You’ll need to know this stuff if you’re going to outdo your friends on music knowledge this weekend:
- On this day in 1987, U2’s The Joshua Tree hit #1 on the British charts and would stay on those charts for 156 weeks (Thanks to Larry for that.)
- According to Forbes, John Mayer is famous. (Thanks to Pamela Chelin for the link.)
- The newest music-related crowdfunding campaign seeks funds to refurbish a famous grunge-era mixing console.
- Joy Division’s debut EP among the releases coming for Record Store Day April 19. Here’s the latest list of what’s coming out.
- Princeton University is going to hold an academic concert devoted to Pink Floyd.
- Krist Novoselic weighs in on Canadian writer Carl Wilson’s book on people with bad taste in music. (Thanks to Alan for this one.)