1964, The Animals started a three week run at number one on the singles chart with "House Of The Rising Sun." When first released the record company printed the time of the song on the record as three minutes feeling that the real time of four minutes was too long for radio airplay. 1965, Sonny & Cher made their first live UK appearance when they appeared at the 100 Club … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – September 5
1965, The Beatles released their fifth album in the UK, the soundtrack to Help!, their second film. The US release took place on August 13. The album was produced by George Martin. It contains fourteen songs in its original British form. Seven of these, including the singles "Help!" and "Ticket to Ride", appeared in the film and took up the first side of the vinyl album. The … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History August 6
1965, Herman's Hermits play The Ed Sullivan Show. 1965, The Rolling Stones released the single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on the Decca label in the US. The song also featured on the American version of the Rolling Stones' fourth studio album, Out of Our Heads, released that July. 1965, The Who played at St. Joseph's Hall in London. 1966, Roy Orbison's first wife, … [Read more...] about Today in Rock History – June 6
That might seem like a strange title for a blog post, until you follow my illogic. I just got an email from Ticketmaster (or Ticketbastard as my friend Otis likes to say) touting the upcoming "On With The Show" tour stop at the United Center in October. So what's the big news? Christine McVie has rejoined the band, having ostensibly quit the group in 1998, save for a … [Read more...] about Is Fleetwood Mac That Much Better Than In 1977?