THIS WEEK IN ROCK
March 15, 2020
From charts to shows, record releases to record-setters – it’s This Week In Rock…
#OnThisDay March 9, 1968
Bob Dylan starts an incredible 10-week stay at the top of the UK album charts with ‘John Wesley Harding’, his eighth studio album. Marking a return to acoustic music after his move into electric rock, the album’s success is made all the more remarkable after Dylan’s insistence on minimal publicity.
#OnThisDay March 10, 1963 and 1968
Two birthdays in one band! Many happy return to Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and the band’s original drummer Dave Krusen who were both born on the same day but in 1963 and 1968 respectively.
Did you know that ‘Take Five’ by the Dave Brubeck Quartet was actually composed by the band’s saxophonist Paul Desmond? Released in 1959 and taken from the album ‘Time Out’, it’s the biggest-selling jazz single of all time.
#OnThisDay March 12, 1994
Branded ‘dance traitors’ by certain sections of the music press, Primal Scream release the perennial floor-filler that is ‘Rocks’. Even after all this time it’s still impossible to sit still to.
#OnThisDay March 13, 1973
Teen sensation David Cassidy kicks off a completely sold-out, 10-date UK tour with a gig at Belle Vue Kings Hall in Manchester.
#OnThisDay March 14, 1982
Bow Wow Wow’s first UK Top 10 hit, ‘Go Wild In The Country’, peaks at No. 7. Managed by Malcolm McLaren, the band features former members of Adam And The Ants, and are fronted by teenager Annabella Lwin.
#OnThisDay March 15, 1970
Jamaican vocal duo Bob And Marcia – that’ll be Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths – move up seven places to No. 15 in the UK singles chart with their fantastic cover of Nina Simone’s ‘Young, Gifted And Black’. It goes on to peak at No. 5.
Our Album of The Month for September is ‘Screamadelica’, the third studio album from Primal Scream.
Celebrate 30 years of Pearl Jam’s iconic debut album ‘Ten’.Read more
Primal Scream announce 30th Anniversary ‘Screamadelica’ 12″ singles boxset and picture disc.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
Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth have shared their second collaborative single together, ‘Chase It Down’, along with its official video.Read more
With this year marking the 30th anniversary of the epoch-defining ‘Loaded’, our artist of the month for August are the evergreen party starters, Primal Scream.Read more
Produced by Kenny Laguna, best known for his work with Joan Jett…Read more
Our Artist of the Month Bob Dylan – voice of a generation, Nobel laureate and American treasure – today releases his first new studio album in eight years. And the reviews are in…Read more
Fifty five years on from his domination of the UK album chart with five albums in the top twenty, and with the Nobel Laureate once again releasing new music with ‘Murder Most Foul’ and ‘I Contain Multitudes’, our Artist of the Month for May is the one and only Bob Dylan.Read more
Leonard Cohen’s poetry recital, Eddie Vedder’s sea rescue, Rick Astley’s internet prank – it’s This Week In Rock.Read more