Today in Rock History – August 20th

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1965, The Rolling Stones’ manager Andrew Loog Oldham and his partner Tony Calder launched Immediate records. Their first release was The McCoy’s “Hang On Sloopy.” Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton and Nico  all attended the launch party. The label became the home of The Small Faces, The Nice, Amen Corner and Chris Farlowe and a young […]

Today in Rock History – August 10th

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1968, Deep Purple, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Ten Years After, The Nice, Ginger Baker and Arthur Brown all appeared at the National Jazz & Blues Festival, Kempton Park Racecourse, Sunbury On Thames, England. 1968, Jimi Hendrix played at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago. 1968, Tom Jones went to No.1 on the album chart with Delilah. 1969, During a […]

Today in Rock History – April 8th

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1964, The Supremes record “Where Did Our Love Go” at Motown Studios in Detroit. The song would become the first of their five number one singles. 1965, Unit Four Plus Two were at No.1 on the singles chart with “Concrete And Clay,” the English group’s only No.1 hit. 1966, The Who played at Queens Hall […]

Today in Rock History – March 17th

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1967, Otis Redding, Eddie Floyd, Carla Thomas, Sam & Dave and Booker T and The MG’s appeared at London’s Finsbury Park Astoria on the first night of a 17-date UK tour.  1967, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles finished the recoding of ‘She’s Leaving Home’ after adding backing vocals to the track. […]

Today in Rock History – January 4th

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1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of what would be over 240 gigs in this year (many were two per night) 1967, The Doors released their self-titled debut album The Doors. Unique packaging of the album included each band members bio. 1968, The University of California, Los Angeles announced that students taking music […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Haunts Of Ancient Peace” by Van Morrison

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Here we have one of Van Morrison’s most soulful pieces of music, originally from one of his most underrated albums. Common One was released in 1980 and features six deeply moving extended jazz meditations that hawked back to Morrison’s classic Astral Weeks album in sound and texture. However, unlike Astral Weeks, this record’s release was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall” by Bob Dylan and his Band from the “AmericanaramA Festival” 2013

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We live in the day and age of festivals. For music fans, festivals offer bang for the buck providing the opportunity to see numerous bands that you might not ever get to see otherwise at one time and in one place. For musicians, they open up the possibility of gaining a wider audience, particularly with […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “It’s Been A Long Long Time” by Bing Crosby – Memorial Day Special

As our boys came home from World War II, they were welcomed back with this number one hit from 1945 that perfectly captured the sentiments of those who remained home while their loved ones were away. It’s a perfect record in every way. You’d be hard pressed to find a better vocalist than Crosby to […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “It’s Been A Long Long Time” by Bing Crosby

As our boys came home from World War II, they were welcomed back with this number one hit from 1945 that perfectly captured the sentiments of those who remained home while their loved ones were away. It’s a perfect record in every way. You’d be hard pressed to find a better vocalist than Crosby to […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Born To Sing” by Van Morrison

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I’m always fascinated by how the record companies approach the marketing of their legacy artists. To the record company, legacy artists are loss leaders, they have name value but don’t sell the number of records they used to. Many of these artists are either kept on their label’s roster for their marquee value, or they […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Plank” by The Devil Makes Three

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I enjoy going to music festivals even at my advanced age (for festivals) of 51 years old. Sure there’s lots of crap you’ve got to put up with…audience surges…crowd surfers…extreme weather…lethal body odor…but discovering music you would have never heard otherwise far outweighs the aforementioned disadvantages of putting yourself out there for three days at […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Haunts Of Ancient Peace” by Van Morrison

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Here we have one of Van Morrison’s most soulful pieces of music, originally from one of his most underrated albums. “Common One” was released in 1980 and features six deeply moving extended jazz meditations that hawked back to Morrison’s classic “Astral Weeks” album in sound and texture. However, unlike “Astral Weeks,” this record’s release was […]

The 3D RadioActivity St. Patrick’s Day show

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The 3D Saint Patrick’s Day show is available for downloading Twenty-six  fine songs from Boomtown Rats, McGuinness Flint,  Rory Gallagher, Enya, Petula Clark, Thin Lizzy, Clannad, The Cranberries, Elvis Costello And The Attractions, Mark O’Connor, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Horslips, The Muppets, Van Morrison, Sinead O’Connor, & The Chieftains,  Dexy’s Midnight […]