Stones nail it! -- The most under-appreciated album of the early Seventies is... -- Okay, we're gonna make you say Moby Grape...

Somebody...nudge Charlie! Stones, 1965. (Central Press/Getty Images)

7/10/1965 (53 years ago today) - The Rolling Stones score their first American No. 1 single when "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" hits the top of the charts -- The song is so good, it actually gets sent it to outer space for other galaxies to hear what Planet Earth was capable of...

7/10/1972 (46 years ago today) - After winning Grammy's for a song he didn't write ("Without You"), Harry Nilsson really wanted to shake things up, and he did so with the release of his eighth studio album on this date -- "Son Of Schmilsson" is (likely) the most misunderstood album any artist of stature has ever made: there's weird-o city lyrics (the chorus of "Take 54" boasts the line "I sang my balls off for you baby", while "You're Breakin' My Heart" featured the refrain "So f---k you!" multiple times!), and the session musicians that backed him up are a certifiable "Who's Who" of the time -- For guitarists, he got Little Feat's Lowell George, Peter Frampton (on most of the tracks) and George Harrison (cleverly credited as "George Harrysong"), Ringo on drums, and (taking a break from their work with The Rolling Stones [again, look at the date here]), Nicky Hopkins on piano and Bobby Keys on sax. If you've never heard this record, hold on tight, 'cuz it's a mess of a masterpiece that, while stylistically is all over the place, really {more-than-convincingly} rocks quite hard with some of the best lead vocals you've ever heard on an album. Mind-blowing stuff...

7/10/1943 - Happy Birthday to Moby Grape lead guitarist and one of the band's five(!) singer-songwriters, Jerry Miller, 75 years old today. Okay, this is just another reason for us to try to get some of you out there to go back and discover Moby Grape, specifically the first two albums which continue to amaze with every needle drop. They were spine-tingling, they really were...

Share your meanderings with the Calendar here on our web site and on the WBLM Facebook and Twitter pages with the hashtag #TommysCoffeeBreak.

"Hey, hey, hey/That's what I say...", xoxo!