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Today in Rock History – October 29

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1955 Sun Records founder Sam Phillips launches America’s first all-female radio station, WHER in Memphis. Sam Phillips, who used a portion of the $35,000 he made from the sale of Elvis Presley’s recording contract to RCA Records to finance the station. The station operated with an all-female format until the 1970’s.  1966 After topping the …

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Today in Rock History – October 28

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1964 The first of two nights billed as the “T.A.M.I. Show” took place at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones all performed. The best footage from each of the two concert dates was edited into a …

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Today in Rock History – October 25

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for October 25:  1964 When the teenagers in the audience kept screaming after The Rolling Stones finished their first song, Ed Sullivan was forced to shout “Quiet!” multiple times before he could introduce the next act. When the band closed the show with “Time Is On My Side”, Sullivan exclaimed “Come on, let them hear …

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On This Day in Rock History – October 24

October 24th is a weird day in Rock History, many political and justice-related items happening on the same day. Today in Rock History for October 24th:

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Today in Rock History – October 23

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for October 23:

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Today in Rock History – October 22

Here’s what happened on this day in Rock History for October 22:  1963 24-year-old Kenny Rogers marries for the third time, to Margo Gladys Anderson. They would have one child and divorce in 1976. Kenny is currently married to his fifth wife, Wanda Miller, whom he wed on June 1, 1997. 1964 The Who, then known as the High Numbers, …

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Today in Rock History – October 21

Here’s what happened today in rock history:  1962 Bob Dylan records his first album, “Bob Dylan”, for Columbia Records. The LP featured the 20-year-old singer accompanied only by his guitar and harmonica. The recording is done in one day and production costs were held to $400. 1975 Elton John receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1976 Drummer Keith …

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On This Day in Rock History – October 18

Here’s what happened on this day in Rock History:  1947 On his twenty-first birthday, Chuck Berry leaves jail after serving three years for armed robbery. He would go on to hang bumpers on cars in an automotive factory, a janitor in an apartment building, and then as a beautician before recording “Maybellene” for Chess Records in 1955. 1959 The evils of …

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Today in Rock History – October 17

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1962  The Beatles made their first TV appearance in Britain when they appeared on Granada TV’s People And Places, singing “Love Me Do”. This isn’t a video of that, I think this is probably more interesting anyway:  1969 The Kinks are finally able to launch their first US tour in over four years. The band had …

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Two Lessons Tina Turner Taught Me

I was nine years old when Tina Turner’s Private Dancer album came out.  I’m so thankful that as a child I was shown such a powerful example of how the second act in a person’s life can be better than the first. Her bravery was inspirational – and the fact that she never shied from telling that story was a …

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