Posts tagged "early rock"

Song Of The Day - "Forty Cups Of Coffee" by Bill Haley & His Comets

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day – “Forty Cups Of Coffee” by Bill Haley & His Comets Before Elvis…before Chuck Berry…and even before Buddy Holly…there was Bill Haley. He was mixing country with rhythm and blues topped off with a dollop of sex as early as 1951, long before there was a name for... Read more »

Today in Music History: Phil Spector

On this date two years ago, Phil Spector is sentenced to 15-years-to-life for second-degree murder of actress Lana Clarkson at his home in February 2003.  Here he discusses the case in a 2005 interview:      

Song Of The Day - "(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame" by Elvis Presley

by Eric Berman Song Of The Day: “(Marie’s The Name) His Latest Flame” by Elvis Presley Post American Idol thought…would this man even had a chance on American Idol?  I think not!  He was too unconventional for his time. If you’re looking for real artistry…or seismic shifts in music, Idol is not the place for... Read more »
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Today in Music History: Little Willie John

On this date forty-three years ago, Little Willie John dies at age thirty of pneumonia in Washington State Penitentiary.  He is serving time for manslaughter.  Here is his timeless ’56 classic, covered by Peggy Lee, the McCoys, and others:    

Today in Music History: Beach Boys

On this date forty-seven years ago, the Beach Boys release I Get Around.  It would become their first number one single in six weeks.  Here they perform it on the T.A.M.I. Show in October of ’64:      

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:      
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Today in Music History: Lesley Gore

On this date sixty-five years ago, Lesley Gore is born in New York City.  Here’s her last, and IMO her best, hit from the spring of ’67 :       

Today in Music History: Bruce Springsteen

On this date thirty years ago, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band start their first, outside-the-U.S., full-scale tour in Hamburg.  Here is a live performance in Barcelona from this very tour:      

Today in Music History: Frankie Lymon

On this date forty-three years ago, Frankie Lymon is found dead of a suspected drug overdose at his mother’s New York house.  He is twenty-five.  Here, Frankie and the Teenagers perform a great one on the ’56 movie Rock Rock Rock:        
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