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TheBeatlesRocknRollMusic

Rock ‘n’ Roll Music is a compilation album by The Beatles that consists of previously released Beatles tracks. The double album was issued on 7 June 1976 in the United States, on Capitol Records (catalogue number SKBO 11537), and on Parlophone (PCSP 719) in the United Kingdom, four days later; at the time, some in the media speculated that the album was released to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the first meeting between John Lennon and Paul McCartney. (If that was indeed the intention, EMI miscalculated, as the two actually first met in July 1957.) The title, Rock ‘n’ Roll Music, presumably came from the song of the same name by Chuck Berry, The Beatles’ version of which is included on side two of the original two-record set. The album is primarily made up of cover versions of songs written by significant rock and roll composers of the ’50s, including Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and Larry Williams, although some notable Lennon–McCartney originals, such as “Drive My Car”, “Revolution”, “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Get Back” are included also. Rock ‘n’ Roll Music was the first Beatles album to include “I’m Down”, which had previously only been available as the B-side of the “Help!” single. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_%27n%27_Roll_Music_%28album%29

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StoneTemplePilotsPurple

Purple is the second studio album by American rock band Stone Temple Pilots, released June 7, 1994 on Atlantic Records. The album, building off the foundations laid by the band’s debut album Core, was a huge success for the band, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and remaining there for three weeks, eventually selling over six million copies. It spawned a number of successful singles — “Vasoline” and “Interstate Love Song” both topped the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and hit number 2 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, while “Big Empty” also cracked the top ten on both charts. Lesser known album cuts “Pretty Penny” and “Unglued” were also released as promotional radio singles. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_%28album%29

TheBeatlesSgtPepper

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles. Released on 1 June 1967, it was an immediate commercial and critical success, spending 27 weeks at the top of the albums chart in the United Kingdom and 15 weeks at number one in the United States. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Pepper%27s_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band

TheLionKingOST

On May 31st, 1994, The Lion King: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released. It contains songs from the film written by Elton John and Tim Rice, and a score composed by Hans Zimmer. Read more at Wikia: http://lionking.wikia.com/wiki/The_Lion_King_%28soundtrack%29

JeffersonStarshipNuclearFurniture

Today in 1984, Jefferson Starship released “Nuclear Furniture”, the final album before the band changed its name to Starship. The album produced the Top 40 single “No Way Out”, which was also the first single by any incarnation of the band to hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Read more about this album at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_Furniture

Diana

Today in 1980, Diana Ross released her tenth studio album “Diana” which featured the singles “Upside Down” and “I’m Coming Out”. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diana_(album)

BillyRayCyrusSomeGaveAll

Today in 1992, Billy Ray Cyrus released his debut album “Some Gave All”. The album produced four hit singles including Cyrus’ breakthrough song, “Achy Breaky Heart”. Read more at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Some_Gave_All