Today in Rock History – October 31st

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1964, Bob Dylan performs a Halloween concert at New York’s Philharmonic Hall. CBS is recording the show for a possible live album. Dylan shows off a new composition called “Advice to Geraldine on Her Miscellaneous Birthday.” 1964, Ray Charles was arrested by Logan Airport customs officials in Boston and charged with possession of heroin. This […]

Today in Rock History – April 28th

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1966, The Kinks appeared at the Mecca Ballroom, Nottingham, England. 1966, No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Good Lovin”’ The Young Rascals. This is the first of three No. 1 songs for group, which later records as just The Rascals. 1968, The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Baltimore Theatre in New York City. The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Long Haired Country Boy” by Charlie Daniels Band

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Before he became a right-wing zealot, recording TV-sold religious records, Charlie Daniels was a superb session musician, songwriter and producer. Daniels wrote songs for Elvis Presley (“It Hurts Me”) in the early 1960s, and played on numerous late ‘60s sessions for producer Bob Johnston including on records by Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Marshall Tucker Band […]