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Heavy Cream Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Disraeli Gears

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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

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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

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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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March 27 in Music History: Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd marry, King Crimson release Three of a Perfect Pair

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March 27 in Music History: Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd marry, King Crimson release Three of a Perfect Pair

1958 – Stereo albums are introduced.

1964 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Oldham attend a Decca launch party at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club in Windsor, Berkshire for protégé singer Adrienne Posta. Also at the party is 17 year-old Marianne Faithfull, with her then-boyfriend John Dunbar. This was the first time Mick met Marianne.

1965 – Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.

1967 – The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time, with “I Can’t Explain.”

1967 – The Young Rascals record “Groovin’.”

1972 – Elvis Presley records what will be his ...

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Eric Clapton began his “final” tour at MSG with Gary Clark Jr & Jimmie Vaughan (pics, videos, setlist)

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Eric Clapton strangely didn’t mention Chuck Berry on stage, but Gary Clark Jr did before joining Clapton for a rendition of Bo Diddley’s “Before You Accuse Me.”

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

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March 13 in Music History: Eric Clapton leaves the Yardbirds, Amy Winehouse releases Back to Black in the US

1961 – The Temptations (then known as the Elgins) audition for Motown Records.

 

1965 – Eric Clapton leaves The Yardbirds, complaining that the band is becoming too commercial.

 

1966 – Rod Stewart leaves Steampacket to work as a solo artist.

 

1976 – The Jackson 5 move from Motown to Epic Records and change their name to the Jacksons.

 

1977 – Iggy Pop begins a North American tour with David Bowie on keyboards and backing vocals, and Blondie as the opening act.

 

1988 – Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” hits #1 in the US. ...

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Eric Clapton adds four more NYC/LA shows to (final?) tour

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Eric Clapton already announced four US shows — two at NYC’s Madison Square Garden, two at LA’s Forum – that might be part of his last tour ever. “I swear this is it, no more…..I know I’ve been threatening retirement for the last fifty years,” he said. Now he added four more…

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Jan 16 in Music History: George Michael gets a US #1 with Faith, Eric Clapton records his Unplugged album

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1932 – Duke Ellington records “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If it Ain’t Got that Swing).”

1938 – Benny Goodman brings jazz to New York City’s Carnegie Hall for the first time.
1973 – Bruce Springsteen appears at Villanova University to an audience of 25 people. Due to a strike at the time by the school’s newspaper, The Villanovan, this concert went unadvertised, so this is probably the smallest crowd Bruce and The E Street Band have ever played in front of.
1975 – McCartney and Wings arrive in New Orleans to begin sessions on their Venus and Mars ...

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.

1963 – The British paper Daily Mirror coins the term “Beatlemania!” in a cover story reviewing The Beatles’ concert the night before in Cheltenham, England.

1963 – Kate Smith gives her first full concert to paying customers.

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Willy and the Poor Boys ...

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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.

1970 ...

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Sept 13 in Music History: John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band, Yes releases Close to the Edge

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Sept 13 in Music History: John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band, Yes releases Close to the Edge

1959 – Elvis Presley meets his future wife Priscilla Beaulieu at a party at his house in Germany, where he is serving in the US Army.

1960 – As the result of a scandal involving Dick Clark and Alan Freed (among others), the FCC bans payola, the practice of artists/labels paying DJs to play their songs on the radio.

1969 – John Lennon introduces the Plastic Ono Band at the Rock and Roll Revival Show. The supergroup members Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann, and drummer Alan White were put together so late that they had to rehearse on the plane from ...

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

1968 – Eric Clapton becomes the first famous musician outside of the Beatles to play on one of their songs when he records the guitar solo for “While Mu Guitar Gently Weeps.”

1970 – At the Isle of Fehmarn in Germany, Jimi Hendrix performs for the last time. He passes away 12 days later on September 18th.

1974 – The 101 All Stars featuring Joe Strummer make their debut at The Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London.

1982 – Peter Gabriel releases his 4th solo album, known by both the number and as Security.

1987 – Performing as the “Lynyrd ...

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This Day in Music History: Elton John signs with Uni, Derek & the Dominoes begin recording Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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This Day in Music History: Elton John signs with Uni, Derek & the Dominoes begin recording Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

1906 – The Victor Talking Machine Company, headquartered in Camden, NJ, begins manufacturing the world’s first mass-market home record player, the Victrola. Price: $200.

1956 – Elvis Presley begins working on his first movie, Love Me Tender. In the drama that is set during and just after the Civil War, Elvis plays Clint Reno, the youngest of four brothers.

1962 – The first TV appearance of The Beatles is recorded by Manchester based Granada TV, who filmed a lunchtime session at The Cavern Club in Liverpool (the performance is shown on October 17, 1962).

1968 – Having come home ...

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

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This Day in Music History: Queen releases their debut album, Live Aid takes place in Philadelphia and London

1897 – A US patent is granted to inventor Guglielmo Marconi for the radio.

1939 – Frank Sinatra makes his recording debut with the Harry James band on the songs “Melancholy Mood” and “From the Bottom of My Heart.”

1964 – The Animals go to #1 on the UK singles chart with “The House Of The Rising Sun.” It is the first song to top the UK charts that clocks in at over 4 minutes in length.

1964 – The Supremes record “Come See About Me.”

1968 – Black Sabbath plays their first gig at a small backstreet Blues club ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles begin their final world tour, Zappa makes his final rock appearance on stage

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1958 – Nina Simone releases her debut album, Little Girl Blue.

1965 – John Lennon’s second book of drawings and poetry, A Spaniard In The Works, is published.

1966 – The final Beatles world tour begins in Munich. Moving forward, they concentrate on studio efforts, resulting in the landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

1990 – Perry Bamonte replaces Roger O’Donnell in The Cure.

1991 – Frank Zappa takes part at the Adieu Soviet Army concert in Prague, a farewell to the last soldiers of Soviet Red Army who are leaving the now free Czechoslovakia. ...

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June 14 in Music History: Derek & the Dominos make their live debut, The Grateful Dead release Workingman’s Dead

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Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead

1958 – Fats Domino records “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday.”

1961 – Patsy Cline is thrown through the windshield when she gets in a nasty car accident in Nashville. During her two-month hospital stay, her song “I Fall to Pieces” gives the singer her first Country #1 and becomes a huge country-pop crossover hit. She is also visited by the woman who will become her protégé: Loretta Lynn.

1963 – During a UK tour, Gerry and the Pacemakers support The Beatles when they play at New Brighton Tower in Wallasey. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.

1965 – The ...

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May 11 in Music History: The Woodstock album is released, Led Zeppelin goes to see Elvis

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May 11 in Music History: The Woodstock album is released, Led Zeppelin goes to see Elvis

1957 – At the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Everly Brothers make their stage debut.

1966 – Small Faces release their self-titled, debut album.

1970 – Featuring performances from the festival, the triple album Woodstock soundtrack is released on Cotillion Records.

1972 – John Lennon goes on the Dick Cavett Show and mentions that the FBI is monitoring him. (He turns out to be right.)

1974 – Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis Presley show at the Los Angeles Forum in California. After a shaky start to the show, The King stops his band and jokingly says, “Wait a minute, ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen tries to meet Elvis; scales the walls at Graceland

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen tries to meet Elvis; scales the walls at Graceland

1976 – After a gig in Memphis, Bruce Springsteen takes a cab to Graceland and proceeds to climb over the wall in an attempt to meet Elvis. He is apprehended and escorted off the premises by guards who inform him the King is not at home, anyway.

1980 – Black Sabbath begin their first tour with Ronnie James Dio, who had replaced Ozzy Osbourne as singer of the band.

1988 – Eric Clapton files for a divorce from Patti “Layla” Boyd.

1989 – Jon Bon Jovi marries his high school sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, at the Graceland Wedding Chapel in Las ...

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April 18 in Music History: Members of Led Zeppelin and Yes almost form a band, Eric Clapton releases Crossroads

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April 18 in Music History: Members of Led Zeppelin and Yes almost form a band, Eric Clapton releases Crossroads

1969 – The Beatles record “Old Brown Shoe” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy).”

1970 – Steel Mill (featuring Bruce Springsteen) play in the Main Gym at Ocean County College in New Jersey. Tickets cost $2.00.

1975 – Alice Cooper’s first TV special, Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album, airs.

1978 – The movie FM, which will become the basis for the TV show WKRP in Cincinnati, makes its debut. Linda Ronstadt and Jimmy Buffett both appear in the film.

1981 – Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes begin rehearsals with Jimmy ...

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March 23 in Music History: Elvis releases his debut album, U2 signs their first record contract

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March 23 in Music History: Elvis releases his debut album, U2 signs their first record contract

1956 – Elvis Presley releases his self-titled, debut album.

1963 – Johnny Cash records “Ring Of Fire.”

1964 – John Lennon’s first book, In His Own Write, is published.

1972 – The film The Concert For Bangladesh, featuring George Harrison, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton, premieres in New York. The event is the first benefit concert of its magnitude in world history. The concert raises $243,418.51 for Bangladesh relief, which is administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

1980 – U2 sign a worldwide deal with Island Records. They get ...

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This Day in Music History: Buffalo Springfield forms, Laura Nyro releases Eli And The Thirteenth Confession

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This Day in Music History: Buffalo Springfield forms, Laura Nyro releases Eli And The Thirteenth Confession

1931 – The “Star Spangled Banner” is adopted as the US national anthem.

1965 – Eric Clapton plays his last show with The Yardbirds, leaving to join John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. He is replaced by Jeff Beck.

1966 – Neil Young, Stephen Stills, and Richie Furay form Buffalo Springfield (originally as “The Herd”) in Los Angeles.

1967 – The Jeff Beck Group make their live performance debut in London with then-unknown vocalist Rod Stewart.

1968 – Laura Nyro releases Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.

1978 – Patti Smith releases Easter.

1981 – U2 begins their first major tour of the ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Rod Stewart will perform with The Faces, Mac DeMarco covers Eric Clapton, Dr. Dre’s Compton: A Soundtrack streams

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classicrock101.comRod Stewart and The Faces will reunite for a charity concert in September. Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones will reunite The Faces to headline the “Rock ‘n’ Horsepower” event in England to benefit Prostate Cancer UK. The Faces … Continued

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