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This Day in Music History: Joe Cocker makes his television debut, The Verve breaks up

The Verve

1966 – The Beatles started recording the John Lennon song “I’m Only Sleeping” at Abbey Road studios in London, England. The song features the then-unique sound of a reversed guitar duet played by George Harrison. It is released two months earlier in the United States on the album Yesterday And Today and is not featured on the original US version of Revolver.

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XPN MusicNotes: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Neil Young and Roger Waters to perform on same stage for the first time ever

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“It’s so special in so many ways, you won’t get a chance to see a bill like this, perhaps ever again. It’s a show I look forward to more than any show in a long time.”-Elliott Roberts- Manager for Neil Young via LA Times

Having just completed XPN’s “Greatest 70’s Music Weekend” comes word that some of the greatest artists & bands that hit their strides in the 1970’s are going take the stage together for the first time ever. Continue reading →

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Bob Dylan to channel Sinatra again on Fallen Angels, shares first single

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The legendary Bob Dylan works in phases: He had his early folk-hero days, his “Dylan goes electric” period, the born-again Christian era. In the past couple years however, he’s shown a new face: The ghost of Frank Sinatra. Dylan’s last album, Shadows In The Night, was composed entirely of Sinatra standards and he has just shared the details of his next. Continue reading →