Today in Rock History – July 21st

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1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Cafe-a-Go-Go in New York City. 1968, The Who appeared at Virginia Beach Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1969,  The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song “Come Together” at Abbey Road studios in London. The track became the opening song on […]

Today in Rock History – July 20th

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1965, Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone.” The single becomes his first major hit, reaching No. 2. It was recorded on June 15–16, 1965, Columbia Studio A, 799 Seventh Avenue, New York City. Then session musician Al Kooper improvised the organ riff for which the track is known. 1967, Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off […]

Today in Rock History – July 8th

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1965, The Dave Clark Five had their movie, Catch Us If You Can, premiere in London. The film was renamed to Having a Wild Weekend for its US release. Songs featured by the group in the movie included “Catch Us If You Can,” “Having a Wild Weekend,” and “I Can’t Stand It.” 1966, The Beatles […]

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 No.1 album with The Beatles Second Album. It displaced Meet The Beatles! from the top of the charts. 1965, In the U.S., Herman’s Hermits are unthroned from the […]

Today in Rock History – March 27th

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1966, The Who appeared at the Central Pier, Morecambe, Lancashire. 1967, Fats Domino played his first ever UK date at London’s Saville Theatre, supported by The Bee Gees and Gerry And The Pacemakers. 1967, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for”Michelle,” the most performed song in the UK in […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Evil Ways” by Santana from “Woodstock”

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This week we are celebrating the 44th anniversary of “An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” which took place August 15-18th 1969 on Max Yasgur’s farm in Bethel, N.Y. Of course, everyone knows the festival by its more common name, Woodstock.. While most people are familiar with Santana’s blazing performance of “Soul Sacrifice” that […]

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 […]