1968, Bee Gee Robin Gibb collapsed, as the group were about to set out on their first US tour. The singer was suffering from nervous exhaustion. 1968, The Steve Miller Band appeared at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit, Michigan. 1968, Cass Elliot released her first solo single following the break up of The Mamas and Papas. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" had been around since … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – July 27
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1964, The Beatles appeared live on the ABC Television program Lucky Stars (Summer Spin,) performing "A Hard Day's Night," "Long Tall Sally," "Things We Said Today," and "You Can't Do That." To avoid the crowd of fans waiting for them, The Beatles arrived at the Teddington Studio Centre by boat, traveling down the River Thames. 1965, The Who performed two shows on this … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – July 11
1966, At a photo session with Bob Whitaker’s studio in London, The Beatles posed in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls for the cover of their next American album, Yesterday and Today. After a public outcry, the album was pulled from stores and re-issued with a new cover. At the time, some of the Beatles defended the use of the Butcher photograph. … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – March 25
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!
Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #99 – The Hollies: “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” b/w “Look What We’ve Got” Epic 5-10871 By the time today’s jukebox classic hit the charts in 1972, The Hollies were already on their second career having survived the setback of having two key members leave the group. Throughout the sixties, they released indelible … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – The Jukebox Series #99 – The Hollies: “Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)” b/w “Look What We’ve Got” Epic 5-10871