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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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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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