Today in Rock History – January 29th

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1964, The Beatles spent the day at Pathe Marconi Studios in Paris, France, The Beatles’ only studio recording session for EMI held outside the UK. They recorded new vocals for “She Loves You,” “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” and “Can’t Buy Me Love,” after EMI’s West German branch persuaded Brian Epstein that they would […]

Today in Rock History – July 28th

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1965, The Who make their first appearance on British TV’s “Ready Steady Go!” Their managers pack the audience with mods, ensuring a rapturous reception as the band rips through “I Can’t Explain.” 1965, Rolling Stone Charlie Watts buys a 16th century wooden mansion in Sussex, England. His father tells the press, “We can’t understand why […]

Today in Rock History – June 22nd

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1968, Herb Alpert started a four week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘This Guys In Love With You’. His first No.1 plus first No.1 for the A&M label and the writer’s Bacharach and David’s first chart topper. 1968, Over in England, the Rolling Stones go to No. 1 with their back-to-basics single […]

Today in Rock History – May 6th

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1965, In their Clearwater, Florida hotel room, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards worked out the opening guitar riff of ‘Satisfaction’, following Richard’s purchase of a Gibson fuzz-box earlier that day. 1966, Working at Abbey Road studios in London, The Beatles recorded overdubs on ‘I’m Only Sleeping’ and worked on various mixes of the track. 1966, […]

Today in Rock History – May 5th

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1968, Buffalo Springfield split up. Richie Fury formed Poco and Stephen Stills teamed up with David Crosby and Graham Nash in Crosby Stills & Nash. 1968, Pink Floyd performed two shows at Theatre 140, in Brussels, Belgium. 1969, The Beatles single ‘Get Back’ was released in the US. 1969, Creedence Clearwater Revival release their hit […]