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September 2011

Articles From Neil Cossar in September
Friday Sep 30, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Little did we know that during the next 20 years at least, this new national radio station, launched to combat those irresponsible pirate stations, would dictate the tastes and record buying of the great British public.
Thursday Sep 29, 2011 00:00 AM ET
I don’t want to sound like an old git, but when I listened to John Lennon singing about “sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come”, it conjured up all sorts of theatre of the mind.
Wednesday Sep 28, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Police sounded like nothing else from 1980. They weren’t pop or disco or rock, they sounded so fresh, leaping about in their videos.
Tuesday Sep 27, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Burton wasn’t just a metal bassist. He loved music and life. When traveling with the band in the tour bus it was always Cliff who commandeered the tape deck, deciding what they would all be listening to as they ate up the miles that day.
Monday Sep 26, 2011 00:00 AM ET
Generally regarded as Pink Floyd’s masterwork, the qualities of The Dark Side Of The Moon have perhaps been taken for granted in recent years, but a return to it with fresh ears reminds the listener of its strengths.
Sunday Sep 25, 2011 35:00 AM ET
Ask any rock musician to name their favourite drummer and I'll bet you my 1975 Led Zeppelin Earl's Court T-shirt they all say the same name.
Friday Sep 23, 2011 00:00 AM ET
One of the greatest urban legends ever, this story just grew and grew. The more people talked about it the more believable it became.
Thursday Sep 22, 2011 00:00 AM ET
In 1953, well before he became the King of rock and roll, Elvis had registered with the US Selective Service System.
Wednesday Sep 21, 2011 00:00 AM ET
We miss you, Liam, and as a tribute I hereby list ten of your finest moments (outside the band). No one (really) got hurt, you might have lost a couple of teeth, but, hey, you’re from Manchester, and you’re rock 'n' roll.
Tuesday Sep 20, 2011 00:00 AM ET
A song which, if you believe the rumours, was turned down by The Monkees, who thought it was too cheesy! Cheesy? You most be joking, this is the sweetest song ever!
Monday Sep 19, 2011 00:00 AM ET
He’s been called the father of country rock; he pioneered the concept of a rock band playing country music.
Friday Sep 16, 2011 00:00 AM ET
This was Marc Bolan, the superstar, asking me, a normal kid, about my crappy little group. I’m so pleased I met him that day.
Thursday Sep 15, 2011 00:00 AM ET
If there was ever a rubbish, unreliable, and difficult format on which to listen to music, then the eight-track tape wins all the awards.
Wednesday Sep 14, 2011 00:00 AM ET
That opening cry of "A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop-a-lop-bop-bop!" was supposedly intended to be an onomatopoeic parody of a drum intro.
Tuesday Sep 13, 2011 00:00 AM ET
2Pac’s unapologetic lyrics were relevant, important, and reflective of the hard lives led by many. His music earned attention and respect through a poetic style that embraced street vocabulary while being innovative.
Monday Sep 12, 2011 00:00 AM ET
I can’t think of anyone apart from Elvis who has had such an influence and hold on musical culture for over 40 years...
Sunday Sep 11, 2011 00:00 AM ET
"The hypnotic rhythm and the wild gestures have a maddening effect on a rhythm loving age group and the result of its impact is the relaxing of all self-control."
Saturday Sep 10, 2011 00:00 AM ET
The Byrds play their own instruments, the Supremes chart, and Kid Rock and Tommy Lee mix it up at the MTV VMA ceremony.
Friday Sep 9, 2011 00:00 AM ET
John Lennon called them "the Marx Brothers of rock", but in 1967, The Monkees outsold both the Beatles and the Rolling Stones combined, and went on to sell 50 million records.
Thursday Sep 8, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 2002, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson started his new job as an airline pilot.
Wednesday Sep 7, 2011 00:00 AM ET
It's been said that Keith Moon was to the drums what Jimi Hendrix was to the guitar — a complete original, which is so true.
Tuesday Sep 6, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1968, working at Abbey Road Studios in London, the Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo and became the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording.
Monday Sep 5, 2011 00:00 AM ET
There was defiantly only one Freddie Mercury.
Sunday Sep 4, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1968, the Beatles recorded promotional videos for "Hey Jude" and "Revolution" at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals were recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get 'round the current British Musicians Union ban on...
Saturday Sep 3, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1966, Donovan went to No.1 on the US singles chart with "Sunshine Superman", a No.2 hit in the UK. The track featured then Yardbird and future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. The song was written...
Friday Sep 2, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1989, Ozzy Osbourne was charged with threatening to kill his wife Sharon, (and I bet not for the first time!). Ozzy was released by police on the condition that he immediately go into detox, (which...
Thursday Sep 1, 2011 00:00 AM ET
On this day in 1967, David Bowie released the single “Love You Till Tuesday” which failed to reach the charts. Not suprising really, have you ever heard “Love You Till Tuesday” on the radio? No, you never have, because...

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