Today in Rock History – January 26th

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1965, “Downtown” by Petula Clark was at No. 1 on the US singles chart. A young Jimmy Page had played as a session guitarist on the track, giving him his first US No.1 hit, (and a No. 2 hit in the UK). 1965, during a Rolling Stones tour of Australia and New Zealand, guitarist Keith […]

Today in Rock History – January 14th

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1965, Bob Dylan starts recording Bringing It All Back Home. 1966, David Bowie release his first single, “Can’t Help Thinking About Me,” on Parlophone Records. 1967, Pink Floyd played at the Coming-Up Hop, held at The Great Hall, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading England. 1967, Over 25,000 people attend The Human Be-In-A Gathering Of The […]

Today in Rock History – January 8th

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1966, The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Rubber Soul’ the group’s seventh chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘We Can Work It Out’ the group’s 11th […]

Today in Rock History – January 6th

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1957,  Elvis Presley makes his last appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the variety program that helped launch him nationwide. He performs for over 20 minutes, singing “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Peace in the Valley,” “Too Much” and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.” 1958,  Gibson guitars […]

Today in Rock History – December 30th

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1965, The Kinks, The Who, Manfred Man, The Hollies and Gerry and the Pacemakers all appeared on tonight’s episode of TV pop show ‘Shindig!’ 1966, Pink Floyd and Soft Machine appeared at the UFO presents Night Tripper at the Blarney Club, London, England. 1967, John Lee Hooker performed at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. […]

Today in Rock History – December 21st

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1967, The Beatles held a party at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London to preview their new movie ‘Magical Mystery Tour’. 1967,  The Rolling Stones release their psychedelic stinker Their Satanic Majesties Request in the United States. The album reaches No. 2 in the American album charts, below the Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour. The Beatles […]

Today in Rock History – December 19th

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1964, The Beatles fourth album ‘Beatles For Sale’ started a seven-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts. Recorded when Beatlemania was just at its peak ‘Beatles for Sale’ was The Beatles’ fourth album in just 21 months. 1964, The Supremes scored their third No.1 single of the year when ‘Come See About Me,’ […]

Today in Rock History – December 2nd

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1967, The Monkees album, ‘Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd’ went to number one on the album chart. It was their fourth album to sell over a million copies, following ‘The Monkees’, ‘More Of The Monkees’ and ‘Headquarters’. 1967, Pink Floyd play at The Dome in Brighton, England 1969, Having watched them play with Eric […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #30 – Ricky Nelson: “Stood Up” b/w “Waitin’ In School” – Imperial 45 RPM Single X5483 (U3/V3)

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        Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #30 – Ricky Nelson: “Stood Up” b/w “Waitin’ In School” – Imperial 45 RPM Single X5483 (U3/V3) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like […]

Today in Rock History – November 13th

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1964, Decca Records released The Rolling Stones’ Little Red Rooster. Written by Willie Dixon (as The Red Rooster), and previously recorded by Howlin’ Wolf and Sam Cooke, the single was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago. The single was a No.1 hit in the UK and remains the only time a blues song has ever […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #27 – Arthur Alexander: “Anna (Go To Him)” b/w “You Better Move On” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL-3375 (N3/P3)

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          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #27 – Arthur Alexander: “Anna (Go To Him)” b/w “You Better Move On” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL-3375 (N3/P3) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox […]

Today in Rock History - November 11th

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1965, The final recording session for The Beatles Rubber Soul album took place, at Abbey Road, London. They needed three new songs to finish the album so an old song ‘Wait’ is pulled off the shelf and the group recorded two new songs from start to finish. Paul’s ‘You Won’t See Me’ and John’s ‘Girl’, […]

Today in Rock History – November 5th

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1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. 1965, The Doors appeared at the Pioneer Club Boat Ride, Los Angeles, California. 1966, The Monkees were top of the Billboard singles chart with ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, the group’s first No. 1. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their […]

Today in Rock History – October 9th

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1965, The Beatles started a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with the Paul McCartney ballad ‘Yesterday’, giving the group their tenth No.1. Never released as a single in the UK until 1976. 1967, Jimi Hendrix performed at The Olympia Theatre, Paris. 1969, For the first time in the history of the […]

Today in Rock History – October 2nd

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1965, The McCoys were at No. 1 on the US singles chart with ‘Hang On Sloopy’ (No.5 in the UK when released on Andrew Oldham’s new Immediate label). The song was first released by The Vibrations and called ‘My Girl Sloopy’. 1967, All six members of The Grateful Dead were busted by California narcotics agents […]