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May 14, 1968: The Rascals recorded the song "People Got To Be Free." It was perceived by some as a response to the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, but was actually recorded before the latter's death. In fact, it was partly the band's reaction to an ugly encounter when the […]

May 14, 1982: The Clash released their fifth album, "Combat Rock." It was the band's most successful album and contained two of the band's most popular songs, the singles "Rock the Casbah" and "Should I Stay or Should I Go." It charted at #2 on the UK charts and peaked at #7 in the US. […]

May 11, 1968: Elektra Records released The Stooges self-titled, debut album. It will peak at #106 on the US charts. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 11, 1963: The Beatles started a 30 week run at #1 on the UK album charts with their debut album, “Please Please Me,” making it the longest running album by a group to top the charts. The band’s follow up, “With The Beatles” would replace it at the top of the charts on December […]

May 11, 1968: The Monkees fifth album, “The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees”, entered the LP charts at #80; in one week, pushed by the singles “Daydream Believer” and “Valleri,” it will jump to #3. It is the last time the band will have a Top Ten album. Read the full article at LOVE […]

May 11, 1965: Three days after The Byrds made their national TV debut on “Shivaree” they appeared on “Hullabaloo” to perform their debut single, a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 11, 1966: Decca Records released the Small Faces’ self titled debut album. It included the hit singles “Whatcha Gonna Do About It” and “Sha-La-La-La-Lee” and peaked at #3 on the UK album chart. Read the full article at LOVE IT LOUD!

May 8, 1965: While on a tour of the UK, Bob Dylan filmed the promotional video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" in an alley next to the Savoy Hotel in London. The "actors" in the background were poet Allen Ginsberg and folksinger Bob Neuwirth. The original clip was actually the opening segment for D. A. Pennebaker's […]

May 8, 1988: George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, and Jim Keltner began two weeks of recording "The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1" at Dave Stewart’s studio in Los Angeles. They had recorded “Handle with Care” a month before at Dylan's home studio as the B-side to George's "This is Love" single, […]

May 8, 1965: The British Invasion continues! There are nine British records in US Top 10, including two by Herman's Hermits. They are: 1. Hermans’ Hermits: "Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter" 2. Gerry Lewis and The Playboys: "Count Me In" 3. The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" 4. Wayne Fontana and The Mindbenders: "Game […]

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