On This Day…
1958 Gibson guitars launched it’ ‘Flying V’ electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include, Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.
1973 Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’, (with Mick Jagger on backing vocals), started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart. In 2015, after keeping quiet for more than 40 years, Carly Simon admitted that ‘You’re So Vain’ was about Warren Beatty, but only one verse of it. Simon said the other verses were about two other men.
2001 Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour won the right to his dot com name. Dave took legal action in his battle to reclaim davidgilmour.com from Andrew Herman who had registered the URL and was selling Pink Floyd merchandise through the site.
2005 US CD sales rose for the first time in four years. The CD format accounted for 98% of the 666 million albums sold, according to research company Nielsen Soundscan. A total of 140 million digital tracks were legally downloaded during 2004, equivalent to 14 million albums. R&B star Usher was the biggest-selling artist with his album ‘Confessions’ selling eight million copies. Other top sellers of the year were Norah Jones, Eminem and country stars Kenny Chesney and Gretchen Wilson. The UK recorded a record year for album sales in 2004, with 237 million sold The Scissor Sisters proved the most popular album of the year, followed by Keane and Maroon 5.
Brand New Music
Brian Eno | Reflection
The ambient master’s latest release on Warp Records brings the listener through an hour-long journey through space and time. Spanning over four decades now, Brian Eno’s ambient series puts him in the pantheon of one of the most influential presences in music in our lifetime. After effectively creating his own genre, Reflection is a body of work that provides a completely different look at contemporary ambient music. Less urgent, more melodic and a more impressionistic approach to it’s soundscapes.
Sundara Karma | Youth is Only Ever Fun in Retrospect
Tired of the holidays? Heard cheesy Christmas tunes 80-too many times? This album will help. Sundara Karma have filled their debut record to the brim with hooks on hooks, producing a work that may have finally driven them from being the ‘band in waiting’ to a band that has arrived.