Today in Rock History – March 10th

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1965, Davie Jones (David Bowie) and the Manish Boys appeared at the Bromel Club, Bromley Hill, England. 1965, The Beatles’ “Eight Days a Week” goes to number one. It’s the first single by a British act to top the American charts but not make the charts in Britain, where it was unreleased. 1966, The Who […]

The Kinks – “Starstruck” b/w “Picture Book”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #4 – The Kinks – “Starstruck” b/w “Picture Book” – German Pye 45 DV-14795 (G1/H1) In a year that saw the release of The Beatles’ White Album and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland, it’s no surprise that a low-key gem like The Kinks Are The […]

Dale Hawkins: “Susie Q” b/w “Don’t Treat Me This Way”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #1 – Dale Hawkins: “Susie Q” b/w “Don’t Treat Me This Way” – Checker 45 #863 – 1957 (A1/B1) Today marks the beginning of a new semi-regular series for Song of the Day by Eric Berman. “The Jukebox Series” will focus on the 80 […]

“Nutted By Reality” by Nick Lowe

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Nutted By Reality” by Nick Lowe The album title, Pure Pop for Now People is the American name of Nick Lowe’s 1978 debut solo record which across the pond carried the much cooler title Jesus Of Cool. The American and English editions of the record featured similar […]

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 […]

“Good Shepherd” by Jefferson Airplane

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Good Shepherd” by Jefferson Airplane The epiphany of an eight year old… The backdrop of my childhood played out with images of the Viet Nam war and the unrest that culminated in the protests at the 1968 Democratic Convention coming over the television screen. While I wasn’t […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Kill Your Sons” by Lou Reed After the huge success of the Transformer album and its top-twenty single “Walk On The Wild Side,” Lou Reed delivered his most beautifully disturbing album as a follow up. The concept album, Berlin was considered at the time to be a […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fox On The Run” by Sweet

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Fox On The Run” by Sweet Boy, I hated this song when it was a huge hit back in 1975. It stood for everything I disliked about commercial rock ‘n’ roll. The band was totally lightweight and poppy, and their brand of glam rock had no teeth […]

Today in Rock History – January 24th

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1965, The film Ferry Cross the Mersey premieres at the Liverpool Odeon. It was the first to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city’s emergence into the music mainstream For authenticity, many scenes were shot in clubs near the home of Gerry and the Pacemakers’ frontman Gerry Marsden. Marsden wrote nine new songs […]

Groovy Movies by The Kinks

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Song of the Day – Groovy Movies by The Kinks The Great Lost Kinks Album isn’t really the great lost Kinks album. That distinction goes to Reprise Records RS-6309 which would have been released in late 1967 or early 1968 as Four More Respected Gentlemen. But for reasons unknown, that record was never released and […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mr. Dieingly Sad” by The Critters

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Mr. Dieingly Sad” by The Critters Although their name was inspired by another ’60s group, The Animals, the similarities end there. The Critters were far more easy listening than their rough and tumble contemporaries. They formed in New Jersey in 1964 around singer/songwriter and guitarist Don Ciccone. […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Saddle Up The Palomino” by Neil Young

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Saddle Up The Palomino” by Neil Young American Stars And Bars was one of Neil Young’s most patchy albums, but that’s not because the material on the record is lacking. Quite the contrary, the songs are pretty much top notch throughout this “Whitman Sampler” of styles and […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Don’t Let’s Start” by They Might Be Giants

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Don’t Let’s Start” by They Might Be Giants You can’t bottle creativity, but in the case of They Might Be Giants, you certainly can buy it! They were two wild and crazy nerd-boys when they burst onto the scene in the 1980s, we just didn’t realize how […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Claudine” by The Rolling Stones Today’s Song of the Day by Eric Berman is an outtake by The Rolling Stones from the Some Girls album sessions. The subject of the song is Claudine Longet, who was 19 years old when she met and married Andy Williams who […]

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – Top Albums 2014 from “The Alta Cocher Rocker”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – Top Albums 2014 from “The Alta Cocher Rocker” So this is my 34th Top Albums of the Year list and occasionally I go back to the older lists that I still have and see if I am still as enamored about my picks now as I was […]