Is Fleetwood Mac That Much Better Than In 1977?

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That might seem like a strange title for a blog post, until you follow my illogic. I just got an email from Ticketmaster (or Ticketbastard as my friend Otis likes to say) touting the upcoming “On With The Show” tour stop at the United Center in October. So what’s the big news?  Christine McVie has […]

Today in Rock History – April 2nd

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1964, The Beach Boys recorded their next single “I Get Around,” which became their first US No.1 in the summer of this year. 1965, The Who made their first radio appearance on the UK BBC’s Joe Loss Pop Show. 1966, a charity concert at The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California, took place featuring, Jan and Dean, […]

Today in Rock History – March 16th

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1964, The Beatles set a new record for advance sales in the U.S. with 2,100,000 copies of their latest single ‘Can’t Buy Me Love.’ 1964, DJ Alan Freed is charged with tax evasion, the latest plague on the payola-plagued pioneer’s career 1965, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘The Last […]

Today in Rock History – March 6th

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1965, The Rolling Stones Number 2 album went back to No.1 on the UK charts for six weeks. 1965, The Temptations went to No.1 on the singles chart with the Smokey Robinson penned song “My Girl,” making the group the first male act to have a No.1 for Motown. 1966, The Rolling Stones started recording sessions […]

Today in Rock History – February 28th

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1964, The Yardbirds played at the Rhythm and Blues Festival at The Town Hall, Birmingham, England. 1966, Liverpool’s Cavern Club, made famous by the Beatles’ residency there, closes and is later turned into a subway station. 1966, The Who appeared at Eltham Bath in London. 1968, Frankie Lymon was found dead at his mother’s house […]

Today in Rock History – February 22nd

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1967, The Beatles record the piano chord used on “A Day in the Life.” David Crosby pops by Abbey Road studios for a visit. 1968, The Who appeared at the Fillmore West in San Francisco. 1968, Genesis releases its first single, “The Silent Sun.” Peter Gabriel and Tony Banks later say they wrote the song […]

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 – February 11th

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1963, In less than ten hours, The Beatles record ten new songs for their first album plus four other tracks which would be the next two singles. John Lennon’s vocal on The Isley Brothers “Twist & Shout” was recorded in one take to complete the album. 1964, The Beatles made their live concert debut in […]

Today in Rock History – January 30th

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1964, The Searchers were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Sonny Bono song ‘Needles And Pins’. The group’s second UK No.1 had originally been recorded by Jackie DeShannon 1967, In Kent, England, the Beatles shoot a promotional clip for “Strawberry Fields Forever,” while the Jimi Hendrix Experience are filmed at London’s Saville […]

Today in Rock History – January 28th

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1965, The Moody Blues were at No.1 on the singles chart with “Go Now!” 1965, The Who made their first appearance on UK TV show Ready Steady Go! To project the desired image, the hand-picked audience consisted only of teens dressed in the current Mod fashion. 1966, The Cavern Club in Liverpool closes, having run […]

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 20th

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1967, Jimi Hendrix performed at Haverstock Hill Country Club in London 1968, Fleetwood Mac, The Move, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Fairport Convention (pictured, right) all appeared at the Roundhouse Chalk Farm in London. 1968, Having been in seclusion since his 1966 motorcycle accident, Bob Dylan tries to build bridges with the folk […]

Today in Rock History – January 16th

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1964, The Dave Clark Five were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Glad All Over’, the group’s only No.1. 1964, The Beatles played two shows at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, the first of an 18-night engagement. This first show was attended mostly by Paris’ ‘top society’ members (all dressed in formal evening attire). […]

Today in Rock History – December 27th

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1967, The Doors appeared on the Jonathon Winters Show CBS TV show from Los Angeles. 1967,  Bob Dylan releases his long-awaited follow-up to the Blonde on Blonde album,  John Wesley Harding. Rolling Stone declares, “Without a doubt this is another major musical step for Bob Dylan. The predominance of country blues, white and black, from […]

Today in Rock History – November 25th

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1966, Jimi Hendrix is introduced to the British press when the Experience play London’s Bag O’Nails club. 1967, The Who appear at the Village Theatre in New York. 1967, Spirit, Country Joe & the Fish, and Moby Grape perform at the Terrace Ballroom in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1968, Yes plays at the Revolution Club, […]