On This Day In Music: Kurt Cobain And The Cramps’ Poison Ivy Were Born

On February 20, 1953 guitarist for the Cramps, Poison Ivy, was born. On the same day in 1967 Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain came into the world. Sadly he died on April 5, 1994 aged only 27.

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On This Day In Music: Bon Scott Dies Aged 33

On February 19, 1980 Bon Scott, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of AC/DC, died aged 33.

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On This Day In Music: Kate Bush Releases Debut Album ‘The Kick Inside’

On February 17, 1978 Kate Bush released her debut album, ‘The Kick Inside’, which contained her UK #1 single Wuthering Heights.

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This Week’s New Releases: Fischerspooner, Wild Beasts And Superchunk

This week is bonkers busy! Fischerspooner have finally put out ‘Sir’, the follow up to 2009’s ‘Entertainment’, which was co-written and co-produced by R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe and Boots. Wild Beasts have released a live LP, ‘Last Night All My Dreams Came True’, which will be their final output following the announcement of their split in September 2017.

You’ve also got a new one from Superchunk, their first since 2013, which boasts appearances by Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee, Magnetic Fields leader Stephin Merritt, A Giant Dog’s Sabrina Ellis, Skylar Gudasz, and David Bazan.

If none of that floats your boat, though, there’s absolutely loads more to check out below.

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – ‘Glass’ (Noton)

American Nightmare – ‘American Nightmare’ (Rise Records)

Belle & Sebastian – ‘How To Solve Our Human Problems – Pts 1 to 3’ (Matador)

Born Ruffians – ‘Uncle, Duke & The Chief’ (Paper Bag Records)

Brandi Carlile – ‘By The Way, I Forgive You’ (Warner)

Car Seat Headrest – ‘Twin Fantasy’ (Matador Records)

Cozz – ‘Effected’ (A Tha Committee/Dreamville/Interscope)

The Divine Comedy – ‘Loose Canon (Live in Europe 2016-2017)’ (The Divine Comedy)

Fischerspooner – ‘Sir’ (Ultra)

Funeral Shakes – ‘Funeral Shakes’ (Silent Cult Records)

I’m With Her – ‘See You Around’ (Concord/Decca)

Laurie Anderson & Kronos Quartet – ‘Landfall’ (Nonesuch)

Loma – ‘Loma’ (Sub Pop)

Marlon Williams – ‘Make Way For Love’ (Dead Oceans)

Neal Morse – ‘Life & Times’ (Metal Blade Records)

Nipsey Hussle – ‘Victory Lap’ (Atlantic Records)

Ought – ‘Room Inside The World’ (Merge Records)

Pianos Become The Teeth – ‘Wait For Love’ (Epitaph)

The Plot In You – ‘Dispose’ (Fearless Records)

Poliça and Stargaze – ‘Music For The Long Emergency’ (Transgressive)

Pop Evil – ‘Pop Evil’ (Eone)

Rejjie Snow – ‘Dear Annie’ (BMG)

Robert Earl Thomas – ‘Another Age’ (Captured Tracks)

Senses Fail – ‘If There Is Light, It Will Find You’ (Pure Noise)

Solomon Grey – ‘Human Music’ (Mercury KX/Decca)

Superchunk – ‘What A Time To Be Alive’ (Merge Records)

Tyga – ‘Kyoto’ (Last Kings Music/EMPIRE)

U.S. Girls – ‘In A Poem Unlimited’ (4AD)

Wild Beasts – ‘Last Night All My Dreams Came True’ (Domino)

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On This Day In Music: Bruce Springsteen Scores First UK #1 Album With ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

On February 16, 1985 Bruce Springsteen scored his first UK #1 album when ‘Born In The U.S.A.’ reached the top of the charts.

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On This Day In Music: Farewell Nat King Cole

On February 15, 1965 the Grammy award-winning singer and jazz pianist Nat King Cole died aged 45 of lung cancer. Cole was responsible for hits such as Unforgettable, The Christmas Song and Let There Be Love, among many others throughout his illustrious career.

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On This Day In Music: Ellie Goulding Hits #1 With Love Me Like You Do

On February 14, 2015 Ellie Goulding started a four week run at the top of the UK singles chart with Love Me Like You Do, her contribution to the Fifty Shades Of Grey soundtrack.

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On This Day In Music: David Bowie Receives Star On Hollywood Walk Of Fame

On February 12, 1997 David Bowie was inducted to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

Sadly, he passed away on January 10, 2016, just days after his 69th birthday and the release of his 25th studio album, ‘Blackstar’.

Bowie had a career spanning four decades and was known for his innovative music and style, in particular his androgynous alter ego Ziggy Stardust. He enjoyed an illustrious career right up until his death.

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