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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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Five Notable Releases of the Week (4/21)

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This week’s Notable Releases include Tara Jane O’Neil’s gorgeous self-titled album, Woods’ quickly-made ‘Love Is Love,’ The Black Angels’ Phil Ek-produced ‘Death Song,’ and more.

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Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

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Sir Ray Davies of The Kinks partners with The Jayhawks on American retrospective “Poetry”

Ray Davies | photo by Steve Gullick | courtesy of the artist

British mastermind Sir Raymond Douglas Davies, better known for his jaunt with rock staple The Kinks, announced his new record Americana and released his first single “Poetry”. The single marks something special for Davies, as he enlisted alt-country kids The Jayhawks as recording partners.

A gloomy look at the materialism in America, Davies uses Dylan-esque vocals to soulfully inquire where art has gone in our country (“And every shop window goods are designed to please / Oh but I ask / Where is the poetry?”). Although ...

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March 17 in Music History: Grateful Dead release their debut, Ray Davies receives his CBE

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March 17 in Music History: Grateful Dead release their debut, Ray Davies receives his CBE

1957 – Elvis Presley buys the Graceland mansion from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. The 23-room, 10,000 square foot home on 13.8 acres of land is expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the King moves in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been used as a place of worship by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder’s daughter, Grace Toof.

1962 – Billboard reports that Ray Charles had started Tangerine, his own record label.

1967 – The Grateful Dead release their self-titled, debut album.

1967 – The Beatles finish ...

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