WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 15/17 August 1969 – Rain, Mud, Drugs, Chaos and Some Mad Music Moments

17 August 2021

By the time we got to Woodstock
We were half a million strong
And everywhere was a song
And a celebration

(from the song Woodstock
by Crosby, Stills Nash And Young)

Despite the awful weather, the mud, the drug casualties, the lack of enough food and drinks, the chaos, and the whatever mindset some great stuff happened on that small stage. Here are three mad moments…

– JEFFERSON AIRPLANE –

– TEN YEARS AFTER –

– COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH –

If you can remember attending the festival
it means that you weren’t there…

THE VERVE – Stellar Second Album ‘A NORTHERN SOUL’ Released 25 Years Ago

20 June 2020

Band: The Verve (Wigan, UK)
Active: 1990–1995 / 1996–1999 / 2007–2009
Album: A Northern Soul – second LP
The title is a reference to the popular soul
movement in Britain during the 1970s.
Released: 20 June 1995 – 25 years ago today
Score: No 13 in the UK

NME wrote: “A knife-twisting snapshot of a band on the brink… The Verve
exude such a sense of astounding self-belief that they can almost convince you
that even their more nonsensical moments should be cast in gold, carved in
stone and treated with the utmost artistic respect.”

Keywords: Drugs in motion, towering anthems, doped reveries,
Richard ‘Mad’ Ashcroft, handclaps by Liam Gallagher on ‘History
Key tracks: A New Decade / History / On Your Own / Life’s An Ocean

– HISTORY –

– ON YOUR OWN –

Full album…

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THE VERVE: Facebook – All Albums


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T.REX Scored No 1 Album In The UK 48 Years Ago Today With ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’…

18 December 2019

48 years ago today, on 18 December 1971, legendary glam rockers T.REX scored their first No 1 album in the UK with their sixth release ‘ELECTRIC WARRIOR’. The LP was a huge hit as it became the best-selling longplayer of that year in Great-Britain. Here are the two successful singles off the record…

– GET IT ON –
(No 1 on the UK Singles Chart)

– JEEPSTER –
(Peaked at #2 on the UK Singles Chart)

Album in full here…

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T.REX: Discography

THE CLASH Released Their Double Masterpiece Album ‘LONDON CALLING’ 40 Years Ago Today…

14 December 2019

Legends THE CLASH released LONDON CALLING, their best album – a double one – on
14 December 1979, 40 years ago today. A monumental record with the band mixing a
lot of different musical genres such as reggae, rockabilly, ska, New Orleans R&B, pop and lounge jazz. Lyrically, the songs were about social issues like inequality, unemployment, racial conflicts, drug abuse and our climate’s ugly future. The final result was a bold, multi-faceted and overall astonishing achievement. The double longplayer scored big time, worldwide, with sales of over five million copies.

Three of the many highlights

– LONDON CALLING –

– GUNS OF BRIXTON –

– CLAMPDOWN –
(Live version)…

THE CLASH: Facebook

Album in full…

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THE CLASH: Facebook


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THE JAM Played Their Final Gig In Brighton 37 Years Ago Today…

11 December 2019

On 11 December 1982, 37 years ago today, THE JAM played their last ever concert in Brighton, UK. It was frontman and songwriter Paul Weller who wanted to move on and start other musical projects. Between 1977 and 1982 the band released six triumphant albums – with the 1977 brilliant LP All Mod Cons as my absolute favourite – and no less than 19 hit singles. Although The Jam formed in the 70s punk era the trio’s work was more influenced by R & B, 60s beat music and ‘angry young man‘ rock ‘n’ roll. To celebrate one of the best British groups ever Turn Up The Volume selected three of their standout crackers. Here we go…

– IN THE CITY – 1977

– DOWN IN THE TUBE STATION AT MIDNIGHT – 1978

– THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT – 1981

THE JAM: Discography

25 Years Ago THE STONE ROSES Released Their Second And Final Album ‘SECOND COMING’…

5 December 2019

Today 25 years ago, on 5 December 1994, Manchester’s legends THE STONE ROSES released their second and final album titled biblically’ SECOND COMING‘. It came more than 5 years after their sensational self-titled debut LP, their magnum opus, all killers no fillers. The delay was due to a lengthy legal dispute with their first record label Silverstone Records, the fact that they were too busy spending the big advance money they got from their new, major label Geffen Records, but most of all there was the immense pressure
on the band to make another masterpiece.

Despite top tracks such as ‘Driving South’, ‘Ten Storey Love Song’, ‘Love Spreads’, ‘Your Star
Will Shine’
and ‘Begging You’ the longplayer failed to meet the high musical expectations and the critics weren’t impressed. Yet the record peaked at #4 on the UK Chart and sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Here are the three singles

– LOVE SPREADS –

– TEN STOREY LOVE SONG –

– BEGGING YOU –

Album in full…

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THE STONE ROSES


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