1966: Shades Of Blue, a three man, one woman, Blue-eyed Soul group from Detroit, Michigan, enter the Billboard Top 40 with "Oh How Happy". The song would stay on the chart for eight weeks, reaching #12, but follow-up releases would not be as successful.
1957: "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly And The Crickets is released. The song would reach #1 in the UK and #3 in the US and was later ranked at #39 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. In 2005, the recording was placed in the National Recording Registry, a list of sound recordings that "are culturally, historically, or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States."
Announcing the single largest addition of music to the SoR Radio library since the station went on the air on March 1st, 2012!!! It's so huge, we simply don't have the space to put up all the album covers, so we're just going to list them for you!
We've added over 2,000 songs to the library, and a vast majority can be categorized as obscure classic rock artists, but they're all worthy of being part of SoR Radio, because they've all got something to contribute to the genre and they are unique and groovy voices to add to the sound of SoR!
Music from the following artists/groups have been added:
1973: Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water" is released. The song is based on the true story of how someone had fired a flare gun into the ceiling of the Casino in Montreux, Switzerland, during a concert by Frank Zappa And The Mothers Of Invention. The resulting fire destroyed the building where Deep Purple was set to record a live album the next day. The single will reach #5 in the US and #21 in the UK.
1968: Simon And Garfunkel's "Bookends" replaces their own "The Graduate" at the top of the US album chart.
1975: The nine piece band known as Earth, Wind And Fire saw their song "Shining Star" reach the top of both the Billboard singles chart and the Cashbox Magazine best sellers list. It was the group's seventh single and the first to crack the Top 20. Lead singer Philip Bailey would later team up with Phil Collins on the 1985 hit, "Easy Lover".