Today in Rock History – July 26th

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1968, The Jackson Five signed a one-year contract with Motown Records. 1968, Decca pulls the Rolling Stones’ Beggars Banquet from its release schedule, citing problems with the sleeve. The design features a graffiti-covered toilet. It’s one of the first disagreements between the band and the label, with Mick Jagger angrily pointing out that Decca released […]

You Still Don’t Know Jack

You Still Don't Know Jack

I’m Uncle Marty, this is The 3D RadioActivity  #288, and on this episode we are playing songs which will show that You Still Don’t Know Jack, the name that is unique in the English language for its frequency of use as a verb and a noun for many common objects and actions, The Encyclopædia Britannica […]

R.B. Greaves: “Take A Letter Maria”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #55– R.B. Greaves: “Take A Letter Maria” b/w “Big Bad City” – Atco 45-6714 (I6/J6) There’s always been a fine line between country and soul music (i.e. Charley Pride), but never has the line been so thin than on today’s Song of the Day. […]

Mary Wells: “The One Who Really Loves You”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #53– Mary Wells: “The One Who Really Loves You” b/w “I’m Gonna Stay” – Motown 45 MT-1024 (C6/D6) She was Motown’s first big star and a favorite of The Beatles , and songs like this Smokey Robinson-penned gem that climbed to the #2 position […]

Another 3D Show Called Bob

Another 3D Show Called Bob

A while back I was listening to a Terri Gross NPR interview with a woman who noted that the biggest export from Hibbing Minnesota wasn’t iron ore, it was Bob Dylan. That gave me the idea to do a show called “Bob” which we did on program # 237. Since we have crossed the June […]

Today in Rock History – June 30th

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1969, Fleetwood Mac, Pentangle and Duster Bennett all appeared at London’s Royal Albert Hall “Pop Proms.” 1969, King Crimson played at the Old Granary, Bristol, England. 1969, Pink Floyd performed a one hour show at the President’s Ball at the Top Rank Suite, in Cardiff, Wales.  It was presented by Llandaff Technical College. They were […]

The Flamingos: “I Only Have Eyes For You”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #42 – The Flamingos: “I Only Have Eyes For You” b/w “Love Walked In” – Roulette Golden Goodies Series 45 RPM Single GG20 (C5/D5) You’d be hard pressed to find a sweeter, more sumptuous doo wop classic than today’s Grammy Hall Of Fame recording […]

Today in Rock History – June 13th

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1967, The Bee Gees appeared live on the UK TV show As You Like It. The group were promoting their debut single “New York Mining Disaster 1941.” 1968, Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Hallucinations performed at Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts. 1969, The Who stage the Hollywood premiere of Tommy, performing the rock opera at […]

Today in Rock History – June 6th

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1965, Herman’s Hermits play The Ed Sullivan Show. 1966, The Who played at St. Joseph’s Hall in London. 1966, Roy Orbison’s first wife, Claudette, was killed when a truck pulled out of a side road and collided with the motorbike that she and her husband were riding on in Gallatin, Texas, she was 25. 1968, […]

3D Radio Goes Everywhere

3D Radio Goes Everywhere

This is The 3D RadioActivity episode Number 284, and this time we are completing our 3D trifecta ahead of the Belmont stakes and horseracings’ triple crown.  Recently we played songs about Here and There, so now, we will be going Everywhere.  Whether it be my studio, your house half way around the world or outer […]

Today in Rock History – June 1st

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1966, The Beatles returned Abbey Road studios to complete recording on “Yellow Submarine. ” The band, plus friends and members of the staff helped search for a “weird instrument” to create the desired sound effects.  John Lennon ended up blowing bubbles in a bucket of water.  Paul and John imitated different voices.  Roadie Mal Evans […]

The Friends Of Distinction: Grazing In The Grass & Going In Circles

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #36 – The Friends Of Distinction: “Grazing In The Grass” b/w “Going In Circles” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 04769 (M4/NL4) Some of the world’s best-loved and biggest hits have their origin in afterthought… “Grazing In The Grass” was originally an instrumental hit […]

Dusty Springfield: “The Look Of Love”

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Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #34 – Dusty Springfield: “The Look Of Love” b/w “All I See Is You” – 45 RPM Single 45 (I4/J4) Her voice was smooth, and her delivery was as sultry as it comes. While she was a much bigger star in her native England, […]

Today in Rock History – May 23rd

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1964, Marvin Gaye appears on American Bandstand singing “You’re a Wonderful One.” 1967, Pink Floyd performed at Town Hall in High Wycombe, England. 1967, Jimi Hendrix appeared at Klub Bongo in Malmö, Sweden. 1968, Johnny Lee Hooker, supported by The Hallucinations performed at Boston Tea Party in Boston, Massachusetts. 1968, Pink Floyd played two late […]

Today in Rock History – May 22nd

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1964, The Beatles arrived back from their first US trip at Heathrow Airport and were greeted by thousands of fans. Also on this day The Beatles scored their second chart topping album with The Beatles Second Album. It displaced Meet The Beatles! from the top of the charts. 1965,  The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride ” surpassed Herman’s […]