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In mid February of 1967, Pink Floyd was hard at work locked away in the recording studio. Working on finishing up their debut album The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, Abbey Road Studios in London was their home. Coincidentally The Beatles were also recording at this time at Abbey Road, tuning up “A Day In The Life” off of their Sgt. Pepper album.
In 1974 on this day, singer, songwriter James Blunt was born. He went on to make a UK No. 1 hit single with “You’re Beautiful” off of his album Back To Bedlam. Blunt became the first British artist to reach the top slot on an American singles chart in a decade (the last being Elton John in 1997).
Fast-forward a couple of years and in 1997 Gwen Stefani was paving here way through the UK singles chart with No Doubt. In that year, “Don’t Speak” hit No. 1 on the singles chart, the track was co-written by Eric and Gwen Stefani.
Past the millennium, this week still marked prominent days for big names like The Sex Pistols and Queen. This week in 2004, Q Magazine, a UK-based music publication, named The Sex Pistols’ track “Anarchy in the UK”. In that same year, Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” ranked in the number two slot on that same list.