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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?
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    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.
  15. My number #1's are: 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK 'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia
  16. If you could bring a dead rock star back to life for one gig, who would it be? John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis, Kurt Cobain, Buddy Holly, Freddie Mercury? Or someone else? This Day in Music are carrying out a world-wide survey to see which dead rock stars people would want to see again - for one night only! Who would you pick? You can see a full list and vote on http://www.thisdayinmusic.com
  17. Have you ever done this? Go to www.thisdayinmusic.com and enter your day and month. And it shows all the birthdays for that day. Here's mine for Jan 17th. Some good ones! (I left the bad ones out). 1948, Born on this day, Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ron Wood. 1955, Born on this day, Steve Earle, US singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No. 45 single ‘Copperhead Road’, Country and independent No.1 album ‘Trancendental Blues.’ Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs). 1956, Born on this day, Paul Young, singer, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home', 1985 US No.1 single 'Everytime You Go Away'. The Streetband, (1978 UK No.18 single 'Toast.' Also lead singer with 1980's Q-Tips a soul covers band. 1958, Born on this day, Jez Strode, bass, Kajagoogoo, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Too Shy'). 1959, Born on this day, Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian'). 1960, Born on this day, John Crawford, bass, keyboards, Berlin, (1986 UK & US No.1 single 'Take My Breath Away'). 1963, Born on this day, Andy Rourke, bass, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).
  18. Some people believe our lives are profoundly influenced by whatever pop song was number one on the day we were born. Here are some examples of songs that were No.1 on the day they were born using ‘Birthday No.1’ on www.thisdayinmusic.com On the day Heather Mills was born Hello Goodbye by The Beatles was at No.1 in the UK Amy Winehouse – Red Red Wine by UB40 Pete Doherty – Tragedy by The Bee Gees Kate Moss - You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me - New Seekers Carla Bruni - Let The Heartaches Begin - Long John Baldry Paris Hilton – Shaddap You Face - Joe Dolce Courtney Love I Can't Get No Satisfaction Rolling Stones What is yours?
  19. Loads of food and drink for the weekend!
  20. It's Sir Elton John's birthday today! So, 10 things you didn’t know about - Elton John More at http://www.thisdayinmusic.com Elton John started his career in 1964, as a weekend pub pianist at the Northwood Hills Hotel for £1 a night. Elton John played piano on The Hollies hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. Elton once auditioned for prog-rock bands King Crimson and Gentle Giant - he was rejected. He changed his name by Deed poll in 1972 from Reginald Dwight to Elton Hercules John. Elton John and Bernie Taupin wrote 'Don't Go Breaking My Heart' under the pseudonyms Ann Orson and Carte Blanche. In 1975, Rev Charles Boykin of Tallahassee, Florida organised the burning of Elton John and Rolling Stones records, claiming they were sinful. Boykin was reacting to the results from a survey that said, 984 of the 1,000 local unmarried mothers had sex when listening to rock music. In 1976, Elton was immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds in London. The first rock star to be so since The Beatles. In 1977, after Jimmy Helms pulled out of a gig at Shoreditch College, the members of the social committee decided to call upon famous local, Elton John who lived up the road and ask if he would perform. Elton did the gig for two bottles of wine. Some of the aliases Sir Elton John has used checking into hotels include, Prince Fooboo, Sir Humphrey Handbag, Lillian Lollipop, Lord Choc Ice, Lord Elpus, Binky Poodleclip and Sir Henry Poodle. Elton John’s official nickname is Rocket Man - taken from his second hit single - but Rod Stewart calls him Sharon.
  21. Greenpea


    Free Podcast anyone? Just wanted to tell you about a new free weekly podcast just launched. http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/podcast.php Music trivia, facts and a special musical guest each week each week talking about their fave songs etc. Katie Melua, Jean Michel Jarre, Boy George, Hoosiers, Dionne Warwick, Mike Batt have all featured so far.
  22. Some great pics, I had some of these all over my bedroom wall when I was 16!
  23. Have you ever done this? http://www.thisdayinmusic.com It shows you what song was at No.1 on the day you were born. (Go to 'Birthday No.1' at the top of the site). My number 1's are: 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US 'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK 'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia Some are better than others!
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