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  1. #1 by Paul peters on April 9, 2013 - 11:18 pm

    How come you dont have the albums released for the week beginning april 8th? Sometimes to dont have birthdaya etc too?

    • #2 by Dr. Rock on April 10, 2013 - 6:23 pm

      I’ve been out of action for a few days and just now posted the birthday list for April 8 – 14. BTW, I know I have the definitive list of rock birthdays. Cheers, Dr. Rock

  2. #3 by Beagle Pit on July 26, 2013 - 11:04 am

    I am trying to find the release dates for Aldo Nova’s 4 studio albums and not having any luck. I have searched your posts around the general timeframe and cannot find. Do you know them?

    • #4 by Dr. Rock on July 28, 2013 - 4:50 pm

      Hi, Beagle Pit:

      My database is a bit thin on Aldo Nova, and I just did some further checking of my sources and didn’t come up with anything new.

      Aldo Nova (debut) was released on 4/1/1982.
      Subject…Aldo Nova was released in October 1983.
      Twitch was released in 1985.
      Blood On The Bricks was released in 1991.
      A Portrait Of Aldo Nova came out on 8/13/1991.
      Aldo’s Dream was released on 11/18/1997.
      The Best Of Aldo Nova came out 8/22/2006.
      Under The Gun…A Portrait Of Aldo Nova was released 4/16/2007.

      That’s all I’ve got.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  3. #5 by Maik on February 26, 2015 - 4:32 am

    hey dr. rock, thx for your work!!! can i take your dates from this side to my blog? its for my facebook site… all the best for you!


    • #6 by Dr. Rock on March 7, 2015 - 11:46 am

      Maik: Yes, you may, but please give me credit or a “call-out” ffrom time-to-time. Thanks. Cheers, Dr. Rock

  4. #7 by Stephen DeVillez on November 4, 2015 - 7:42 am

    Dr. Rock, will you be posting a list of albums released the week of November 2-8 (in history). I enjoy looking through the list each week.

    • #8 by Dr. Rock on November 4, 2015 - 10:37 am

      Stephen: Thanks for the wake-up call. I have been distracted this week. Cheers, Dr. Rock

  5. #9 by JC on September 11, 2017 - 3:56 pm

    Awww no album birthdays for this week? šŸ˜¦ I love your list dude. Keep it up!

    • #10 by Dr. Rock on September 11, 2017 - 6:02 pm

      Oops. I hit the wrong “Post” button!

      Thanks for the heads-up!

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

      • #11 by JC on September 11, 2017 - 6:03 pm

        No worries! I look forward to it šŸ™‚

      • #12 by JC on September 25, 2017 - 12:38 pm

        You did it again, huh? Lol, look forward to the new list as always.

      • #13 by Dr. Rock on September 25, 2017 - 3:19 pm

        Busy weekend. Just posted a few minutes ago. Enjoy!

        Dr. Rock

      • #14 by JC on September 25, 2017 - 3:46 pm

        Awesome! Just in case you’re curious, I use your blog to help keep track of my album anniversaries and such so I know what to spin and when to spin it šŸ™‚ Check me out @ instagram.com/sweetcheekbangerson/

  6. #15 by Chris on February 1, 2018 - 7:50 am

    First of all, thanks for all your hard work. This is an amazing list. The correct release date for the album Harvest by Neil Young is Feb 1. Thanks for all you do!

    • #16 by Dr. Rock on February 1, 2018 - 9:33 am


      As before, thanks for pointing out the error. I had 2/14/72 from years ago. Now my sources agree that 2/1/72 is the date. Database updated!

      Thanks, and cheers, Dr. Rock

      • #17 by Chris on February 7, 2018 - 11:30 am

        My pleasure! Glad I can help in a small way with your amazing database here!

  7. #18 by Chris on February 7, 2018 - 11:29 am

    Powerlight by Earth, Wind and Fire was released on Feb 3, not Feb 7

    • #19 by Dr. Rock on February 10, 2018 - 5:35 pm


      I have multiple sources for my databases: Allmusic, Wikipedia, iTunes, 45cat, Rate Your Music, official web sites, to name a few. In the case of EWF Powerlight, there is no consensus so I went with 2/7/83 as that is what shows on 45cat, which tends to be the most reliable source.

      Dr. Rock

  8. #20 by Chris on March 17, 2018 - 12:16 pm

    Dark Side Of The Moon was released on March 1 in the US and March 16 in the UK. Keep up the good work!

    • #21 by Dr. Rock on March 18, 2018 - 8:31 am

      Hi, Chris:

      This subject comes up every March! My usual sources do not agree on the release date for Dark Side Of The Moon. Wikipedia says March 1 (only), 45Cat says March 10 (U.S.) and March 24 (U.K.), Spinditty says March 10 (only), and Allmusic and Discogs have the year only.

      I have it in my database as March 17 (U.S.) and March 24 (U.K.). Those are the official dates from Capitol Records, as reported on Floydianslip.com. They can also be found on several other rock music websites.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  9. #22 by James Croxton on April 2, 2018 - 5:51 pm

    When will this weeks albums be posted?

    • #23 by Dr. Rock on April 3, 2018 - 8:21 am

      Just posted. Sorry for delay. I was traveling yesterday and am just now catching up.
      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  10. #24 by Jay Flugum on May 21, 2018 - 8:33 am

    I’ve been looking for a daily list of album releases “on this day” for so long. Thanks for creating this page. I run a radio show in Minnesota and finding this list will help a ton!
    Also, I didn’t see it on the list but you could add Dio “Killing The Dragon” (2002) to the May 21 list.
    Thanks again! -Jay, KXLP Classic Rock, Mankato, MN

    • #25 by Dr. Rock on May 23, 2018 - 11:26 am


      Glad you enjoy this and can use the data! Give me a “call out” or mention on the air from time-to-time. I am trying to build traffic to justify an investment (time, mostly) in more blog posts and rebuilding DrRock.com.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  11. #26 by TGBII on June 16, 2018 - 4:18 pm

    You sent an email or did a blog post or something on Friday saying someone had died but you never said who, just what they’ve done.

    • #27 by Dr. Rock on June 16, 2018 - 7:25 pm

      Hello, TGBII:

      Sorry about that. I was screwing around with a new format and accidentally hit the “Post” button when I shouldn’t have.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  12. #28 by JOHN WEINBERGER on September 2, 2018 - 2:45 pm

    Hi Doctor,
    Is the list that’s up new? Seems like I saw this list last Sunday.

    • #29 by Dr. Rock on September 2, 2018 - 10:28 pm

      Hello, John:

      I have checked the blog posts for today and tomorrow and everything looks good to me.

      Do you see something different?

      Please advise, Dr. Rock

      • #30 by JOHN WEINBERGER on September 2, 2018 - 11:12 pm

        Hello Doctor,
        Everything looks good. I always thought that you published the artists birthdays and album anniversaries earlier on Sunday. Thanks for the heads up.


      • #31 by Dr. Rock on September 3, 2018 - 6:03 pm


        You are not delusional. I promise you that as your Chief Musicologist. When you viewed the Birthday blog on Sunday afternoon, it was still showing the previous week’s listing. It did not update until Sunday evening, about 24 hours after it usually does. Unintentional glitch on my part.

        Thanks for the heads-up!


        Dr. Rock

      • #32 by JOHN WEINBERGER on September 3, 2018 - 6:09 pm

        Ok then. Glad I’m not seeing things. Again, thanks for the heads up. Was this a systemic problem?

      • #33 by Dr. Rock on September 3, 2018 - 9:03 pm

        Not specifically. I think I overlooked the “Post Now” entry and it defaulted 24 hours.

  13. #34 by spaceapache on September 28, 2018 - 9:48 pm

    Hey great blog! Your lists are something I check almost daily. Nice work! I just wanted to point out Anne Briggs and Mike Pinera were both born on September 29 – you have them listed on September 28. Not to nitpick;)


    • #35 by Dr. Rock on October 8, 2018 - 3:02 pm

      Hello, Spaceappache:

      You are correct on both Briggs and Pinera dates of birth> Corrected to Sweptember 29. I would like to think my database is 100% accurate, but I am sure an error or two will show every now and then.

      Thanks for the heads-up!

      Dr. Rock

  14. #36 by Rick Louis on November 14, 2018 - 9:46 am

    Who do you use for your album release dates….Wikipedia who I use says your wrong 80% of the time…thats an awful lot…..Besides that keep up good work……

    • #37 by Dr. Rock on November 14, 2018 - 6:24 pm

      With all due respect to you, my friend, if you rely on Wikipedia as your sole information source and assume it is accurate, I believe firmly that you are making big assumptions and big mistakes. I use multiple sources for my databases, including Wikipedia, AllMusic, MusicBrainz, Discogs, Cat45, Billboard, NME, official artists’ websites, record company websites, dedicated and reputable fan websites, etc. I rarely rely on one source and often “weigh” discrepancies. I am not “wrong 80% of the time.” I would suggest that Wikipedia might be.

      Out of curiosity, for what purpose are you acquiring music metadata?

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  15. #38 by Aaron Rawlings on December 9, 2018 - 9:35 pm

    You have posted another one with the wrong date of release. Ozzy’s Back at the Moon was released November 15th 1983. Not December 10th 1983. https://www.black-sabbath.com/discography/ozzy/barkatthemoon/

  16. #39 by Dr. Rock on December 10, 2018 - 12:35 pm


    Internet info for the release date of Bark At The Moon is inconclusive. Wikipedia and the Black Sabbath fan site say November 15. But the usually-trustworthy MusicBrainz shows December 10, and the equally reliable 45Cat shows October 1983 in the US and December 1983 in the UK. Discogs has 52 entries for the 1983 release of Bark At The Moon. Only one has more info than just 1983, and that’s the vinyl LP release by Epic in Europe listed as “Dec 1983.” So I went with December 10, 1983.

    Cheers, Dr. Rock

  17. #40 by Garry on February 9, 2019 - 2:12 pm

    February 9th 1970 – Morrison Hotel. I would say this was pretty much ROCK. Where is it? šŸ™‚

    • #41 by Dr. Rock on February 11, 2019 - 7:38 pm


      Morrison Hotel was listed – incorrectly – under February 1. I have adjusted the database to February 9.

      Note: Only two of my go-to sources, Discogs and Wikipedia, show February 9. The others (including MusicBrainz and 45Cat) list Feb 1970 or just 1970. I would prefer at least a third site with February 9, but so be it.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  18. #42 by metalsrb on May 1, 2019 - 7:14 am

    I see on your list that the Cure’s Disintegration album is listed as May 1st but everything I have seen says it came out May 2nd.

  19. #43 by Dr. Rock on May 4, 2019 - 9:41 pm


    I double-checked my usual sources (6-7 websites or more) against my album DB and guess what, you are right! (Are you surprised?) So I adjusted my DB to match your “correct” date of May 2.

    Thanks and cheers,
    Dr, Rock

  20. #44 by metalsrb on May 19, 2019 - 8:43 am

    I love the list just want to help make it more accurate if that’s possible. I hate to be a pain in the neck. I did notice this week three errors. On May 16, you have Motorhead’s We Are Motorhead album as released in 2002 but it was 2000-printed that way on the CD and confirmed by the band on their own page. Also May 17, is the wrong month and day for Judas Priest’s Turbo album and Megadeth’s Killing Is My Business album. I think the Judas Priest was sometime in April and Megadeth in June.

    • #45 by Dr. Rock on May 19, 2019 - 2:58 pm


      I checked m sources for all three albums you questioned. I changed all three. As usual, not all of the 5-6 agree, but I used the most prevalent one for the Motorhead and Judas Priest albums, which are 5/16/2000 and 4/14/1986, respectively. I used 6/12/1985 for Megadeth, which is from the Megadeth web site. That might make me suspicious, since every other source shows “May 1985” or just “1985.” But I went with it.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  21. #46 by SHREDDERDUDE on October 4, 2019 - 3:49 am

    Accept- death row was released Oct 1st not the 4th, Bon Jov oct 11, not the 4th

    • #47 by Dr. Rock on October 13, 2019 - 10:41 am


      Thanks for the heads-up. I changed both. My 6-7 sources are inconsistent, but the official web sites have 10/1/194 for Accept and 10/4/1994 for Bon Jovi.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  22. #48 by Leo J Kryger on October 12, 2019 - 12:25 am

    The Who Odds & Sods was released on Oct 4th, not 12th

    • #49 by Dr. Rock on October 13, 2019 - 1:16 pm


      Odds & Sods released on 10/12/1974 in US and 10/4/1974 in UK. The Wikipedia footnote reflects this, and 45Cat and MusicBrainz agree.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  23. #50 by Leo J Kryger on October 12, 2019 - 12:26 am

    Rock James Fire it Up was released Oct 16th, not Oct 12th

    • #51 by Dr. Rock on October 13, 2019 - 1:42 pm


      Wikipedia is the only source I can find that lists 10/16/1979. All of my other sources show 1979 or 10/1979. I don’t know where I found 10/12/1979, but I will change the database to show 10/16/1979 despite my hesitation to use Wikipedia unless it is verified by another, more reliable source.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  24. #52 by Tim Herman on January 4, 2020 - 5:25 am

    first off.. thank you! i was looking everywhere for a list like this!! I knew I couldn’t be the only person interested in doing it! I was just wondering where you get your information from.. i have found some discrepancies in dates from yours and would like to be able to verify with multiple sources. I am compiling a list of my own for a myself and friends of a different album to listen to each day. im no internet guru, so I was hoping you could point me to somewhere other than wikipedia, its not very reliable. Band pages and websites help once in a while. I have been working on it for almost two years and still find dates that not the same according to different sources. I will gladly give a shoutout to you! though im not making a page or anything, just posting to my facebook for my friends to see and hopefully spark musical interests. i dont want anything else but to share information. Thanks Doc!

    • #53 by Dr. Rock on January 6, 2020 - 7:54 pm


      I’ve been at this for nearly 10 years and it is always pleasing to hear from someone who enjoys my efforts. By all means make use of my data, or “factoids,” and yes, I would appreciate a call-out now and then. (The album and track info are publicly-available information, but the artists’ bios are my intellectual property. I’d appreciate your treating them as such, thank you.)

      My sources are Wikipedia, Allmusic.com, 45Cat.com, MusicBrainz.com, Discogs.com, Amazon, AppleMusic, artist web sites, record label web sites and others. Not all sites agree, so deductive reasoning and creative license are often required.

      Good luck to you and cheers,

      Dr. Rock

    • #54 by Dr. Rock on January 6, 2020 - 8:07 pm


      I have been at this for nearly 10 years and it is always a pleasure to hear from someone who enjoys my efforts. Please feel free to make use of my data (“factoids”) and give me a call-out now and then. Please remember that the track and album factoids are publicly-available information but the artist bios are my intellectual property. I would appreciate your treating them as such.

      My sources include Wikipedia, Allmusic.com, MusicBrainz.com, 45Cat.com, Discogs,com, AppleMusic, Amazon, Billboard, artist web sites, record label sites, and others. They don’t always agree so deductive reasoning and creative license are required.

      Good luck to you and cheers,

      Dr. Rock

      • #55 by timherman4374 on January 6, 2020 - 8:55 pm

        Thanks Doc! and for sure! do you have a facebook page i can tag? or would you prefer i just add the blog site address?

  25. #56 by John C Church on January 17, 2020 - 6:42 am

    There are errors every time I check the information listed here. Led Zeppelin debut and Joni’s “Court And Spark” are listed here as having been released on today’s date 1-17-20, neither are correct, and those are the only two I checked. I would like to be able to continue to come to this site for info, but you have to start tightening it up. Really. It’s getting worse.

    • #57 by Dr. Rock on January 18, 2020 - 5:16 pm


      I would be curious to know which sources you use. I have relied on AllMusic, MusicBrainz, 45Cat, Discogs, artists’ official websites, record label websites and a variety of other music blogs and music-focused sites. I use Wikipedia only when I can verify the date through another source or two. I’ve been compiling my data for over ten years, and early on there were not as many sources as there are today. So some of my dates may be off, but not a lot. And I am constantly correcting them as I find errors on the fly.

      Joni Mitchell’s Court & Spark was released on 1/17/1974. That’s what shows on her website and several other sources. Based on her official website alone I will go with that.

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

  26. #58 by Al Moulder on March 11, 2020 - 8:54 am

    I started a project this year to try and play every CD I own. It’s a big number, in the thousands and it’s going to take me a few years. While trying to determine what to play each day I stumbled across this blog which is a huge help. If I see an album I own that was released on a specific day I try to play it then. Sometimes I’m playing an album I haven’t heard in over 20 years. So this is a big help in determining what to play. I have a lot of albums though that you may not have captured release date info on and was wondering if you wanted to me share that with you. As an example yesterday (March10) was the anniversary release date for King’s X self-titled album (their 4th release) in 1992 and Liquid Tension Experiment in 1998 which also self-titled. My musical tastes are all over the place so it’s not all mainstream. Let me know and thanks for doing this!

    • #59 by Dr. Rock on March 14, 2020 - 8:25 pm


      That sounds like lots of fun, with great memories and hours of enjoyment of great music. I have several hundred CDs and about 2,200 LPs. Your project makes me think about doing the same thing.

      Glad I could be of support to your adventure!

      Cheers, Dr. Rock

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