Today in Rock History – November 16th

1968, The Jimi Hendrix Experience went to number one on the album chart with Electric Ladyland. The double album included “Crosstown Traffic,” “Voodoo Chile,” and “All Along the Watchtower.” It featured guest appearances by Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Al Kooper. 1968, The Steve Miller Band performed at the Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan. 1968, Led […]

Today in Rock History – March 1st

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1967, Working at Abbey Road studios, London, The Beatles started recording a new song John Lennon song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.” 1968, Elton John’s first single “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” was released on the Phillips label, it didn’t chart. 1968, The Hollies played at the Civic Center in Virginia Beach, Virginia. […]

Song Of the Day by Eric Berman – “Some Fantastic Place” by Squeeze

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Cool For Cats, Argybargy, East Side Story, Sweets From A Stranger and Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti — all of the above named albums are among the best records in the Squeeze catalog. For unknown reasons, Some Fantastic Place is a Squeeze record that stands head and shoulders tall amongst the others, but seldom gets mentioned […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “I Learned How To Pray” by Squeeze

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As was the case with Lennon and McCartney before them; the whole was way more than the sum of the parts with Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford. Together, the songwriting team behind the group Squeeze composed some of the greatest pop songs of the late ‘70s and 1980s: “Tempted,” “Pulling Mussels From A Shell,” “In […]