Today in Rock History – February 15th

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1964, The Beatles scored their first No.1 album with Meet The Beatles! The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks. 1964, The Dave Clark Five appeared on the UK TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars. 1965, American singer and pianist Nat King Cole died of lung cancer. His first hit was the 1943 “Straighten Up and Fly […]

Today in Rock History – July 21st

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1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the first of three nights at the Cafe-a-Go-Go in New York City. 1968, The Who appeared at Virginia Beach Dome in Virginia Beach, Virginia. 1969, The Beatles started work on the John Lennon song ‘Come Together’ at Abbey Road studios in London. 1969, Led Zeppelin concert at the Wollman […]

Today in Rock History – June 1st

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1966, During a 12-hour session at Abbey Road studios, The Beatles added overdubs on ‘Yellow Submarine’, with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting “Full speed ahead Mister Captain!” Roadie Mal Evans played on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with The Beatles following behind (conga-line […]

Today in Rock History – May 13th

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1967, The Monkees second album “More Of The Monkees”, went to No.1 on the charts. In 1967 only four albums reached No.1; “The Sound Of Music” which spent 17 weeks at No.1, The Beatles “Sgt Pepper”s”, 25 weeks at No.1 and The Monkees first and second albums spent 9 weeks at No.1. 1967, The Supremes […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Saddle Up The Palomino” by Neil Young

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“American Stars And Bars” was one of Neil Young’s most patchy albums, but that’s not because the material on the record is lacking. Quite the contrary, the songs are pretty much top notch throughout this “Whitman Sampler” of styles and sounds. However, the record does seem to get unfairly knocked for several reasons… For one, […]