Today in Rock History – June 24th

The Mothers of Invention

1966, The Mothers of Invention support comedian Lenny Bruce at San Francisco’s Fillmore Auditorium. 1966, At the Cow Palace, the Beach Boys’ Summer Spectacular features performances by the Jefferson Airplane, the Lovin’ Spoonful, Percy Sledge, the Byrds, and the Sir Douglas Quintet. 1967, The Monkees went to No.1 on the album charts with ‘Headquarters’ the […]

Today in Rock History – May 12th

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1965, The Rolling Stones recorded “(I Can’t Get No), Satisfaction” at RCA Hollywood studios. Keith Richards had come up with the guitar riff in the middle of the night a week earlier. It gave the band their first number one single in the US. 1967, Pink Floyd play London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, one of their […]

Today in Rock History – November 17th

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1966, The Beach Boys were at No.1 on the  singles chart with ‘Good Vibrations.’ The single was taken from the album ‘Pet Sounds’. 1967, A 16 date UK package tour with Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, The Move, The Nice and Amen Corner played at the City Hall, Sheffield. A review in the Sheffield Star noted: […]

Today in Rock History – September 23rd

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1966, The ‘Rolling Stones 66′ 12 date UK tour kicked off at the Royal Albert Hall London. Supported by The Yardbirds, Ike and Tina Turner and Peter Jay and the New Jaywalkers. Both Keith Moon and John Entwistle from The Who were in the audience. 1967, Making their UK live debut, The Mothers Of Invention […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Invocation & Ritual Dance Of The Young Pumpkin” by The Mothers Of Invention

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It’s Mother’s Day and you should always listen to your MOTHERS! Nobody and I mean absolutely nobody sounded like The Mothers Of Invention back in 1966 when they released their second album Absolutely Free. The Mothers offered their own brand of compositional complexity, out of the ordinary instrumentation, Doo Wop harmonies and Free Jazz wig-out […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Mother People” by The Mothers Of Invention

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It’s Mother’s Day and you should always listen to you MOTHERS! Have a Happy Mother’s Day!