Manics at their poetic best.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDay

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CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69

CELEBRATING ELVIS PRESLEY’S SPIRIT OF ’69

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 August 9.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘A DESIGN FOR LIFE’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘A DESIGN FOR LIFE’

Twenty-three years to the week since its release as the first single from Manic Street Preachers’ ‘Everything Must Go’, ‘A Design For Life’ remains every bit as potent as it did then.

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Elvis –  ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

Elvis – ‘The Best Of The ’68 Comeback Special’ – Out Now

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE SWEET – ‘THE BALLROOM BLITZ’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE SWEET – ‘THE BALLROOM BLITZ’

Exploding from the dark days of power cuts and the three-day week was this utterly irresistible blast of glam rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MANIC STREET PREACHERS – ‘THE MASSES AGAINST THE CLASSES’

Released in January 2000, Manic Street Preachers’ non-album single ‘The Masses Against The Classes’ peaked at number one on the UK singles chart.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: WHAM! – ‘LAST CHRISTMAS’

One of the most evergreen Christmas singles to have ever been released, ‘Last Christmas is also the biggest-selling festive single to have never reached No. 1 in the UK.

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Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

Merry Xmas From Elvis Presley & Apple Music

From ‘The First Noel’ to ‘Blue Christmas’, no-one does festive like Elvis…

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Xmas Gift Guide

Xmas Gift Guide

Still short a few gifts? Don’t panic. We’ve got some great Xmas box set suggestions for you…

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THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS 20 YEAR COLLECTORS’ EDITION OUT NOW

THIS IS MY TRUTH TELL ME YOURS 20 YEAR COLLECTORS’ EDITION OUT NOW

‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20 Year Collectors’ Edition is out now on 3CD bookset – featuring the remastered album, a disc of demos and rehearsals and a disc featuring all the b-sides and remixes – and 2LP, featuring the remastered album.

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Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

With the ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’ 20 Year Collectors’ Edition released on December 7th, our final Artist of the Month of 2018 is Manic Street Preachers.

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Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ’68 Comeback Special (50th Anniversary Edition)’ – OUT NOW

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE SWEET – ‘FOX ON THE RUN’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE SWEET – ‘FOX ON THE RUN’

‘Fox On The Run’ was The Sweet’s 14th single but the first that was actually written and produced by the band.

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Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

Elvis Presley – ‘Where No One Stands Alone’ – OUT NOW

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.

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Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

Elvis Presley’s ’68 Comeback Special – Fifty Years On

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….

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ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

ELVIS PRESLEY: THE SEARCHER – SOUNDTRACK OUT NOW

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.

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‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

‘Christmas With Elvis Presley & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’

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.

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‘The Sensational Sweet (Chapter One: The Wild Bunch)’ – Out Now

‘The Sensational Sweet (Chapter One: The Wild Bunch)’ – Out Now

Recently shot into the atmosphere thanks to soundtracking Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ with their smash hit ‘Fox On The Run’, seventies glam-stompers The Sweet today release ‘The Sensational Sweet (Chapter One: The Wild Bunch)’ – a comprehensive retrospective of their incredible career.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers ‘Motorcycle Emptiness’

Still, for many, the definitive signature tune from the Manic Street Preachers early period.

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

“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.

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Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

Elvis Presley: The 50 Greatest Hits’

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’.

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Elvis For Everybody

Elvis For Everybody

Let’s celebrate The King – tell us what kind of Elvis fan you are and we’ll make a playlist just for you…

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ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

ELVIS PRESLEY: A LOVE STORY

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.

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Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

Artist of the Month: Elvis Presley

This month, we join the world in celebrating the life and music of Elvis Presley. The King is our Artist of the Month.

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Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

Elvis Presley – A Boy From Tupelo: The Complete 1953-1955 Recordings

We’re proud to announce that on Friday July 28, Sony Legacy will be releasing the most comprehensive early Elvis library ever assembled.

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‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, Out Now

‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, Out Now

‘Send Away The Tigers’ 10 Year Collectors’ Edition, a very special collection marking the tenth anniversary of the Manic Street Preachers eighth studio album, is out now.

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Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

Win Bob Dylan, AC/DC or Elvis Presley Book Sets

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.

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MANIC STREET PREACHERS: A LOVE STORY

MANIC STREET PREACHERS: A LOVE STORY

“Thank Christ they exist.”
As the Manics’ tenure as our Artist of the Month come to a close, we present just a few of the comments from fans whose lives they’ve touched.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Manic Street Preachers – ‘Your Love Alone Is Not Enough’

What? Can it really be 10 years since this was released? And it still sounds just as good now as it did back then. Possibly even better.

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Manic Street Preachers: Escape From History

Manic Street Preachers: Escape From History

This Saturday, April 15, Sky ARTS will screen a new Documentary on the Manic Street Preachers, looking back at the time of their most intense artistic and commercial pressures.

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Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Artist of the Month: Manic Street Preachers

Is it really 10 years since the release of Manic Street Preachers’ eighth studio album and muscular return to form, ‘Send Away The Tigers’? The Manics are our Artist of the Month for April.

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‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Ten Year Collectors’ Edition

‘Send Away The Tigers’ – Ten Year Collectors’ Edition

Studio album number 8 from the Manic Street Preachers, ‘Send Away The Tigers’ turns ten years old this May. We’re celebrating with a very special edition containing demos, b-sides, rarities and a special DVD, released May 12

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Spiritualized: Top Tracks

Spiritualized: Top Tracks
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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Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

Watch Kate Moss channel her own inner Elvis

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”!

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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 RETURN OF THE KING

THE RETURN OF THE KING

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’.

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‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘The Wonder Of You: Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’ – Out Now

‘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…

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The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

The Wonder Of You Elvis Presley: with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Out Now

Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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LEGACY READER DIGEST: AUGUST

LEGACY READER DIGEST: AUGUST

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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Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Elvis Presley – Way Down In The Jungle Room

Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…

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Sweet – Strung Up

Sweet – Strung Up

Watch Sweet perform at The Rainbow Theatre in London!

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Alison Moyet – Top tracks

Alison Moyet – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Love resurrection
    Alison Moyet
  2. For you only
    Alison Moyet
  3. All cried out
    Alison Moyet
  4. Is this love?
    Alison Moyet
  5. Windmills of your mind
    Alison Moyet
  6. and lots more!!
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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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Elvis – Top tracks

Elvis – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Heartbreak hotel
    Elvis Presley
  2. G.I. blues
    Elvis Presley
  3. Don't be cruel
    Elvis Presley
  4. Can't help falling in love
    Elvis Presley
  5. If I can dream
    Elvis Presley
  6. and lots more!!
    ...

Wham – Top tracks

Wham – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Wake me up before you go-go
    Wham!
  2. Club tropicana
    Wham!
  3. Everything she wants
    Wham!
  4. Last christmas
    Wham!
  5. I'm your man
    Wham!
  6. and lots more!
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Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary

Manic Street Preachers: Everything Must Go 20th Anniversary

Discover more about the new reissue…

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Happy Birthday To The King

Happy Birthday To The King

Today we celebrate Elvis’ 81st Birthday!

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Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

Elvis Presley – The Album Collection

The definitive Elvis Presley Box Set collection featuring 60 CDs!

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Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

Elvis at the O2: 50% Off Tickets For You!

You can go for a special price with Legacy…

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Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elvis Presley With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

‘If I Can Dream’ – Out now.

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Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Elvis If I Can Dream: Playback Event

Take a look at what happened at the UK’s first official playback of Elvis: If I Can Dream with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra…

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Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

Elvis Presley with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – ‘If I Can Dream’

More info on  ‘If I Can Dream’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Invisible

Alison Moyet

Video of the week: Wham!

Video of the week: Wham!

31 years ago today, this track was Wham!’s first UK No.1.

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The Holy Bible Tour

The Holy Bible Tour

Catch the Manic Street Preachers on their few remaining dates of The Holy Bible tour.

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Motorcycle Emptiness

Manic Street Preachers

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

Wham!

Manic Street Preachers

Motorcycle Emptiness

If I Can Dream

Elvis Presley

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