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This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

This Week in Music History: August 4th-10th

As the rain falls from the Boston sky, let’s take a look back at this week in music history and hope for the sun! On August 8th, 1969 an icon that has last decades was created.  On this day photographer Iain McMillan took photos of the Beatles as they crossed Abbey Road.  A police officer […]

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

Throwback Thursday: Brian May of Queen

This week for Throwback Thursday, WERS is playing a set of music from Queen to celebrate guitarist Brian May’s 66th birthday! Brian May was born today in 1947 in Hampton, London the only child of Harold and Ruth May.  Before Queen May was in the band Smile with singer/bassist Tim Staffell and drummer Roger Taylor. […]

This Week in Music History: June 30th-July 6th

This Week in Music History: June 30th-July 6th

Happy holiday weekend! Though this week mostly goes down in history because of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, that doesn’t mean music stopped making history! And who knows, maybe Ben Franklin picked up a guitar and starting shredding with Thomas Jefferson on vocals after they signed the document.  Declaring a country’s independence is […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s time for your weekly fix of music history. Looking back on the Februarys of yesteryears, many big names were making headlines. In mid February of 1967, Pink Floyd was hard at work locked away in the recording studio. Working on finishing up their debut album The Piper At The Gates of Dawn, Abbey Road […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday all! Hope you’re enjoying the pre-Thanksgiving chill. To get you pumped for your imminent turkey-coma here’s today’s music history fix for your Friday. On this day in 1973, David Bowie’s first television special, 1980 Floor Show, was broadcast as a part of NBC’s Midnight Special series. This was Bowie’s first appearance after his publicized retirement on […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Friday and TGIF! And an interesting one for music history per usual, of course. On July 27, 1979 in Scottsdale, Arizona, an Indian art store owned by shock rocker Alice Cooper was firebombed, resulting in $200,000 worth of destruction to the shop. Cooper, unsurprisingly, had been making some negative remarks regarding disco music (who could blame […]

Throwback Thursday: Queen

Throwback Thursday: Queen

For this week’s Throwback Thursday, we are celebrating Roger Taylor’s birthday with a set of Queen songs. In early 1970, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor of the band Smile were encouraged by a 24 year old Farrokh Bulsara to change their name to “Queen” following the departure of their bassist, Tim Staffell.  Bulsara […]

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