THIS WEEK IN ROCK
November 3, 2019
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.
#OnThisDay October 28, 2008
A statue in honour of AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is unveiled at the Fishing Boat Harbour in Fremantle, Western Australia. Although he was born in Scotland, his family moved Down Under when he was small boy.
#OnThisDay October 29, 1983
Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton dominate the US singles charts when ‘Islands In The Stream’ goes to No. 1. Peaking at No. 7 in the UK, it takes pole position in Australia, Austria and Canada. Now stop what you’re doing and luxuriate in its magnificence.
#OnThisDay October 30, 1939
Many happy returns to the incomparable Grace Slick. As the singer of both Jefferson Airplane and Starship, Grace has sung some of the most iconic songs ever. As evidenced by ‘White Rabbit’, they sound as fresh and vital as ever.
#OnThisDay October 31, 1998
George Michael enters the UK singles chart at No. 2 with ‘Outside’, the lead single from his greatest hits album, ‘Ladies And Gentlemen: The Best Of George Michael’. Peaking at the position in the UK, it tops the charts in Greece, Hungary and Spain.
#OnThisDay November 1, 1969
It’s fifty years to the day that Elvis Presley topped the US charts for the 18th time with the magnificent ‘Suspicious Minds’. It would peak at No. 2 in the UK.
#OnThisDay November 2, 1969
Does bubblegum pop get any sweeter than this? The Archies are at No. 1 in the UK charts with ‘Sugar Sugar’. Remaining there for a total of eight weeks, it becomes the longest running One Hit Wonder to top the UK charts.
#OnThisDay November 3, 1980
Do birthdays get any better than this? Adam And The Ants release their second album, ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’, on frontman Adam Ant’s 26th birthday. Hugely successful, the album goes on to become the biggest selling album of 1981 and also wins Best Album at the 1982 Brit Awards.
This week’s Video of the Week is Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’.Read more
Kontraband, Sony Music Entertainment UK’s full-service merchandise company today announced an exclusive global deal with the George Michael Estate, for the rights to design and distribute exclusive George Michael merchandise globally.
What do all of these artists have in common? They are some of the solo artists that have achieved the most Number 1 albums on the Official UK Chart!Read more
Each year, International Women’s Day celebrates women around the world, and protests against sexism and inequality –these are the anthems worth belting out, loud and proud.Read more
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 footage of the mighty AC/DC detonating their 1990 hit to tens of thousands of delirious fans, lays a serious claim to being the most exciting live footage ever captured for posterity.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
With the mightiest metal masterpiece of them all, ‘Back In Black’, celebrating its 40th birthday this month, AC/DC are our artists of the month for July.Read more
This weekend, George Michael will be among a whole host of artists appearing for #GlobalPride 2020.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
Shot at the legendary Marquee venue in London’s Soho by director Andy Morahan, Wham! knew they were in safe hands.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
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
Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.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
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
Happy New Year with Bowie, Billy Joel, AC/DC and more – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
Ever wondered what history’s biggest rock stars were up to over the festive period? Wonder no longer, it’s This Week In Rock…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
What better way to celebrate the festive season than with that perennial favourite from our Artists of the Month, Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’?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
Following the release of the smash hit-studded soundtrack, we’re pleased to announce that new RomCom, ‘Last Christmas’ – starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and the music of George Michael – is in theaters now.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
Arguably the video that cemented the image of the post-Wham! George Michael.Read more
Many happy returns, legendary performances and landmark releases. It’s this week in rock…Read more
Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…Read more
David Essex, George Michael, The King, Dylan meets The Beatles and more – 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
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
Classic hits, seminal singles, infectious smashes and idiosyncratic sensations. This week in rock history as it happened…Read more
Join us in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the George Michael classic ‘Careless Whisper’.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
Record-setting chart placings, bans, classic festival sets and a thoroughly decent proposal. This week’s rock history as it happened.Read more
Innovative inventions, ground breaking releases, landmark interviews, legendary live shows and timeless tours – follow rock history as it happened.Read more
As that all-conquering paean to infidelity and heartbreak, ‘Careless Whisper’, marks its 35th anniversary we celebrate one of the most groundbreaking and versatile artists of the modern age. Mr George Michael…Read more
Chart breakthroughs, birthdays and the greatest comeback in history. We look back at this week in rock – #OnThisDayRead more
Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…Read 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
On 14 March in London, around 75 works from George Michael’s private art collection will be offered in a flagship live auction at Christie’s.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
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
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
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
One of the most groundbreaking, inventive and entertaining artists of the modern era, George Michael was also one of a handful of stars to successfully walk the line from Pop Sensation to Critically Acclaimed Artist.
For these and countless other reasons, George Michael is our Artist of the Month.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
‘Fantasy’ is the flagship track from the incoming ‘Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’ special edition.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’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
George Michael was a supremely gifted artist and a true music icon. George Michael was a supremely gifted artist and a true music icon. Sony Music had the privilege to have worked with him over several decades on a number of his legendary releases, and we join the world in mourning the loss of a great superstar. Our condolences go out to his family during this difficult time.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...
‘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...
Vogue and Instagram joined forces to recreate Freedom! ’90 with 2016’s most celebrated models!Read more
Read more about the follow up album to the #1 selling ‘If I Can Dream’, out now…Read more
Take a listen to the soundtrack playlist!Read more
Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!Read more
Read more about the definitive new 2CD collection of Elvis Presley’s last studio recordings…Read more
Discover more about the super deluxe reissue!Read more
- JoleneDolly Parton
- Here you come againDolly Parton
- I will always love youDolly Parton
- Coat of many colorsDolly Parton
- 9 to 5Dolly Parton
- and lots more!...
Here are this year’s much anticipated releases!Read more
- It's no secretJefferson Airplane
- High flying birdJefferson Airplane
- Blues from an airplaneJefferson Airplane
- Come up the yearsJefferson Airplane
- Somebody to loveJefferson Airplane
- 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!!...
- Careless whisperGeorge Michael
- FaithGeorge Michael
- Freedom '90George Michael
- Don't let the sun go down on meGeorge Michael
- Father figureGeorge Michael
- and lots more!!...
- It's a long way to the topAC/DC
- High VoltageAC/DC
- The JackAC/DC
- and lots 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
3 september 1990 – 3 september 2015: ‘Listen Without Prejudice’ is 25 years oldRead 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
Stream all ACDC’s albums now…Read more
11 days to go to Glastonbury!Read more