Today in Rock History- April 18th

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1968, During a European tour, Pink Floyd played two shows at the Piper Club, in Rome, Italy. 1969, Lulu married Bee Gee Maurice Gibb, Brother Barry was the best man. The couple split in 1973. 1969, Jimi Hendrix performed at Ellis Auditorium in Memphis, Tennessee. 1970, Santana, Taj Mahal and It’s A Beautiful Day all […]

Today in Rock History – November 22nd

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1963, The Beatles released their second album ‘With The Beatles’ which spent 51 weeks on the UK charts. 1963, President John F. Kennedy is shot in Dallas, Texas as his motorcade passes through downtown. He is pronounced dead at Parkland Medical Center. 1964, The Who appeared at the Goldhawk Social Club in London. 1965, Bob […]

Today in Rock History – October 26th

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1963, Bob Dylan played a sell out concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 1965,  Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE’s at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon, the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Many former recipients gave their […]

On the Air – 10/23/13

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Another regular airshift at WMXM 88.9 FM – Lake Forest College, which included a feature on David Bowie, with deep tracks from his early albums, The Who, Spirit, The Great Society, Derek & the Dominos (live,) Genesis, Iron Butterfly, and more, including several tracks from vinyl as noted below.)   Check it out: alt. link […]

Today in Rock History – July 20th

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1965, Bob Dylan releases “Like a Rolling Stone.” The single becomes his first major hit, reaching No. 2. 1965, The Lovin’ Spoonful release “Do You Believe in Magic.” The debut single goes to No. 9. 1967, Jerry Lee Lewis kicks off his first English tour since he was hounded out of the country for being […]

Today in Rock History – May 23rd

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1964, Marvin Gaye appears on American Bandstand singing “You’re a Wonderful One.” 1966, The Beatles release “Paperback Writer.” 1967, After several days abortive work at Abbey Road Studios, Pink Floyd moved to Sound Technique studios in Chelsea, London to record ‘See Emily Play’ and ‘Scarecrow’. 1970, Paul McCartney’s debut solo album, ‘McCartney’, started a three-week […]