Today in Rock History – June 29th

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1968, A free concert was held in London’s Hyde Park with Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Tyrannosaurus Rex and Roy Harper. This afternoon concert was the first free festival to be held in Hyde Park. The concert was held to coincide with the release of Pink Floyd’s second album, A Saucerful of Secrets. 1968, The Jeff […]

Today in Rock History – June 12th

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1964, The Beatles arrived in Adelaide, Australia and were greeted by an estimated 250,000 fans, who lined the ten mile route from the airport to the city centre. The group gave their first four shows in Australia at the Centennial Hall, Adelaide over two nights, playing: I Saw Her Standing There, I Want To Hold […]

Today in Rock History – June 5th

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1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on the Dusty Springfield TV show filmed on ATV, in London, England. Hendrix performed “Stone Free” and “Voodoo Chile,” and then played a version of “Mockingbird” with Dusty Springfield. 1968, Senator and presidential candidate Robert Kennedy is shot and killed by Sirhan Sirhan in Los Angeles. The next day, […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Easy To Slip” by Bob Weir

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I love the Grateful Dead, but I’ve never been a huge fan of Bob Weir. That might seem strange to say, since Weir was responsible for some of The Dead’s best-loved classics including “Estimated Prophet,” “Black Throated Wind,” “Jack Straw,” “Playing In The Band,” “Greatest Story Ever Told,” “Cassidy,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “The Music Never Stopped” […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Sailing Shoes/Hey Julia/Sneakin’ Sally Thru The Alley” by Robert Palmer

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This is the opening triptych of songs from Palmer’s debut solo album from 1974. But it wasn’t the first time we heard from Palmer since he had been a member of the band Vinegar Joe before this releasing three critically acclaimed albums that were ignored by the public during the early ’70s. “Sailing Shoes” was […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Easy To Slip" by Little Feat

Song Of The Day – “Easy To Slip” by Little Feat This Lowell George classic comes from Little Feat’s 1972 album “Sailin’ Shoes.” Lowell had been a session musician playing oboe and baritone sax on several Frank Sinatra recordings. He formed the band after a stint as a member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers Of Invention […]