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  1. Greenpea

    Top of the Pops

    I don't know who's made this, but it works for me.
  2. Who has been the greatest frontman ever? Freddie Mercury? Bono? Mick Jagger? Robert Plant? If you fancy a vote http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/poll
  3. Greenpea

    Led Zeppelin

    Any Led Zeppelin fans. Did anyone ever see them play live? New iPhone / iPad app. See the app in action here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wePjWNYesGQ
  4. How do you listen to music? MP3 player, iPhone, Radio? This Day in Music is running a poll to find out how you listen to your music. If you fancy having a vote http://tinyurl.com/tdimpoll
  5. Greenpea

    Christmas No.1.

    Daily Telegraph are saying Eva Cassidy 'Silent Night' could be the Christmas No.1. Any other contenders? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culture...lent-Night.html
  6. A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related. The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves. Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing. Which one are you? From www.thisdayinmusic.com
  7. This Day in Music Good app for music fans, it has daily music history for every day of the year, with pics. Music quiz which is very hard! Which pop stars share your birthday. Music trivia section with loads of good stuff to tell your mates down the pub. And, see what was #1 in the charts on the day you were born. It has a record deck that shows you the track complete with scratching sounds! What are yours?
  8. Greenpea

    Rachel Unthank

    I've become a huge fan of The Unthanks. Previously called Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, they are an English folk group from Northumbria. The new album is...can I say exquisite! Just love the voices. http://www.rachelunthank.com/ They won a couple of major awards in the UK last year. Any fans?
  9. Which has been the best decade for music? 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's 00's And if you fancy having a vote go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com
  10. Who has been the greatest Motown artist ever? Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson or someone else? Celebrating 50 years of Motown records This Day in Music have launched a poll to find out what you think. You can vote on http://www.thisdayinmusic.com Some Facts: As a songwriter, Berry Gordy had his first hit in 1957 with Reet Petite, sung by Jackie Wilson. Gordy quit his car factory job in the same year and went on to launch the independent Tamla Record Company on 12 January 1959, using a family loan of $800. The original name for the Tamla label was "Tammy," after the Debbie Reynolds song, but it was taken Motown, a blend of the words "motor" and "town", is also a nickname for Detroit - the label's original base and the historic home of the US car industry. Its original "Hitsville USA" headquarters in the city - which opened in January 1960 - housed the label's recording studio and offices. Marv Johnson's song Come To Me was the label's first release, issued as Tamla 101. The Marvelettes' Please Mister Postman was Motown's first US number one. Released in August 1961, it took 14 weeks to reach the top of the chart. (Also covered by the Beatles and was taken back to the US top spot by The Carpenters in 1974). "Little Stevie Wonder" signed to Motown in 1961 and has been with the label ever since. He came into his own in the 1970s recording classic albums such as Talking Book and Songs in the Key of Life. His 1984 song I Just Called To Say I Love You is Motown's biggest-selling single. The Beatles recorded three Motown songs on their 2nd album, Please Mister Postman, You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me and Money, (That’s What I want). Martha And The Vandellas version of Dancing In The Street was recorded live in two takes. The first take was missed after the studio engineer forgot to turn the tape on. The song was original offered to Marvin Gaye who also has a writing credit on the song. Marvin Gaye sang background on records by Chuck Berry and Etta James, was a member of The Moonglows and worked as a session drummer (he played on The Marvelettes' 1961 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" and Little Stevie Wonder's live version of 1963 hit, "Fingertips Pt. 2"). The Funk Brothers were the musicians who provided the backing on most Motown records between 1959 and 1972. It’s claimed they have played on more number one hits than Elvis, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles combined. “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” written by Motown writers Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong with backing played by the Funk Brothers - was a number one for Marvin Gaye in the US and the UK in 1968 and became Motown's biggest-selling record.
  11. What has been the greatest Christmas song ever? John Lennon, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Fairytale Of New York, The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, Bruce Springsteen, Do They Know Its Christmas, Band Aid or something else? This Day in Music have launched a poll to find out what your favourite Christmas songs are. What song would you pick? You can see a full list of songs and vote on http://www.thisdayinmusic.com
  12. Who has been the greatest live act ever? The best band or act you've ever seen? The Stones, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Queen, Pink Floyd, The Who, Bowie, Dylan, Kiss, Nirvana or someone else? This Day in Music have just started a poll to find out. If you fancy voting for who you think should win go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com You can vote for any act, just go to 'other' on the list.
  13. The Beatles, Back in the USSR, it was on the radio today!
  14. Greenpea

    Taste in music

    From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com Sept 11th 2006, a study from the University of Leicester found that more than a quarter of classical music fans had tried cannabis. Researchers were trying to find out what people's taste in music revealed about their lifestyles. The UK study also revealed that blues buffs are the most likely to have received a driving penalty. Hip hop and dance music fans were more likely to have multiple sex partners and were among the biggest drug-takers surveyed. More than 2,500 people were interviewed for the study, which was published in the scientific journal Psychology of Music.
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