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?
This week’s Video of the Week is Manic Street Preachers’ “Motorcycle Emptiness”.Read more