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9 days ago

All Eyez on Me Turns 21

On this day in 1996, 2Pac released his fourth studio album, 'All Eyez on Me'. In 1995, Suge Knight and Jimmy Iovine paid the $1.4 million bail necessary to get Shakur released from jail on charges of sexual abuse. At the time, Shakur was broke and thus unable to make bail himself. All Eyez On Me was released following an agreement between Knight and Shakur which stated Shakur would make three albums under Death Row Records in return for them paying his bail. Fulfilling part of Shakur's brand...See More


12 days ago

Blur's Eponymous Album Turns 20

On this day in 1997, Blur released their self-titled fifth studio album, 'Blur'. As well as lead single, 'Beetlebum', reaching the top of the UK charts the album also reached the top 20 in six other countries. The success of 'Song 2' led to Blur becoming the band's most successful album in the US where the Britpop scene had been largely unsuccessful: https://youtu.be/SSbBvKaM6sk


14 days ago

HBD Tjinder Singh

Tjinder Singh, best known as the singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Cornershop, turns 49 today. 'Brimful of Asha' was a single that originally reached number 60 on the UK Singles Chart in 1997. After a remixed version by Norman Cook became a radio and critical success, the song was re-released and reached number one on the UK chart in February 1998: https://youtu.be/5LBnMRWeV-E The lyrics are a tribute to Asha Bhosle, an Indian singer whose playback singing has featured in thousands of...See More

On this day in 1994, Oasis were forced to cancel their first foreign tour after they were deported from Holland. The band were involved in a drunken brawl on a cross-channel ferry resulting in members of the band being arrested and locked in the brig of the ferry: https://youtu.be/wC8nBDsQIDg


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Beetlebum

On this day in 1997, Blur went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Beetlebum': https://youtu.be/WAXnqjUfal4 It was released as the lead single for the band's eponymous fifth album, Blur. Damon Albarn has confessed that the song is about heroin and the drug experiences he had with his then-girlfriend, Justine Frischmann of Elastica - stating in an interview with MTV that the song describes a complicated emotion, sort of 'sleepy' and sort of 'sexy'.


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Oasis - All Around The World

On this day in 1998, Oasis went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'All Around The World': https://youtu.be/bdT8ixdxPX4 At 9 minutes 38 seconds it's the longest running-time for a UK No.1. It was one of the first songs to be written by Noel Gallagher, with the band rehearsing it as early as 1992.

Daft Punk's Homework Turns 20

On this day in 1997, Daft Punk released their debut studio album, Homework. 'Da Funk' was an instrumental track, initially released as a single in 1995 and later was the second single from the album. 'Da Funk' and its accompanying video directed by Spike Jonze are considered classics of 1990s house music: https://youtu.be/mmi60Bd4jSs

Conspiracy theories say you can hear 2Pac saying Suge shot me on his 3rd album. Which was released after his death.