This month in previous years


Closing of 201812/29/2018Closing of 2018. What was good? What wasn't? What were the main events? What blog stories were favorite? A look back at 2018.
James Brown: A Funky Christmas!12/23/2018James Brown's second Christmas album was released 50 years ago! A look back at the most funky Christmas ever created. By The Godfather Of Soul!
Breaking up in public: Marvin Gaye’s impressive Here, My Dear12/15/2018Marvin Gaye's marriage was over. A remarkable payment arrangement was struck. Here, My Dear was Marvin's account of this tumultuous period in his life.
Public Image Limited: life after The Sex Pistols12/08/2018In 1978 Johnny Rotten was fed up with The Sex Pistols. Out with punk. In came Public Image Limited. Post punk avant la lettre!
The Manor Sessions: The Cult travels from Love through Peace to Electric12/01/2018After the, unexpected, big success of Love, The Cult went to work on Peace. The album would never be released. With Rick Rubin the band would release successor Electric. The story!
Closing of 201712/30/2017Closing of 2017. What was good? What wasn't? What were the main events? What stories were favorite? A look back at 2017.
Elvis’ Christmas Album12/24/2017Elvis' Christmas Album was released in 1957. It caused a stir in those days. The second album didn't, but that did contain Merry Christmas Baby!
Saturday Night Fever12/16/201740 years ago today the movie Saturday Night Fever premiered in American cinemas. A story on disco, film, music, lies and an other time.
The Jam – Dig The New Breed12/10/2017After 5 years Paul Weller needed a change. The Jam was no more. A farewell tour was organized and a compilation live-album was released: Dig The New Breed.
The Black Album: Prince gets funky12/07/2017In 1987 The Black Album was to be released. It ultimately wasn't. At the very last minute Prince retracted the album. What prompted that decision?
The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 & Queen’s News Of The World12/05/2017On the evening of Sinterklaas Day 1977 I got the latest Queen album: News Of The World! How does it hold up today? A look back.
George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 112/26/2016George Michael's Listen Without Prejudice is het highlight in man's body of work: a beautiful album with great songs that showed that Michael was to be taken seriously: a tribute.
A Christmas Gift For You12/21/2016Phil Spector's A Christmas Gift For You is widely regarded as the world's best Christmas album of all time. Do I agree?
D’Angelo – Black Messiah12/15/2016D'Angelo's Black Messiah was suddenly released two years ago. After 15 years of waiting finally a successor to the genius Voodoo! Could D'Angelo fulfill the sky-high expectations?
The best debut albums12/10/2016The best debut albums of all times. Making your debut with a world renowned album is rare. But is it a curse or a blessing?
The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1976 & ABBA’s Dancing Queen12/05/2016The evening of Sinterklaas Day 1976 and the embarrassing events before. Also a tribute to ABBA's fantastic song (and single) Dancing Queen!
David Bowie Is exhibit12/25/2015Beautiful exhibit, with lots of nice and special items (Synthi synthesizer!). Had a great afternoon in Groningen with Rachid.