Today in Rock History – April 16th

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1963, The Beatles perform on BBC TV for the first time on The 625 Show. 1964, The Rolling Stones first album was released in the UK, it went to No.1 two weeks later and stayed on the chart for 40 weeks, with 11 weeks at No.1. 1964, The Beatles filmed the “chase scenes” for A […]

Today in Rock History – March 26th

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1965, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman all received electric shocks from a faulty microphone on stage during a Rolling Stones show in Denmark. Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious for several minutes. 1966, The Who performed at St. George’s Ballroom in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. 1967, Jimi Hendrix appeared at the Tabernacle Club in Stockport, […]

Today in Rock History – December 17th

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1963, James Carroll at WWDC in Washington, DC, became the first disc jockey to broadcast a Beatles record on American radio. Carroll played “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, which he had obtained from his stewardess girlfriend, who brought the single back from the UK. Due to listener demand, the song was played daily, every […]