Today in Rock History – May 18th


1967, The Beatles were selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, scheduled for June 25. John Lennon wrote “All You Need is Love” which was thought to sum up the 1967 “Summer of Love” […]

Steve Miller Band: “The Joker”


Song of the Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #19 – Steve Miller Band: “The Joker” b/w “Something to Believe In” – Capitol 45 RPM Single 3732 (S2/T2) By the time of “The Joker” single, The Steve Miller Band were five years and seven albums into a career that spawned only four chart […]

Today in Rock History – January 12th


1964, The Beatles appeared on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium performing “I Wanna Hold Your Hand,” “This Boy,” “All My Loving,” “Money,” and “Twist And Shout.” The compare for the evening was Bruce Forsyth. When The Beatles appeared on this show on October 13, 1963, their fee had been £250 ($400.) […]

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 – July 30th


1966, The Beatles started a five week run at No.1 on the album chart with ‘Yesterday…And Today’, the group’s 8th No.1 album. 1966, The Troggs started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Wild Thing’. 1967, The Who appeared at the Miami Beach Convention Hall, Miami, Florida. 1968, The Beatles closed […]

Today in Rock History – June 16th


1965, Bob Dylan recorded “Like A Rolling Stone” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in the sessions for the forthcoming ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album. Session musicians included Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ became one of rock’s most recognizable sounds. 1966, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #19 – Steve Miller Band: “The Joker” b/w “Something To Believe In” – Capitol 45 RPM Single 3732 (S2/T2)


          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #19 – Steve Miller Band: “The Joker” b/w “Something To Believe In” – Capitol 45 RPM Single 3732 (S2/T2) “The Jukebox Series” focuses on the 80 records that inhabit my 1963 Seeburg LPC1 jukebox. I’ve had my jukebox (or […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “My Dark Hour” by Steve Miller Band – Reposted from 7/26/11


Here’s an instance where an artist cribs from his own back catalog and creates another hit. Miller revisited this riff from this 1969 song that originally appeared on his “Brave New World” album again in 1976 for “Fly Like An Eagle” and took it to new heights. The bass and backing vocal duties on this […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Love On A Two Way Street” by Boz Scaggs


Boz Scaggs has led a dual career over the years. On one hand, he’s been a master bluesman who cut his teeth recording with the likes of Steve Miller and Duane Allman, and then there’s the silky-smooth soul man who became a platinum- plated superstar during the late ‘70s. Fortunately for his fans, both sides […]