Today in Rock History – March 2nd

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1967, The ninth annual Grammy Awards are held. Frank Sinatra’s Sinatra, A Man and His Music wins Album of the Year, while “Strangers in the Night” is named Record of the Year. John Lennon and Paul McCartney win the Song of the Year Grammy for “Michelle.” 1967, Engelbert Humperdinck was at number one on the […]

“I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman” by Whistling Jack Smith Whistler’s brother? Actually, no. Then who was Whistling Jack Smith, and why is his sole hit from 1967 haunting me? I played an album of British Invasion hits released on the Parrot Record label from the late ‘60s […]

Uncle Marty Gras 2015

Uncle Marty Gras 2015

t’s time to observe the biggest party of the year, as we present a taste of cajun and points further south on The 3D RadioActivity # 270, as we celebrate Uncle Marty Gras, so let the second line start here! Click to dial it up directly to listen: or download Uncle Marty Gras 2015: https://archive.org/download/The3dRadioactivity/3dradio_20150217-UncleMartyGras2015.mp3 […]

“Watch What Happens” by Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Watch What Happens” by Lena Horne & Gabor Szabo A funny thing happened when jazz vocalists like Lena Horne fell on the wrong side of the generation gap during the late 1960s. Suddenly, older classics like “Stormy Weather” and “Love Me or Leave Me” began to sound […]

Today in Rock History – February 16th

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1964, The Beatles made their second live appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first. Before an audience of 3,500 at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida. 1967, Pink Floyd played at Guildhall in Southampton, Hampshire, England. 1967, Petula Clark was at number one on the singles chart with the […]

3D Valentine Infidelities

3D Valentine Infidelities

So here we are at Valentine’s Day, the most popular day for love for several reasons.  Hallmark and other card companies make a lot of money.  If anyone from Hallmark is listening, we do take donations.  Candy manufacturers like Hershey’s and Brachs feed the sweet tooth of many people out there.  Are there any representatives […]

“Work Song” by Nina Simone

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Work Song” by Nina Simone Here’s one that was released the year I was born, yet it sounds as hip and current as, well, I am. OK, it is hipper and more current than I am, but it goes to show just how timeless Nina Simone’s recordings […]

Today in Rock History – February 15th

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1964, The Beatles scored their first No.1 album with Meet The Beatles! The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks. 1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on the UK TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars. 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. His first hit was the 1943 “Straighten Up and Fly […]

3D Fashioned Music

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For program #268 of The 3D RadioActivity, the key is fashion.  We’re not going to have a duck come down if you hear the secret word like Groucho Marx did on You Bet Your Life, however it will be present in every tune that we track.   Be ready as we are going to get subtle […]

Today in Rock History – February 10th

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1967, The Beatles recorded the orchestral build-up for the middle and end of “A Day in the Life.” At the Beatles’ request, the orchestra members arrived in full evening dress along with novelty items. One violinist wore a red clowns nose, while another a fake gorilla’s paw on his bow hand. Others were wearing funny […]

“Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You” by Cher

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You” by Cher When one thinks of great interpreters of Bob Dylan, the name Cher doesn’t automatically come to mind. But she was, in fact, a huge champion of Dylan’s songs, and his songs fit her voice like a glove. Over […]

Looking through the 3D Closet

Looking through the 3D Closet

I’m Uncle Marty, and on this episode we are starting the seventh year of  The 3D RadioActivity.by playing songs about what Sean and I like in your wardrobe.  He has been known to steal socks a long time ago, so we will clean out the closet to see what else we can find because ours […]

The Kingston Trio – “All My Sorrows”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Kingston Trio – “All My Sorrows” Before The Beatles…there was The Kingston Trio! The Trio of Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane were the most recognized act of the initial folk boom of the late 1950s causing a sensation throughout college campuses. Their brand of […]

Today in Rock History – February 2nd

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1963, The Beatles played at the Gaumont Cinema, Bradford on the opening night of the nationwide Helen Shapiro UK tour. The Beatles were at the bottom of the six-act bill playing just four songs, “Please Please Me,” “Chains,” “Keep Your Hands Off My Baby,” and “A Taste of Honey.” 1966, The Rolling Stones released “19th […]

3D Radioactive Hats

3D Radioactive Hats

                      A hat is a head covering. It can be worn for protection against the elements, for ceremonial reason, religious functions, for safety, or as a fashion accessory.  In the past, they were an indicator of social status.  In the military, they may denote nationality, […]