An Everyday Guide Of Musical Feats And Facts
This Day In Music
is the long-awaited book by Neil Cossar; a music diary presenting every
day in the year listing the momentous musical events that have taken
place on that day worldwide in the last 50 years. From Elvis to Lady
GaGa, from rock and roll to rap, the book includes births, deaths,
festivals, marriages, arrests, drug busts, famous gigs, awards
ceremonies, number one singles and random musical trivia about
musicians that bent the rules and much more.
Fully illustrated throughout with pictures, press cuttings, album covers and ticket stubs, This Day in Music
is a must-have book for any discerning music fan. Documenting key
moments in music history, it also contains a chapter of 'did you know?'
music trivia facts such the first record bought by musicians (Julian
Casablancas from The Strokes bought Faith by George Michael),
artists real names (Marilyn Manson's real name is Brian), worst jobs
(Mark Stoermer, bass guitarist with The Killers, once worked as an
organ/blood/body part delivery boy), first gigs and other entertaining
This Day In Music brings together all the
significant events in the history of rock and pop music in one giant
diary, documenting the facts, the figures, the dates, the times, the
places and, most of all, the stars that made rock and pop the most
vibrant art form of the 20th and 21st centuries. From New Year's Day to
New Year's Eve, here is all the information you need to know, set out
chronologically so you can look up those dates that interest you or
simply pore through the year, month by month, day by day.
musician, Neil Cossar, was the guitarist in the late 70's - 80's group
The Cheaters, (who signed to Parlophone Records, but never troubled the
charts). Continually gigging throughout 1982, they were awarded
'Hardest working band of the year' by BBC Radio 1 after playing 321
gigs and recording an album! During the 90's Neil worked as a radio DJ
in Manchester, England presenting a late night show which featured
countless 'new acts' in session including Radiohead, Blur, The
Charlatans, Lenny Kravitz, PJ Harvey, The Cranberries and Tori Amos.
This Day in Music was first published in book form in 2005 and is now available in this vastly improved and expanded edition.