ANNA CALVI: ALPHA

Totally fell in love with the British goth-rock guitar virtuoso: Anna Calvi. She’s been noted also for her powerful, wide-ranging operatic contralto voice and sometimes androgynous stage appearance. Her accolades include three Mercury prize nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and a European Border Breakers Award.

PETER WOLF: 74 YEARS HOWLING

Peter Wolf turned 74 today. He was pretty popular here in Indonesia back in the early 80s via “Centerfold”, “Freeze-Frame” and “Love Stinks” with the band he fronted, the J. Geils Band.

LED ZEPPELIN: PHYSICAL GRAFFITI

45 years ago today Led Zeppelin released Physical Graffiti in the UK. Recording sessions had been disrupted when bassist and keyboard player John Paul Jones had proposed quitting the band.

THE SMITHS 36TH ANNIVERSARY

Today, 36 years ago, the eponymous debut studio album the Smiths was released by Rough Trade Records.

Produced by John Porter the album was well received by critics and listeners. It established the Smiths as a prominent band in the 1980s music scene in the UK.

ALDOUS HARDING: ART POP ENIGMA

Aldous Harding is an enigma; she’s an elusive but captivating presence who can invoke both a nervous giggle and a slack-jawed tear via her careful pairing of abstract lyrics and subtle hooks.

THE WHOLE OF THE MOON

“One of the finest songs I’ve ever heard,” said The Killers’ Brandon Flowers about “The Whole of the Moon” at TRNSMT Festival 2018.

LENE LOVICH: LUCKY NUMBER

On this date, 41 years ago, Lene Lovich re-released “Lucky Number”. Originally released as a B-side for Lovich’s cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now”, the song was re-released on 26 January 1979 as an A-side and became the lead single of her debut studio album Stateless. “Lucky Number” became a defining song and made her a leading figure of the new wave genre.

DEPECHE MODE TO BE INDUCTED INTO ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Depeche Mode are to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2020. This was DM’s third time being nominated since becoming eligible back in 2006. The band had earlier received nominations for both the 2017 and 2018 classes.

HAPPY TULLAMORE NEW YEAR

It’s better to pass into that other world with full passion and glory than to fade and wither dismally with age.

HOME SIXX HOME

Happy 61 Frank Carlton Serafino Feranna Jr. aka Nikki Sixx!

BARROW X PORTISHEAD

The instrumentalist for the band Portishead, Geoff Barrow, is having a birthday today.

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