On This Day..
1949 – Elvis Presley received an ‘A’ in language but only a ‘C’ in music on his 8th grade report card at Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.
1964 – During a photo session Ringo Starr was taken ill suffering from tonsillitis and pharyngitis, days before a world tour was about to start. After a last-minute phone call from George Martin, session drummer Jimmy Nichol rushed over to EMI Studios, where he and The Beatles ran through six songs from their tour repertoire in a quick rehearsal. Nichol replaced Ringo and became a Beatle for eleven days.
1968 – Valerie Solanas shot Andy Warhol and art crtic and curator Marion Amaya at Warhol’s studio in New York City. Solanas had been th see Warhol after asking for the return of a script which had apparently been misplaced. Warhol was seriously wounded in the attack and barely survived.
2002 – Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Cliff Richard, Ozzy Osbourne, The Corrs, Will Young, Atomic Kitten and S Club 7 all appeared at The Queen’s Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace, London.
Brand New Music
Whitney | Light Upon The Lake
I’ve you’ve got a strong aversion to heavy use of male falsetos you might want to give this one a pass. However, if you’ve got a taste for Byrds/Kinks-ish 60’s era musicality you’re going to come out of this thing with a huge smile on your face. This is a very easy album to listen to and you’ll be hard pressed to find a better summertime classic in 2016.
Paul Simon | Stranger to Stranger
The newest from Paul Simon is an absolute masterclass in late-period LP’s. While contemporaries such as Neil Young and Bob Dylan struggle to continue to connect to modern audiences, or even people who have been listening throughout their entire careers, Paul Simon continues to stamp his own brand and vintage on his work without compromise.
Amber Arcades | Fading Lines
Daydreaming at your desk mid-afternoon? Amber Arcades has the soundtrack. Full of echos, delay and a certain blue-skied elegance, combined with really intelligent lyricism, this LP is ten tracks of real and unfettered dreamy indie-pop.