SO.CO Team

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Today In Music: 26th April

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Settle down class, it's time for today's musical history lesson. Today we'll learn which legendary artist criminally only had one UK No. 1, and where a grunge classic was filmed. As well as a little dig at Weezer (who we love! Don't hate me, Rivers!) 

1966: Dusty Springfield achieved her only UK No.1, with You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me. The soul classic is famous for Dusty having needed 47 takes before she was happy with the recording of the track. 


1969: Led Zeppelin played at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom as part of their second North American tour, where they played Whole Lotta Love live for the first time. The song would go on to be one of their biggest hits, and was immortalised when it became the theme for the BBC’s long running chart-show, Top Of The Pops. 


1990: Nirvana performed at New York’s Pyramid Club, and their performance of In Bloom was recorded to later create the music video for the grunge classic. Rumours persist that Weezer were huge fans of the video. 


2009: Tinchy Stryder and N-dubz hit the No.1 spot in the UK singles chart, with their track Number 1. It was the first time that a song called Number 1 had reached that position, and it stayed there for three weeks, thus proving that the music buying public is not to be trusted. 


Words: Thomas Jackson

Header Image: Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant, by Arnie Goodman