Today in Rock History – January 23nd


1964, The Searchers were at No.1 on the singles chart with the Sonny Bono song “Needles And Pins.” 1966, Big Brother & the Holding Company play their first gig on the second day of the Trips Festival at San Francisco’s Longshoreman’s Hall, this show did not include Janis Joplin, who would join the band in […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Poem 58” by Chicago Transit Authority


The fact that Chicago Transit Authority was the horn band of the late 1960s has obscured the fact that Chicago was also one hell of a guitar band. Proof positive is this somewhat obscure track from their eponymously titled debut album from 1969. (Play the track and continue reading.) This song has it all! The […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" by Chicago

          Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Ballet For A girl In Buchannon” by Chicago In 1970, Chicago Transit Authority shortened their name to Chicago and released their second album, which like the first one was a double album. The better part of side two featured this suite comprising […]