This Day in Music History: January 13

This Day in Music History: January 13January 13, 2017

We cover all sorts of news, facts and historical and interesting facts that happened on this day in music history.


Today: January 13.


1962: Cliff Richard scored his second UK No.1 album with 'The Young Ones'. It stayed six weeks at the top of the charts.

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1965: The first day of recording sessions for Bob Dylan's album 'Bringing It All Back Home' were held at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. He recorded Subterranean Homesick Blues and 'It's All Over Now, Baby Blue'.

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1969: Elvis Presley began a 10 day recording session that would produce his last US number one record, 'Suspicious Minds'. The tracks were laid down at American Sound Studios in Memphis and marked the first time Presley had recorded in his hometown since his Sun Records days in 1956.


1978: With £1,500 that was borrowed from Stewart Copeland's brother Miles Copeland III, The Police began recording their debut album at Surrey Sound Studios, Surrey, England with producer Nigel Gray. The album 'Outlandos d'Amour' was released in November of this year and featured the songs 'So Lonely', 'Roxanne' and 'Can't Stand Losing You'.

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1984: BBC Radio 1 decided to ban the song 'Relax' by Frankie Goes To Hollywood, after DJ Mike Read called it 'obscene', and later on, the BBC TV also banned the song. Eventually, the song became a UK No.1 and spent 48 weeks on the UK chart.


1990: New Kids On The Block had their second and also last No.1 UK single with 'Hangin' Tough.' They 7 more Top 10 hits by the end of 1991. The band broke up after that, but set the scene for numerous boy bands throughout the 90s.

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