As we wish Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Queen At Their Best’ post

As we wish, today, English musician Roger Taylor a Happy 71st Birthday, the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Queen CREDITSPhoto : Mark KentAudio : Bohemian Rhapsody . Another One Bites the Dust . Don't Stop Me Now . We Will Rock You . We Are the Champions . Killer Queen . Crazy Little Thing Called Love . Somebody to Love . I Want to Break Free . You're My Best Friend . Video :…

Happy Birthday Roger Daltrey. ‘Look Who’s Singing!’

This day (March 1, 1940), in East Acton, London, England, is born Roger Harry Daltrey, simply known as Roger Daltrey , English artist, founder and lead singer of The WhoTracklist : My Generation (w/ The Who, 1965) . Pictures of Lily (w/ The Who, 1966) . Substitute (w/ The Who, Monterey, 1967) . I Can See For Miles (w/ The Who, 1968) . Pinball Wizard (w/ The Who, 1969) . Young Man Blues (w/ The…

Concord publish Ray Charles’ posthumous and final album : ‘Genius Loves Company’ recorded with Norah Jones, James Taylor, Diana Krall and more famous guests (2004)

Ray Charles' 'Genius Loves Company' is his final studio album posthumously released on August 31, 2004 by Concord/Hear Music.Track listing : 1.Here We Go Again (Don Lanier, Red Steagall) - 03:59 . 2.Sweet Potato Pie (James Taylor) - 03:47 . 3.You Don't Know Me (Eddy Arnold, Cindy Walker) - 03:55 . 4.Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) - 03:59 . 5.Fever (Eddie Cooley,…

Queen release ‘The Game’ featuring ‘Another One Bites the Dust’ and ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ (1980)

Queen's 'The Game' feat. 'Another One Bites the Dust' & 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' is their eighth studio album released on June 30, 1980 by EMI.1 . Play The Game (Official Video) 2 . Play The Game (Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982) 3 . Dragon Attack 4 . Dragon Attack (Milton Keynes Bowl, 1982) 5 . Another One Bites the Dust (Official Video) 6 . Need Your Loving Tonight 7 . Need Your Loving…

EMI publish Duran Duran’ self-titled debut album featuring ‘Planet Earth’ (1981)

'Duran Duran' feat. 'Planet Earth' is their eponymous debut album, released on June 15, 1981 by EMI1 . Girls On Film (Official Music Video) 2 . Girls On Film (1984) 3 . Planet Earth (Official Music Video) 4 . Planet Earth (TOTP) 5 . Planet Earth (A Diamond In The Mind) 6 . Anyone Out There (OGWT) 7 . Careless Memories 8 . Careless Memories (Live 1984) 9 . Night Boat (Official Music Video) 10 .…

Happy Birthday Tom Jones. ‘Miner Tom’

This day (June 7, 1940), in Treforest, Pontypridd, Wales, is born Sir Thomas John Woodward a.k.a Tom Jones, a Welsh singer.Tracklist : 1 . Knock On Wood (2020) 2 . w/ Bethzienna Williams - Cry To Me (2019) 3 . Don't Knock (2017) 4 . New Kiss (2016) 5 . Take My Love (2015) 6 . w/ Sally Barker - Walking In Memphis (2014) 7 . Soul of a Man (2012) 8 . Sex Bomb (1999) 9 . Green Green Grass Of Home…

Paul, Joe, Rod et al celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee (2002)

June 3, 2002 - Brian May, Paul McCartney, Roger Taylor, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker, Atomic Kitten, Tom Jones, Ricky Martin, Phil Collins, The Corrs, Brian Wilson and more. They all take part in the "Party at the Palace" for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II held at Buckingham Palace Garden in London

Queen release ‘A Kind of Magic’ based on movie ‘Highlander’ soundtrack (1986)

Queen's 'A Kind of Magic' is their twelfth studio album recorded in Munich, Montreux and London and released on 2 June 1986 by EMI / Parlophone. 1 . One Vision (Official Video) 2 . One Vision (Wembley) 3 . A Kind of Magic (Official Video) 4 . Friends Will Be Friends (Official Video) 5 . Who Wants To Live Forever (Official Video) 6 . Don't Lose Your Head (Highlander, Endgame) 7 . Princes Of The…

Happy Birthday Bob Dylan. ‘We Do Look Back’

This day (May 24, 1941), in Duluth, Minnesota is born Robert Allen Zimmerman better known as Bob Dylan, American singer, poet & songwriter and Nobel prizeDigest Tracklist : Blowing In The Wind (1963) . Mr. Tambourine Man (Newport Folk Festival, 1964) . Like a Rolling Stone (1966) . I Threw It All Away (The Johnny Cash Show, 1969) . Soundcheck in NYC (w/ George Harrison, 1971) . Knockin' on…

Parlophone publish Queen’s thirteenth album : ‘The Miracle’ (1989)

Queen's 'The Miracle' is their thirteenth studio album recorded in 1988 and released on May 22, 1989 by Parlophone / Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Party (Freddie Mercury, Brian May, John Deacon) - 02:24 . 2.Khashoggi'S Ship (Queen) - 02:47 . 3.The Miracle (Freddie Mercury, John Deacon) - 05:02 . 4.I Want It All (Brian May) - 04:41 . 5.The Invisible Man (Roger Taylor) - 03:55 . 6.Breakthru (Freddie…

Queen release their tenth album : ‘Hot Space’ featuring ‘Under Pressure’ with David Bowie (1982)

Queen's 'Hot Space' is their tenth studio album featuring 'Under Pressure' with David Bowie) released on May 21, 1982 by EMI / Elektra. Track Listing : 1.Staying Power (Freddie Mercury) - 04:10 . 2.Dancer (Brian May) - 03:46 . 3.Back Chat (John Deacon) - 04:31 . 4.Body Language (Freddie Mercury) - 04:29 . 5.Action This Day (Roger Taylor) - 03:33 . 6.Put Out The Fire (Brian May) - 03:15 . 7.Life…

EMI Capitol publish Duran Duran’s second album : ‘Rio’ featuring ‘Hungry Like the Wolf’ (1982)

Duran Duran's 'Rio' is their second studio album produced by Colin Thurston and released on May 10, 1982 by EMI Capitol.Track Listing : 1.Rio (Simon Lebon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger Taylor) - 05:33 . 2.My Own Way (Simon Lebon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger Taylor) - 04:51 . 3.Lonely In Your Nightmare (Simon Lebon, Nick Rhodes, Andy Taylor, John Taylor, Roger…

Happy Birthday Ry Cooder. ‘Catch Up With Ry’

This day (March 15, 1947), in Los Angeles, California, is born Ryland Peter 'Ry' Cooder, an American guitarist, singer and composer.Tracklist : The Prodigal Son (2018) . Jesus on the mainline (2017) . w/ Lenny Kravitz - When The Levee Breaks . w/ Ali Farka Tour - Goye Kur . Buena Vista Social - Official Movie Trailer . w/ David Lindley - Jesus on The Main Line (1995) . Little Village -The Late…

‘Queen II’ is (you guessed it) Queen’s second studio album (1974)

'Queen II' is their second studio album co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and Robin Cable and released on March 8, 1974 by EMI / Parlophone / Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Procession (Brian May) - 01:12 . 2.Father To Son (Brian May) - 06:14 . 3.White Queen (Brian May) - 04:34 . 4.Some Day One Day (Brian May) - 04:23 . 5.The Loser In The End (Roger Taylor) - 04:02 . 6.Ogre Battle (Freddie Mercury)…

As We wish Jon Bon Jovi, a Happy Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Bon Jovi At Their Bests’ post

As we wish, today, American singer Jon Bon Jovi a 'Happy Birthday,' the time has come to playlist the 'BESTS' of his band : Bon Jovi CREDITSPhoto : Sarah K. AndrewAudio : Livin' on a Prayer . You Give Love a Bad Name . It's My Life . Wanted Dead or Alive . Always . Bed Of Roses . Runaway . Have A Nice Day . Bad Medicine . I'll Be There For You . Video : It's My Life . Always . Livin' On A Prayer…

EMI publish ‘The Works’ by Queen featuring ‘Radio Ga Ga’ and ‘I Want to Break Free’ (1984)

Queen's 'The Works' feat. 'Radio Ga Ga' & 'I Want to Break Free' is their eleventh studio album released on February 27, 1984 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Radio Ga Ga (Roger Taylor) - 05:44 . 2.Tear It Up (Brian May) - 03:28 . 3.It'S A Hard Life (Freddie Mercury) - 04:08 . 4.Man On The Prowl (Freddie Mercury) - 03:28 . 5.Machines (Or 'Back To Humans') (Brian May, Roger Taylor) - 05:10 . 6.I Want…

This week In One-Off Collaborations 10

Taylor Swift . Ed Sheeran, Neil Young . Willie Nelson, David Gilmour, David Crosby . Graham Nash, Roger Taylor . Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige . Marc Anthony, Leon Russell . Zac Brown Band, Neil Finn . Eddie Vedder, Chris Stapleton . Justin Timberlake, Cyndi Lauper . Charlie Musselwhite, Miley Cyrus . Melanie Safka, Shakira . Rihanna, Carminho . Milton NascimentoThey are the 12 one-off…

As we remember today INXS singer Michael Hutchence on his birthday, the time isperfect for a ‘INXS At Their Bests’ post

As we remember, today, Michael Hutchence on his Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : INXS CREDITSPhoto : Eva RinaldiAudio : Need You Tonight . Never Tear Us Apart . New Sensation . Suicide Blonde . Devil Inside . Mystify . Beautiful Girl . Original Sin . Disappear . What You Need . Video : Need You Tonight . Mystify . Devil Inside . Beautiful Girl . Never Tear Us Apart…

Queen release their fifth album : ‘A Day at the Races’ featuring ‘Somebody to Love’ (1976)

Queen's 'A Day at the Races' is their fifth studio album named after a Marx Brothers film and released on December 10, 1976.Track Listing : 1.Tie Your Mother Down (Brian May) - 04:48 . 2.You Take My Breath Away (Freddie Mercury) - 05:09 . 3.Long Away (Brian May) - 03:34 . 4.The Millionaire Waltz (Freddie Mercury) - 04:54 . 5.You And I (John Deacon) - 03:25 . 6.Somebody To Love (Freddie Mercury) -…

Annie, Bono, Beyonce et al support Mandela’s fight against Aids (2003)

November 29, 2003 - Annie Lenox and Eurythmics, Bono and The Edge of U2, Beyoncé, Brian May and Roger Taylor of Queen, Youssou N'Dour, Peter Gabriel, Anastacia and so many others will take part in the hosted by Nelson Mandela "46664 Concert" against AIDS in South Africa at Greenpoint Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa

Queen release their fourth album : ‘A Night at the Opera’ featuring ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ (1975)

Queen's 'A Night at the Opera' is their fourth studio album co-produced with Roy Thomas Baker and released on November 21, 1975 by EMI / Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Death On Two Legs (Freddie Mercury) - 03:43 . 2.Lazing On A Sunday Afternoon (Freddie Mercury) - 01:08 . 3.I'M In Love With My Car (Roger Taylor) - 03:05 . 4.You'Re My Best Friend (John Deacon) - 02:50 . 5.'39 (Brian May) - 03:30 .…

Queen release their seventh album : ‘Jazz’ featuring ‘Bicycle Race’ and ‘Fat Bottomed Girls’ (1978)

Queen's 'Jazz' is their seventh studio album co-produced by Roy Thomas Baker and released on November 10, 1978 by EMI Parlophone / Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Mustapha (Freddie Mercury) - 03:01 . 2.Fat Bottomed Girls (Brian May) - 04:16 . 3.Jealousy (Freddie Mercury) - 03:14 . 4.Bicycle Race (Freddie Mercury) - 03:01 . 5.If You Can'T Beat Them (John Deacon) - 04:15 . 6.Let Me Entertain You (Freddie…

Queen release their third album : ‘Sheer Heart Attack’ featuring ‘Killer Queen’ and ‘Now I’m Here’ (1974)

Queen's 'Sheer Heart Attack' is their third studio album produced by Roy Thomas Baker and released on November 8, 1974 by EMI / Elektra RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Brighton Rock (Brian May) - 05:08 . 2.Killer Queen (Freddie Mercury) - 03:01 . 3.Tenement Funster (Roger Taylor) - 02:48 . 4.Flick Of The Wrist (Freddie Mercury) - 03:19 . 5.Lily Of The Valley (Freddie Mercury) - 01:43 . 6.Now I'M Here…

We all wish happy birthday to Joni Mitchell. ‘Mitchell, Ma Belle’

This day (November 7, 1943), in Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, is born Roberta Joan Anderson a.k.a Joni Mitchell, a Canadian musician, singer songwriter and painter..Digest Tracklist : Big Yellow Taxi . Both Sides Now (2000) . Harry'S House (1998) . Hejira (1986) . w/ Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, David Sanborn & Bobby Mcferrin . w/ Jaco Pastorius - The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines .…

Parlophone publish Queen’s fifteenth and final album : ‘Made in Heaven’ (1995)

Queen's 'Made in Heaven' is their fifteenth and final studio album released on November 6, 1995 by Parlophone / Hollywood Records fouryears after Freddie Mercury's deathTrack Listing : 1.It'S A Beautiful Day (Freddie Mercury, John Deacon) - 02:32 . 2.Made In Heaven (Freddie Mercury) - 05:25 . 3.Let Me Live (Queen) - 04:45 . 4.Mother Love (Freddie Mercury, Brian May) - 04:49 . 5.My Life Has Been…

Queen release ‘News of the World,’ their sixth album featuring ‘We Will Rock You’ and ‘We Are the Champions’ (1977)

Queen's 'News of the World' feat. 'We Will Rock You' & 'We Are the Champions' is their sixth studio album released on October 28,1977 by EMI, Parlophone / Elektra. Track Listing : 1.We Will Rock You (Brian May) - 02:01 . 2.We Are The Champions (Freddie Mercury) - 02:59 . 3.Sheer Heart Attack (Roger Taylor) - 03:26 . 4.All Dead, All Dead (Brian May) - 03:10 . 5.Spread Your Wings (John Deacon) -…

As we remember today Rick Parfitt on his Birthday, the day is perfect for a ‘Status Quo At Their Bests’ post

As we remember, today, English singer & songwriter Rick Parfitt on his Birthday,' the time has come to list the 'BESTS' of his band : Status Quo CREDITSPhoto : Christophe LosbergerAudio : In The Army Now . Whatever You Want . Rockin' All Over the World . Pictures Of Matchstick Men . Down Down . Caroline . Roll Over Lay Down . Paper Plane . The Wanderer . What You're Proposing . Video :…

This week In New Music Videos (encore) N°200

Johnny Marr, Amber Mark, Poppy, Natalie Imbruglia, Tina Guo, Caspr, Emigrate, BenjiFlow, Bakar, Griff, Roger Taylor, G~EazyThey are the performers of the music videos that caught, these past days, our interest and musical or visual liking. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Johnny Marr . Spirit Power and Soul Lyrics >> Review >> More by the same .…

This week In ’90s Throwback’ 31/52

The Smashing Pumpkins, Macy Gray, Macy Gray, Portishead, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Queen, Zapp, Roger, Beastie Boys, Dj Jazzy Jeff, The Fresh Prince, Mary J. Blige, Mary J. Blige They are the '90s Throwback' artists selected among the 339 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . The Smashing Pumpkins . Disarm Lifted from : Siamese…

This week In ’70s Throwback’ 30/52

Led Zeppelin, Free, AC/DC, Sex Pistols, New York Dolls, Renaissance, Queen, Little Feat, Roger McGuinn, Van Morrison, J.J. Cale, Rolling Stones They are the '70s Throwback' artists selected among the 402 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Led Zeppelin . Black Dog Lifted from : Led Zeppelin rock the Garden (1973)2 . Free . All Right…

This week In ’80s Throwback’ 30/52

Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Daryl Hall . John Oates, 10 000 Maniacs, Madonna, Madonna, Queen, Earth, Wind . Fire, AC/DC, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' RosesThey are the '80s Throwback' artists selected among the 402 Posts we publish this week. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Kate Bush . Babooshka Lifted from : Happy Birthday Kate Bush2 . Stevie Nicks…

Happy Birthday Brian May

July 19, 1947 - Brian May, English musician and singer, lead guitarist of Queen is 73. Happy Birthday Sir""Queen's 'The Works' feat. 'Radio Ga Ga' & 'I Want to Break Free' is their eleventh studio album released on February 27, 1984 by EMI. >> Queen's 'The Game' feat. 'Another One Bites the Dust' & 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' is their eighth studio album released on June 30,…

EMI publish ‘Queen,’ their self-titled debut album (1973)

'Queen' is their eponymous debut studio album recorded in London and released on July 13, 1973 by EMI.Track Listing : 1.Keep Yourself Alive (Brian May) - 03:46 . 2.Doing All Right (Brian May, Tim Staffell) - 04:10 . 3.Great King Rat (Freddie Mercury) - 05:41 . 4.My Fairy King (Freddie Mercury) - 04:07 . 5.Liar (Freddie Mercury) - 06:26 . 6.The Night Comes Down (Brian May) - 04:24 . 7.Modern Times…

Parlophone publish Paul McCartney’s ‘Flowers in the Dirt,’ his eighth album featuring ‘My Brave Face’ (1989)

Paul McCartney's 'Flowers in the Dirt' is his eighth studio solo album released on June 5, 1989 by Parlophone.1 . My Brave Face 2 . Rough Ride 3 . Distractions 4 . Distractions 5 . We Got Married 6 . We Got Married (Rio, 1990) 7 . Put it there 8 . Figure of Eight (Cincinnati, Feb 1990) 9 . How Many People (Countdown NL 1989) 10 . Paul McCartney How Many People Live Countdown NL 1989) Track…

Def Jam publish Rihanna’s third album : ‘Good Girl Gone Bad’ featuring ‘Umbrella’ & ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ (2007)

Rihanna's 'Good Girl Gone Bad' feat. 'Umbrella' &'Don't Stop the Music' is her third studio album released on May 31, 2007 by Def Jam /SRP Records.1 . Umbrella (Orange Version) (Official Music Video, w/ JAY-Z) 2 . Umbrella (Pepsi Smash) 3 . Don't Stop The Music 4 . Breakin' Dishes (Control Room) 5 . Breakin' Dishes (BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2007) 6 . Shut Up and Drive (AOL Sessions) 7 .…

Wes Montgomery records ‘Bumpin” for Verve (1965)

Wes Montgomery's 'Bumpin'' is his thirteenth album recorded on March 16, May 18, 19 & 20, 1965 and released the same year by Verve.Track Listing : 1.Bumpin' (Wes Montgomery) - 06:40 . 2.Tear It Down (Wes Montgomery) - 03:10 . 3.A Quiet Thing (Fred Ebb, John Kander) - 03:27 . 4.Con Alma (Dizzy Gillespie) - 03:25 . 5.The Shadow Of Your Smile (Johnny Mandel, Paul Francis Webster) - 02:15 . 6.Mi…

Arturo Sandoval releases ‘Trumpet Evolution’ (2003)

Arturo Sandoval's 'Trumpet Evolution' is an album ('a journey through the great trumpeters from jazz's and orchestral music's past') released on May 6, 2003 by Crescent Moon/Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Dipper Mouth Blues (King Oliver) - 02:15 . 2.When It'S Sleepy Time Down South (Clarence Muse, Otis Rene, Leon René) - 03:02 . 3.At The Jazz Band Ball (Edwin Bransford "Daddy" Edwards, Edwin Edwards,…