Posts tagged "rock and roll"
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 »
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:
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:
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:
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:
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.
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:
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:
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 »
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: