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 random facts.
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.
Former 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.
Publisher Marketing: Here's the perfect gift for music fans--a full year's worth of the musical history and happenings from the past 50 years. Based on the massively popular website thisdayinmusic.com, this extraordinary day-by-day diary recounts the musical firsts and lasts, blockbuster albums and chart-topping tunes, and other significant happenings on each of the 365 days in the year. For each day, readers learn who hit #1 on the charts, who got arrested, which record won an award, and which concert broke new ground or signaled a band's demise. Also included are monthly feature pages which detail some of the pivotal events in music history, such as The Beatles opening gig at the Cavern Club, Woodstock, and the day Elvis died.