Nick Drake

Nick Drake’s 10 Best Songs

Nick Drake was born on this day in 1948.

The singer is known for his emotional acoustic songs like “Pink Moon”. The track was featured in a Volkswagen commercial in 1999 that helped bring it to the attention of a new generation.

Drake tragically passed away at the age of 26 from an overdose of approximately 30 amitriptyline pills. This was ruled as a suicide.

In honour of his memory, we’re looking at 10 of his most prolific songs:

10. “Day Is Done”

9. “Milk & Honey”

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Paul-7

Exploring Paul McCartney’s Career After The Beatles

Paul McCartney turns 75 today!

The former Beatle has accomplished so much with his band and his own solo career–today, to celebrate three quarters of a century, we’ll be taking a deeper look at the latter.

McCartney has sold 25.5 million units in the United States alone as of 2009, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for both his time with the Fab Four and his run as a solo artist.

Here are the 24 studio albums Paul has released. What’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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10 Songs Perfect For Father’s Day

Tomorrow marks Father’s Day!

Whether you’ve got a father figure you’d like to celebrate, or you’re a pops yourself, this weekend is a chance to give thanks to those dads who rock and have sacrificed so much.

To honour dad, here are ten songs to play this weekend!


10. Eric Clapton – “My Father’s Eyes”

Notable lyrics:

“Bit by bit, I’ve realized /
That’s when I need them,
That’s when I need my father’s eyes.”

9. Bob Dylan – “Forever Young”

Notable lyrics:

“May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay
Forever young”

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Brian Jones Jimi Hendrix

Monterey: 50 Years Later

It really was the Summer of Love. On 1 June 1967 The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and in an instant changed music forever. No longer would people call whatever was not Classical music or Jazz, simply Pop, thereafter there was something new called Rock.

The first real American rock festival was held at Mount Tamalpais in California on the weekend of 10/11 June 1967. Billed as the Fantasy Faire and Magic Mountain Music Festival it had an eclectic mix of performers ranging from Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Country Joe & the fish and The Byrds to Laura Nyro. 15, or maybe 20,000 people showed up and paid just $2 to get in, with all profits going to a nearby child care center.

While the Fantasy Faire was first, Monterey is the festival that everyone remembers. With a line up that read like a who’s who in pop music – as in short for popular. Otis Redding got his first exposure to a rock audience and others on the bill included The Mamas & The Papas, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Janis Joplin and Ravi Shanker. It was all captured on film, which did much to enhance its reputation as well as the myth.

Monterey 2 Held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, over the middle weekend of June, from 16 – 18 June 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival attracted somewhere between 30 and 50,000 people, although not all at the same time, to what was the first major rock festival in America. It was organised by Lou Adler, John Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas and Derek Taylor, the former Beatles publicist, and their ambition was to create an event that was multi-cultural, multi-national and multi-styled in the music that was performed.

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Bob Seger

Bob Seger’s Catalogue Hits Streaming Services

If you’ve been trying to stream Bob Seger‘s music to no avail… today is your lucky day.

Seger’s catalogue will make its streaming debut. This launch includes twelve platinum/multi-platinum albums as well as Seger’s debut album, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man.

In addition to streaming, ten of Seger’s albums included in Friday’s launch will be made available via digital download for the first time.

The complete list of albums that will be made available for streaming and digital download:

– Beautiful Loser*
– Live Bullet
– Nine Tonight
– The Distance*
– Like A Rock*
– The Fire Inside*
– Night Moves*
– Stranger In Town*
– Against The Wind*
– Greatest Hits*
– Greatest Hits 2*
– Ultimate Hits
– Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man*
*Indicates previously unavailable for digital download.

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