Today in Rock History – March 31st

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1967, Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar live on stage for the first time when he was appearing at The Astoria in London, England. It was the first night of a 24-date tour with The Walker Brothers, Cat Stevens and Engelbert Humperdink. The Fender Stratocaster burned on stage by Hendrix sold for £280,000 at […]

“Hands Off She’s Mine” by The English Beat

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – “Hands Off She’s Mine” by The English Beat Records don’t get any more downright joyous, infectious and danceable than this classic ska track by The English Beat. They were not to be confused with a now-unknown American band that also went under the name” The Beat” resulting […]

Uncle Marty Gras 2015

Uncle Marty Gras 2015

t’s time to observe the biggest party of the year, as we present a taste of cajun and points further south on The 3D RadioActivity # 270, as we celebrate Uncle Marty Gras, so let the second line start here! Click to dial it up directly to listen: or download Uncle Marty Gras 2015: https://archive.org/download/The3dRadioactivity/3dradio_20150217-UncleMartyGras2015.mp3 […]

Today in Rock History – February 6th

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1958, George Harrison joined Liverpool group The Quarrymen. The group, who were named after Lennon’s school, featured John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Len Garry, Eric Griffiths and John Lowe. 1965, The Righteous Brothers started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with the Phil Spector produced “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin.’ […]

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 […]

Today in Rock History – December 3rd

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1964, The Rolling Stones had their second UK number one single with their version of “Little Red Rooster.” The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics. 1965, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an […]

Today in Rock History – December 2nd

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1967, The Monkees album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd went to number one on the album chart. It was their fourth album to sell over a million copies, following The Monkees, More Of The Monkees and Headquarters. 1967, Pink Floyd play at The Dome in Brighton, England 1969, George Harrison joins Delaney & Bonnie […]

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 4th

THE BEATLES

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”. […]

3D Heads

3D Heads

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity, and we are featuring songs revolving around the head. Not like you might see in Looney Tunes, these ones will focus on the part some people feel is the most important part of your physical presentation. Marie Antoinette lost hers, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow features a […]

Today in Rock History – October 28th

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1964, the first of two nights billed as the “Tami Show” took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica with; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and The Rolling Stones. 1967, The Who  make their last appearance on BBC radio’s Saturday Club. They follow it by beginning […]

Today in Rock History – October 25th

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1964, The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show from New York, performing “Around And Around” and ‘Time Is On My Side.” A riot breaks out in the studio, prompting Sullivan’s infamous quote, “I promise you they’ll never be back on our show again.” The Rolling Stones went on to […]

3D Body Parts – The Back

3D Body Parts - The Back

With Halloween rapidly approaching The 3D RadioActivity is playing music about body parts which seems appropriate to the season, so that is what we will do, focusing on one area.  Now while every tune this time will mention the the word representing the part between the shoulder blades and hips, not all of these tracks […]

Today in Rock History – October 19th

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1966, The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, giving Rod Stewart his first major exposure. 1967, The soundtrack […]

Today in Rock History – October 17th

Manfred-Mann-Album

1964, Manfred Mann started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with “Do Wah Diddy Diddy,” possibly the first No.1 with a nonsense song title. Also a No.1 in the UK, the song was first released by the US group The Exciters. 1967, A 10-date package tour of the UK played […]