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This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

This Week In Music History: June 16th-22nd

It’s Friday! That means so many beautiful things for so many people, but it also means that it’s time to take a look back at music history. Born on this day in 1944 is Kinks singer and songwriter Ray Davies.  Davies was born the seventh of eight children in North London, England.  His only younger […]

This Week In Music History: June 9th-15th

This Week In Music History: June 9th-15th

It’s a cloudy day in Boston for this weeks’ look back at music history. Hopefully that will change for the weekend! During this week in 1977, British rock legends Led Zeppelin basically took over New York City as part of what became their final American tour.  They stopped in the city for a total of […]

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

This Week In Music History: June 2nd-8th

As the week comes to a rainy conclusion, it’s time for This Week In Music History! This day in 1969 marks the debut of British supergroup Blind Faith.  Consisting of Eric Clapton (Yardbirds, Cream), Ginger Baker (Cream), Steve Winwood (Spencer Davis Group, Traffic), and  Ric Grech (Family), Blind Faith was one of the world’s first […]

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

This Week in Music History

Fun facts galore on this less-than-sunny Friday in Boston!  Music history is made every week in this city, but now let’s takes a look back and revisit our roots. On this day in 1968 the Rolling Stones released their song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash.”  Though released as a single, be sure that the track has made […]

This Week in Music History

This Week in Music History

Happy Friday, listeners! Just as it’s been a beautiful week here in Boston, it’s been a lovely week in the world of music history. Here’s a couple fun facts to get you through yet another gorgeous, sunny weekend (total pain, right?). Today marks the birthday of Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and possibly complete […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

It’s the end of another week here at WERS, and time to take a look back at what history has been made on this day in the past. May 10th marks the birth of two music legends, John Ritchie in 1957and Paul Hewson in 1960. Never heard of them? Well, they grew up to be […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Now that the week is wrapping up, let’s take a brief look back in music history… On April 26 in 1980, Blondie hit No. 1 on the UK singles chart with the track “Call Me.” This was the group’s fourth single to hit the No. 1 slot in their long-lived career. “Call Me,” was featured […]

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 […]

This Week In Music History

This Week In Music History

Calling all music aficionados! Did you know that April 5th has been a groundbreaking day in music for decades? Let’s take a look back. Today in 1976, Led Zeppelin released their seventh studio album, Presence. The album was released by Swan Song Records and recorded during the band’s more tumultuous times when Robert Plant was recovering from […]

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