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Craig Gill of Inspiral Carpets

'He was our beating hearts in more ways than one' Craig Gill, drummer for the Inspiral Carpets passed away this week at the age of 44. Formed by Clint Boon, Gill joined Inspiral Carpets at the age of just 14 in 1986. He played with the band throughout their 90s heyday and remained when the band reformed to tour and record their self-titled, final album in 2014.

Licensed to Ill At 30

Throwback to Beastie Boys' debut album which was released 30 years ago this week. The album was released on November 15th 1986 by Def Jam and Columbia Records. It was the first rap LP to top the Billboard album chart. It is also one of Columbia Records' fastest-selling debut records to date and eventually sold over ten million copies in the United States. 'Brass Monkey' featured on the album and samples 'Bring It Here' by Wild Sugar: What's the best track from...See More

Chaka Khan - I Feel For You

Throwback to Chaka Khan's 'I Feel For You' which was at No.1 in the UK singles chart on this day in 1984: Written by Prince, the song featured Stevie Wonder on harmonica and the Rap was by Melle Mel (of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five). The repetition of Khan's name by rapper Melle Mel at the beginning of the song was originally a mistake made by producer Arif Mardin, who then decided to keep it.

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