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Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

Throwback Thursday: Jimi Hendrix

This week for Throwback Thursday WERS is playing a set of Jimi Hendrix in memory of his the forty-third anniversary of his death. James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born November 27th, 1942 in Seattle, Washington. In the mid 1950’s Jimi used to carry around an old broom in elementary school and pretended it was a […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

As we take a look back, this is a truly legendary week in music history! August 16, 2013 marks the anniversary of the death of Robert Johnson, one of the most influential and mysterious musicians of the 20th century. The blues legend only left behind a few dozen songs for us, but his talent and […]

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

Throwback Thursday: Woodstock Music & Arts Festival

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of songs from Woodstock performers like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the legendary festival. The Woodstock Music Festival was billed as “Three Days of Peace and Music” and took place on farm in the Catskills of New York. The […]

This Week In Music History: May 26th-June 2nd

This Week In Music History: May 26th-June 2nd

As another month comes to an end, it’s time to look back at this week in music history.  It seems like music history is made every week, and this week is no different. On May 29, 1967, a small festival was held at the Tulip Bulb Auction Hall in Spalding, Lincoln, England. The cost of […]

New Releases Tuesday

New Releases Tuesday

Welcome to New Releases Tuesday on WERS. Every Tuesday we’ll take a look around the music scene and bring you updates on, you guessed it, the new albums coming out this week. CAITLIN ROSE, THE STAND-IN Nashville-based Caitlin Rose has dropped her sophomore record, The Stand-in. Prior to her solo career, Rose was the lead […]

Jimi Hendrix: “Hey Joe”

Jimi Hendrix: “Hey Joe”

February is African American Heritage Month and WERS AT NIGHT is honoring one artist or one song every day this month that helped contribute to social consciousness, political responsibility, or civil rights. At WERS, we believe that these songs are always bigger than just entertainment; music can be used to drive a movement or even […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

The day is young and the fall is fresh so what better time for your weekly music history update! On this particular day in 1968, Jimi Hendrix released his spiced-up version of the Bob Dylan track “All Along the Watchtower”. Dylan reportedly liked the revamp of his acoustic track. But who wouldn’t, c’mon, it’s Hendrix. This fall Dylan […]

Emerson College

To all WERS Members & Volunteers

THANK YOU! We had an awesome Live Music Week because of you! We exceeded our goal of 1000 donors and we couldn’t have done it without your support! We are working on sending your gifts now and you can expect to have them in 4 to 6 weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, […]

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