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Today in Rock History – November 3

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 3: 1967 Pink Floyd make their US debut at the Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. The tour will come to an early end when Syd Barrett displays increasingly strange behavior, refusing to lip-sync to “Arnold Layne” on American Bandstand and refusing to answer questions on The Pat Boone Show. 1972 James Taylor and …

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Good News – Kid Restores Faith in Humanity [video]

Need some good news? Sometimes it feels like the world has gone haywire and nobody cares about anybody anymore.  Then you see this video of this kid who came across an empty bowl of candy on Halloween.  I’m not crying – YOU’RE crying.   Leslie Hodges shares this Nest Cam video of a kid who discovers an empty candy bowl …

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Today in Rock History – November 1

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 1: 1964 The Dave Clark Five appear on The Ed Sullivan Show singing their hit “Glad All Over”. Sullivan likes them much better than The Rolling Stones, saying that unlike the latter, the DC5 are “nice, neat boys.” 1965 Rochester, New York police halt a Rolling Stones concert until over 3,500 screaming fans return to order. …

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Today in Rock History – October 31

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1963 Ed Sullivan sees 50,000 fans cheer The Beatles at London’s Heathrow Airport and later books them for three appearances on his TV show early the next year. I couldn’t find a video of that fateful day, but here are the boys from the same year.  Good little band.   1964 The Supremes achieve …

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Today in Rock History – October 30

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:

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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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