Today in Rock History – August 28th

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1965, The Rolling Stones announced that Allen Klein, who they had met three days earlier, would co-manage the group along with Andrew Long Oldham. At the same time, The Stones signed a five-year recording deal with Decca Records. 1965, The Beach Boys ‘California Girls’ was at No.3 on the singles chart,the single peaked at No.26 […]

Today in Rock History – April 10th

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1967, Marvin Gaye recorded his version of ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’. The song was first recorded by The Miracles and had also been a million seller in 1967 for Gladys Knight and the Pips. 1967, Paul McCartney visits a Beach Boys recording session and is said to have loaned his production assistant to […]

Today in Rock History – January 16th

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1964, The Dave Clark Five were at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Glad All Over’, the group’s only No.1. 1964, The Beatles played two shows at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, France, the first of an 18-night engagement. This first show was attended mostly by Paris’ ‘top society’ members (all dressed in formal evening attire). […]

Today in Rock History – October 19th

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1966, The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, that gave Rod Stewart his first major exposure. 1967, The […]

Today in Rock History – September 21st

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1968, Deep Purple made No.4 on the US singles chart with their debut single ‘Hush’ 1968, Jeannie C Riley went to No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Harper Valley PTA’. Jeannie won a Grammy for the best female country singer of 68. 1968, Madame Tussaud’s Waxworks in London gave The Beatles their fifth image change […]

Today in Rock History – September 18th

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1968, Working at Abbey Road studios on new songs for their forthcoming ‘White Album’, The Beatles recorded 20 takes of ‘Birthday.’ Roadie Mal Evans added handclaps, and Yoko Ono and Pattie Harrison contributed backing vocals on the track. 1968,  The Doors film a six-song set for Danish Radio Television (DR-TV) at TV-Byen in Gladsaxe, near […]