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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

August 18, 2019

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…

#OnThisDay August 12, 1989
Ozzy Osbourne is among the acts to play the two-day Moscow Music Peace Festival at the Lenin Stadium in the Russian capital. Did you know that it was the first time that an audience was allowed to stand up and dance at rock gig in the former Soviet Union?

#OnThisDay August 13, 1976
The Clash make their London debut at a private, invite-only gig at Rehearsal Rehearsals in Camden, north London. The band are still a five-piece at this point and feature Keith Levine on guitar.

#OnThisDay August 14, 1941
Happy birthday to the incredible David Crosby. As a founder member of The Byrds, he helped revolutionise popular music with their distinctive and progressive blend of folk and rock music. And they still sound ahead of the curve today.

#OnThisDay August 15, 1993
Billy Joel enters the UK Top 5 at No. 4 with ‘River Of Dreams’, his biggest hit of the 90s. Did you know that his then-wife Christie Brinkley painted the cover of the album of the same name?

#OnThisDay August 16, 1969
Billed as “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days Of Peace & Music”, the second day of Woodstock – arguably the most famous festival ever – is in full swing. Janis Joplin takes the stage at 3am and is followed 90 minutes later by Sly & The Family Stone. Also appearing that day are Santana, while Saturday’s music is brought to a close by Jefferson Airplane who finally take the stage at 8am on Sunday morning.

#OnThisDay August 17, 1959
Widely regarded as the greatest jazz album of all time, Miles Davis releases the incredible ‘Kind Of Blue’. Beloved of aficionados, the album also serves as an excellent entry point for the novice. A towering achievement of 20th century music, it was one of the first 50 albums to be added to the National Recording Registry in the US. Check out this live footage of opening track ‘So What’ and luxuriate in its magnificence.

#OnThisDay August 18, 1990
Do summer vibes come as loved up as this? Primal Scream continue their metamorphosis from leather-clad rock pigs to dance floor emperors with the utterly groovetastic ‘Come Together’.

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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘BANKROBBER’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘BANKROBBER’

Initially available only as an import single, ‘Bankrobber’ became a Top 20 hit for The Clash in 1980 after fan fervor merited a domestic release.

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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

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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: PRIMAL SCREAM – ‘ROCKS’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: PRIMAL SCREAM – ‘ROCKS’

If any one song from their vast back catalogue perfectly encapsulates Primal Scream’s rock’n’roll side then it’s got to be ‘Rocks’.

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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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Primal Scream – ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’ – Out Now

Primal Scream – ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’ – Out Now

Ahead of this year’s vibrant festival season, Primal Scream are releasing ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’, collecting one of the most powerful single discographies in rock. Out now.

Plus check out new November/December tour dates…

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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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Artist of the Month: Primal Scream

Artist of the Month: Primal Scream

With one of the most powerful, diverse single catalogues in the history of rock – ‘Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles’ due out this month – our Artist of the Month for May is the unutterably incomparable Primal Scream.

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PRIMAL SCREAM’S VELOCITY GIRL TO BE REISSUED ON 7″ VINYL WITH BRAND NEW TRACK

PRIMAL SCREAM’S VELOCITY GIRL TO BE REISSUED ON 7″ VINYL WITH BRAND NEW TRACK

Primal Scream’s landmark 1986 single ‘Velocity Girl’ will be reissued on limited edition 7″ vinyl on May 24, alongside the release of ‘Maximum Rock n Roll: The Singles’.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘I FOUGHT THE LAW’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: THE CLASH – ‘I FOUGHT THE LAW’

For the first Video Of The Week of 2019, it’s entirely apposite that we should turn our attention to what was The Clash’s first single release in the US.

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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Clampdown’

Today of all days we need something explosive, so let’s do it in style with the righteous fury of The Clash.

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‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up – The Original Memphis Recordings’. Out Now

‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up – The Original Memphis Recordings’. Out Now

Unheard and never before released, the Original Memphis Recordings from Primal Scream’s first ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up’ sessions, are out now.

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Primal Scream: A Love Story

Primal Scream: A Love Story

Since their formation in 1982, Bobby Gillespie and co. have soundtracked innumerable lives, from the gleeful hedonism of ‘Rocks’ to the plaintive ‘Cry Myself Blind’, there’s a ‘Scream tune for every mood and every moment.

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ARTIST OF THE MONTH: PRIMAL SCREAM

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: PRIMAL SCREAM

As we prepare to release the never-heard-before original Memphis recordings of ‘Give Out But Don’t Give Up’, Primal Scream our are Artist of the Month for October.

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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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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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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Clash – ‘Tommy Gun’

The first single from the criminally underrated ‘Give ‘Em Enough Rope’ album, ‘Tommy Gun’ was aggressively political even by The Clash’s acerbic standards.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Miles Davis – ‘So What’

There’s a lot of nonsense spoken about jazz, usually by people who know nothing about the genre…

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Janis Joplin – ‘Ball And Chain’

VIDEO OF THE WEEK: Janis Joplin – ‘Ball And Chain’

With festival season fast approaching, it’s entirely apposite that we get right into the mood and look ahead to the summer and what better video than this?

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Miles On Vinyl At Last

Miles On Vinyl At Last

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is now finally available as a 3 LP set.

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The Clash: Top Tracks

The Clash: Top Tracks
Win Signed Screamadelica Swagnificnce

Win Signed Screamadelica Swagnificnce

Fancy winning some exclusive ‘Screamadelica’ swag signed by Bobby Gillespie himself?

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Miles Davis, Bootleg Series Vol 5, Out Now

Miles Davis, Bootleg Series Vol 5, Out Now

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5, is out now.

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VIDEO OF THE WEEK – ‘COMPLETE CONTROL’ – THE CLASH

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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Billy Joel’s Wembley Performance

Billy Joel’s Wembley Performance

Read reviews of Billy Joel’s incredible stadium performance

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Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Stranger Things: Soundtrack

Take a listen to the soundtrack playlist!

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NYC Legacy Locations

NYC Legacy Locations

Iconic artists photographed and mapped around New York City!

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Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol 5

Learn more about the latest addition to the Miles Davis bootleg series…

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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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50 Legendary British Albums

50 Legendary British Albums

Legendary albums are available for a special price on iTunes…

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The Clash – Top tracks

The Clash – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. London Calling
    The Clash
  2. Train in vain
    The Clash
  3. White riot
    The Clash
  4. Should I stay or should I go
    The Clash
  5. I fought the law
    The Clash
  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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Miles Davis – Top Tracks playlist

Miles Davis – Top Tracks playlist
Show tracks
  1. So what
    Miles Davis
  2. Summertime
    Miles Davis
  3. 'Round Midnight
    Miles Davis
  4. Someday my Prince will come
    Miles Davis
  5. Miles runs the Voodoo time
    Miles Davis
  6. and lots more!
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Janis Joplin – Top tracks

Janis Joplin – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Bye, bye baby
    Janis Joplin
  2. Raise your hand - Live
    Janis Joplin
  3. Make over
    Janis Joplin
  4. Women is losers
    Janis Joplin
  5. Little girl blue
    Janis Joplin
  6. and lots more!
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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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Primal Scream – Top tracks

Primal Scream – Top tracks
Show tracks
  1. Movin' on up
    Primal Scream
  2. Country girl
    Primal Scream
  3. Rocks
    Primal Scream
  4. Loaded
    Primal Scream
  5. Come together
    Primal Scream
  6. and lots more!!
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NEW MILES DAVIS/ROBERT GLASPER ALBUM & ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

NEW MILES DAVIS/ROBERT GLASPER ALBUM & ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

Find out more about the new Miles Davis and Robert Glasper and Original Soundtrack to the new film ‘Miles Ahead’…

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ – Screenings

‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ – Screenings

Find out where to watch the new film directed by Amy Berg…

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4 great Janis Joplin performances

4 great Janis Joplin performances

Here are 4 rare and amazing performances from our Artist of the Month

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‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Discover more about the Original Soundtrack…

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An intro to Janis Joplin (with playlists)

An intro to Janis Joplin (with playlists)

An intro to Janis Joplin’s biggest track and an insight into the 60’s with these 2 ultimate playlists

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Interview with ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Director, Amy Berg

Interview with ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’ Director, Amy Berg

Our friends at Legacy France sat down for a chat with Academy Award Nominee Amy Berg, the director of ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’.

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10 things you need to know about Janis Joplin

10 things you need to know about Janis Joplin

To celebrate the release of the film ‘Janis: Little Girl Blue’, Janis Joplin is our Artist of the Month for February.

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Primal Scream: Screamadelica Reissue

Primal Scream: Screamadelica Reissue

“‘Screamadelica’ is one of this era’s most beautiful, far-reaching pieces of musical adventure…pretty much a perfect album”

 

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IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

IN 1977 I HOPE I GO TO HEAVEN

THE CLASH, PUNK ROCK, AND BRITAIN IN THE 1970S

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10 Miles: An annotated guide

10 Miles: An annotated guide

Federico tells us the story of Miles Davis, with 10 chosen tracks which form “the ultimate soundtrack to a large part of the 20th century”.

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Artist of the Month: Sharing The Love For Miles

Artist of the Month: Sharing The Love For Miles

There are many miles of love for Miles Davis’ recently released Bootleg 4 reissue…

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Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Vinyl Of The Week: The Clash

Our vinyl of the week is Black Market Clash by The Clash…

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Miles Davis: At Newport Bootleg Vol 4.

Miles Davis: At Newport Bootleg Vol 4.

Big news from the Miles Davis camp…

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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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London Calling

The Clash

Loaded

Primal Scream

So What

Miles Davis

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