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The 50 best psychedelic rock albums of the Summer of Love

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

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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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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April 21 in Music History: The Cure releases Wish, Prince passes away

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April 21 in Music History: The Cure releases Wish, Prince passes away

1967 – The Beatles complete the sessions for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Abbey Road studios in London. The final recordings are of gibberish and noise which would follow “A Day in the Life” in the run-out groove. They record assorted noises and voices, which engineer Geoff Emerick then cuts up and randomly reassembles and edits backwards. At John Lennon’s suggestion, they also add a high-pitch whistle audible only by dogs. These are omitted from the American version of the album.

1969 – Janis Joplin makes her London stage debut when she and her Kozmic Blues Band perform ...

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The Who: Live at Shea Stadium 1982

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Live at Shea Stadium 1982

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Back in 1982, out touring stadiums (at least in North America) in support of their just-released It’s Hard album, The Who stormed into New York for a two-night stand, captured on this new album (and DVD released in connection with it), Live at Shea Stadium 1982. Opening with a double wallop of loudly played oldies, “Substitute” and a John Entwistle-heavy “I Can’t Explain,” it is evident that the band is in top form, yet this recording is not so great. Singer Roger Daltrey and Keith Moon-replacement drummer Kenney Jones (this would be his ...

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The Hillbenders Bring Their Imaginative Americana Take on The Who to the Rockwood

Source: New York Music Daily

If you’re into bluegrass, you’ve probably heard Luther Wright & the Wrongs‘ 2001 cult classic Rebuild the Wall, an acoustic version of the Pink Floyd movie soundtrack album. In a similar vein, with considerably less of a mean-spirited satirical edge, the Hillbenders’ Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry, an impressively faithful newgrass take on the Who, is currently burning up the charts and streaming at Spotify. They’re bringing it to the big room at the Rockwood on June 18 at 7 PM on an excellent twinbill with honkytonkers the Honeycutters, Cover is $12; the venue isn’t clear on who’s ...

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The Who Announce Deluxe (And Super-Deluxe) Edition of ‘Tommy’ Out on Nov. 12th

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The Who Announce Deluxe (And Super-Deluxe) Edition of 'Tommy' Out on Nov. 12th

Tommy, The Who’s defining, breakthrough concept album – a full-blown rock opera about a deaf, dumb and blind boy that launched the band to international superstardom – is to be released in Deluxe and limited edition Super Deluxe editions on November 12.

Originally released in May 1969, The Who were at a career crossroads, they were known mainly as a singles band but this project launched them as a serious “album band” and has now sold over 20 million copies as well as regularly turning up in lists of the most influential albums of all time. Coming after The ...

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