Today in Rock History – November 23rd

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1964, The Rolling Stones are banned from the BBC for unprofessionalism after showing up late for appearances on the radio shows ‘Top Gear’ and ‘Saturday Club.’ 1965, Dave Clark Five perform at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. 1967, The Who appeared at The New Barn, Lions Delaware County Fairgrounds, Muncie, Indiana. 1968, Led Zeppelin plays […]

Today in Rock History – July 8th

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1967, The Monkees began a 29-date tour with The Jimi Hendrix Experience as support act. Hendrix was dropped after six shows after being told his act was not suitable for their teenybopper audience. 1968, Pink Floyd kicked off their first 20-date North American tour at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago. 1969, Marianne Faithfull collapsed on […]

Today in Rock History – May 28th

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1966, Herb Alpert And The Tijuana Brass went to No.1 on the album chart with ‘What Now My Love’, setting a new American record with four albums in the Top Ten. The other three were; ‘South of the Border’, ‘Going Places’ and ‘Whipped Cream and Other Delights’. 1966, Percy Sledge started a two week run […]

Today in Rock History- May 26th

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1964, Marianne Faithful recorded the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards song ‘As Tears Go By’, accompanied by future Led Zeppelin members Jimmy Page on guitar and John Paul Jones on bass. 1965, The Isley Brothers release their single “Twist and Shout.” 1966, The Rolling Stones were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Paint It […]