Today in Rock History – March 25th

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1966, At a photo session with Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, ‘Yesterday and Today’. After a public outcry, the L.P. was pulled from stores and re-issued with a new cover. 1967, The […]

Today in Rock History – October 27th

Sonny-and-Cher

1964, 31 year old Salvatore Philip Bono married 18 year old Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere. For a time they performed together as Caesar and Cleo before changing the name of their act to Sonny and Cher. Their union lasted 12 years. 1966, The Four Tops were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Reach […]

Today in Rock History – October 15th

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1966, Pink Floyd (who were paid £15 for the gig), The Move, Denny Laine and Soft Machine all appeared at the launch for International Times at London’s Roundhouse. 1966, The Four Tops started a two week run at No.1 on the singles chart with ‘Reach Out And I’ll Be There’. 1967, Cream played at the […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Simple Game” by The Four Tops (with The Moody Blues)

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Today’s Song Of The Day could have only happened in that strange and mystical place where the worlds of The Moody Blues and The Four Tops intersect. “Simple Game” was originally the B-side to the Moody Blues’ 1967 single “Ride My See-Saw.” The song was written by Michael Pinder, and didn’t appear on a Moody […]

Today in Rock History – June 19th

The Spencer Davis Group

1965, The Who, Solomon Burke, Zoot Money, Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers, John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, Spencer Davis Group, Marianne Faithful, Long John Baldry, The Birds, (featuring a young Ronnie Wood), Dave Witting and the Ray Martin Group all appeared at Uxbridge Blues Festival, England. 1965, The Four Tops went to No.1 on the singles […]