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.
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.
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.
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.”
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…
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...
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...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Rod 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
Joey Arias seemed to be having the time of his life Sunday night at the end of last month at his sold-out show at Joe’s Pub, a twinbill with Australian singer/personality Paul Capsis. Arias’ firebrand lead guitarist and musical director Viva DeConcini was also having a ball, especially with her effects pedals, shifting deviously from one layer of whoosh and wail to another over the steady drums of Ray Rizzo, Mary Feaster’s melodic bass and Mara Rosenbloom’s characteristically judicious, elegant piano lines. Titled Rock & Roll Fantasy, the show was something of a departure for Arias, who’s best known ...
There are so many soundtracks that qualify as great, but here is a list that’s a little different than the others. The top 11 listed below were chosen not only for their musical prowess, but also because they enhance their respective movie in some way. You will find a variety of music styles here, from doo-wop and classic rock, to EDM and string quartets.