More Billboard #1′s In 3D

More Billboard #1's In 3D

Once again we are playing songs that peaked in the #1 position in Billboard magazine, the international publication devoted to the music industry, one of the oldest trade periodicals in the business. It maintains several charts that track the most popular recordings internationally in various categories on a weekly basis. These have existed for pop, […]

Today in Rock History – June 14th

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1967, The Doors appeared at Steve Paul’s Scene, New York City. Jimi Hendrix was in the audience. 1968, Pink Floyd played at the Midsummer Ball, University College London, Bloomsbury, England. 1969, Mick Taylor’s first photo shoot with the Rolling Stones takes place in London’s Hyde Park. He replaced Brian Jones. 1970, Derek and the Dominoes […]

Today in Rock History – April 6th

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1968, Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use. 1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the album chart with The Graduate. 1968, The Troggs played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. 1968, The Beatles Apple Corps Ltd. record company, management […]

Today in Rock History – March 19th

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1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played two shows at The Capitol Theatre, Ottawa, Canada. 1968, Donovan goes to India to study under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 1969, during a UK tour, Fleetwood Mac appeared at the Top Rank Club in Cardiff, Wales. 1970, Pink Floyd played at the Konserthuset in Stockholm, Sweden. 1971, No. 1 […]

Today in Rock History – February 21st

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1964, Three classic British singles were released, The Rolling Stones “Not Fade Away (a UK No.3,) The Hollies “Just One Look” (a UK No.2), and Billy J Kramer’s ‘Little Children’, (a UK No.1) 1964, New York band The Echoes recruited a new young unknown piano player, named Billy Joel. 1967, Pink Floyd started their first […]

Today in Rock History – December 16th

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1965, Released as a double A side The Beatles ‘Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out’, became their ninth UK No.1 and their third Christmas chart topper in a row. The single was a US No.1 in January 1966. 1966, Pink Floyd appeared at a prohibition themed dance, the AA Students Christmas Carnival, held […]

Today in Rock History – December 9th

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1966, Supergroup Cream released their debut studio album “Fresh Cream” in the UK. The three piece of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker also released their second single “I Feel Free” on the same day. 1967, The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show a policeman found singer […]

Today in Rock History – December 3rd

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1964, The Rolling Stones had their second UK No.1 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 electric […]

Today in Rock History – November 23rd

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1964, The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows ‘Top Gear’ and ‘Saturday Club.’ 1965, Dave Clark Five perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. 1967, The Who appeared at The New Barn, Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds, Muncie, Indiana. 1968, Led Zeppelin plays […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ballad Of Billy The Kid” (Live from C.W. Post College, 1977) by Billy Joel

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder. Things change… and so do opinions. Several years ago I thought that my days listening to Billy Joel were over. It had been many years since he released a record, and even many more since he released a really good record. I mistakenly passed on the Billy Joel/Elton John […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Michael Praytor, Five Years Later” by Ben Folds Five

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It’s been 13 years since Ben Folds, Darren Jessee and Robert Sledge recorded together as Ben Folds Five. Last year, the trio got back together to record three new songs for the Ben Fold’s retrospective three-disc set “The Best Imitation Of Myself.” Having found the experience pleasing, the trio regrouped this year to record “The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Summer Highland Falls” by Billy Joel

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I revisited the “Turnstiles” album by Billy Joel today. It was the first time I’ve given the record a spin in at least a decade and it fit me like a glove. I often marvel at how music has the power to bring you right back to what you were doing when you first experienced […]