Music History - January 8th
In 1935, Elvis Aaron Presley was born at his parent's home, a two-room house that was built by his father at 306 Old Saltillo Road, East Tupelo, Mississippi.
In 1960, in Hollywood at his last recording session, Eddie Cochran recorded "Three Steps To Heaven."
In 1993, the U.S. Postal Service released the stamp that won their controversial "thin Elvis" versus "fat Elvis" contest.
40 Years Ago: Aerosmith’s First Album Released
this out of the UK:
Top 10 Best Selling Vinyl LPs Of 2012
Vinyl sales grew for the fifth successive year with a total of 389,000 LPs sold during 2012 – an increase of 15.3% over 2011’s sales of 337,000.
1. COEXIST - THE XX
2. THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST - DAVID BOWIE
3. BLUNDERBUSS - JACK WHITE
4. 21 - ADELE
5. LONERISM - TAME IMPALA
6. TEMPEST - BOB DYLAN
7. BLOOM - BEACH HOUSE
8. AN AWESOME WAVE - ALT-J
9. GO-GO BOOTS - DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS
10. THE WALL - PINK FLOYD
Vinyl record sales in Japan double in 2012
Imports of vinyl records by rock and jazz musicians sold 242,000 copies, or roughly triple last year's figure. This was mainly due to reissues of albums by the Beatles and other famous groups.
Most people in Japan buy music in the form of downloads and CDs. Vinyl records only account for a small portion of total sales, but remain popular with some music fans.
Christine McVie at Peace With Fleetwood Mac Past
Robot Band Compressorhead Bring the ‘Metal’ With Motorhead’s ‘Ace of Spades’
NOFX Celebrate 30th Anniversary With LP Box Set
Victory Records Announces New 2013 Releases
Deep Purple to Reissue ‘Slaves and Masters’
David Bowie Announces New Album, Unveils New Song + Video
Yo La Tengo Announce Mini-Tour of Record Shops
some videos that caught my eye:
Children from North Korea, playing instruments as big as they are!
Making vinyl records: The Sound And The Story (1956)