Otis Redding posthumously released single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” peaks to No.1 on this day in 1968

The song, that Redding intended “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” to be different from all his previous work, though he didn’t have time to finish it the way he wanted, it became his most popular release selling 4 million copies worldwide after his untimely death in 1967. Read more facts about this classic

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Terence Trent D’Arby turns 57 today

Terence Trent D’Arby had a string of hit singles during the late 1980’s including “Sign Your Name” with his acclaimed debut album “Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D’Arby”, today, the singer that has changed his name to Sananda Francesco Maitreya, turns 57

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50 Essential Albums From 1967

1967 was one of absolute golden years for music. A deeply culturally and socially important year with several changes around the world, on fashion, politics, technology and many other changes that were reflected on the music being made. We gathered together 50 of the best album releases from 1967 with no particular order, all of them are essential and timeless

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The Righteous Brothers classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” became one of the songs of the year on this day in 1965

Written and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1965. The song is still considered the prime example of Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound”

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76

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The “Mr. Dynamite” James Brown was born on this day in 1933

James Brown, aka Mr. Dynamite and the Godfather Of Soul, is undoubtedly one of the most influential and respected artists of all time. His music helped to develop genres such as Funk, Dance, and House music while at the same time also influencing Rock acts. He was born 85 years ago today

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Dusty Springfield scores her first and only No.1 in the UK in 1966 with “You Don’t Have To say You Love Me”

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” remains Dusty Springfield only No.1 single in the UK. The song, which was a cover of an Italian original, peaked at the top of the UK charts on this day in 1966

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The legendary 1964 “T.A.M.I.” The show was released on theaters in the U.K on this day in 1965

“T.A.M.I.” Show (“Teen Age Music International”), was held during two dates on October 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and featured acts such as James Brown, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Chuck Berry among many others. The film of the concert was first released in theatres in December 1964, and on April 19, 1965

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The Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye was born on this day in 1939

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 79th birthday

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The Motown Soul classic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” gives Marvin Gaye his first No.1 in 1968 on the Hot 100

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was not initially written for Marvin Gaye, it was rejected as a single by Motown, and only after demanding and heavy airplay on the radio, it was made into a single. Marvin Gaye’s version remains the most acclaimed and popular, it reached No.1 in the Hot 100 on this day in 1968

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