On Aug. 13, 1966 there was a new #1 song in the US. And it fit so well. “Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Now with out looking up the lyrics… finish this line… “Back of my neck getting__________” 52 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c Read It Here!
28th July 1973, The Watkins Glen outdoor summer jam was held outside of Watkins Glen, New York with The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead and The Band. Over 600,000 rock fans attended. Many historians claimed the event was the largest gathering of people in the history of the United States. 150,000 tickets were sold […]
The beginning of summer, 1967. By June 15th, school was out for the summer and the fun was beginning. Part of that fun was the ‘summer soundtrack’ that most of us heard on an AM radio station. Here is the top records in Chicago 51 years ago today. We are pretty sure the local charts […]
It was on this day, back in the summer of 1979, that many people first heard the words (kinda) “M-m-m-my Sharona.” It was on that day that The Knack released their debut LP “Get The Knack.” The LP got an incredible amount of airplay and was a favorite in many clubs that were starting to […]
In the summer of 1968, Bobby Kennedy was campaigning to become the next President of the United States. On June 4th of that year he was in Los Angeles for a campaign speech at The Ambassador Hotel. It was just after midnight on June 5, 1968 that Bobby had just finished his speech in the […]
Veteran rockers CHEAP TRICK have released a brand-new single called “The Summer Looks Good On You” via Big Machine Records. The band co-produced the song with longtime collaborator Julian Raymond, who also worked on CHEAP TRICK‘s last three albums, 2016’s “Bang, Zoom, Crazy… Hello” and 2017’s “We’re All Alright!” and “Christmas Christmas”. “The Summer Looks Good On You” is the first single off CHEAP TRICK‘s forthcoming album, which is […]
16th May 2012, Donna Summer, the 1970s pop singer known as the Queen of Disco, died of lung cancer, an illness she believed she contracted from inhaling toxic particles released after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York. She won five Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, and had three multi-platinum albums, including the […]
11th Nov 1978, Donna Summer started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with her version of Jimmy Webb’s ‘MacArther Park’, also a hit for actor Richard Harris in 1968, (made No.5 in the UK). Also on this day Summer went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Live And […]