Today in Rock History – April 1st

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1966, The Troggs recorded “Wild Thing” at Regent Sound Studio in London. The song went on to be a No.1 US and No.2 UK hit in June the following year. 1966, John Lennon bought a copy of Timothy Leary’s The Psychedelic Experience and The Tibetan Book Of The Dead, where he read near the beginning of […]

Today in Rock History – February 24th

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1963, The Rolling Stones started a Sunday night residency at The Station Hotel, Richmond, Surrey. The Stones were paid $41 for the gig and played on the first night to a total of 66 people. 1965, The first full day of filming took place for The Beatles movie ‘Help!’ with the group riding bicycles on […]

Today in Rock History – February 23rd

1965, Filming began on The Beatles follow up to A Hard Days Night on location in the Bahamas with the working title of Eight Arms To Hold You. 1966, During an 11-date tour of Australia and New Zealand The Rolling Stones played the first of four nights at the Palais Theatre, St Kida, Melbourne. 1967, […]

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 […]

Today in Rock History – January 22nd

1964, The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England. 1965, The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures’ Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders 1966, The Beach Boys went into the studio to record “Wouldn’t It […]

Today in Rock History – December 26th

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1964, The Beatles started a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘I Feel Fine’. It was the group’s 6th No.1 of the year in which they had 30 entries on the chart, giving them a total of 18 weeks at the top of the charts. 1964, The Rolling Stones placed an […]

Today in Rock History – December 19th

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1964, The Beatles fourth album ‘Beatles For Sale’ started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts. Recorded when Beatlemania was just at its peak ‘Beatles for Sale’ was The Beatles’ fourth album in just 21 months. 1964, The Supremes scored their third No.1 single of the year when ‘Come See About Me,’ […]

Today in Rock History – December 15th

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1969, John Lennon played what would be his final ever gig in the UK when he appeared at The Lyceum Ballroom, London, with the Plastic Ono Band in a UNICEF ‘Peace For Christmas’ benefit. George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Delaney and Bonnie, Billy Preston and The Who’s drummer, Keith Moon also took part. 1970, The Allman […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Top Albums 2013

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Top Album 2013 Queens Of The Stone Age: …Like Clockwork QOTSA have made their defining album, an album many never thought they had in them, and a rock album in this day and age that topped the U.S. charts in its first week of release. The backstory includes a 13-day hospital stay for Josh Homme […]

Today in Rock History – December 13th

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1966, Jimi Hendrix made his British TV debut on ITV’s ‘Ready Steady Go!’ (Marc Bolan was also on the show). The Jimi Hendrix Experience also recorded ‘Foxy Lady’ on this day. The United States version of Are You Experienced listed the song with a spelling mistake as ‘Foxey Lady’ and this is how it is […]

Today in Rock History – November 21st

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1965, The Rolling Stones perform at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, Texas. 1967, The Who play at City Auditorium, Fargo, North Dakota. 1968, Yoko Ono suffers a miscarriage. John Lennon has a Nagra tape recorder sent to the hospital so he can record the last heartbeats of his son, who is named John Ono […]

Today in Rock History – November 12th

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1966, The Monkees debut album started a 13-week run at No.1 on the album chart, selling over 3 million copies in three months. 1966, Pink Floyd appeared at the Corn Exchange, Bedford, England, supported by Something Else. 1966, Johnny Rivers went to No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Poor Side Of Town’. 1968, UK book […]

Today in Rock History – November 4th

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1963, The Beatles topped the bill at The Royal Variety Show at The Prince Of Wales Theatre, London. With the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret in the audience, this was the night when John Lennon made his famous remark “In the cheaper seats you clap your hands. The rest of you, just rattle your jewelery”. […]

Today in Rock History – October 11th

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1962, The Beatles made their first appearance on the UK singles chart with ‘Love Me Do’, which peaked at No. 4 on the chart. 1964, The Who appeared at Wolsey Hall, Cheshunt, England. 1967, The Doors appeared at Danbury High School, Danbury, Connecticut. Before the group came on stage an announcer told the audience not […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Hey Hey My My (Into The Black)” by Devo w/Neil Young

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Q: Where do the worlds of The Kingston Trio, Devo and Neil Young all collide? A: In the film Human Highway, of course! Human Highway was a dreadful film released by Bernard Shakey (aka Neil Young) in 1982. The move was filmed between 1978 and 1981 and it starred Neil Young, Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, […]