1963, The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK. 1968, Glen Campbell started a five-week run at number one on the album chart with "Wichita Lineman." The song was written by Jimmy Webb, who's inspiration for the lyrics came while driving through Washita County in northern Oklahoma. 1969, Pink Floyd performed at the … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – November 30
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1965, This week's UK Top 5 albums, number five, Out Of Our Heads, The Rolling Stones, number four, Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan, number three, Help!, The Beatles, number two, Mary Poppins Soundtrack, and at number one, Sound Of Music Soundtrack. 1965, Colorado Governor John A. Love declared a Rolling Stones day throughout the State as The Stones appeared at The Denver … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – November 29
The Thanksgiving Trifecta! Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – Thanksgiving Special #1 - "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Arlo's classic 1967 shaggy dog story of a bunch of hippies doin' their best to lend a hand to a friend by disposing some garbage on Thanksgiving. It's a true story about a true Alice...in fact; my Aunt's … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Thanksgiving Trifecta!
1963, "She Loves You" by The Beatles returned to number one for the second time on the UK singles chart. 1964, The Shangri-Las went to number one on the singles chart with the teen death song "Leader Of The Pack." 1967, The Beatles recorded their last fan club record as a group, "Christmas Time Is Here Again!" The Beatles' Christmas records were spoken and musical … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – November 28
Thanksgiving Song Of The Day - "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen Yes, I've played the "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie every Thanksgiving ever since I was a little kid...and I will force my family to sit through it again tomorrow. However, aside from, perhaps, "Bye Bye Birdie," I can't seem to think of a more appropriate song for Thanksgiving...so as we give thanks, … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen