On This Day in Music

Todays music trivia

scissor-sisters

On this day (10 September) in 2006, Scissor Sisters were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’, the American’s band first UK No.1. The song was co-written with Elton John, who also played piano on the song.


On this day (10 September) in 2005, The Beatles track ‘A Day In The Life’ from Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was voted the best British song of all time by music experts.

The survey by Q magazine called the track “the ultimate sonic rendition of what it means to be British”. The Kinks’ song ‘Waterloo Sunset’ came second in the poll and ‘Wonderwall’ by Oasis was voted in third place.

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On This Day (17 August) in 2008, Jackson Browne was suing US Republican presidential candidate John McCain for using one of his songs without permission.

Browne claimed the use of his song Running on Empty in an advert was an infringement of copyright and would lead people to conclude he endorses McCain. Browne was seeking more than $75,000 (£40,000) in damages.

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The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun

On this day (8 August) in 1969, the photo session for the cover of The Beatles Abbey Road album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios.

Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the traffic.

The band then returned to the studio and recorded overdubs on ‘The End’, ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ and ‘Oh! Darling’.

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Take That

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On this day (5 August) in 1995, Take That played the first of ten sold out nights at The Nynex Arena, Manchester, (the shows were without Robbie Williams who had quit the group on 17th July 1995).
The group were also at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Never Forget’, their 7th UK No.1 and last with Robbie Williams.

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Procol Harum

On this day (30 July) in 2009, Procol Harum organist Matthew Fisher won his long battle to be recognised as co-writer of the band’s hit ‘A Whiter Shade Of Pale’.  Law Lords ruled that Fisher, who claimed he wrote the song’s organ melody, was entitled to a share of future royalties. In 2006, the High Court ruled he was entitled to 40% of the copyright, but the Court Of Appeal overturned the ruling in 2008 saying he waited too long, 38 years, to bring the case to court.

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