Tag: psychedelic

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:      

Today in Music History: Byrds

On this date forty-six years ago, the Byrds have their first charted single with Mr. Tambourine Man.  It would become their first of two number-one singles six weeks later.  Here they perform the hit on a TV show sometime around then:      

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:      

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: 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:      

Today in Music History: David Gilmour

On this date sixty-five years ago, David Gilmour is born in Cambridge.  Here Pink Floyd performs a song from The Wall that he co-wrote:      

Today in Music History: Buffalo Springfield

On this date forty-five years ago, Buffalo Springfield is formed by members Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, and Bruce Palmer.  Here the perform Rock ‘n’ Roll Woman at the Popendipity Festival in ’67:      

Today in Music History: Roger Daltrey

On this date sixty-seven years ago, Roger Daltrey is born in Hammersmith.  Unlike two of his bandmates, he didn’t die before he got old.  Here The Who do this early anthem at Woodstock:      

Today in Music History: Andy Warhol

On this date twenty-four years ago, Andy Warhol dies at age fifty-eight after a gall bladder operation.  His main rock connection is that he managed and produced the Velvet Underground as well as designing the iconic ‘peeled banana’ album cover of their debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico.  Here is a song from this... Read more »
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