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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 16

Here’s what happened today in Rock History for October 16th: 1967 Folk singer Joan Baez was arrested, along with 123 others, for blocking the entrance to an Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, California. 1971 Isaac Hayes’ “Theme From Shaft” is released. When Hayes sings “That John Shaft is a bad mother…” the voice you hear telling Hayes to “shut …

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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 9

Today in Rock History for October 9th: 1940  John Lennon is born in Liverpool, England to Julia and Freddie Lennon.  Today would have been his 79th Birthday.   1961 “Hit The Road Jack” becomes Ray Charles’ second tune to hit number 1 on the Billboard Pop chart. The song has since been ranked #377 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The …

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