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Hope its cool to leave this link.

Any iPhone / iPad users?

New app out, This Day in Led Zeppelin.

The app lists every gig the band ever played, (did anyone ever see them play?), has a Zeppelin quiz with hundreds of interactive quiz questions, scored out of 10, (which is very good!) and loads of Zeppelin trivia.

Also it has detailed song notes of every studio track and every Zeppelin album. The cleaver bit is, the app plays your Zeppelin songs from your iTunes while you read the song notes.

iTunes link:

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Any other good music apps?


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A study of more than 36,000 people from around the world concluded that musical tastes and personality type were closely related.

The research, which was carried out by Professor Adrian North of Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh in the UK suggested classical music fans were shy, while heavy metal fans were gentle and at ease with themselves.

Fans of Indie music had low self-esteem and were not hard working, fans of Rap music had high self-esteem and were outgoing. Country & Western fans were hardworking and outgoing, Reggae fans were creative but not hardworking, and fans of chart pop had high self-esteem, were not creative, but where hardworking and outgoing.

From www.thisdayinmusic.com

Which one are you?


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From www.thisdayinmusic.com

June 9th 1915, Born on this day, guitarist Les Paul, inventor of the Gibson Les Paul guitar who also had a 1953 UK No.7 single with ‘Vaya Con Dios’ and the US No.7 single ‘Hummingbird’ with Mary Ford featuring his multi-layered recording techniques.

He also pioneered “close miking† and echo delay recording. He broke his right arm in a car accident and had it set at an angle so he could still play guitar.

Paul died in hospital in White Plains, New York at the age of 94 suffering from severe pneumonia on 12th Aug 2009.


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Just wanted to tell you about a new Syd Barrett site just launched

Arnold Layne is a fine bit of 60's pop, you can hear it on the site.

The Barrett family, (in particular Syd’s sister Rosemary Breen) are behind the site which is supportive of The Syd Barrett Fund, set up to raise funds for arts projects in the mental health sector.

Have you ever done this? Go to http://www.thisdayinmusic.com and enter your day and month.

And it shows all the birthdays for that day. Here's mine for Jan 17th. Some good ones!  (I left the bad ones out).

1948, Born on this day, Mick Taylor, guitar, John Mayalls Bluesbreakers, joined The Rolling Stones, in 1969 left in 1974. (1971 US No.1 & UK No.2 single 'Brown Sugar'). Also worked with Bob Dylan, Mike Oldfield, Jack Bruce and Ron Wood.

1955, Born on this day, Steve Earle, US singer, songwriter, (1988 UK No. 45 single ‘Copperhead Road’, Country and independent No.1 album ‘Trancendental Blues.’ Johnny Cash, Emmylou Harris, Gretchen Peters, Shawn Colvin and Eddi Reader have all covered his songs).

1956, Born on this day, Paul Young, singer, (1983 UK No.1 single 'Wherever I Lay My Hat, That's My Home', 1985 US No.1 single 'Everytime You Go Away'. The Streetband, (1978 UK No.18 single 'Toast.' Also lead singer with 1980's Q-Tips a soul covers band.

1959, Born on this day, Susanna Hoffs, guitar vocals, The Bangles, (1986 UK No.2 single with Prince song 'Manic Monday', 1986 US No.1 single 'Walk Like An Egyptian').

1963, Born on this day, Andy Rourke, bass, The Smiths, (1984 UK No.10 single 'Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now', plus 15 other UK Top 40 singles).


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From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com

2006, readers of Total Guitar magazine voted the guitar solo by Jimmy Page in Led Zeppelin’s 'Stairway To Heaven' as the greatest guitar solo of all time. The 1971 track was voted ahead of tracks by Van Halen, Queen, Guns N' Roses, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica and The Eagles by its UK readers.


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From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com

March 21st, 1991,
Leo Fender, the inventor of The Telecaster and Stratocaster guitars died from Parkinson's disease. He started mass producing solid body electric guitars in the late 40s and when he sold his guitar company in 1965, sales were in excess of $40 million a year.


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Have any of you heard anything from the new album American Soldier?

The album features songs inspired by interviews with war veterans conducted by singer Geoff Tate, who was intent on telling their story using their words.

After speaking with soldiers who served in various conflicts—from World War II to Iraq—Tate turned their firsthand experiences from the frontlines into an unflinching musical examination of the life of a solider and the consequences of war.


On the day Barack Obama (August 4, 1961) was born Bobby Lewis was at #1 with Tossin’ And Turnin’ (and The Beatles played a lunchtime show at The Cavern Club in Liverpool).


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I'll have anything cold! But lets say a nice bottle of Bud.


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From http://www.thisdayinmusic.com

March 2nd, 2008, Canadian guitarist, singer, Jeff Healey, died of cancer. Healey lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes when he was eight months old, resulting in his eyes being surgically removed. After living cancer-free for 38 years, he developed sarcoma in his legs. Despite surgery for this, the sarcoma spread to his lungs and ultimately was the cause of his death. Healey released over 12 albums, presented a long running radio show and worked with many artists including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, BB King, ZZ Top, Steve Lukather, Eric Clapton and Ian Gillan.

Hey, some of you guys had some good songs.


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"I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had 6 months to live" Keith Richards

Have you ever done this?

My number #1's are:
'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon in the US
'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool' by Little Jimmy Osmond in the UK
'Ben' by Michael Jackson in Australia

See which songs you get


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Radiohead - Creep, I love the song!


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Check how its set up, but on a good electric, you can sound good when you don't know much!


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Jeff Beck
Jimmy Paige
George Harrison
Jimi Hendrix
Keith Richards


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So sad, another great musician gone.


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My fist guitar was a Vox Les Paul. I wish I still had it!