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Heavy Cream Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Disraeli Gears

Source: Rock On Philly

Photo credit to Mike Vechesky.

The Summer of Love isn’t over yet.

Heavy Cream, the definitive tribute to rock music’s original supergroup Cream, will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Cream’s landmark album Disraeli Gears this Thursday, September 21st at The Vault in Berlin NJ, headquarters of Victor Records. 

Heavy Cream features young prodigies with uncanny abilities to mimic Cream in both look and sound: Billy “The Kid” Thoden as Eric Clapton, Dion Paci as Jack Bruce, and Steve Iannettoni as Ginger Baker. In addition to their mind-blowing musical abilities, the band boasts spec replicas of the famous ‘Fool’ artwork guitars ...

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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

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A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

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In honor of the 50th anniversary of Monterey Pop Fest and the Summer of Love, here are the 50 best psychedelic rock records of 1967, from Jefferson Airplane to Love to the Bee Gees to Pink Floyd to Donovan, and yes, The Beatles.

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Kiss The Sky and Heavy Cream Pay Tribute to Psychedelic Icons

Source: Rock On Philly

All images by Lauren Silvestri

As a millennial who has a deep love for classic rock, especially 60’s psychedelia, I often lament how I will never be able to see my rock heroes perform live. Thankfully, there are a plethora of tributes in the Philly area that celebrate the music of these iconic bands.

On Tuesday, May 31st at World Cafe Live, Kiss The Sky: The Jimi Hendrix RE-Experience and Heavy Cream: A Tribute to Cream celebrated the 50th anniversary of albums central to the psychedelic rock period: the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Are You Experienced? and Axis: Bold as Love ...

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases The Man Who Sold The World, The Last Waltz premieres

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie releases The Man Who Sold The World, The Last Waltz premieres

1957 – Jackie Wilson makes his US chart debut with “Reet Petite.”

1965 – The Beatles record “What Goes On.”

1967 – Pink Floyd makes their US live debut at the Winterland Auditorium in San Francisco, California. They share the bill with local group Big Brother & The Holding Company and singer/songwriter Richie Havens.

1968 – In Providence RI, Cream perform their last US concert.

1970 – David Bowie releases his third studio album. The Man Who Sold the World features the nucleus of what becomes the Spiders from Mars backing band.

1977 – Director Martin Scorsese’s acclaimed documentary of The ...

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Check out photos of Cream rocking The Spectrum, November 1, 1968

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Check out photos of Cream rocking The Spectrum, November 1, 1968

Cream at The Spectrum | photo by William Kates courtesy of the artist

We’ve talked a lot about the sheer volume of rock and roll history contained in storied South Philly arena The Spectrum, from its opening day in 1967 to its final concert in 2009.

Today marks an anniversary on the earlier side of things: on November 1st, 1968, Cream — the o.g. blues rock power trio from London consisting of of singer-guitarist Eric Clapton, drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce — played its final Philadelphia concert at The Spectrum.

The concert was remembered in the book Strange Brew: Eric ...

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This Day in Music History: Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott, Prince releases “Prince”

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This Day in Music History: Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott, Prince releases “Prince”

1966 – The Yardbirds arrive in New York for their first U.S. tour.

1968 – Cream records one of the shows on their farewell tour at The Forum in LA and releases the songs on the Goodbye Cream album the following year.

1968 – An 18-year-old Peter Frampton meets Steve Marriott at a Small Faces show in London. After striking up a friendship, the two form a new group which emerges as Humble Pie next April.

1970 – The Australian outlaw film Ned Kelly, featuring Mick Jagger in his first starring role, is released.

1973 – David Bowie releases a covers album,  ...

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This Day in Music History: Janis Joplin is found dead, The Smiths make their live debut

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This Day in Music History: Janis Joplin is found dead, The Smiths make their live debut

1963 – A 17-year-old Eric Clapton makes his first appearance with The Yardbirds at the Crawdaddy Club in Richmond, England. He replaces their original guitarist Anthony “Top” Topham.

1963 – Dusty Springfield interviews The Beatles when they appear on the British TV show Ready, Steady, Go.

1968 – Cream begins their announced farewell tour with a performance at Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

1968 – The Beatles record “Martha My Dear.”

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival start a four week run at #1 on the US album chart with “Green River,” the group’s first US chart topper.

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Slice of Personality: A Valentine Lunch with Living Colour

Source: Rock On Philly

Crafted by David Leigh Abts & Kevin Hutchinson
Edited by Leslie Blodgett with photos by Elizabeth A. Abts

H#ll’s b#lls, my outfit has scored Valentine’s Day lunch with two-time Grammy-winners Living Colour at Williamsburg Pizza before their show at Brooklyn Bowl. True veterans of sound, will they be able to tell that I’m totally nervous? After thirty years of rocking out will they be stiff like John Candy after Jane Fonda’s Workout?

We shouldn’t have worried. They all give off a down-to-Earth vibe as though we’re sitting down to a family meal. This free-flowing chat starts with drummer Will Calhoun ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: R.E.M. to release ’83-’88 box set, Listen to Belle and Sebastian’s 1st single from new album, and Watch Jason Isbell cover Cream in honor of Jack Bruce

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04b06828R.E.M. is putting out a 7″ box set “7IN-83-88″ on December 9. R.E.M. has already released a rarities collection this year and will soon put out a DVD box set. According to Pitchfork: The singles all come with replicas of … Continued

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Prince to break music rule on SNL, Hear Johnny Winter’s last song- “Death Letter”, and Eric Clapton shares tribute song to Cream partner Jack Bruce

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princePrince is rewriting the rules of “Saturday Night Live” this week! Usually a musical guest on Saturday Night Live does one song about half an hour into the show and another just before the end of the show. Prince will … Continued

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Cream bassist Jack Bruce mourned, Wilco announces 20th Anniversary releases, and Florence and the Machine perform in the U.S. for 1st time in nearly a year

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Cream in Concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City - October 24, 2005Tributes are pouring in from the music world in honor of Cream bassist, vocalist & songwriter Jack Bruce, who died Saturday of liver disease at age 71. Most notably from former band mates: Eric Clapton & Ginger Baker. Eric Clapton … Continued

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The Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time

Source: Rock On Philly

Guitar Riff (n.): A cluster or sequence of notes or chords that is used in a song. It can be repeated over and over again, or it may only be heard once in, say, a lead guitar solo. Riffs can be minor decorative elements or they can be the basis of a song.

You simply cannot have a rock song without a riff. A riff is arguably the most important part; a successful riff will likely stay with the listener more than the lyrics, and can solidify a band’s sound. The clear distinction between The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin comes from the bands’ ...

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