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Happy 40th Birthday Ziggy Stardust!

I must really be getting old! It cant be 50 years since Ziggy??!!Well, it is.

THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS is the breakthrough album that launched David Bowie into the international spotlight. Over the past 50 years the Ziggy album has remained a landmark album and is now regarded as one of the most important albums of all having an undeniable influence on music and musicians.

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Paul McCartney A Sensation in L.A.

Paul McCartney hit the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles last week and did not disappoint. Paying for over two hours, with a set list of 30 songs. And, he is 80 next month! Among the favorites were "get Back", "Getting Better" "We Can Work It Out", and "She Came In through the Bathroom Window" And notably, yhere was no "Back In the USSR"!

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The Story Behind Herman's Hermits "No Milk Today"

This song, written by Graham Gouldman was inspired by Gouldman's father, who one morning noticed an empty milk bottle on a doorstep. Getting back home, he suggested to Graham he should write a song about "No Milk Today". Graham said, a song because someone doesn't want milk? Why? What's interesting about that? His father replied "It's an empty house, the love has left the house, the dreams are gone" Graham could see it from a whole new point of view. "Wow, thanks Dad!"

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Paul McCartney "Tug Of War" Turns 40

Was this Paul's finest work since quitting the Beatles? He seemed to have got over Johns death, the Wings demise, and w seemed to be rediscovering himself, understanding the spark that had led him through the 1960s with buoyancy and enthusiasm.Is this his best ever album?

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Pink Floyd Reform For The Ukraine

David Gilmour has been moved by the plight of the Ukranian people to reform Pink Floyd and record their first new music as a band since 1994's The Division Bell.

The guitarist and vocalist is joined by Floyd drummer Nick Mason, longtime Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt and Nitin Sawhney on keyboards. The track also features vocals by Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox and can be heard above.

"I rang Nick up and said: ‘listen, I want to do this thing for Ukraine. I’d be really happy if you played on it and I’d also be really happy if you’d agree to us putting it out as Pink Floyd,'" Gilmour told the Guardian. "And he was absolutely on for that."

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