An Everyday Guide Of Musical Feats And Facts
This Day In Musicis the long-awaited book by Neil Cossar; a music diary presenting everyday in the year listing the momentous musical events that have takenplace on that day worldwide in the last 50 years. From Elvis to LadyGaGa, from rock and roll to rap, the book includes births, deaths,festivals, marriages, arrests, drug busts, famous gigs, awardsceremonies, number one singles and random musical trivia aboutmusicians that bent the rules and much more.
Fully illustrated throughout with pictures, press cuttings, album covers and ticket stubs, This Day in Musicis a must-have book for any discerning music fan. Documenting keymoments in music history, it also contains a chapter of 'did you know?'music trivia facts such the first record bought by musicians (JulianCasablancas 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 anorgan/blood/body part delivery boy), first gigs and other entertainingrandom facts.
This Day In Music brings together all thesignificant events in the history of rock and pop music in one giantdiary, documenting the facts, the figures, the dates, the times, theplaces and, most of all, the stars that made rock and pop the mostvibrant art form of the 20th and 21st centuries. From New Year's Day toNew Year's Eve, here is all the information you need to know, set outchronologically so you can look up those dates that interest you orsimply pore through the year, month by month, day by day.
Formermusician, Neil Cossar, was the guitarist in the late 70's - 80's groupThe Cheaters, (who signed to Parlophone Records, but never troubled thecharts). Continually gigging throughout 1982, they were awarded'Hardest working band of the year' by BBC Radio 1 after playing 321gigs and recording an album! During the 90's Neil worked as a radio DJin Manchester, England presenting a late night show which featuredcountless 'new acts' in session including Radiohead, Blur, TheCharlatans, 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.