Posts tagged "rock and roll"

Psychedelic Song of the Day: Jimi Hendrix - Love or Confusion

This is a new feature that I’ve started on the Facebook page for Psychedelic Time Warp, a radio show that I produce.  So I am reprising it here today. Psychedelic Song of the Day – “Love or Confusion” by Jimi Hendrix from “Are You Experienced?” the first album by his new band, the Experience in... 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:      

Today in Music History: Sex Pistols

On this date thirty-four years ago, the Sex Pistols release their second single God Save the Queen.  It reaches number two on the U.K. charts despite getting banned by TV and radio:      
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Today in Music History: The Clash

On this date thirty-one years ago, members of The Clash get into a fight with several members of the audience during a concert in Hamburg:       

Today in Music History: Gene Vincent

On this date fifty-five years ago, Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps record the all-time classic Be Bop A Lula.  It would reach number seven and be his only single to reach the top thirty.  Here he performs the song in ’58:      

Today in Music History: Eddie Cochran

On this date fifty-one years ago, Eddie Cochran is killed when the taxi he is riding in crashes into a lamppost in Chippenham, Wiltshire.  He is twenty-one.  Other passengers Gene Vincent and songwriter Sharon Sheeley survive the crash.  Here’s an all-time favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgQg4ze1_KU.  
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Today in Music History: Chiffons

On this date forty-eight years ago, The Chiffons started a four-week stay at the top with the girl-group gem He’s So Fine.  Thirteen years later, a judge would fine George Harrison for unconsciously plagiarizing this song when writing My Sweet Lord:      

Today in Music History: Quentin Tarantino

On this date forty-eight years ago, Quentin Tarantino is born in Knoxville.  Although not primarily known for music, no director has used pop/rock/soul/country songs to better effect.  Here is the great one-hit wonder George Baker Selection song that plays over the opening credits of Reservoir Dogs:      

Today in Music History: Jan and Dean

On this date seven years ago, Jan Berry dies after a suffering a seizure.  He is a week shy of his sixty-third birthday.  His health had been questionable since his near-fatal April ’66 accident, when his Stingray crashed into a parked truck.  This crash occurred just a few blocks from the title location of this... Read more »
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Today in Music History: Aretha / Elton

On this date sixty-nine years ago, Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis.  Five years later, Elton John is born in Pinner, Middlesex  Here Aretha performs an early-70′s favorite on Soul Train:
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