Classic Rock: A Journey Through Timeless Music

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TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 03/01/1969 (4.bp.blogspot.com)

Although the other members of The Doors insisted that he did nothing wrong, Jim Morrison was arrested after a Doors concert in Miami. He would be found guilty of indecent exposure and profanity in March, 1970. His sentence of eight months of hard labor and a $500 fine was on appeal when he died in Paris in 1971.

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/29/1968 (www.youtube.com)

At the tenth Grammy Awards, The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is named Album Of The Year. The LP had spent a total of 27 weeks at the top of the UK album chart and 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 200. "Sgt. Pepper" is considered to be one of the most influential and most famous Rock album of all...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/28/1966 (youtu.be)

The debut LP by The Mamas & The Papas "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears" was released on Dunhill Records. It would go on to hit #1 on the Billboard 200, and was their only LP to do so. There were four singles released from the album: "California Dreamin'" (#4 in 1966), "Monday, Monday" (#1 in 1966), "Go Where You Wanna Go"...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/27/1977 (i.etsystatic.com)

Keith Richards is arrested in Toronto after police raid his hotel room and seize 22 grams of heroin, 5 grams of cocaine and narcotics paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000. He eventually received a suspended sentence after a court concluded that Richards did not bring the drugs into the country, but rather purchased them...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/26/1966 (youtu.be)

The Beatles' LP "Rubber Soul" rose to #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart, becoming the group's seventh US album chart topper. Paul McCartney conceived the album's title after overhearing someone's description of Mick Jagger's singing style as "plastic soul." To date, the album has sold over six million copies in America.

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/25/1957 (youtu.be)

Buddy Holly And The Crickets begin recording "That'll Be The Day" with producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico. Holly had recorded the song with his band, The Three Tunes, in Nashville in 1956, but Decca Records brass didn't like the result and refused to release it. Holly's new version would become his...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/23/1970 (youtu.be)

The Doors' LP "Morrison Hotel" becomes the group's fifth album in a row to go Gold for selling 500,000 copies. Even though the accompanying single, "You Make Me Real" / "Roadhouse Blues" stalled at #50, the LP climbed to #4 on the Hot 200 chart and #12 in the UK. It has since been awarded a Platinum disc by the RIAA for sales of...

TODAY IN ROCK AND ROLL HISTORY - 02/22/1969 (www.youtube.com)

Elektra Records releases one of the most controversial albums of its time, The MC5's "Kick Out The Jams". The original issue of the LP had the words "kick out the jams, motherfuckers!" printed on the inside album cover. That edition was soon pulled from stores and replaced with censored jackets. The album would peak at #30 on...

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