Today in Rock History – December 4th


1964, The Beatles released their fourth album Beatles For Sale. The album featured, “No Reply,” “I’m a Loser,” “Baby’s in Black,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Eight Days a Week,” and “Everybody’s Trying to Be My Baby.” 1965, The Byrds started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with “Turn! Turn! Turn!” […]

Today in Rock History – August 31st


1965, During a North American tour The Beatles played two shows at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California to a total of 28,700 fans. 1968, The Move, The Pretty Things, The Crazy World Of Aurthur Brown, Orange Bicycle, Jefferson Airplane, Fairport Convention and Tyrannosaurus Rex all appeared at the first Isle Of Wight Festival […]

Today in Rock History – August 12th


1966, The Beatles performed two shows at the International Amphitheatre in Chicago, Illinois. This was the first stop on what would turn out to be The Beatles’ final US tour. Support acts were the Remains, Bobby Hebb, Cyrkle, and the Ronettes. 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at The Ambassador Theatre, Washington D.C. 1967, The […]

Today in Rock History – August 4th


1967, Pink Floyd released their debut album The Piper At the Gates of Dawn in the UK, on which most songs were penned by Syd Barrett. In subsequent years, the record has been recognised as one of the seminal psychedelic rock albums of the 1960s. When reviewed, by the two main UK music papers in the […]

Today in Rock History – July 29th


1966, Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker made their live debut as Cream at The Twisted Wheel, Manchester, England. 1966, Bob Dylan suffered a broken neck vertebra when he crashed his Triumph 55 motorbike near his home in Woodstock, New York. 1966, Datebook published Maureen Cleave’s interview with John Lennon in which he said […]

Today in Rock History – July 7th

Alpha TV Studio - Birmingham UK  July 1963 - Philip Townsend

1963, The Rolling Stones made their UK TV debut when they appeared on Thank Your Lucky Stars. Also appearing on the show was, Mickie Most, The Cadets, Helen Shapiro and Gordon Mills. The group made a total of 13 appearances on the show between 1963 and 1966 1966, The Kinks were at No.1 on the […]

Today in Rock History – February 12th


1965, Pye Records announced that they’d signed ‘the British Bob Dylan’, when they added Donovan to the label. The Scottish singer-songwriter produced a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970 and became a friend of leading pop musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones, and The Beatles. He influenced John Lennon when he […]

Today in Rock History – February 4th


1966, Bob Dylan and The Band played at the Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This was the first date on a world tour which would become noted as Dylan’s first that used electric instruments, after he had ‘gone electric’ at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival. 1967,  The Rolling Stones’ Between the Buttons enters the U.K. […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Harry’s House/Centerpiece” by Joni Mitchell


Joni Mitchell was coming off of Court And Spark, her most commercially successful studio recording to date, sporting several hit singles including “Free Man In Paris,” “Raised On Robbery” and “Help Me.” So by 1975 interest was very high as critics and fans alike awaited her next record which was believed to be the one […]

Majestically Talented Prince Still Reigns, Albeit Quite Purplexingly — Chicago Concert Review

Please click here to read the full review on Prince United Center, Chicago September 24, 2012 @@@@ (out of 5)

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Shhh” by O(+> (Prince)


Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Shhh” by  – Second day in a row for a Prince song, however this one’s technically by “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” or . Here we have a live version of some deep soul from one of his most underrated albums, “The Gold Experience.” The album […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Dead On It” by Prince


The follow up album to “Sign Of The Times” was to be Prince’s darkest and funkiest album to date. It was called “The Black Album” and was scheduled to come out in late 1987. At the last minute, and after a few promo copies had leaked out, Prince got cold feet and recalled the album […]

Best and Worst of Super Bowl Halftime Shows


Most people don’t remember that the halftime show was not really a rock/pop/hip showcase until the early nineties, when producer The Walt Disney company trotted out New Kids on the Block. Early incarnations of the halftime event consisted of marching bands, drill teams, and “Up WIth People,” a group of singer made of young adults […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Joy In Repetition” by Prince


There are guitarist who can play from the head, but rarer are the guitarists who play from the heart….you know, the ones whose emotions are left out hangin’ to dry with each note. Jimi Hendrix did…so did Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Derek Trucks sure does and so does Neil Young. Here we have […]