1965, San Francisco band The Great Society, featuring Grace Slick, make their live debut at The Coffee Gallery, North Beach, California. The lineup featured Grace, her then-husband Jerry Slick on drums, his brother Darby Slick on guitar, David Miner on vocals and guitar, Bard DuPont on bass, and Peter van Gelder on flute, bass, and saxophone. 1967, The Doors appeared on the … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – September 22
Hosted by Bart Shore. All the songs in this theme show are about the futility of war, the war mongers, or the cost of war. Music from Graham Nash, Talking Heads, Cream, Edwin Starr, Dylan, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Warren Zevon, Elton John, CCR, Jefferson Airplane, Bowie, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, Thin Lizzy, and more. Plus comedy from Rich Little and Woody … [Read more...] about Psychedelic Time Warp – War!
1968, The three day Miami Pop Festival took place, the first major rock festival held on the East Coast of the US, with Chuck Berry, The McCoys, Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Marvin Gaye, The Turtles, The Box Tops, Steppenwolf, Three Dog Night, Pacific Gas and Electric, Procol Harum, Canned Heat, Iron Butterfly and The Grateful Dead. 100,000 people attended the event. 1968, … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 28
1966, Working at Abbey Road in London, Paul McCartney overdubbed his lead vocal for "When I'm Sixty-Four." Then The Beatles set about remaking a new John Lennon song "Strawberry Fields Forever." 1967, Pink Floyd appeared at the Royal College of Art in London. 1968, Singer and guitarist Graham Nash left The Hollies and started working with David Crosby and Stephen Stills … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – December 8
By the time this song had hit the charts in 1972, The Hollies were already on their second career having survived the setback of having two key members leaving the group. Throughout the sixties, they released indelible singles like "Bus Stop," "Stop Stop Stop," "Look Through Any Window," "Carrie Anne" and "Jennifer Eccles" before original member Graham Nash left to join David … [Read more...] about Song Of The Day by Eric Berman – “Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress” by The Hollies