Today in Rock History – March 29th


1967, During a European tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Bremen-Stadthalle in Germany. Also on the tour, The Easybeats and The Creation. 1967, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles finished recording “Good Morning Good Morning.” They then started work on a new song “With a Little Help From My Friends,” (originally titled “Bad […]

Today in Rock History – December 21st


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 […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #39 – Glen Campbell: “Wichita Lineman” b/w “Galveston” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 6093 (S4/T4)


          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #39 – Glen Campbell: “Wichita Lineman” b/w “Galveston” – Collectables 45 RPM Single COL 6093 (S4/T4) “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 30th


1963, The Beatles second album ‘With The Beatles’ became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at No. 1 on the album chart with ‘Wichita Lineman.’ 1969, Pink Floyd performed at the Lyceum Ballroom along the Strand in London. Aupported by Audience and Cub’s […]

Today in Rock History – September 6th


1968, Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London, The Beatles recoded overdubs onto the new George Harrison song ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. Eric Clapton added the guitar solo and became the first outside musician to play on a Beatles recording and George recorded his lead vocal. 1969, James Brown announced he would retire from […]

Today in Rock History – April 30th


1966, The Rolling Stones fourth album ‘Aftermath’ went to No.1 on the chart, the group’s third No.1 album. 1966, The Young Rascals went to No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Good Lovin’. The song had been a hit for The Olympics the year before. 1967, Jimi Hendrix, The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens […]

Concert Review: Glen Campbell and Ronnie Millsap at Ravinia Festival


Last night’s concert at Ravinia could have been sponsored by AARP. Glen Campbell and Ronnie Millsap, along with several key members of their respective bands are eligible. In all seriousness, Campbell is embarking on a true farewell tour that will take him around the US, and down to Australia and New Zealand. He already made […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “East Of Ginger Trees” by Seals & Crofts


The duo of Jim Seals and Dash Crofts were one of the most successful soft rock groups of the 1970s. The duo hailed from Texas and after gigging around they both joined The Champs of “Tequila” fame as touring members of the group. Glen Campbell was also a member of the group and the three […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Hot Rod High" by The Knights

        Song Of The Day – “Hot Rod High” by The Knights Here’s a follow up to yesterday’s post by The Super Stocks. Once again, it’s Gary Usher and company from 1964 giving The Beach Boys a run for their money. The song was even co-written by Beach Boys collaborator Roger Christian. […]