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.
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.”
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.
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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”…
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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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 Heart, his 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.”
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