Today in Rock History – December 18th

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1965, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler records “Ballad of the Green Berets.” 1965, The Beatles are number one in the British singles chart with “Day Tripper.” 1966, Tara Browne was killed when driving at high speed in his Lotus Elan after it collided with a parked truck in South Kensington, London. A close friend […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Wings” by Tim Buckley

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Wings” by Tim Buckley My sister is seven years my senior, and growing up she was my biggest musical influence introducing me to artists and albums I would have never otherwise discovered at such a young age. And so it was back in 1972 when she brought […]

Today in Rock History – December 17th

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1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every […]

Small 3D Songs

Small 3D Songs

The 3D RadioActivity is downsizing towards the end of the year on show #261, as we are featuring all things small for you, whether it be towns, stuff, talk or stogies.  There’s plenty of time to scrutinize the size musically whether it be acreage, time, epiphanies or change.  You know how some people say it’s […]

Today in Rock History – December 16th

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1965, Released as a double A-side The Beatles “Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out,” became their ninth UK number one, and their third Christmas chart topper in a row. The single was a US number one in January 1966. 1966, Pink Floyd appeared at a prohibition themed dance, the AA Students Christmas Carnival, […]

Today in Rock History – December 15th

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1967, The Who Sell Out LP is released in Britain. The album was to have been released a month earlier but was delayed while permission was sought from all the companies mentioned in the commercials. While getting the rights for the commercials, someone forgets to secure the rights for the Radio London jingles and a […]

Today in Rock History – December 14th

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1967, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was rushed to St Georges hospital in London after collapsing. A doctor reported Jones was tired and suffering from over strain and was also recovering from having some teeth out. 1968, Deep Purple played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. 1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first number one […]

Today in Rock History – December 13th

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1966, Jimi Hendrix made his British TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it is […]

Today in Rock History – December 12th

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1966, Pink Floyd make their first ever appearance at the Royal Albert Hall. Their would play the RAH three more times, with the last performance there in 1970. 1966, Jimi Hendrix performs at the RamJam Club in London. 1967, Rolling Stone Brian Jones was given 3 years probation and a £1,000 ($1,600) fine for drug […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Dancing Machine” by The Jackson 5

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Dancing Machine” by The Jackson 5 They were growing up…but the world liked their Jacksons young. By 1973, The Jackson 5 were becoming somewhat of a spent force around Motown. It had been a few years since the group scored a bona-fide top ten hit, and there […]

Today in Rock History – December 11th

Sam Cooke

1964, Soul singer Sam Cooke was shot dead at the Hacienda Motel in Los Angeles, California. Bertha Franklin, manager of the motel, told police that she shot and killed Cooke in self-defense because he had attacked her. Police found Cooke’s body in Franklin’s apartment-office, clad only in a sports jacket and shoes, but no shirt, […]

Little 3D Tracks

Little 3D Tracks

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, #260,, and Little is one of those Swiss army multiple purpose words…  It can be an: adjective  – small in size, amount, or degree; compact; mini, miniature… adverb – hardly, barely, scarcely, not much, slightly, faintly, remotely… determiner & pronoun – a bit, touch, dash, taste , […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Things Will Never Be the Same” by Four Just Men

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Things Will Never Be the Same” by Four Just Men I recently wrote about Freddie & The Dreamers’ single, “I’m Telling You Now,” and the American album of the same name. The record was not a Freddie & The Dreamers album per se, although they were the […]

Today in Rock History – December 10th

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1965, A San Francisco band formerly known as The Warlocks performed for the first time under their new name, The Grateful Dead. 1966, The Beach Boys went to number one on the singles chart with “Good Vibrations,” the group’s third number one. As a child, Brian Wilson’s mother told him that dogs could pick up […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “All or Nothing at All” by Frank Sinatra

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “All or Nothing at All” by Frank Sinatra So, Bob Dylan officially announced today that he will be releasing a new self-produced record of Frank Sinatra covers called Shadows in the Night during the first week of February. I say, bring it on! But then again, I […]