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Friday, September 30, 2016 - 3:07pm
Happy Anniversary: a-ha, “Did Anyone Approach You?”
14 years ago today, a-ha released the third single from their 2002 album, LIFELINES, which – just in case you’ve never heard of it, let alone heard it – was their seventh full-length studio release and a chart-topping album in both Norway and Italy.
https://open.spotify.com/album/7ubkBvBT9AJifbLIIWUWnx https://open.spotify.com/track/7sH2BA5CKOrjXnspmIDn3j
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:40pm
Happy 25th: Simply Red, Stars

25 years ago, Simply Red released the album that would go on to become the biggest selling album of their career, but for frontman and songwriter Mick Hucknall, it also served as the start of his realization that perhaps his group simply wasn’t destined to be as big in America as they were in the UK.

https://open.spotify.com/album/5IF8lK2MyVeLHxo0UNWMO7
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:53pm
Happy Anniversary: Mott the Hoople, Mad Shadows
46 years ago this month, Mott the Hoople released their sophomore full-length effort, but its title reportedly wasn’t the one they’d originally planned to give it. We’ll get to that in a moment, though.
https://open.spotify.com/album/5YZriRy2i6zBdITV93ckA3
Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 12:51pm
Happy 30th: Chicago, Chicago 18
30 years ago today, Chicago released their first album of the post-Cetera era and handily proved that the absence of one of the band’s most familiar vocalists wasn’t going to cause their commercial fortunes to peter out. (See what we did there?)
https://open.spotify.com/album/6Jb6GQDM1JxfuULJ0icoyE
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 12:55pm

Four New 40th Anniversary Editions Of The Band’s Historic Final Concert, The Last Waltz, Including Collector’s Edition Boxed Set Featuring Never-Before-Seen Martin Scorsese Shooting Script

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:11am
Remembering Miles Davis
25 years ago today, the music world lost a legend. Miles Davis died on September 28, 1991 at the age of 65, and when he went, the Grim Reaper wasn’t kidding around: his demise came from the combined effects of pneumonia, respiratory failure, and a stroke. It gives you some idea of how tough he was, though, that it took three things to fell him, any one of which would’ve taken down the average guy. In celebration of his life and career, we’ve pulled together a six-pack of songs to which Davis contributed, starting with one that’s yet to actually see official release.
https://open.spotify.com/album/0PBPpVtQfmLMjPnfm9xemv
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 10:03am
Once Upon a Time in the Top Spot: Bad Company, Bad Company
42 years ago today, the decision by Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke to walk away from Free and start a new band was definitively established as a great idea when Bad Company’s debut album landed in the #1 spot of Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart.
https://open.spotify.com/album/4fuDpBLCt9ChDlqw48bj7p
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 10:31am
Doing a 180: Deep Purple, IN CONCERT ‘72
Rhino has made it a point to reissue classic albums on 180-gram vinyl on a regular basis. This is the latest to get that treatment. You’re welcome.