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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

January 5, 2020

Happy New Year with Bowie, Billy Joel, AC/DC and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

#OnThisDay December 30, 1999
Slade’s incomparable frontman Noddy Holder is awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Millennium Honours list. And the only response that is ‘Get Down Get With It’!

#OnThisDay December 31, 1973
The mighty AC/DC make their live debut in a small Sydney club called Chequers. And we can’t think of a more appropriate track than this!

#OnThisDay January 1, 1950
It’s a double whammy as we wish you all a Happy New Year and extend many happy returns to Mott The Hoople’s Morgan Fisher. And here they are on rip-roaring form with the classic single, ‘Roll Away The Stone’!

#OnThisDay January 2, 2009
The mighty AC/DC are declared the biggest-selling artists of 2008 in the US after it’s revealed that their latest album, ‘Black Ice’, has sold a massive 3.4m copies there. Did you k now that the album made rock history by debuting at No. 1 in 29 countries?

#OnThisDay January 3, 2017
With vinyl sales topping 3m copies in the previous year – the highest UK sales in 25 years – the BPI announce that David Bowie’s final album, ‘Blackstar’, is the most popular in that format.

#OnThisDay January 4, 1983
Eurythmics release their second album, ‘Sweet Deams (Are Made Of This)’. Eschewing the psychedelic tinge of its predecessor, the new album finds Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart embracing analogue synths and the stunning results peak at No. 3 in the UK album chart.

#OnThisDay January 5, 1974
Billy Joel’s second album, ‘Piano Man’, enters the US albums chart and becomes his first significant hit. The title track becomes both Joel’s signature tune and his nickname and is based on his experiences working as a piano player in a bar in Los Angeles in the early 70s.

This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

History-making meetings, career-defining releases, epoch-engendering live shows and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Elvis! Sabbath! AC/DC! Elvis again! It’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Happy New Year with Bowie, Billy Joel, AC/DC and more – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Ever wondered what history’s biggest rock stars were up to over the festive period? Wonder no longer, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Unprecedented chart successes, the dearly departed and The King joining the Narcotics Bureau?! It’s this week in rock…

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

Charity bonanzas and rocket-fuelled chart rises – it’s This Week In Rock, including the Final Countdown!

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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’.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Mae Boren Axton makes history, chart climaxes, birthdays and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK:  EURYTHMICS – ‘SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: EURYTHMICS – ‘SISTERS ARE DOING IT FOR THEMSELVES’

This feminist anthem finds Eurythmics teaming up with the late soul legend Aretha Franklin for one of the defining tracks of the 80s.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark albums, live debuts and publishing history – it’s this week in rock…

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This Week In Rock

This Week In Rock

All star shows, landmark releases, the rise and fall of legendary venues, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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-13

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Record breaking releases, turbo-charged chart positions and hugely expensive birthday presents – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

David Essex, George Michael, The King, Dylan meets The Beatles and more – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Final shows, landmark shows, epic residencies and more. It’s This Week In Rock, rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

The Manics, Paul Simon, Elvis, Snap!, Scott McKenzie, The Ronettes and Ghostbusters! It’s the week in rock and history as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark chart spots, classic shows and many happy returns – it’s this week in rock as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Classic hits, seminal singles, infectious smashes and idiosyncratic sensations. This week in rock history as it happened…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Double whammys, numbers ones, history making shows and many happy returns – this week in rock down the years…

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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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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Innovative inventions, ground breaking releases, landmark interviews, legendary live shows and timeless tours – follow rock history as it happened.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Live debuts, awards, classic releases and a revolution in the recording industry. We look back at this week in rock history…

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Artist of the Month: Billy Joel

Artist of the Month: Billy Joel

He just turned 70 but our Artist of the Month for June shows no sign of slowing down. With a series of massive shows this month, including a date at Wembley Stadium, it’s Mr Billy Joel.

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BILLY JOEL CELEBRATES 70TH WITH LIVE THROUGH THE YEARS PLAYLIST

BILLY JOEL CELEBRATES 70TH WITH LIVE THROUGH THE YEARS PLAYLIST

Billy Joel turns 70 next week and is celebrating with a new playlist of dynamic, rare live performances never before available for streaming.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MOTT THE HOOPLE – ‘ROLL AWAY THE STONE’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: MOTT THE HOOPLE – ‘ROLL AWAY THE STONE’

Let’s kick off the new month with this extraordinary footage of Mott The Hoople letting rip with the mighty ‘Roll Away The Stone’.

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Eurythmics  ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ – OUT NOW

Eurythmics ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ – OUT NOW

The final wave of our long awaited Eurythmics vinyl re issues is available now, with ‘We Too Are One’ & ‘Peace’ out now on vinyl…

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Eurythmics ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ – OUT NOW

Eurythmics ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ – OUT NOW

The second wave of this year’s long-awaited Eurythmics vinyl reissues are here! ‘Be Yourself Tonight’, ‘Savage’ and ‘Revenge’ are out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Joel ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Joel ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’

Whatever you think of the concept – and millennial audiences may certainly raise their eyebrows at the Baby Boomer rundown of the Luckiest Generation’s trials and tribulations – there’s no denying that ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ had the cultural impact of a meteor strike.

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EURYTHMICS VINYL REISSUES – FIRST WAVE OUT NOW

EURYTHMICS VINYL REISSUES – FIRST WAVE OUT NOW

The first three of this year’s long-awaited Eurythmics vinyl reissues are here! ‘In The Garden’, ‘Sweet Dreams’ and ‘Touch’ are out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Eurythmics – ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’

They’re one of our finest, most eclectic and endlessly inventive pop duos.

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TOP TEN DREAM SONGS

TOP TEN DREAM SONGS

Far too prolific to have a single signature tune, ‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)’ is nonetheless the track our Artists of the Month, Eurythmics, are perhaps best known for. but it wasn’t the first or last song about the popular nocturnal hallucinations. Here’s our dreams top ten…

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Artist of the Month: Eurythmics

Artist of the Month: Eurythmics

There are few bands that have not only come to define a decade, but also to transcend it, with music that’s inarguably timeless. Ladies and gentlemen, our Artists of the Month for March: Annie Lenox and Dave Stewart. Eurythmics.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Joel – ‘Uptown Girl’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Billy Joel – ‘Uptown Girl’

An homage to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, ‘Uptown Girl’ was Billy Joel’s first and only Number One hit.

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HUGE EURYTHMICS VINYL RE-RELEASE THIS  YEAR

HUGE EURYTHMICS VINYL RE-RELEASE THIS YEAR

One of the most revered, respected and influential groups of the 1980s, Eurythmics’ catalogue includes more than 20 international hits. We’re thrilled to announce that eight of the band’s most groundbreaking albums will be re-released on vinyl throughout 2018.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Bowie – ‘Life On Mars’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: David Bowie – ‘Life On Mars’

It’s only right and proper that we pause to celebrate the life of David Bowie on the week of what would’ve been his 71st birthday.

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame – 2018 Inductees

The 2018 shortlist for induction into Cleveland, OH’s legendary Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame is out, and five Legacy artists are up for the honour. We need your vote!

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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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80 smash hits

80 smash hits
The playlist time machine! Travel back to the 80s with retro hits from Michael Jackson, Wham, Madonna and more!
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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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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New York Rawk, From Lou Reed to The Strokes

New York Rawk, From Lou Reed to The Strokes

Julian Marszalek reflects on Gotham’s impressive musical legacy…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK AC/DC – ‘TNT’

Happy Birthday ‘In The Garden’: Pastoral, Problematic Post-Punk?

Happy Birthday ‘In The Garden’: Pastoral, Problematic Post-Punk?

With The Eurythmics’ beloved debut turning 30 this week, Daryl Easlea examines ‘In The Garden’s place in history.

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Billy Joel’s Wembley Performance

Billy Joel’s Wembley Performance

Read reviews of Billy Joel’s incredible stadium performance

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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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Billy Joel – Top tracks

Billy Joel – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Prelude/Angry young man
    Billy Joel
  2. Piano man
    Billy Joel
  3. Movin' out (Anthony's song)
    Billy Joel
  4. The longest time
    Billy Joel
  5. Scenes from an Italian restaurant
    Billy Joel
  6. and lots more!
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Eurythmics – Top tracks

Eurythmics – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Sweet dreams (are made of this)
    Eurythmics
  2. Here comes the rain again
    Eurythmics
  3. Would I lie to you?
    Eurythmics
  4. There must be an angel (playing with my heart)
    Eurythmics
  5. Love is a stranger
    Eurythmics
  6. and lots more!!
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Annie Lennox – Top tracks

Annie Lennox – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Why
    Annie Lennox
  2. Walking on broken glass
    Annie Lennox
  3. No more "I Love You's"
    Annie Lennox
  4. Little bird
    Annie Lennox
  5. A White shade of pale
    Annie Lennox
  6. and lots more!
    ...

AC/DC 101

AC/DC 101
Show tracks
  1. It's a long way to the top
    AC/DC
  2. High Voltage
    AC/DC
  3. T.N.T.
    AC/DC
  4. Jailbreak
    AC/DC
  5. The Jack
    AC/DC
  6. and lots more!
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Mott The Hoople: All The Young Dudes

Mott The Hoople: All The Young Dudes

This week in 1972….saw the release of Mott The Hoople’s ‘All The Young Dudes’

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All The Way From Memphis

Mott The Hoople

AC/DC

AC/DC

Stream all ACDC’s albums now…

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Sweet Dreams

Eurythmics

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

Uptown Girl

Billy Joel

Back In Black

AC/DC