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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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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album

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June 12 in Music History: The Supremes make history, Teddy Pendergrass releases his debut solo album
1959 – Chuck Berry releases his third studio album, Chuck Berry Is On Top.

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfer Girl” and “Little Deuce Coupe.”
1964 – The Zombies record “She’s Not There.”
1965 – The Supremes become the first group to score a fifth consecutive US #1 single when “Back In My Arms Again” goes to the top of the charts.
1966 – Pink Floyd’s future co-manager Peter Jenner sees the band perform for the first time at The Marquee Club in London.The band goes on to sign a contract with Jenner and Andrew King on October ...

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Brian Wilson expands ‘Pet Sounds’ tour, including a Radio City show

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Brian Wilson is currently on tour playing Pet Sounds in full, and this run is billed as the “final performances” of the album. Fortunately, he’s extended the run through mid-October…

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Feb 27 in Music History: Janis Joplin’s Pearl hits #1, PJ Harvey releases To Bring You My Love

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Feb 27 in Music History: Janis Joplin’s Pearl hits #1, PJ Harvey releases To Bring You My Love

 

1967 – Pink Floyd record their first single, “Arnold Layne.”

1971 – Five months after her death, Janis Joplin starts a nine-week run at #1 on the US album chart with Pearl. “Buried Alive in the Blues” remains an instrumental as she died before adding her vocals.

 

1984 – The Jacksons’ Pepsi commercial premieres on MTV.

 

1995 – PJ Harvey releases her first solo album, To Bring You My Love.

 

2000The Beach Boys: An American Family TV mini-series begin airing on ABC.

 

 

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Jan 31 in Music History: Neil Young makes his stage debut, Tori Amos releases Under The Pink

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Jan 31 in Music History: Neil Young makes his stage debut, Tori Amos releases Under The Pink

 

1956 – Elvis Presley signs with the William Morris Agency in order to make himself available to film studios.

1959 – A 17-year-old Bob Dylan (known then as Robert Zimmerman) sees Buddy Holly perform at the Duluth Armory in Minnesota. Three days later, Holly dies in a plane crash.

 

1963 – A seventeen-year-old Neil Young makes his stage debut at a country club in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

 

1963 – The Beach Boys record “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “Shutdown”

 

1967 – The Beatles spend a second day at Knole Park in Kent, England to complete filming for the ...

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Jan 20 in Music History: The Beatles release their first album in the US, Ben & Jerry’s introduces Phish Food

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Jan 20 in Music History: The Beatles release their first album in the US, Ben & Jerry’s introduces Phish Food
1958 – Elvis Presley gets his orders to report to duty from the US Army. He is allowed a 60-day deferment so he could finish the film King Creole.

1964 – The Beatles’ first American album is released: Meet the Beatles!

 

1982 – During an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, someone in the audience throws a live bat onto the stage. Stunned by the light, the bat lay motionless, and thinking it was a rubber fake, the singer picks it up and attempts to bite off its head as part of his regular act. After the ...

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January 3rd in Music History: The Monkees break up, Aretha Franklin is the 1st woman in the R&R HoF

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January 3rd in Music History: The Monkees break up, Aretha Franklin is the 1st woman in the R&R HoF

1957 – Fats Domino records “I’m Walking.”

1967 – Declaring himself a conscientious objector, The Beach Boys’ Carl Wilson refuses his induction notice from the US Army.
1970 – Four days after learning that their movie Let It Be will be released in theaters, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr meet at Abbey Road Studios and record “I Me Mine” for the film and soundtrack.
1970 – Davy Jones announces that he’s leaving The Monkees, essentially dissolving the group, which had dwindled to a duo.
1974 – Bob Dylan begins a 6-week tour in Chicago with The Band, who ...

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classic concert films ‘The T.A.M.I. Show’ & ‘Big T.N.T. Show’ now on Blu-ray; Ronnie Spector playing holiday shows

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Ronnie also plays the “Baby It’s Cold Outside: The Revlon Concert for the Rainforest Fund” benefit at Carnegie Hall with Bruce Springsteen, Sting and more.

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys release Little Deuce Coupe, the first Joy Division single is released

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys release Little Deuce Coupe, the first Joy Division single is released

1952 – The Philadelphia dance show Bandstand, hosted by Bob Horn and later by Dick Clark as American Bandstand, debuts on WFIL-TV.

1959 – Singer/actor Mario Lanza dies at a weight loss clinic in Rome, possibly from a pulmonary embolism or a massive heart attack (no autopsy was performed). He was 38.

1963 – The Rolling Stones record the Lennon/McCartney song “I Wanna Be Your Man,” which the duo had written in the corner of a room while Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were talking.

1963 – The Beach Boys release Little Deuce Coupe.

1968 – Long ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys make their TV debut, Tony Bennett sets a Guinness World Record

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys make their TV debut, Tony Bennett sets a Guinness World Record

1942 – Glenn Miller and his Orchestra perform together for the last time. Miller volunteers for the US Army and disappears December 15, 1944 over the English Channel.

1964 – The Beach Boys make their TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show performing “I Get Around” and “Wendy.”

1967 – The Beatles record various parts for the new John Lennon song “I Am the Walrus” and the new Paul McCartney song “Fool On The Hill.”

1973 – Rolling Stone magazine reports that Carlos Santana has changed his name to Devadip now that he is a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.

2011 ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

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This Day in Music History: The Beach  Boys release Surfer Girl, Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig

1963 -The Beach Boys release their 3rd album, Surfer Girl.

1966 – Pete Quaife leaves the Kinks and is replaced by John Dalton.

1968 – The Beatles record “I Will.”

1970 – Jimi Hendrix jams with Eric Burdon and War at the London club Ronnie Scott’s two days before his death. It’s the last time he plays music.

1972 – Former Herd and Humble Pie guitarist Peter Frampton plays his first solo gig, opening for The J. Geils Band in New York.

1974 – Bob Dylan records “Meet Me In The Morning.”

1979 – The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ ...

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie debuts on Broadway, Dire Straits disband

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This Day in Music History: David Bowie debuts on Broadway, Dire Straits disband

1961 – The Pendletones (later known as The Beach Boys) audition for the Stereo Masters publishing house, leading to the release of their first single, “Surfin’.”

1965 – Ford offers factory-installed 8-track tape players in its Mustang, Thunderbird and Lincoln models. Because this is the first time 8-track players are widely available (they don’t make it to homes for another year), the only places to purchase tapes are auto parts stores or Ford dealers.

1980 – David Bowie debuts on Broadway in The Elephant Man.

1988 – Dire Straits disbands.

1990 – Bruce Hornsby begins filling in on keyboard ...

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Pitchfork list their 200 best songs of the 1970s

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Back in 2004, Pitchfork published their Top 100 Albums of the 1970s list, and today they’ve returned with the 200 Best Songs of the 1970s. Some of the artists who didn’t make the cut on the albums list are now here, like Black Sabbath, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith…

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Revolver: The Beatles’ Classic LP 50 Years Later

Source: Rock On Philly

Featured image via babgreeb RECORDS

Article written by Dan Cousart

The mid-1960s were an incredibly exciting time for the music world. With the release of classic records like Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys, Aftermath by The Rolling Stones and Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan, the ideas of what the album as an artistic medium and pop music could be were changing. Leading the charge was The Beatles, who had taken the world by storm in the early 1960s and were beginning to reach their commercial peak. What made the group truly remarkable though is that they were constantly ...

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Pet Sounds: Celebrating Brian Wilson’s Masterpiece 50 Years Later

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Featured image via Chris Boland

On May 16, 1966, a pop group from Southern California who called themselves the Beach Boys released a groundbreaking record that would change music forever. The tides of popular music were changing in the mid 1960s thanks to the mainstream introduction of the Beatles in 1964 and Bob Dylan in 1965. Rock music was beginning to gain an artistic consciousness way beyond what was previously thought possible, and the Beach Boys would soon be at the center of it.  

Pet Sounds: Celebrating Brian Wilson’s Masterpiece 50 Years Later

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Back in early 1965, a 22 year old Brian ...

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This Day in Music History: Paul McCartney announces Wings, Stevie Wonder releases Innervisions

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This Day in Music History: Paul McCartney announces Wings, Stevie Wonder releases Innervisions

1963 – The Beach Boys release “Surfer Girl,” the first song Brian Wilson ever wrote and the first one he produced.

1966 – The Rolling Stones begin nine days of recording sessions for their next album at RCA Studios in Hollywood. Tracks recorded include “Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow?” “Let’s Spend The Night Together,” “My Obsession,” “Yesterday’s Papers” and “Back Street Girl.”

1971 – Paul McCartney announces the formation of his first post-Beatles band, Wings. Members include his wife Linda, former Moody Blues singer Denny Laine on guitar, and Denny Seiwell on drums.

1973...

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This Day in Music History: The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun, the first Lollapalooza is held

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This Day in Music History: The Grateful Dead release Anthem of the Sun, the first Lollapalooza is held

1953 – Truck driver Elvis Presley makes his first ever recording when he pays $3.98 to lay down two songs at Memphis Recording Service (later renamed Sun Studios): “My Happiness’” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.” The so-called vanity disc is a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called Elvis – the Great Performances.

1964 – The Rolling Stones score their first American hit when their cover of Buddy Holly’s “Not Fade Away” peaks at #48 on the Hot 100.

1968 – The Beatles record “Helter Skelter,” one take ...

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“Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk” is officially open

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk had its grand opening this past July 4th holiday weekend with shows from The Impractical Jokers (7/1), Peter Gabriel & Sting (7/3), and The Beach Boys (7/4)…

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Brian Wilson, Rostam & Hinds @ McCarren Park (pics)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Brian Wilson played ‘Pet Sounds’ in full at a show that also included a guest-filled set by ex-Vampire Weekend member Rostam (with a string section, dancers, The Walkmen’s Hamilton Leithauser, Ra Ra Riot’s Wes Miles, and Deradoorian), and Hinds.

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Brian Wilson played ‘Pet Sounds’ & more at McCarren Park (review, pics)

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The album of course begins with a bang, and this performance of it did too. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” started the most amount of crowd singing/dancing that the Pet Sounds section would have all night (or maybe “Sloop John B” gave it a run for its money)…

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