Today in Rock History – June 3rd

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1967, The Doors “Light My Fire” was released in the US, it went on to be No.1 on the singles chart two months later. 1967, Aretha Franklin went to No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of the Otis Redding hit “Respect.” A No.10 hit on the UK chart. 1967, Jefferson Airplane appear […]

Today in Rock History – April 27th

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1966, The Beatles started recording the new John Lennon song “I’m Only Sleeping” at Abbey Road studios London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It was released on the album Yesterday And Today. 1968, Simon & Garfunkel release “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate soundtrack. 1969, […]

Today in Rock History – March 22nd

1965, Bringing It All Back Home, Bob Dylan’s fifth studio album was released. The album reached No.6 on Billboard’s Pop Albums chart, the first of Dylan’s LPs to break into the US top 10, and it also topped the UK charts later that Spring. The lead-off track, Subterranean Homesick Blues, became Dylan’s first single to chart […]

Today in Rock History – January 22nd

1964, The Yardbirds featuring Eric Clapton appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England. 1965, The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures’ Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders 1966, The Beach Boys went into the studio to record “Wouldn’t It […]

Today in Rock History – December 31st

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1966, The Monkees started a 7-week run at No.1 on the singles charts with the Neil Diamond song ‘I’m A Believer’. 1966, Ray Charles appeared at the City Center Arena in Seattle Washington, tickets cost $4.50 on the door. 1966, The Move, Pink Floyd, and The Who appeared at the New Year’s Eve All Night […]

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 […]

Today in Rock History – November 6th

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1965, The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane played at the opening night of San Francisco”s Fillmore West. 1965, The Rolling Stones started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with “Get Off Of My Cloud”, the group”s second No.1. The song knocked The Beatles “Yesterday” from the No.1 position. 1967, Working at […]

Today in Rock History – September 3rd

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1966, Donovan went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Sunshine Superman’, a No.2 hit in the UK. The track featured then Yardbird and future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page. 1967, During a 10-date tour of Sweden, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Liseburg in Gothenburg. 1968, After a two week absence, Ringo […]

Today in Rock History – August 30th

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1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, Richie Havens, […]

Today in Rock History – August 17th

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1968, The Doors started a four-week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Waiting For The Sun’. 1968, The Who perform at Phoenix Municipal Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. 1968, The Rascals (formally the Young Rascals), started a five week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘People Got To Be Free’. The group […]

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As technology has diversified, posted letters have become less important as a routine form of communication; they however still remain but in a modified forms like email.  The development of the telegraph around 1792 shortened the time taken to send a letter by transferring the letter as an electrical signal between distant points, which is […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Cry Me A River” by Joe Cocker

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Like most people my age, my first exposure to this Arthur Hamilton-penned track was this rocking Joe Cocker version from “Mad Dogs And Englishmen.” So you can imagine my surprise when I later discovered that the song was originally a sultry ballad that had been a top-ten hit in 1955 for Julie London. The song […]

Today in Rock History – April 27th

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1968, Simon & Garfunkel release “Mrs. Robinson” from The Graduate soundtrack. 1969, Pink Floyd appeared at Mothers Club in Birmingham, England. The show was recorded for the forthcoming album ‘Ummagumma’. 1969, A court finds John Lennon’s erotic lithographs “unlikely to deprave or corrupt,” and his exhibition in London is reopened. 1969, Joe Cocker makes his […]