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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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David Crosby talks new LP, Trump, Paul Kantner, the “psychedelic” label & more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

An interview with David Crosby, ahead of his tour which begins this week.

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This Day in Music History: Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited, The Clash are inspired to write “White Riot”

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This Day in Music History: Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited, The Clash are inspired to write “White Riot”

1965 – Bob Dylan releases Highway 61 Revisited.

1968 – The Byrds’ album Sweetheart of the Rodeo is released in the U.S.

1969 – Ozzy Osbourne announces onstage that the band Earth’s new name is Black Sabbath. The band had played “N.I.B.,” “The Wizard,” “Black Sabbath,” and “Warning.”

1976 – Members of The Clash are present as the Notting Hill riots take place between black youth and the police in England. The event inspires them to write “White Riot” as a call for white people to protest with the same furor.

1993 – Billy Joel becomes the first musical ...

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May 11 in Music History: The Woodstock album is released, Led Zeppelin goes to see Elvis

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May 11 in Music History: The Woodstock album is released, Led Zeppelin goes to see Elvis

1957 – At the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, The Everly Brothers make their stage debut.

1966 – Small Faces release their self-titled, debut album.

1970 – Featuring performances from the festival, the triple album Woodstock soundtrack is released on Cotillion Records.

1972 – John Lennon goes on the Dick Cavett Show and mentions that the FBI is monitoring him. (He turns out to be right.)

1974 – Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis Presley show at the Los Angeles Forum in California. After a shaky start to the show, The King stops his band and jokingly says, “Wait a minute, ...

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March 1 in Music History: Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, Tom Waits releases his debut album

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March 1 in Music History: Pink Floyd releases Dark Side of the Moon, Tom Waits releases his debut album

 

1941 – The world’s first commercial FM radio station, Nashville’s W47NV, begins broadcasting.

1957 – The Everly Brothers sign with Cadence records and record “Bye Bye Love.”

1964 – Sam Cooke releases his final album, Ain’t That Good News.

1966 – Gene Clark announces he is leaving The Byrds due to his fear of flying. They do not replace him.

1967 – The Beatles start recording “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” at Abbey Road studios. The song is inspired by a drawing John Lennon’s son Julian made of a classmate.

1968 – Elton John’s first single “I’ve ...

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Monday Playlist: Rock and Roll!

Source: Rock On Philly

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted eight legendary bands and musicians last week! To honor those new and old to the Hall of Fame, we have compiled a playlist of some of their best songs. Whether they were pioneers of the music industry or perfected the art, these legends have influenced countless others and why not celebrate with a huge playlist of their best work? Take a look, and listen, to the newest inductees below!

First off, Ringo Starr awarded for “Musical Excellence”

The “5” Royales for “Early Influence” which you can hear in this audio only video,

The Paul Butterfield Blues ...

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