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 – April 6th

Syd Barrett

1968, Pink Floyd announced founder Syd Barrett had officially left the group. Barrett was suffering from psychiatric disorders compounded by drug use. 1968, Simon and Garfunkel went to No.1 on the album chart with The Graduate. 1968, The Troggs played at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. 1968, The Beatles Apple Corps Ltd. record company, management […]

Today in Rock History – January 2nd

Beatles-Shea-1965

1965, The Beatles Story, yet another America-only collection of Fab Four releases, goes to No. 7 in the album charts. The Beatles are currently No. 1 in the singles charts with “I Feel Fine.” 1966, “We Can Work It Out” by the The Beatles takes over the top spot from Simon & Garfunkel’s “Sounds of […]