THIS WEEK IN ROCK
February 16, 2020
Landmark releases, fascinating trivia and chart topping hits – it’s This Week In Rock.
#OnThisDay February 10, 1971
Singer-songwriter Carole King releases her second studio album, ‘Tapestry’. One of the greatest albums of all time, it goes on to sell over 25m copies worldwide. Check out this fantastic version of lead track, ‘I Feel The Earth Move’, which as recorded for the BBC in 1971.
Did you know that Big Audio Dynamite, the band formed by Mick Jones after he left The Clash, also featured drummer Topper Headon in its earliest incarnation and was originally known as Top Risk Action Company?
#OnThisDay February 12, 1970
Chicago are still in the Top 10 of the UK singles charts after six weeks with their version of the 60s classic, ‘I’m A Man’. And get down to this incendiary live version from the same year!
#OnThisDay February 13, 1972
Chicory Tip move up one place to secure pole position with the sensational ‘Son Of My Father’. Did you know that not only was the song co-written by the legendary Giorgio Moroder, it was also the first No. 1 single to prominently feature a synthesizer?
#OnThisDay February 14, 1982
Valentines Day and AC/DC smash their way into the UK singles chart Top 20 when the saucily entitled ‘Let’s Get It Up’ goes in at No. 13.
Did you know that Foo Fighters’ hospitality rider request for their 2011 tour was sent to promoters in the form of a colouring book?
#OnThisDay February 16, 1985
Bruce Springsteen goes to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Born In The USA’, his first British chart topper. His seventh studio album, it was the best-selling LP in the US of 1985. Did you know that it produced a record-tying string of seven US Top 10 singles?
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:Read more
What do all of these artists have in common? They are some of the solo artists that have achieved the most Number 1 albums on the Official UK Chart!Read more