Today in Rock History – April 3rd

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1964, Bob Dylan made his first entry on the UK charts with “The Times They Are A-Changin.” 1965, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs release their garage classic “Wooly Bully.” 1966, Peter Tork opened a solo stint in Hollywood at The Troubadour. Tork had already auditioned for The Monkees, who he will join later in the […]

Today in Rock History – March 18th

1967, The UK music magazine New Musical Express announced that former Spencer Davis Group member Steve Winwood was planning to form a new group with Jim Capaldi, Chris Wood and Dave Mason. The ensemble would choose the name Traffic. 1967, Pink Floyd played at Enfield College of Technology, Enfield, England. 1967, The Beatles scored their […]

Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Chicago” by Tom Waits

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He’s become more and more reclusive as the years go on, rarely performing in public. When he does tour, he sporadically makes one theater stop per city and then you don’t see him again for many years. Last fall, several TV appearances were booked concurrent with the release of Tom Waits’ first album of new […]

Song Of The Day – “Please Call Me, Baby” by Tom Waits

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He released one of last year’s best albums, “Bad As Me,” but longtime fans of Tom Waits still mourn the days when he crooned instead of bark and played lots of piano on his records. Don’t get me wrong, I love what he’s been doing since “Small Change” when his voice got super gruff and […]