Today in Rock History – January 18th

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1964, The Beatles made their US chart debut when “I Want To Hold Your Hand” entered the chart at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. It went on to spend seven weeks at the No.1 position. 1965, The Rolling Stones recorded […]

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 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ready For Love” by Bad Company

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I was a rock snob during the 1970s and 1980s. I admit it, and for those that know me well, this revelation should come as no surprise. I loved prog rock, some southern rock, glam rock and glam’s second cousin disco. I had little tolerance for what I’ll term meat ‘n’ potatoes “dumb-ass” rock. As […]

Today in Rock History – May 21st

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1967, Jimi Hendrix signed with Reprise Records on the US Warner Brothers label. They released the guitarist’s albums ‘Are You Experienced?’, ‘Axis: Bold as Love’ and ‘Electric Ladyland’. 1968, The Monkees appeared at The Olympia Stadium, Salt Lake City. 1968, Rolling Stone Brian Jones appeared at Great Marlborough Street Magistrates court, London on a charge […]