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This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy December! Here’s your regular music history fix to close out your week. On this day back in 1964, principal songwriter for The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson suffered a nervous breakdown while flying from Houston to Los Angeles. The group intended to follow up their release of Pet Sounds with their most ambitious project yet, […]

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

Throwback Thursday: George Harrison

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re playing a set from George Harrison as today marks 11 years since his death. If you’re a WERS fan, chances are you’re already pretty well aware of George Harrison.  Lead guitarist for The Beatles and an iconic solo artist in his own right, there’s a special corner of the […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good Morning! It’s cold! Something you probably already knew with this sudden onslaught of frigid winter weather. Warm up with your weekly fix of music history right here! In 1967, one of music’s most notorious magazines published its first issue. Rolling Stone was published in San Francisco featuring John Lennon on the first cover in his outfit […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Happy Frigid Friday! Or at least that’s what I’m calling it since this morning was arguably near freezing. Wherefore art thou summer? But nothing warms you up quite like your weekly fix of music history, am I right? Of course I am. In honor of this being the month of ghosts and ghouls it seems to be quite […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

At the risk of talking about The Beatles way too much in my TGI Friday music history posts, I’m going to go ahead and do it again. I mean, what better way is there to kick off the weekend really? Today, in 1962, The Beatles first single on the Parlophone label “Love Me Do”, backed by “P.S. […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Good morning and happy final Friday in September. But just because September is ending, fall is just beginning, somewhat like the career if the Beatles on this day in 1963. Famous New York deejay, Murray the K knew little of the stir he was about to cause when he received a copy of the Beatles’ “She Loves You”. […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

What’s interesting about a Friday morning in early September? Your weekly fix of music history, that’s what. Twenty-eight years ago in 1984, MTV introduced their now annual award show, the MTV Video Music Awards. Bette Midler and Dan Aykroyd, one of the original cast members of SNL, co-hosted the show. This original broadcast of the […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Florence Welch might be singing that the dog days are over but for fans of the King back in 1956, the dog days had just begun. On August 3, 1956 Elvis Presley released one of his most famous tracks, a cover of “Big Mama” Thorton’s “Hound Dog”. Presley infamously sang the song on The Steve […]

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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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