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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:53pm
A Closer Look at… YAZ

35 years ago this month, Alison Moyet and Vince Clarke of Yazoo – or Yaz if you’re in America or Canada – announced that they were calling it quits. To honor this admittedly depressing anniversary, we’re taking a look back at the duo’s back catalog, but don’t worry, it won’t take long. After all, they only released two albums.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5t97D6Znk59uyrSPIOrD5P
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:53pm
This Day in 1986: The Monkees Reunite

31 years ago today, The Monkees kicked off their first proper reunion tour since the group’s original dissolution.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4DOh46p7iy1jebsWBa9OOv
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:49am
Single Stories: Gerry and the Pacemakers, “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying”

53 years ago this month, the Liverpudlian lads known as Gerry and the Pacemakers made their debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with the single that truly broke them in America.

https://open.spotify.com/album/2xjQOixp5YLkhVDcAh8MY0
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:49am
Happy Birthday: Jewel

You may only know her by her first name – and that’s fair enough, since it’s how she’s always been billed – but since it’s the day of her birth, we’ll refer to her by both first and last name:

Please wish Jewel Kilcher a happy birthday, won’t you?

https://open.spotify.com/album/72ssildvYLP6ZyVg0Jn20m
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:45pm
Happy 40th: Roy Buchanan, LOADING ZONE

40 years ago this month, Roy Buchanan released the second album of the three-record stint he did with Atlantic Records in the ‘70s.

https://open.spotify.com/album/4kbngJyU8rvNZN5mJbzlIu
Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:40pm
This Day in 2014: Christine McVie is awarded the Novello Lifetime Award

Three years ago today, Christine McVie was the recipient of one of the most prestigious awards in the British music industry: the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award.

https://open.spotify.com/user/rhino_records/playlist/0JdgjxpE1NCVR46x2cgerK
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:43am
The King And I

Rap love stories don’t come much more famous than the one between Faith Evans and The Notorious B.I.G., but it was a romance that was cut all too short as a result of Biggie’s murder. It’s been 20 years since that fateful day, but it’s all still fresh in Evans’s mind, hence the release of THE KING & I, a 25-track effort that tells the Faith & Biggie story with the help of some previously-unreleased material from Biggie’s vault, along with guest appearances from – among others – Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Lil’ Cease, Lil’ Kim, Sheek Louch, Styles P, and Snoop Dogg.

https://open.spotify.com/album/3Ezv8bXs9vS908aaKdWrQ3
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:38am
Now Available: Jethro Tull, SONGS FROM THE WOOD: THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Over the course of their career, Jethro Tull’s music has been variously described as rock, prog, and folk, but nowhere did the full trifecta come into play more wonderfully than on the band’s 10th album, SONGS FROM THE WOOD. Although it hasn’t always been viewed as a stone-cold classic, time has been quite kind to the LP, which has remained a fan favorite while also inching its way up the ranks of the critics’ list of Best Jethro Tull Albums of All Time, as well it should.