Today in Rock History – March 15th

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1969, Cream started a two-week run at No.1 on the chart with their album ‘Goodbye.’ 1969, Tommy Roe started a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Dizzy’, 1969, Janis Joplin was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, 1969, Tyrannosaurus Rex singer Marc Bolan’s first […]

Today in Rock History – March 12th

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1965, The Beatles wrap up their location shooting of Help! in the Bahamas. Ringo Starr recalled, “A hell of a lot of pot was being smoked while we were making the film. It was great. That helped make it a lot of fun.” 1966,  The first album by Love is released in the US. 1966, […]

Today in Rock History – March 11th

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1965, Tom Jones was at No.1 on the singles chart with “It’s Not Unusual.” 1966, This week’s ITV music show Ready Steady Go in the UK, was entirely devoted to the music of James Brown. 1966, Marianne Faithfull, Coltrane Union, The Swinging Blue Jeans, Rick & Us, plus Pink Floyd performed for the first of two […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #77 – The Rolling Stones: “Honky Tonk Woman” b/w “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”– London 45-910 (N8/P8)

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Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #77 – The Rolling Stones: “Honky Tonk Woman” b/w “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”– London 45-910 (N8/P8) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or as I like to call […]

Today in Rock History – January 8th

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1966, The Beatles started a six week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Rubber Soul’ the group’s seventh chart topper, which went on to spend 56 weeks on the chart. The group also started a three week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘We Can Work It Out’ the group’s 11th […]

Today in Rock History – January 3rd

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1969, Appearing live on The Lulu Show on UK TV, Jimi Hendrix was booked to perform two songs, Voodoo Child, (which is performed in full), then he stopped midway through the performance his new single ‘Hey Joe, ‘  announcing, “We’d like to stop playing this rubbish and dedicate this song to the Cream.” The Experience […]

Today in Rock History – December 8th

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1966, Working at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney overdubbed his lead vocal for ‘When I’m Sixty-Four’. Then The Beatles set about remaking a new John Lennon song ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’ 1967, Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal College of Art in London. 1968, Singer and guitarist Graham Nash left The Hollies and started work […]

Today in Rock History – November 5th

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1965, The Who released the single ‘My Generation’ in the UK. 1965, The Doors appeared at the Pioneer Club Boat Ride, Los Angeles, California. 1966, The Monkees were top of the Billboard singles chart with ‘Last Train To Clarksville’, the group’s first No. 1. It was later revealed that due to filming commitments on their […]

Today in Rock History – October 21st

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1965, Wanting to improve on a previous recording session The Beatles started from scratch on a new song called ‘Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)’, finishing recordings in three takes. They also begin working on a new John Lennon song ‘Nowhere Man.’ 1965, On Shindig! tonight you can watch the Kingsmen sing their scandalous “Louie […]

Today in Rock History – October 1st

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1965, Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall in New York City and introduced his new touring band made up of guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bassist Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual and drummer Levon Helm. They will become known simply as The Band. 1966, Jimi Hendrix appeared live for the first time in the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Hot Stuff” by The Rolling Stones

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Today’s Song Of The Day comes from the Rolling Stones’ 1976 album Black And Blue. Next to Goats Head Soup, the album stands as one of the most maligned Rolling Stones releases of the 1970s. That assessment is totally unfair since the album actually is one of the most varied and forward looking records in […]

Today in Rock History – August 26th

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1965, The Byrds appeared at the Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood, California. 1965, Sonny & Cher were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I Got You Babe’, the duo’s only UK No.1. Sonny Bono was inspired to write the song to capitalize on the popularity of the term “babe,” as heard in Bob Dylan’s ‘It […]

Today in Rock History – August 18th

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1964, Over 9,000 frenzied fans met The Beatles as they arrived in San Francisco, to begin an American tour. The Beatles were driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers could take pictures. As the 9,000 fans pressed against the fencing, it gave way, with The Beatles managing to get out split-seconds before it […]

Today in Rock History – July 28th

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1965, The Who make their first appearance on British TV’s “Ready Steady Go!” Their managers pack the audience with mods, ensuring a rapturous reception as the band rips through “I Can’t Explain.” 1965, Rolling Stone Charlie Watts buys a 16th century wooden mansion in Sussex, England. His father tells the press, “We can’t understand why […]

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 […]