Today in Rock History – July 14th

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1964, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with “It’s All Over Now,” the group’s first of 8 UK No.1’s. The song was originally written by Bobby Womack and Shirley Womack, and was first released by The Valentinos featuring Bobby Womack in the same year. 1964, The Beach Boys performed at […]

Today in Rock History – July 5th

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1964, The Irish band Them, featuring Van Morrison, record “Gloria.” 1965, The Four Tops record their No. 5 hit “It’s the Same Old Song.” Ironically, it sounds just like their No. 1 “I Can’t Help Myself.” 1965, Marty Balin and Paul Kantner formed a Folk-Rock group that would evolve into the Jefferson Airplane, the premier […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Baby Hold On” by Eddie Money

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This ex-NYC cop burst onto the music scene in 1977 with his own brand of meat ’n’ potatoes rock that fit perfectly into FM radio formats of the day. It was rock impresario, Bill Graham, who signed the former Eddie Mahoney to his management company and secured him a record deal with Columbia Records resulting […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Soul Sacrifice” by Santana

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This blazing performance comes to you from the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair, the mother of all rock festivals. It’s amazing to watch a then, mostly unknown, Carlos Santana catch fire in front of the biggest audience he had ever played to at that point…not to mention that he was tripping his face off on […]