Today in Rock History – April 23rd

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1965, The Rolling Stones kicked off their third North American tour at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Canada. 1966, The Who played at the Odeon Theatre in Rochester, Kent, England. 1967, Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Gaumont Theatre in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. 1969, The Beatles were at No.1 on the singles chart with “Get […]

Living In 3D

Living In 3D

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and on this, episode #278, we are playing songs that reference Living; an income sufficient to live on or the means of earning it.  As in “she was struggling to make a living as a dancer” or the pursuit of a lifestyle of the specified type, “the […]

Nancy Sinatra: “These Boots Are Made For Walking” b/w “Sugar Town”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #17 – Nancy Sinatra: “These Boots Are Made For Walking” b/w “Sugar Town” – Rhino/Collectables 45 RPM Single 033 (M2/N2) Talent doesn’t always run in the family, but back in the late 1960s a lesser talent was matched with the likes of producer, arranger […]

3D Life

3D Life

The 3D RadioActivity # 277 looks at Life this time.  What is it all about?  It is written that it is the act of ‘being’ in a period of time that is completed by death. This however is distorted and blurred by the act of ‘having’ in today’s twisted social folk. Consequently society and its […]

Tommy James & The Shondells: “Hanky Panky”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #15 – Tommy James & The Shondells: “Hanky Panky” b/w “It’s Only Love” – Collectables Roulette Reissue 45 RPM Single COL-0261 (I2/J2) Today’s song was written by Jeff Barry and Ellie Greenwich under the name The Raindrops in twenty minutes as a quickie B-side […]

“The Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “The Alley Cat” by Bent Fabric Dance crazes come and go, but they are never forgotten. Most recently there was Psy’s “Gangnam Style,” wreaking havoc across dance floors all over the world while the youth of America (and Myley Cyrus) began to twerk. In the 1990s, there […]

The 3D Mission From God

The 3D Mission From God

This is The 3D RadioActivity, and this time, Sean and I are on A Mission From God, as we are playing songs from The Gospel According to Uncle Marty again, just for you. Let’s not delay, this show is moving, so People, Get Ready and Get on Board! Download it here: https://archive.org/download/The3dRadioactivity/3dradio_20150405-3DMissionFromGod.mp3 Or click to listen!  […]

Marty Robbins: “El Paso” b/w “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #14 – Marty Robbins: “El Paso” b/w “A White Sport Coat (And A Pink Carnation)” – Columbia 45 RPM Single 4-33013 (G2/H2) I previously posted a brief piece on Marty Robbins’ recording of “El Paso” in conjunction with the last episode of Breaking Bad. […]

Today in Rock History – April 5th

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1967, Monkees fans walked from London’s Marble Arch to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest Davy Jones’ planned call-up to the army. Jones was exempted because he was deemed responsible for supporting his father. 1968, The first date of a twice-nightly UK tour featuring, Amen Corner, Gene Pitney, Status Quo, Simon Dupree & […]

3D Help

3D Help

This is  The 3D RadioActivity at the #275 mark, and on this episode we are exploring how helpful music can be.  It is a multi-purpose simple word that can be a verb; 1.  To make it easier for (someone) to do something by offering one’s services or resources. “May I help you find something?” 2.  […]

Today in Rock History – April 4th

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1964, The Beatles held the top five places on the US singles chart, at No. 5 “Please Please Me,” No.4 “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” No.3, “Roll Over Beethoven,” No.2 “Love Me Do,” and at No.1 “Can’t Buy Me Love.” They also had another nine singles on the chart, bringing their total to fourteen […]

Today in Rock History – April 2nd

The Beach Boys, 1964

1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single “I Get Around,” which became their first US number one in the summer of ’64. 1965, The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s Joe Loss Pop Show. 1966, a charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, […]

The Johnny Otis Show: “Willie And The Hand Jive” b/w “Willie Did The Cha Cha”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #12 – The Johnny Otis Show: “Willie And The Hand Jive” b/w “Willie Did The Cha Cha” – Capitol Starline 45 RPM Single X-6040 (C2/D2) Johnny Otis was known as the original “King Of Rock & Roll” long before Elvis Presley donned the title. […]

Today in Rock History – March 29th

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1967, During a European tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Bremen-Stadthalle in Germany. Also on the tour, The Easybeats and The Creation. 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles finished recording “Good Morning Good Morning.” They then started work on a new song “With a Little Help From My Friends,” (originally titled “Bad […]

Jack Jones: “Wives And Lovers”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #10 – Jack Jones: “Wives And Lovers” b/w “Toys In The Attic” – Kapp 45 RPM Single K-551 (1963) (S1/T1) I know I’ve featured this 1963 classic before, but it’s one of my very favorite Burt Bacharach-Hal David compositions. I just love the nonchalance […]