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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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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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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.

1962 – The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin’ Stones and consisting of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman) record their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs: Jimmy Reed’s “Close Together,” Bo Diddley’s “You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover,” and Muddy Waters’ “Soon Forgotten.”

1964 – The Beatles record “Honey Don’t” for their Beatles For Sale album after the song’s writer, Carl Perkins, visits them in the studio.

1965 – The ...

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Desert Trip weekend 1 pics (Stones, Who, Paul, Neil, Dylan & Roger Waters)

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Weekend one of Desert Trip, which brought six classic rock giants to the home of Coachella in Indio, CA (and was unofficially dubbed “Oldchella”), went down this past Friday (10/7) through Sunday (10/9)…

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Paul McCartney brought out Neil Young, Rolling Stones covered Beatles, and more at Desert Trip (videos, setlists)

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During Sir Paul’s set, he brought out Uncle Neil for the Beatles tunes “A Day in the Life” and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” — the latter of which Paul has never played live before — and Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The Stones also did a Beatles tune, “Come Together”…

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This Day in Music History: Keith Richards releases his first solo album, Sinead O’Connor pulls her infamous SNL stunt

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Keith Richards Talk is Cheap

1901 – The first record company, The Victor Talking Machine Company, is incorporated, later merging with the Radio Corporation of America to become RCA-Victor.

1945 – A 10-year-old Elvis Presley makes his first public appearance in a talent contest at the Mississippi Alabama Dairy Show singing “Old Shep.” He comes in second.

1961 – Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose, and Hank Williams become the first artists to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

1968 – The Beatles record the new George Harrison song “Savoy Truffle” at Trident Studios in London. George, Paul, and Ringo record just one take ...

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April 7 in Music History: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet, Prince releases his debut album

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April 7 in Music History: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards meet, Prince releases his debut album

1956 – The CBS Radio Network premiers the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party.

1959 – As the snow melts in Mason City, Iowa, Buddy Holly’s glasses are found from the plane crash that killed him two months earlier. They are turned in to police, where they stay until 1980 when a sheriff finds them and returns them to Holly’s widow.

1962 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first meet Brian Jones at Ealing Jazz Club in West London. Jones is calling himself Elmo Lewis and playing guitar with ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Alabama Shakes & Lianne La Havas perform on Colbert, See Restored Beatles “A Day In The Life” video, & Waxahatchee Cancels European Tour

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CBS.comThe Late Show With Stephen Colbert has really been focusing on female singing talent as of late. Case in point: Performances from Alabama Shakes w/ Brittany Howard & Co. and Lianne La Havas.  Check out the video. A restored version of The … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Noel Gallagher join U2 onstage for Beatles’ cover, & Checkout Keith Richards’ “Desert Island Discs”

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Jenn Five/NMEFormer Oasis member Noel Gallagher joined U2 onstage last night at London’s O2 Arena for a couple of songs. Noel Gallagher played acoustic guitar and sang backing vocals on U2‘s ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For’ and a … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: “SpongeBob-SquarePants Musical” will feature original music from David Bowie, The Flaming Lips & many more, and Keith Richards says The Rolling Stones could start work on new album next year.

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deviantart.comA SpongeBob-SquarePants musical will be staged in Chicago starting June 7th & will feature new music from a variety of artists. “The SpongeBob Musical” will feature original music from: David Bowie, Cyndi Lauper, The Flaming Lips, T.I., Plain White T’s, … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: The Grateful Dead to reform w/ John Mayer, & Keith Richards says The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s was “Rubbish!”

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zumic.comJust a few weeks after their “fare thee well” concerts in Chcago, members of the Grateful Dead are planning to reform with John Mayer. Billboard exclusively reports that three of the Dead’s “core four” players — guitarist Bob Weir and … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: Coldplay prepares new album, Jason Isbell’s new record is #1 and Yoko Ono collaborates w/ Death Cab for Cutie & Peter, Bjorn and John on new album.

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radiotimes.comDespite rumors that Coldplay may be breaking up, the band is preparing to release their next album, “As soon as possible.” Even though there’s been some speculation that Coldplay may be calling it quits soon, the band is preparing for … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Keith Richard’s video for new song “Trouble,” Listen to Frank Turner’s latest song “Mittens,” and members of The Clash & Roxy Music to perform.

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twitter.comKeith Richards has shared a video for his new solo single “Trouble” from his forthcoming album “Crosseyed Heart.” Watch. Watch video here at nme.com. “Trouble” is on Keith Richard’s upcoming album “Crosseyed Heart,” his first solo album in 23 years, … Continued

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Keith Richards to Bless Us with First Solo Album in Two Decades

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Praise be to all of the music gods because they have blessed us with some of the greatest news!!

Keith Richards, yes, the LEGENDARY guitarist from the Rolling Stones, announced that he will be releasing Crosseyed Hearthis first solo album in OVER TWO DECADES, on September 18th. The album follows 1988’s Talk is Cheap and 1992’s Main Offender and supposedly will be a “musical journey that takes in reggae, rock, country, and the blues.”

According to Richard’s official blog, July 17th is also a historic day, for ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Keith Richards writes kids’ book, Sting and Paul Simon do the UK and Roger Waters-”The Wall” documentary

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Gus-and-Me-Keith-Richards-FacebookRolling Stones‘ guitarist Keith Richards is honoring the man responsible for introducing him to the guitar: His grandfather Gus! The book is called: “Gus & Me: The Story of My Granddad and My First Guitar” (with illustrations by his daughter … Continued

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