Today In Music: 12th May
Back to the 60s and 70s today for our dive into musical history. It was an auspicious day for some serious rock royalty. Here's May 12th.
1961: Before playing a gig at the city's Top Ten Club, The Beatles signed their first record deal, with producer Bert Kaempfert.
1967: Jimi Hendrix changed the course of popular music forever, with the UK release of his debut album Are You Experienced. The groundbreaking record spent 33 weeks in the UK album chart.
1967: Pink Floyd became the first band to use quadrophonic sound at a live show, at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall. The EMI designed system was stolen after the show.
1972: The Rolling Stones released Exile On Main Street. Widely regarded as their best album, it featured the singles Tumbling DIce and Happy. Rolling Stone called it the 7th best album of all time in 2003.
Words: Thomas Jackson
Header Image: The Rolling Stones by Brent Jones