Today in Rock History – February 7th

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1963, The first Beatles single “Please Please Me” was released in the US on the Vee Jay label. 1964, Pan Am flight 101 was greeted by over 5,000 Beatles fans as it arrived at New York’s JFK airport, bringing The Beatles to the US for the first time and causing riotous scenes as they touched […]

Today in Rock History – July 15th

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1967, The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane both played an afternoon and evening show to over 8,000 fans at Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California. 1967, Pink Floyd performed at the Stowmarket Carnival, held at The Cricket Meadow, in Stowmarket, England.  Feel for Soul, The Ketas, and other bands were also on the bill. 1967, This […]

Today in Rock History – July 8th

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1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience. 1968, Pink Floyd kicked off their first 20-date North American tour at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. 1969, Marianne Faithfull collapsed on […]

Today in Rock History- May 26th

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1964, Marianne Faithful recorded the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song ‘As Tears Go By’, accompanied by future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. 1965, The Isley Brothers release their single “Twist and Shout.” 1966, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Paint It […]