Today in Rock History – August 30th

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1969, Two weeks after the Woodstock festival, the second Isle of Wight festival took place. Over 150,000 turned up over the two days to see Bob Dylan, The Band, Blodwyn Pig, Blonde On Blonde, Bonzo Dog Dooh Dah Band, Edgar Broughton Band, Joe Cocker, Aynsley Dunbar, Family, Fat Mattress, Julie Felix, Free, Gypsy, Richie Havens, […]

Today in Rock History – July 12th

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1962, The Rolling Stones made their live debut at the Marquee Jazz Club, London, with Dick Taylor on bass (later of The Pretty Things) and Mick Avory on drums, (later of The Kinks). Billed as The Rollin’ Stones, they were paid £20 for the gig. 1964, The Beatles appeared at the Hippodrome Theatre in Brighton […]

New Years Eve Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "In The Year 2525" by Zager and Evans

Denny Zager and Rick Evans met in college in Nebraska in the early 1960s and began playing music together. They recorded this song in 1968 and it reached the top of the charts during the summer of ’69 in time for man’s first steps on the moon.  It stayed atop the charts while man continued to […]