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THIS WEEK IN ROCK

September 28, 2019

Who did MTV declare the Best Act Ever in 2008? The answer may shock you…

#OnThisDay September 23, 1949
And it’s a happy 70th birthday to the one and only Bruce Springsteen! If you were to play just one song to someone who’d never heard The Boss before, what would it be and why?

#OnThisDay September 24, 1957
Elvis Presley releases the title track from his third movie, ‘Jailhouse Rock’. An international smash-hit, it becomes his ninth US No.1 and his second UK chart-topper. The dance sequence from the movie is regarded by many scholars as being one of the earliest examples of a promo video.

#OnThisDay September 25, 1970
The first episode of ‘The Partridge Family’ is aired on US TV and stars Shirley Jones, Danny Bonaduce, Susan Dey and, of course, the superstar-to-be David Cassidy. Did you know that the show featured guest appearances from young actors including Jodie Foster, future Charlie’s Angel Farrah Fawcett and Jedi-in-waiting Mark Hamill?

#OnThisDay September 26, 1954
Happy birthday to Jefferson Starship guitarist Craig Chaquico who scored a massive 1979 hit with the AOR classic ‘Jane’. Turn this one right up and get those air guitars out!

#OnThisDay September 27, 1999
Manic Street Preachers score their first No. 1 album with ‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’. The album yielded five hit singles and the band scooped the Best Album and Best British Group gongs at the 1999 Brit Awards as well as Best Band, Best Album, Best Live Act, Best Single and Best Video at the 1999 NME Awards.

#OnThisDay September 28, 2008
Kings Of Leon pitch up at the top of the UK charts for a two-week residency with their fourth album, ‘Only By The Night’. Did you know that it’s lead single, ‘Sex On Fire’, has been certified 3 x Platinum in the UK alone?

#OnThisDay September 29, 2008
The competition is strong but there can only be one winner as Rick Astley is declared the Best Act Ever at the MTV Europe Awards. Who would get your vote these days?

Video of the Week: Bruce Springsteen ‘The Rising’

Video of the Week: Bruce Springsteen ‘The Rising’

Manic Street Preachers announce expanded version of ‘Know Your Enemy’.

Manic Street Preachers announce expanded version of ‘Know Your Enemy’.

Video of the Week: Elvis Presley’s ‘My Way’ (Aloha from Hawaii concert, Live in Honolulu)

Video of the Week: Elvis Presley’s ‘My Way’ (Aloha from Hawaii concert, Live in Honolulu)

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND’S ‘THE LEGENDARY 1979 NO NUKES CONCERTS’

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AND THE E STREET BAND’S ‘THE LEGENDARY 1979 NO NUKES CONCERTS’

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’

Video of the week: Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’

This week’s Video of the Week is Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’.

Here are a few things you might not know about the track:

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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 11 October

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 11 October

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 4 October

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 4 October

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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This Week on the Official UK Chart: 30 August

This Week on the Official UK Chart: 30 August

Take a look back over the years to see which songs were in the Top 10 on the Official UK Chart this week…

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