Today in Rock History – March 27th

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1966, The Who appeared at the Central Pier, Morecambe, Lancashire. 1967, Fats Domino played his first ever UK date at London’s Saville Theatre, supported by The Bee Gees and Gerry And The Pacemakers. 1967, John Lennon and Paul McCartney were awarded the prestigious Ivor Novello award for”Michelle,” the most performed song in the UK in […]

Today in Rock History – January 27th

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1962, The Beatles appeared at Aintree Institute in Aintree, Liverpool. The group had played here many times before but this was their last performance at the venue. Brian Epstein became infuriated when the promoter paid The Beatles’ fee (£15 pounds) with handfuls of loose change. Epstein took this as an insult to the group, and […]

Today in Rock History – December 1st

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1964, The Who played the first of 22 consecutive Tuesday night gigs at The Marquee Club in London, the band were paid £50 for each gig. 1965, during a North America tour The Rolling Stones appeared at the Vancouver Auditorium, British Columbia. 1966, Tom Jones was at No.1 on the singles chart with his version […]

Today in Rock History – June 9th

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1964, During an evening session Bob Dylan recorded ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. 1967, Pink Floyd played two gigs in one day, the first at the College of Commerce in Hull, and then the UFO at The Blarney Club, Tottenham Court Road, London, England. 1967, The Monkees kicked off […]