On This Day
1958 – Buddy Holly’s last recording session took place at Pythian Temple Studios, New York City. The songs recorded included ‘Raining In My Heart’, ‘Moondreams’ and ‘It Doesn’t Matter Anymore’ which became a No.1 hit.
1965 – Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’, finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on another new John Lennon song ‘Nowhere Man.’
1978 – Keith Moon played his last show with The Who at the end of a North American tour at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto. On September 7, 1978, Moon died of an overdose of a sedative Heminevrin, that had been prescribed to prevent seizures induced by alcohol withdrawal.
1997 – Elton John’s ‘Candle In The Wind 97’ was declared by the Guinness Book Of Records as the biggest selling single record of all time, with 31.8 million sales in less than 40 days and raising more than $24 million for charity.
Brand New Music
American Football | Self-Titled
It’s been a long time since 1999, and in the 20 years that have passed since the last American Football record time has only strengthened the chemistry and artistry of the group. The resulting self-titled LP feels like a hug from a friend that you haven’t talked to in a really long time. There’s no comparison between this and their work from long ago; that’s not fair. However, the way the band has expanded it’s sound in comparison to the first AF record makes it a modern classic as much as it is somewhat of a throwback. Endearing, and full of surprises, like it’s precursor this is a record you’re going to want to spend some time getting to know inside and out.
Weyes Blood | Front Row Seat to Earth
Committing completely to the world she seeks to create, Natalie Mering uses her full range of talents and sonic space – utilizing every instrument and backing vocal to build a gentle whole. Fitting into the wider genre of folk balladry it still keeps it’s contemporary turmoil, which allows the record as a whole to stay relatable.
NxWorries | Yes Lawd!
It has been a very big 2016 for Anderson .Paak and his winning streak continues here with his NxWorries project (a partnership between him and producer Knxwledge) and their very fresh debut album, Yes Lawd!. There seems to be an earthiness in Paak’s brand of Hip-Hop, (perhaps it’s his talents behind the drum kit along with other live instrumentation he seems to include) and that continues here in full force. He has had the ability to sound very present , so combine that with Knxwledge’s top notch production, and suddenly Paak has made not just one great debut album with Malibu, but now amazingly another one here with NxWorries and Yes Lawd!.