1965, The film Ferry Cross the Mersey premieres at the Liverpool Odeon. It was the first to be shot on location in Liverpool after the city's emergence into the music mainstream For authenticity, many scenes were shot in clubs near the home of Gerry and the Pacemakers' frontman Gerry Marsden. Marsden wrote nine new songs for the film which also starred Julie Samuel, Cilla … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – January 24
Today, Song Of The Day by Eric Berman takes a look at Christmas music in general, and specifically The Kinks “Father Christmas.” Years ago, when I was on the mailing list to pretty much every record label, I amassed quite a collection of literally hundreds of Christmas CDs. Everything from those Very Special Christmas compilations to records by the biggest stars of the day … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day – “Father Christmas” by The Kinks
1966, Supergroup Cream released their debut studio album Fresh Cream in the UK. The power trio of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker also released their second single "I Feel Free" on the same day. 1967, The Doors appeared at the New Haven Arena, New Haven, Connecticut. Before the show, a policeman found singer Jim Morrison making out with an 18 year-old girl in a … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 9
1964, The Beatles released their fourth album Beatles For Sale. The album featured, "No Reply," "I'm a Loser," "Baby's in Black," "Rock and Roll Music," "Eight Days a Week," and "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby." 1965, The Byrds started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with "Turn! Turn! Turn!" the group's second number one. Unlike their first chart … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 4
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!