On This Day..
1969 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played their last ever-British performance when they appeared at the Royal Albert Hall.
1975 Led Zeppelin released their sixth album Physical Graffiti in the UK. Recording sessions had been disrupted when bassist and keyboard player John Paul Jones had proposed quitting the band, supposedly to become choirmaster at Winchester Cathedral, England, although in reality he just needed time to rest after Zeppelin’s demanding tour schedule. The group decided on a double album so they could feature songs left over from their previous albums Led Zeppelin III, Led Zeppelin IV and Houses Of The Holy.
1982 Winners at the Grammy Awards included John & Yoko Album of the year with ‘Double Fantasy, Kim Carnes for Song of the year with ‘Bette Davis Eyes’, Quincy Jones won producer of the year and Sheena Easton best new act.
2000 Carlos Santana won eight awards at this year Grammy Awards. Before the ‘Supernatural’ album, the guitarist had not had a Top 10 album since 1981. Sting won two awards, one for best pop album and another for best male pop vocalist. Sir Elton John won the legend award and Phil Collins the best soundtrack award for ‘Tarzan’.
Brand New Music
Thundercat | Drunk
No matter how many artists he features, no matter how many left-turns he takes into sonic weirdness, Thundercats ambition and his influences are always on full display. Joyful, substance-fuelled and cosmically skyward this album is high and kite from top to bottom.
Dirty Projectors | Self-Titled
Another mid-winter breakup album that almost attempts to mimic the feeling and head spaces you get post-breakup. There’s absolutely a reshaped identity with the indie pop outfit. Still unpredictable and electric and still, for the most part, brimming with the Projectors own emotional and musical maturity.