Posts tagged "British Invasion"

Today in Music History: Mickie Most

On this date eight years ago, great British producer Mickie Most dies at age sixty-four in London from mesothelioma.  He produced hits for the Animals, Donovan, Brenda Lee, Herman’s Hermits, Hot Chocolate, Lulu, and the Jeff Beck Group.  Here is one of his Animals singles – their first:      

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-six years ago, the Beatles have their eighth number one single with Ticket to Ride.  It would just be a one-week stay with Help Me Rhonda displacing it.  Here is Ticket performed a few months later on Ed Sullivan:      

Song Of the Day - "Thank You Girl" by The Beatles

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Thank You Girl” by The Beatles Pretty good song…I think this band has a future…

Today in Music History: Donovan

On this date sixty-five years ago, Donovan Leitch is born in Glasgow.  Here’s a great one from ’67:      

Song Of The Day - "I'm Telling You Now" by Freddie & The Dreamers

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “I’m Telling You Now” by Freddie & The Dreamers It’s time to give Freddie Garrity some props.  No, he wasn’t John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison…or even Ringo Starr…but he was responsible for this 1964 British Invasion chart-topping gem and the “Do The Freddie” dance craze! For your... Read more »

Today in Music History: Stones

On this date forty years ago, the Stones release one of their best albums – Sticky Fingers.  Eight years before this, they met the Beatles for the first time at the Crawdaddy Club.  And, eighteen years ago today, Bill Wyman marries Suzanne Accosta.  Here is a cut from Sticky Fingers performed at the Marquee Club in... Read more »

Today in Music History: Steve Marriott

On this date twenty years ago, Small Faces and Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott dies in a fire at his house in Arkesden, Essex.  He is forty-four.  Here is a great one from the Small Faces live on Swedish TV in ’68:    

Today in Music History: Beatles

On this date forty-seven years ago, the Beatles continue their U.S. chart domination as She Loves You kicks off a two-week run at number one.  This follows the seven-week run at the top by I Want to Hold Your Hand.  Here is the new number one song performed on the Ed Sullivan show:    ... Read more »

Today in Music History: Eric Clapton / Yardbirds

On this date forty-six years ago, Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds due to musical differences.  He wanted them to stick with blues and didn’t like the commercial sound of their first hit.  Here is that great first hit:      

Today in Music History: Small Faces

On this date forty-two years ago, the Small Faces broke up.  This English group was huge in their native land, but had no success here apart from “Itchycoo Park”.  Here they perform one of their greats in March of  ’68 with London-based R&B singer P.P. Arnold:      
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