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This Day In Rock History – April 21st

April 21 1960 The Congressional committee investigating the payola scandal hears from Dick Clark who admits he had a financial interest in 27 percent of the records he played on…

This Day In Rock History – April 20th

April 20 1976 A great fan of the comedy troupe, George Harrison joins Monty Python onstage in New York to sing “The Lumberjack Song.” 1991 Former Small faces and Humble…

La Cave – The Steve Traina Interview Part 2

We present this second of a two part series on Steve Traina and his new book, La Cave: Cleveland’s Legendary Music Club and the ‘60s Folk-to-Rock Revolution. Steve took on…

This Day In Rock History – April 19th

April 19 1959    A song that was recorded when Dolly Parton was just eleven years old, “Puppy Love” is released by Goldband Records and flops.  Nothing really happens for…

This Day In Rock History – April 18th

April 18 1957 Buddy Knox  hit with the song “Party Doll” when he got called up for six months of active duty with the US Army Reserve. Roulette Records rushed…

This Day In Rock History – April 17th

April 17 1960 A freak traffic accident claims the life Eddie Cochran when the taxi he was riding blew a tire and hit a lamp post. Best known for “Summertime…

This Day In Rock History – April 16th

April 16 1969 This will not help sales.  Elektra Records drops Detroit’s MC5 after the band takes out an ad in a local paper with the company logo and reads…

This Day In Rock History – April 15th

April 15 1956 Mitch Miller made it clear that he hated rock and roll.  He carried a lot of weight in the business as music director at Columbia Records, but…

This Day In Rock History – April 14th

April 14 1969 The Monkees aren’t done with TV yet.  Their special, 33 1/3 Revolutions per Monkee, airs on NBC with musicians Brian Auger and Julie Driscoll as mad scientists looking for…

This Day In Rock History – April 13th

April 13 1964 Bobby Darin is nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar at the 36th Academy Awards in Santa Monica, California. It’s for his role as the traumatized war hero,…

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