Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #74 – The Who: “I Can See For Miles” b/w “Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands”– Decca 32206 (G8/H8)

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #74 – The Who: “I Can See For Miles” b/w “Mary-Anne With The Shaky Hands”– Decca 32206 (G8/H8) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call it […]

Today in Rock History – November 20th

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1967, Strawberry Alarm Clock were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Incense And Peppermints’. 1967,  The Beach Boys release their own album of throbbing tones, Smiley Smile. The follow-up to Pet Sounds fails to chart despite boasting the singles “Heroes and Villains” and “Good Vibrations.” 1968, Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites are approached by […]

Today in Rock History – October 23rd

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1966, The Jimi Hendrix Experience recorded their first single ‘Hey Joe’, at De Lane Lea studios in London. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band the The Leaves; the band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which […]

Today in Rock History – October 21st

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1965, Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’, finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on a new John Lennon song ‘Nowhere Man.’ 1965, On Shindig! tonight you can watch the Kingsmen sing their scandalous “Louie […]

Today in Rock History – September 7th

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1968, The Doors played the first of two nights at The Roundhouse, London, playing 2 shows a night on their first UK visit. Granada TV filmed the sold out gigs (later shown as “The Doors Are Open”), which were attended by members of The Rolling Stones and Traffic. 1968, The Beach Boys played at at […]

Today in Rock History – July 23rd

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1964, The Beatles were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘A Hard Days Night’, the group’s fifth. 1964, The Beatles take part in the Night of a Hundred Stars at the London Palladium. 1965, The Kinks storm through “You Really Got Me” on the TV show, Where the Action Is. 1966, Frank Sinatra went […]

Today in Rock History – April 30th

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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 […]

Today in Rock History – April 24th

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1968, Enjoying a wild birthday party Keith Moon drummer with The Who drove his Lincoln car into a Holiday Inn swimming pool. 1968, Louis Armstrong was at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘What A Wonderful World / Cabaret.’ At 69 years of age, it made Armstrong the oldest act ever to score a […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I’m The Face” by The High Numbers

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The Who formed out of the ashes of two bands. Pete Townshend and John Entwistle had a Dixieland Jazz band called The Confederates while Roger Daltry had a blues band called The Detours. One day, Daltry saw Entwistle walking down the street with his bass and asked him to join The Detours. Entwistle joined and […]