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Today in Rock History – November 6

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for November 6th:  1964 During their first promotional visit to the UK, The Beach Boys appeared live on TV’s Ready Steady Go! 1965 After the success of “Satisfaction”, The Rolling Stones top the Billboard Hot 100 for the second time with “Get Off of My Cloud”. Keith Richards would later say, “I never dug it as …

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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 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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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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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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On This Day in Rock History – October 15

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1966 The Four Tops had their last US number 1 song with “Reach Out I’ll Be There”.  Grace Slick quits the San Francisco band The Great Society to join Jefferson Airplane. 1971 Rick Nelson played the seventh annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Revival Show in New York. He mistakenly thought he was being booed …

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Today in Rock History – October 11

Here’s what happened today in Rock History:  1960 Aretha Franklin appears at the Village Vanguard club in New York, marking the first non-Gospel performance of her career. Here’s a clip of Aretha taking EVERYONE to church in 1972: 1967 The Bee Gees scored their first UK #1 with “Massachusetts”, which would go on to sell over five million copies worldwide. Robin Gibb …

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