This week in 1965, The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. 8-track tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores.
This week in 1966, The Beatles had the #1 album in the U.S.A. Their collection Revolver would stay #1 for six weeks and introduce Beatle fans to a new chapter with the boys starting to experiment with different sounds and styles of music.
Looking out the studio window right now this song feels perfect. It’s Donovan with 'Sunshine Superman' which was the #1 song here in the U.S.A. this week in 1966. Future members of Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are featured on the tune.
It was this weekend in 1969, that three days of "Peace, Love and Music" happened at the Woodstock Music & Arts Fair located on Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York. Almost half a million people braved rainstorms and traffic jams
This week in 1973, Deep Purple was riding high with success worldwide. Here in the U.S.A. on the album charts ‘Made In Japan’ was at #6 just above ‘Machine Head’ holding onto the #7 position. The band was kicking into gear Heavy Metal Rock that’s still alive well.
A one of a kind song was #1 this week in 1966. A group called The Troggs part of the British invasion of rock had Americans singing Wild Thing. Every garage band across the country was playing this tune.
A band from Flint was rocking nationwide big time this week in 1973. Grand Funk Railroad’s single “We're An American Band" entered the music charts on its way to #1. The tune was the bands first #1 single. A month later the album of the same name would be #1.
A strange rock & roll based movie was released this week in 1978. 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', a Robert Stigwood film that featured The Bee Gees,Peter Frampton, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper plus George Burns just to name a few.
Here’s a far out flashback for you. This week in 1969, 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie was released in the UK for the first time. It was timed to coincide with the Apollo moon landing, but it would be reissued in 1973 in the U.S.A.
The Rolling Stones wrapped up the European part of their "On Fire" tour on July 3rd, doing a two hour set on at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark. The Stones will be back with tour in October doing makeup dates of the postponed concerts in Australia and New Zealand.
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