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Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

Throwback Thursday: Paul McCartney

This week for Throwback Thursday we are having a special set of Paul McCartney in honor of his latest album, New, which was released just on Tuesday. Sir James Paul McCartney is a living music legend with a career spanning almost fifty years. Starting off with humble beginnings with the Quarrymen in 1957 playing skiffle […]

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

Throwback Thursday: John Lennon

This week for Throwback Thursday we are playing a set of John Lennon in honor of what would have been his 73rd birthday. John Lennon was born on October 9th in Liverpool, England to mother Julia and father Alfred. John Lennon spent most of his childhood living with his aunt and uncle in a small […]

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 […]

“Wings Over America” by Paul McCartney and Wings

“Wings Over America” by Paul McCartney and Wings

Despite the plethora of personal and financial problems The Beatles faced in the twilight of their years together, creativity was never an issue. Paul McCartney, the de-facto leader of the group after the 1966 death of manager Brian Epstein, did his best to steer The Beatles into interesting and creative ventures in the face of […]

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 […]

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

This Week In Music History: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, R.E.M.

With all of the craziness surrounding the Hub this morning, let’s take a break and look back on some landmarks in music history! On this day in 1965, The Beatles released their single “Ticket to Ride” on Capitol Records in the United States. The label stated at the time the song was from an upcoming […]

The Beatles: “Blackbird”

The Beatles: “Blackbird”

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

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

Good Morning!  I hope whatever post-Valentine’s glow we all collectively have can melt some of this snow… let’s take our minds off of the small mountain range that you still haven’t dug your car out of and reflect on some music history! It was a big week for The Beatles, as February 11th, 1963 saw […]

Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we are playing a set from the Beatles, one of the most (if not the most) beloved and influential bands of all time, to honor the anniversary of their famous final rooftop concert! Forty-four years ago, on January 30, 1969, the Beatles gave a surprise concert on the roof of their Apple Records […]

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