Today in Rock History – September 21st


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 19th


1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival scored their only No.1 single with ‘Bad Moon Rising’ Also on this day the group started a four-week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Green River.’ 1969, Child (featuring Bruce Springsteen) played the first of two nights at the Free University, Richmond, Virginia. 1969, Pink Floyd played at the […]

Today in Rock History – September 4th


1968, The Beatles recorded promotional videos for ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Revolution’ at Twickenham Film Studios. The vocals are recorded live over the pre-recorded instrumental tracks to get round the current British Musicians Union ban on lip-sync performances. For ‘Hey Jude’, The Beatles were accompanied by a 36-piece orchestra and 300 fans and other assorted extras […]

Today in Rock History – August 8th


1969, The photo session for the cover of The Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ album took place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan, balanced on a step-ladder in the middle of the road took six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George walking across the zebra crossing while a policeman held up the […]

Today in Rock History – June 28th


1966, The Small Faces appeared live at the Marquee Club in Wardour Street, London. Admission cost $1.05 1968, Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded ‘Good Night’, John Lennon’s lullaby for his 5-year-old son Julian with Ringo singing the lead vocal. The track appeared on the White Album. 1968, Pink Floyd released their second […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “What The Eyeballs Did” by Atoms For Peace


The first thing that grabs you is the rhythm – jittery, squiggly, purely wiggy and totally glitchy rhythm. Rhythms that don’t make you dance, but do make you move. The ghost of Talking Heads’ Remain In Light lives here. Their fingerprints are all over songs that have been built up from rhythm. They inhabit the […]

Concert Reviews of Roger Waters and Radiohead

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Please click the artist names below to read my reviews on of: Roger Waters Performing Pink Floyd’s The Wall Wrigley Field, Chicago June 8, 2012 @@@@1/2 Radiohead First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park, IL – Chicago suburbs June 10, 2012 @@@@

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Idioteque” by Radiohead


For a while there, Radiohead took on the mantle that Pink Floyd left behind in the 1970s. Both bands released a triumvirate of important influential albums: In Floyd’s case there was “Dark Side Of The Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “Animals,” not to mention the Sid Barrett years that preceded them. With Radiohead, we […]