1965, Released as a double A-side The Beatles "Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out," became their ninth UK number one, and their third Christmas chart topper in a row. The single was a US number one in January 1966. 1966, Pink Floyd appeared at a prohibition themed dance, the AA Students Christmas Carnival, held at The Architects Association, Bedford Square, London. 1966, The … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 16
One Hit Wonders
1964, Beach Boy Brian Wilson married Marilyn Rovell in Los Angeles. The couple divorced in 1979. Marilyn and her sister and cousin were in a group, The Honeys, who were produced by Brian Wilson. Marilyn and Brian had two daughters, Carnie and Wendy, who became members of Wilson Phillips. 1964, Jerry Lee Lewis, on his first tour of the UK, appeared at The Town Hall In Birmingham … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 7
1962, During sessions for the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan album, Dylan recorded "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," and versions of "Hero Blues," "Whatcha Gonna Do," "Oxford Town," and "I Shall Be Free," at Studio A, Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. 1964, The film Ferry Cross The Mersey premiered in London. Featuring Gerry And The Pacemakers, Cilla Black and other Liverpool … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 6
1964, The Rolling Stones had their second UK number one single with their version of "Little Red Rooster." The Stones had recorded the song at Chess Studios in Chicago, the same studios where Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Little Walter had recorded their blues classics. 1965, Rolling Stone Keith Richards was knocked unconscious by an electric shock on stage at the Memorial … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 3
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!