Thursday, October 25, 2012
But it wasn’t…On this day in rock history, in 1964, the Rolling Stones perform for the first time on CBS-TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show. It's a riotous debut. Following the appearance, Sullivan vows to never have the group on the show again. “It took me 17 years to build this show,” he says. “I’m not going to have it destroyed in a matter of weeks.” Of course, Sullivan relents. I don't think I've ever seen the Stones do this tune "live" - check out Jagger's 2 or 3 second harmonica solo near the end of the song. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Today in rock history, in 1970, Janis Joplin dies from what is termed an “accidental heroin overdose.” She checks out before fellow ‘60s icons Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison. Oh Janis, we hardly knew ye! Let’s celebrate her life by checking out this vintage video. Thanks to http://www.rockintown.com/today-in-rock.html for the info, and keep on rockin’!