1962, Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt Kickers started a two week run at number one on the US singles chart with “Monster Mash.” It became a number three hit in the UK eleven years later in 1973. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive.
1965, The Who performed at the T … (read more…)
1966, The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. After two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and quit the group. He wo … (read more…)
Power pop is one of those genres that is sadly underrepresented in the average Joe’s awareness of rock music. Of course the Beatles pretty much invented it, and along the way such bands as The Raspberries, Cheap Trick, and Gin Blossoms have carried the flag with … (read more…)
1964, Taking a day off from their British tour The Beatles go into the studio and complete the recording of six album tracks and the A-side of thei … (read more…)