Today in Rock History – September 5th

1964, The Animals started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with “House Of The Rising Sun.” When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay. 1965, Sonny […]

Today in Rock History – September 4th

1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for “Hey Jude” and “Revolution” at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For “Hey Jude,” The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras […]

Today in Rock History – September 2nd

1965, The Doors recorded their first demo’s at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, California, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs. 1966, The Who played at Locarno Ballroom in Basildon, Essex, England. 1967, Pink Floyd, The Move, Soft Machine, Fairport Convention, The Nack, and Denny Lane performed at the UFO Festival held at […]

Another Big 3D Production

We’re getting big with both the tune and the artists because that is what our feature is.  Stand back, this is program # 294, and we have no idea just how huge this is going to get, Because after all, this is The 3D RadioActivity!   Click to listen:  or download here:   https://archive.org/download/The3dRadioactivity/3dradio_20150830-AnotherBig3DProduction.mp3 Up next, […]

Today in Rock History – August 31st

1965, During a North American tour The Beatles played two shows at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California to a total of 28,700 fans. 1968, The Move, The Pretty Things, The Crazy World Of Aurthur Brown, Orange Bicycle, Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention and Tyrannosaurus Rex all appeared at the first Isle Of Wight Festival […]

The Box Tops: “Cry Like A Baby” b/w “Soul Deep”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #71–The Box Tops: “Cry Like A Baby” b/w “Soul Deep” – Collectables COL-3176 (A8/B8) Today’s jukebox classic was written by legendary songwriters Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn who also wrote such soul classics as “I’m Your Puppet” (for James & Bobby Purify), “A Woman […]

Today in Rock History – August 28th

1965, The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records. 1965, The Beach Boys “California Girls” was at No.3 on the singles chart,the single peaked at No.26 […]

Today in Rock History – August 27th

1967, British music entrepreneur and the manager of The Beatles Brian Epstein was found dead, locked in a bedroom at his London home. A coroner’s inquest concluded that Epstein died from an overdose of the sleeping pill Carbitrol. He also managed several other artists including Gerry & The Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, […]

Changing Hats In 3D

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity and on episode # 293, we are featuring tunes off the top of our head…  We mentioned last time that it didn’t mater if you were sporting a beret, bonnet, cap, fedora, porkpie or just a plain old one, we would make a musical statement with a […]

The Rascals: “A Beautiful Morning” b/w “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #68–The Rascals: “A Beautiful Morning” b/w “I’ve Been Lonely Too Long” – Atlantic Oldies Series OS 13039 (Q7/R7) Before Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, The Rascals were the group that put New Jersey on the musical map. The group consisted of Eddie Brigati on […]

Today in Rock History – August 20th

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 […]

More 3D Rings!

I’m Uncle Marty, this is  The 3D RadioActivity # 292 and on this time we are looking at rings again.  Sources online show it not only to be digital jewelry, there are films, games, novels, music, astronomy, chemistry, math, computers, roads, and when all things are considered, there are well over a thousand references to […]

Today in Rock History – August 19th

1964, The High Numbers, (The Who) played at The Scene in Soho London, England. 1964, The Beatles kicked off a North American tour at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California, to a crowd of 17,130. Playing 12 songs which made up their repertoire for the entire tour: Twist and Shout, You Can’t Do That, […]

The Drifters: “On Broadway”

Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #65–The Drifters: “On Broadway” b/w “I’ve Got Sand in My Shoes” – Atlantic Oldies Series OS-13013 (J7/K7) It was one of the greatest songs to emanate from the Brill Building in New York City, and it was recorded by The Drifters, one of the […]

Today in Rock History – August 17th

1965, The Byrds were forced to cancel a concert during their UK tour at The Guildhall, Portsmouth when only 250 of the 4,000 tickets had been sold. 1966, During a North American tour The Beatles played two shows at Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, Canada. The attendance for each show was 18,000. 1968, Wheels of Fire […]