THIS WEEK IN ROCK
February 23, 2020
Epic careers are launched, coveted awards are won and charts are topped – it’s this week in rock…
#OnThisDay February 17, 1975
And so begins their epic recording career as AC/DC release their debut album, ‘High Voltage’. An Australian-only release, the international version, released a year later, contains cuts from this album and their second Australian album, ‘TNT’.
#OnThisDay February 18, 1973
The Partridge Family, featuring the one and only David Cassidy, enter the UK Top 10 singles chart at No. 9 with ‘Looking Through The Eyes Of Love’.
#OnThisDay February 19, 1999
It’s a double whammy for Manic Street Preachers who take home Brit Awards for Best British Album (‘This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours’) and Best British Group. In a celebratory mood, they also perform ‘You Stole The Sun From My Heart’ at the ceremony.
#OnThisDay February 20, 1991
Bob Dylan is awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement award at the 33rd Grammy Awards. If you were to chose one song to introduce Bob Dylan to someone, which one would it be and why?
#OnThisDay February 21, 1970
Simon & Garfunkel top the UK album chart with their fifth and final album, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’. Did you know that it has gone on to sell somewhere in the region of 25m copies?
#OnThisDay February 22, 1962
Elvis Presley scores his tenth UK No. 1 single when ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’ takes poll position. Did you know that the melody is based on ‘Plaisir d’amour’, a popular French love song composed in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Égide Martini?
#OnThisDay February 23, 2003
Foo Fighters’ coruscating single ‘All My Life’ is rightly awarded the Grammy for Best Hard Rock performance. Have you been exploring the FooFiles?
Shadow Kingdom presents Bob Dylan performing revelatory 21st century versions of songs from his storied back catalog — including fan favourites like “Forever Young” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” and deep catalog gems like “Queen Jane Approximately” and “The Wicked Messenger.”Read more
The 50th anniversary edition of Elvis Presley’s monumental Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite record-setting global concert telecast/double live album will be released on Friday, August 11.Read more
We’re excited to be releasing a host of iconic albums as part of HMV Vinyl Week. Happening on 17th June, in-store & online.Read more
The king of rock and roll Elvis Presley released ‘Jailhouse Rock’ 65 years ago!Read more
Bob Dylan – Fragments – Time Out Of Mind Sessions (1996-1997): The Bootleg Series Vol. 17 to be released in deluxe 5 disc set on Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings on Friday, January 27th.Read more
Manic Street Preachers have announced an expanded and remastered version of their sixth album ‘Know Your Enemy’. The new version of this album has been reconstructed to form two separate albums, ‘Solidarity’ and ‘Door To The River’ as originally intended by the band in 2000.Read more
In celebration of Bob Dylan’s Birthday today, he just had to be this month’s Artist Spotlight!Read more