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This Week in Music History
January 18th, 1964 - The Beatles have their first US hit with ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ as it enters the charts on this day. It entered at No.45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-selling single in the history of Capitol Records...
This Week in Music History
October 19th, 1966 - The Yardbirds land in New York for their 1st US tour with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page on lead guitars. However, after only two dates of the tour, Beck developed acute tonsillitis and had to quit the group. He would go on to form The Jeff Beck Group, which would give Rod Stewart his…
This Week in Music History
September 21st, 2011 - The Beatles refused to perform at a concert on August 31st, 1965 because the audience was forced to be segregated. A contract revealing that they refused to perform is sold today for $23,033 at an auction in L.A. In addition to the desegregation clause, the contract guaranteed…
This Weekend in Music History
April 19th, 1974 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band appear at the State Theatre in New Brunswick. Tickets are only $4.50 and the promoter of the event takes a gamble that word-of-mouth will be enough to fill the 550 seats, however, only 250 attended...
This Weekend in Music History
November 16th, 1974 - John Lennon hits No.1 on the singles chart with 'Whatever Gets You Through The Night.' Elton John played on the session and had made a deal with Lennon that they would have to play live together if the song ever reached No.1.
This Day In Music History
October 5th
1967 - The Doors play the final show of a five night run at Steve Paul's "The Scene" in New York City. Steve Paul, owner of The Scene, and notable as the one-time manager of Johnny Winter, refused to pay protection money to the Mafia.
Top 5 Most Requested Songs on The Big Show
Every Friday night we get hundreds of calls for requests and dedications. Here's the Top 5 Most Requested songs for the weekend of 7/20, 7/21 and 7/22/12. Thanks so much for calling in and giving your requests!

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