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 […]

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 […]

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 , […]

More 3D Thanksgiving Leftovers

More 3D Thanksgiving Leftovers

I’m Uncle Marty here with Sean, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this episode we will be playing leftovers, sort of a post – Thanksgiving tradition.  We always have great music, however we don’t always have enough time to listen to all the great choices.  The 3D Research team has picked out the best […]

Big 3D Tunes

Big 3D Tunes

TThis is The 3D RadioActivity, #258, and on this adventure we are going to have a big time.   As an adjective the term denotes of considerable size, extent, or intensity.  It can be large, sizable, substantial, great, huge, immense, enormous, extensive, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, tremendous, gigantic, monumental, mighty, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, Brobdingnagian, towering, […]

Today in Rock History – November 25th

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1966, Jimi Hendrix is introduced to the British press when the Experience play London’s Bag O’Nails club. 1967, The Who play the first of two nights at The Village Theatre in New York City. The Vagrants, with guitarist Leslie West, and The Rich Kids open for them. 1967, Spirit, Country Joe & the Fish, and […]

Today in Rock History – November 20th

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1967, Strawberry Alarm Clock were at number one on the singles chart with “Incense And Peppermints.” 1967,  The Beach Boys release their own album of throbbing tones, Smiley Smile. The follow-up to Pet Sounds fails to chart, despite boasting the singles “Heroes and Villains” and “Good Vibrations.” 1968, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached […]

Giant 3D Music

Giant 3D Music

After San Francisco recently won their third world series in five years, my friend Dave suggested that there might be enough Giant songs to put together a show on that feature focus. The 3D RadioActivity will be presenting a humongous program, as we can find groups, songs, albums and a few from the ballpark that […]

Today in Rock History – November 17th

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1966, The Beach Boys were at number one on the  singles chart with “Good Vibrations.” The single was taken from the album Pet Sounds. 1967, A 16-date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice and Amen Corner played at the City Hall, Sheffield. A review in the Sheffield Star noted, […]

Today in Rock History – November 16th

1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to number one on the album chart with Electric Ladyland. The double album included “Crosstown Traffic,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “All Along the Watchtower.” It featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper. 1968, The Steve Miller Band performed at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan. 1968, Led […]

Today in Rock History – November 15th

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1966, The Doors officially signed with Elektra Records in a deal for the band to produce seven albums. The band also reluctantly agreed to release “Break On Through” as their first single. The lyric “She gets high/she gets high/she gets high” was changed to “She gets/she gets/she gets” in order to secure radio play. 1967, […]