Sir George Martin is Born

On January 3, 1926, Sir George Martin, who produced most of the Beatles’ most memorable recordings, is born in London.

When he was six, Martin’s family acquired a piano that sparked his interest in music. Following his graduation from high school, he worked for the BBC’s classical music department, then joined EMI in 1950. He was mostly known for producing classical and comedy recordings until The Beatles auditioned for Martin on June 6 of 1962, in Studio Three at the Abbey Road studios.

From that point, Martin would go on to produce all of the Beatles recordings until their final album Let It Be, which Phil Spector produced.

In addition to The Beatles, Martin produced other hit records by Cheap Trick, the Little River Band, America, Jeff Beck, The Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Gerry & The Pacemakers.

Sir Martin passed away at the age of 90, on March 8, 2016.

Happy birthday to an iconic musical figure! Tune into KMZN 99.5FM or 740AM to hear more On This Day in Rock History with DJ Bob Allen on The Morning Brew.

LISTEN: Cheap Trick’s New Single “Long Time Coming”

Cheap Trick is back, and have released a new single. The band released “Long Time Coming” while announcing their new album We’re All Alright!.

The album is a surprise treat for fans, coming out a year after the band’s last album Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello, which came out seven years after The Latest. The album comes out June 16th and marks the shortest break between albums for Cheap Trick in 30 years.
You can listen to the album’s first single, “Long Time Coming,” which Billboard premiered, below.

“We always write, but it’s more fun to write for a project and write for a reason,” guitarist Rick Nielsen told Billboard. “We have a company that believes in us, and they like the work and they’re letting us make more records, which is cool. Making records is one of the ambitions we’ve always had. I don’t think the desire has ever gone away.”

You can see the full track listing for the LP below.
Cheap Trick, ‘We’re All Alright!’ Track Listing:

“You Got It Going On”
“Long Time Coming”
“Radio Lover”
“Brand New Name on an Old Tattoo”
“Floating Down”
“She’s Alright”
“Listen to Me”
“The Rest of My Life”
Bonus Songs on Deluxe Version:
“Blackberry Way”
“Like a Fly”
“If You Still Want My Love”

Cheap Trick Working On New Studio Album

Cheap Trick is quickly following up their 2016 release Bang, Zoom, Crazy…Hello.

“We’ve been in the studio working on a new album,” Cheap Trick confirmed today on Twitter. They “hope to have [this as-yet untitled project] completed by spring and released at the beginning of summer 2017.”

Since releasing their last album, the band has been busy.  They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and toured with Joan Jett and Heart.

With the role the band has been on, look for a tour to go along with the release of their new album.


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