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This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases “Space Oddity” in the UK, Jerry Garcia releases line of neck ties

David Bowie Space Oddity

1951 – On WJW in Cleveland, Alan Freed broadcasts his first “Moondog House Rock and Roll Party,” marking the first radio show with the phrase “Rock and Roll” and giving Freed a claim on the origin of the term. More importantly, Freed plays R&B music, which introducing the sound to a new (and mostly white) audience.

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Download “Stare” by Soweto singer and songwriter ELO

Elo | Photo via http://www.okayafrica.com/news/elo-soweto-songstress-introducing/
Elo | Photo via http://www.okayafrica.com/news/elo-soweto-songstress-introducing/

The folks over at OkayAfrica recently introduced us to a new singer and songwriter from Soweto named ELO. The South African musician’s forthcoming Elogram EP was produced by Tshepang Ramoba of BLK JKS, an acclaimed rock band from Johannesburg. Continue reading →

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