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 McCartney Deletes Instagram Feed, Posts Cryptic Photo

What is Paul McCartney planning?

The rocker has fans guessing what he’s up to with a cryptic image posted across his social media channels.

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On his Instagram page, McCartney wiped all of his other photos to put the symbol front and centre.

Fans were eager to understand what the clue meant:

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On This Day: ‘Peace Sunday’ Concert Fought For Nuclear Disarmament

(Photo Credit: Gary Friedman, Los Angeles Times)

On June 6, 1982 in Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California, 85,000 people rallied together a concert to promote nuclear disarmament.

Artists like Graham Nash, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Stevie Wonder, Stevie Nicks, Linda Ronstadt, Tom Petty and more performed to combat against war mentality.

The event was sponsored by Alliance for Survival, among other organizations.

“We shall march until there is no war and no more weapons. The world faces a critical choice–to freeze weapons or to burn the people,” said Jesse Jackson as he address the crowd.

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On This Day: David Bowie Releases Debut Album

Before Aladdin Sane, before Jareth the Goblin King, before Ziggy Stardust, there was David Bowie.

At the young age of 20, Bowie released his debut album on June 1 1967. For those uninitiated, he approached the album equally as an actor and musician: through character sketches, he performed these songs with juvenile lyrics and overenunciation.

It’s a bit of a strange affair working backwards, and even though its far removed from his later work, there are still hints of what’s to come. “Silly Boy Blue” touches on Tibetan themes, “She’s Got Medals” is an early gender-fluid anthem, and “We Are Hungry Men” explores sci-fi themes before “Space Oddity” touched the hearts of people the world over.

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50 Facts About The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

On this day in 1967, The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was released.

We’ve rounded up 50 fun facts to celebrate the anniversary!


• After the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on 1 June 1967 it spent the remainder of the year at No.1 on the UK charts and returned to the top on 3 February 1968 replacing the soundtrack to the Sound of Music.

• It spent 15 weeks at #1 in America

• In 2003 Rolling Stone made it #1 in its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”

• Sgt. Pepper was recorded using four-track equipment

• Critic Kenneth Tynan described it as “a decisive moment in the history of Western civilization”.

• Time magazine called it “a historic departure in the progress of music”

• Paul plays a grand piano on ‘A Day in the Life’

• The BBC banned ‘A Day in the Life’ because of the phrase “I’d love to turn you on”; with the BBC claiming it could “encourage a permissive attitude towards drug-taking.”

• Recording was completed on 21 April 1967 and it was released on 1 June

• George Martin had recorded the crowd noises at the start of ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’ during a Beatles concert at the Hollywood Bowl.

• The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature, called it “the most important and influential rock and roll album ever recorded”

• Pop artists, Peter Blake and Jann Haworth designed the album cover from an ink drawing by McCartney

• Engineer Geoff Emerick said “We spent three weeks on the mono mixes and maybe three days on the stereo.”

• Paul plays a Lowrey organ on ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’

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