Today in Rock History – April 17th

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1965, Bob Dylan”s debut album The Freewheelin” Bob Dylan was at No.1 on the album chart. 1965, Paul McCartney spent the day shopping for furniture in Portobello Road, London disguised in a cloth cap, moustache, glasses and overcoat. 1966, The Who performed at the Regal Cinema in London. 1967, Jimi Hendrix played in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. […]

Today in Rock History – September 12th

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1968, During their first ever tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Stora Scenen in Stockholm, Sweden. 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their first No.1 album with ‘Cosmo’s Factory’. It enjoyed a nine-week run at No.1 and sold over three million copies. 1970, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles were at No.1 on the singles chart with […]

Today in Rock History – May 1st

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1965, Herman’s Hermits started a three week run at No.1 in the singles chart with ‘Mrs Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter’. 1966, The Beatles played a 15-minute live set on stage for the last time in the UK when they appeared at the NME Poll Winners concert at Wembley Empire Pool. The Beatles set […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “One Too Many Mornings” by Bob Dylan & Johnny Cash

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Still a mystery to me why these recordings have never been officially released… The Dylan-Cash Sessions took place in Nashville’s Columbia Studio A on February 17-18, 1969 at the tail end of the Nashville Skyline recording sessions. During the same week that Dylan turned in such indelible recordings as “I Threw It All Away,” “Lay […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “The Mercy Seat” by Johnny Cash

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By the year 2000 and the third album in the American series, Johnny Cash had reestablished himself as one of the greatest singers, not just in country music, but in all music. Producer, Rick Rubin, began working with him several years before and allowed Johnny Cash do what he did best in the studio…be JOHNNY […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Five Feet High And Rising” by Johnny Cash

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Here’s another one for family and friends on the East Coast who are enduring the big storm. While Sandy blows through your town, I hope you are hangin’ tight with enough food, water, booze and most importantly, electricity! While “Frankenstorm” is indeed a force of nature not to be messed with, so was Johnny Cash, […]

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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 – “Delia’s Gone” by Johnny Cash

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Stark, stately and positively harrowing is this murder ballad from Johnny Cash’s first Rick Rubin-produced “American Recordings” album from 1994. The song stems from the actual murder of Delia Green by Moses “Cooney” Houston which took place in Savannah, Georgia in 1900. Both the victim and the murderer were 14 years old and had been […]

Today in Rock History – May 1st

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1967, 32 year old Elvis Presley married 21 year old Priscilla Beaulieu, a girl he first met in 1959 when she was just 14 years old. When Elvis got out of the army in 1960, Beaulieu moved into the singer’s Graceland mansion with her family”s blessing. The wedding ceremony took place at the Aladdin Hotel […]