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February 16, 2020

Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.

#OnThisDay February 10, 1971
Singer-songwriter Carole King releases her second studio album, ‘Tapestry’. One of the greatest albums of all time, it goes on to sell over 25m copies worldwide. Check out this fantastic version of lead track, ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, which as recorded for the BBC in 1971.

Did you know that Big Audio Dynamite, the band formed by Mick Jones after he left The Clash, also featured drummer Topper Headon in its earliest incarnation and was originally known as Top Risk Action Company?

#OnThisDay February 12, 1970
Chicago are still in the Top 10 of the UK singles charts after six weeks with their version of the 60s classic, ‘I’m A Man’. And get down to this incendiary live version from the same year!

#OnThisDay February 13, 1972
Chicory Tip move up one place to secure pole position with the sensational ‘Son Of My Father’. Did you know that not only was the song co-written by the legendary Giorgio Moroder, it was also the first No. 1 single to prominently feature a synthesizer?

#OnThisDay February 14, 1982
Valentines Day and AC/DC smash their way into the UK singles chart Top 20 when the saucily entitled ‘Let’s Get It Up’ goes in at No. 13.

Did you know that Foo Fighters’ hospitality rider request for their 2011 tour was sent to promoters in the form of a colouring book?

#OnThisDay February 16, 1985
Bruce Springsteen goes to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Born In The USA’, his first British chart topper. His seventh studio album, it was the best-selling LP in the US of 1985. Did you know that it produced a record-tying string of seven US Top 10 singles?

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: AC/DC – ‘THUNDERSTRUCK’ (LIVE AT RIVER PLATE)’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: AC/DC – ‘THUNDERSTRUCK’ (LIVE AT RIVER PLATE)’

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E-STREET BAND – ‘YOU NEVER CAN TELL’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN & THE E-STREET BAND – ‘YOU NEVER CAN TELL’

Recorded live in Leipzig, Germany in July 2013, this exhilarating video captures the thrill of catching Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band in their natural habitat.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: AC/DC

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: AC/DC

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FOO FIGHTERS – ‘TIMES LIKE THESE’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FOO FIGHTERS – ‘TIMES LIKE THESE’

There’s no denying that ‘Times Like These’ has taken on new resonance thanks to the charity version by Live Lounge Allstars.

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‘TIMES LIKE THESE’ LIVE LOUNGE SPECIAL

‘TIMES LIKE THESE’ LIVE LOUNGE SPECIAL

Foo Fighters were recently joined by a huge array of stars, from Rita Ora to Chris Martin, to deliver a special #StayHome performance of their timely classic ‘Times Like These’ for BBC Live Lounge.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Leonard Cohen’s poetry recital, Eddie Vedder’s sea rescue, Rick Astley’s internet prank – it’s This Week In Rock.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

From charts to shows, record releases to record-setters – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

A week of lyrical landmarks, timeless trivia and record-breaking record releases, it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Fantastic chart-toppers, literally Oscar-winning performances and landmark releases – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Epic careers are launched, coveted awards are won and charts are topped – it’s this week in rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – THE LIVE SERIES CONTINUES

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – THE LIVE SERIES CONTINUES

Presenting ‘The Live Series: Songs Under Cover’, collecting some of The Boss’ most arresting cover versions.

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy return to a certain Mr Astley, groundbreaking albums and record setting chart performances – it’s This Week In Rock…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

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!

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, TV debuts, landmark record deals and more. It’s This Week In Rock.

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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – ‘E=MC2’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – ‘E=MC2’

Formed by Mick Jones after his departure from The Clash, Big Audio Dynamite were a band way ahead of the curve.

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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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New Springsteen Vinyl Exclusives

New Springsteen Vinyl Exclusives

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’.

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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

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

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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

Who did MTV declare the Best Act Ever in 2008? The answer may shock you…

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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

THIS WEEK IN ROCK

Many happy returns, legendary performances and landmark releases. 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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FOO FIGHTERS – ‘I’LL STICK AROUND’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: FOO FIGHTERS – ‘I’LL STICK AROUND’

With Foo Fighters having recently returned to their natural habitat at the Reading and Leeds festivals, let’s head back to the band’s earliest days to catch them as they emerged into the sunlight.

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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘GLORY DAYS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘GLORY DAYS’

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.

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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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‘Blinded By The Light’ Soundtrack Out Now

‘Blinded By The Light’ Soundtrack Out Now

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.

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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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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: FOO FIGHTERS

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: FOO FIGHTERS

With the ‘Foo Files’ digital releases delving deeply into the band’s history, a new series of ‘Live At Wembley’ videos hitting the internet and epoch-defining sets at Reading & Leeds taking place in a few weeks, the incomparable Foo Fighters are our artist of the month for August.

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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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FOO FIGHTERS REVEAL ARCHIVE GEMS FROM THE FOO FILES

FOO FIGHTERS REVEAL ARCHIVE GEMS FROM THE FOO FILES

Foo Fighters are unlocking their archives this summer to unleash a feast of rare b-sides and live recordings.

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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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‘Born In The USA’ – 35th Anniversary

‘Born In The USA’ – 35th Anniversary

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘CADILLAC RANCH’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN – ‘CADILLAC RANCH’

The chances are that we ain’t ever going to agree on what the best Bruce Springsteen album is….

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BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S MUSIC TAKES STARRING ROLE IN NEW FILM

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S MUSIC TAKES STARRING ROLE IN NEW FILM

The music of Bruce Springsteen takes a starring role in new film Blinded By The Light.

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SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY – ALBUM & NETFLIX SHOW

SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY – ALBUM & NETFLIX SHOW

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – ‘SIGHTSEE MC’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE – ‘SIGHTSEE MC’

The closing track of Big Audio Dynamite’s second album ‘No. 10 Upping Street’ found not only former Clash members Mick Jones and Joe Strummer sharing production duties but also cult movie director Jim Jarmusch helming the video.

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‘BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION Vol. 2, 1987-1996’ – OUT NOW

‘BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: THE ALBUM COLLECTION Vol. 2, 1987-1996’ – OUT NOW

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.

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Artist of the Month: Bruce Springsteen

Artist of the Month: Bruce Springsteen

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.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘Medicine Show’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘Medicine Show’

Blending early hip-hop with sampling and rock’n’roll, Big Audio Dynamite were way ahead of the curve when this was released in 1985.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Dancing In The Dark’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen – ‘Dancing In The Dark’

This week we turn to our attention to a watershed moment from The Boss (and not just because of Courtney Cox’s Dad dancing…)

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – ‘Santa Claus Is Coming To Town’

Well, what else could it be this week?

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CAROLE KING – ‘TAPESTRY: LIVE IN HYDE PARK’ – OUT NOW

CAROLE KING – ‘TAPESTRY: LIVE IN HYDE PARK’ – OUT NOW

On July 3, 2016 legendary singer/songwriter Carole King delivered a peerless performance of her zeitgeist-shifting seminal album ‘Tapestry’ before 65,000 rapturous fans in Hyde Park. Now this landmark set is available as a 2CD/DVD set, complete with unique recollections from Carole herself…

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FOO FIGHTERS: A Love Story

FOO FIGHTERS: A Love Story

Have you sent us your Foo Fighters Love Story yet? Email [email protected] to tell us how Dave Grohl and co have rocked your world, and we’ll use the best in our upcoming feature. Here’s Marketing Assistant Sean Mackey with the story of how he became a Foo Fighter…

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We Want Your Foo Fighters Love Stories

We Want Your Foo Fighters Love Stories

Have you sent us your Foo Fighters Love Story yet? Here’s Music For Nations Label Manager Joel De’ath with his story of how the Foos rocked his world…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘The Bottom Line’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Big Audio Dynamite – ‘The Bottom Line’

Though Mick Jones’ ignominious dismissal from The Clash in 1983 led to the band’s slow decline and eventual demise, it also heralded a new beginning in the form of Big Audio Dynamite.

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Foo Fighters – Glasto ’17

Foo Fighters – Glasto ’17

Our Artists of the Month just conquered the biggest stage of them all. Check it out courtesy of the BBC…

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Artist of the Month: Foo Fighters

Artist of the Month: Foo Fighters

As Foo Fighters prepare to headline one of the biggest stages of them all, we’re proud to crown Dave Grohl and co our Artist of the Month for June.

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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Foo Fighters – ‘Learn To Fly’

Ok, so the chances are you missed them a few weeks back at the Cheese & Grain in Frome, Somerset…

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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!
CAROLE KING – RARITIES OUT NOW

CAROLE KING – RARITIES OUT NOW

Sony Legacy are proud to be completing the catalogue of one of America’s finest songwriters and composers, the inimitable Carole King

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK AC/DC – ‘TNT’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ‘A NIGHT WITH THE JERSEY DEVIL’ – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born To Run’

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Born To Run’

Some fantastic reviews for Bruce Springsteen’s genre-defining autobiography, ‘Born To Run’.

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LEGACY READER DIGEST

LEGACY READER DIGEST

A round up of the best from to read and watch on the web from September

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Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run

Learn about Bruce Springsteen’s new book ‘Born To Run’!

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Win a copy of Bruce Springsteen’s new book!

Win a copy of Bruce Springsteen’s new book!

Enter our prize draw for your chance to win a copy of the new book ‘Born To Run’…

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The Carole King Songbook

The Carole King Songbook

Carole King has written quite a few hits. Discover the new collection…

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Bruce Springsteen – ‘Chapter and Verse’

Bruce Springsteen – ‘Chapter and Verse’

Bruce is back with a new book and a new album!

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LEGACY READER DIGEST: JULY EDITION

LEGACY READER DIGEST: JULY EDITION

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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Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

Legacy Reader Digest: June edition

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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Foo Fighters – Top tracks

Foo Fighters – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Saint Cecilia
    Foo Fighters
  2. Sean
    Foo Fighters
  3. Savior Breath
    Foo Fighters
  4. Iron Rooster
    Foo Fighters
  5. The neverending sigh
    Foo Fighters
  6. and lots more!
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Bruce Springsteen – Top tracks

Bruce Springsteen – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Meet me in the city
    Bruce Springsteen
  2. The man who got away
    Bruce Springsteen
  3. Little white lies
    Bruce Springsteen
  4. The time that never was
    Bruce Springsteen
  5. NIght fire
    Bruce Springsteen
  6. and lots more!
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10 Facts About Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

10 Facts About Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions

It’s the 10th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Seeger Sessions’! Here are 10 facts about the album…

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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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Carole King – Top tracks

Carole King – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Child of mine
    Carole King
  2. So far away
    Carole King
  3. It's too late
    Carole King
  4. You've got a friend
    Carole King
  5. Sweet seasons
    Carole King
  6. and lots more!!
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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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THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

THIS WEEK IN CHART HISTORY – March 1972

In our new feature we look back at what was happening in the Official UK Albums Chart, just about 44 years ago

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Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’

Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Ties That Bind: The River Collection’

A comprehensive collection from ‘The River’ era.

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Happy Birthday Bruce!

Happy Birthday Bruce!

It’s Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, and we’re taking a look back through his musical timeline…

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40 Years of Born To Run

40 Years of Born To Run

Today we celebrate the spectacular album that is ‘Born To Run’ by Bruce Springsteen…

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Born in the USA

Bruce Springsteen

The Pretender

Foo Fighters

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen

Happy belated 4th of July y’all

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AC/DC

AC/DC

Stream all ACDC’s albums now…

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Bruce Springsteen On Vinyl

Bruce Springsteen On Vinyl

You can now get Bruce Springsteen’s first 7 albums on vinyl with re-mastered audio.

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5 brilliant Foo Fighters videos

5 brilliant Foo Fighters videos

Sadly the Foos won’t be playing Glastonbury this year, but here are our top 5 favourite videos of the band, including funny Dave Grohl moments…

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The ultimate Foo Fighters set list

The ultimate Foo Fighters set list

Time to revise all your classics before Glastonbury with the ultimate playlist

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Win a Bunch of Foo Fighters Vinyl

Win a Bunch of Foo Fighters Vinyl

We’re giving you the chance to get your hands on a bunch of Foo Fighters vinyl…

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20 things you need to know about Foo Fighters

20 things you need to know about Foo Fighters

They’ve been going for 20 years and headlining Glastonbury this month… How many of these facts did you know?

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Artist of the Month: Foo Fighters

Artist of the Month: Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters are our artist of the month. Gearing up to headline Glastonbury, the band are set to have a great summer and have lots more to come.

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Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

Win a bunch of our favourite box sets!

We’re celebrating the launch of our website with a very nice competition for you guys…

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Natural Woman (Live)

Carole King

Dancing In The Dark

Bruce Springsteen

Back In Black

AC/DC