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Monterey Pop screenings, photo exhibit & more Summer of Love stuff

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Catch the restored documentary in a theater near you, head to Morrison Hotel Gallery to check out a photo exhibit, and read a recap of a recent Q&A with D.A. Pennebaker. Also: watch Michelle Phillips play “California Dreamin'” at Monterey Pop 50 with The Head and the Heart.

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1967’s best rock bands still touring (The Who, Dead, Beatles, Clapton, Floyd, more)

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A companion guide to our list of the 50 Best Psychedelic Rock Albums of the Summer of Love. Catch one of the many great artists still playing clubs and stadiums in 2017….

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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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2017 Record Store Day releases we’d actually like to own

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From The Doors and Grateful Dead to Super Furry Animals and Luna.

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Record Store Day announces list of 2017 exclusive titles

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 list includes releases from The War on Drugs, Pink Floyd, Andre 3000, Animal Collective, Big Star, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Creation, The Cure, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, The Grateful Dead, Iggy Pop, Julian Cope, Robert Johnson, and more.

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Feb 1 in Music History: The Beatles record “Sgt Pepper’s,” The Cars disband

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Feb 1 in Music History: The Beatles record “Sgt Pepper’s,” The Cars disband
1949 – RCA introduces the 45 RPM record. It’s 7″ wide and plays at a faster speed than the traditional 33-1/3, providing better sound quality. The invention of these “singles” makes jukeboxes possible.

1964 – Indiana Governor Matthew Walsh bans the Kingsmen’s version of “Louie Louie,” calling it “pornographic.” Eventually, the FBI investigates and finds the lyrics “unintelligible at any speed.”
1965 – James Brown records “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” at the Arthur Smith Studios in Charlotte, North Carolina.
1967 – The Beatles start work on “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” It isn’t until after they record ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles release The White Album, Pearl Jam releases Vitalogy

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This Day in Music History: The Beatles release The White Album, Pearl Jam releases Vitalogy
1957 – Simon & Garfunkel make their first appearance on American Bandstand. As their earlier incarnation as Tom and Jerry, they play their minor hit “Hey Little Schoolgirl.”

1963 – The Beatles release With The Beatles.

1968 – The Beatles release The Beatles (The White Album).

1994 – Pearl Jam releases their third studio album, Vitalogy, on vinyl. It becomes the first vinyl album to appear on the US chart since the recent domination of the compact disc format. They follow the release in other formats two weeks later, when the album then becomes the second-fastest-selling CD ...

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This Day in Music History: The Doors sign with Elektra, Grand Funk Railroad releases E Pluribus Funk

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Grand Funk Railroad E Pluribus Funk

1926 – The first network radio broadcast airs on the new National Broadcasting Company, soon to be known as NBC. The show is four and a half hours of varied performances from New York’s Waldorf-Astoria hotel.

1934 – Gene Autry appears in his first film, In Old Santa Fe, becoming the first “singing cowboy” on the silver screen.

1956 – Elvis Presley’s first movie, Love Me Tender, premieres at the Paramount Theater in New York City.

1966 – The Doors officially sign a 7-album deal with Elektra Records. The band also reluctantly agrees to release “Break On Through” as ...

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

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This Day in Music History: Jimi Hendrix give his last performance, Peter Gabriel releases 4 / Security

1968 – Eric Clapton becomes the first famous musician outside of the Beatles to play on one of their songs when he records the guitar solo for “While Mu Guitar Gently Weeps.”

1970 – At the Isle of Fehmarn in Germany, Jimi Hendrix performs for the last time. He passes away 12 days later on September 18th.

1974 – The 101 All Stars featuring Joe Strummer make their debut at The Telegraph in Brixton Hill, London.

1982 – Peter Gabriel releases his 4th solo album, known by both the number and as Security.

1987 – Performing as the “Lynyrd ...

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This Day in Music History: Phil Collins responds to Genesis’ ad in Melody Maker, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland

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This Day in Music History: Phil Collins responds to Genesis’ ad in Melody Maker, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame opens in Cleveland

1964 – The Beatles appear at The Convention Hall in Philadelphia, their first of only two shows in this city. Read more on this concert here.

 

1964 – The Rolling Stones record their version of the Willie Dixon song “Little Red Rooster” at Regent Sound Studios in London, England.

1965 – The Doors record their first demos at World Pacific Jazz Studios in Los Angeles, where they cut six Jim Morrison songs.

1970 – Genesis runs an ad in Melody Maker magazine, looking for musicians who are “determined to strive beyond existing stagnant music forms.” Phil Collins answers the ad ...

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Barneys selling $265 Black Flag t-shirts; $225 Joy Division, Black Sabbath, The Cure & more

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Nothing says punk like two-hundred-plus dollar luxury t-shirts, right?

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June 14 in Music History: Derek & the Dominos make their live debut, The Grateful Dead release Workingman’s Dead

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Grateful Dead Workingman's Dead

1958 – Fats Domino records “I’m Gonna Be A Wheel Someday.”

1961 – Patsy Cline is thrown through the windshield when she gets in a nasty car accident in Nashville. During her two-month hospital stay, her song “I Fall to Pieces” gives the singer her first Country #1 and becomes a huge country-pop crossover hit. She is also visited by the woman who will become her protégé: Loretta Lynn.

1963 – During a UK tour, Gerry and the Pacemakers support The Beatles when they play at New Brighton Tower in Wallasey. Tickets cost 6 shillings in advance.

1965 – The ...

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit, The Doors play their first gig

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This Day in Music History: The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit, The Doors play their first gig

1960 – The Everly Brothers record “Cathy’s Clown.”

1964 – The Beach Boys score their first #1 hit with “I Get Around.”

1964 – Ella Fitzgerald becomes the first artist to have a hit with a Beatles cover when “Can’t Buy Me Love” enters the UK chart.

1966 – The Doors play their first show. The gig is at the The Whisky A-Go-Go in West Hollywood, where they become the house band for a while.

1970 – Grateful Dead play outside North America for the first time, doing a 4-hour set at the Hollywood Music Festival in England. Mungo Jerry ...

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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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Ticket Giveaway for Kaleo at The Fillmore!

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Icelandic musicians Kaleo are performing at The Fillmore inside The Foundry on February 23rd. For a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show, comment below why you would love to see Kaleo! 

We got an interview with vocalist Jökull Júlíusson prior to their performance. Get in touch with Kaleo’s inspirations before you head out to the show!

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XPN Morning Show MusicNotes: Take a look at “never-before-seen photos” of the Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Doors & many more

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Time Inc. UK/TV Times/PA WireTV Times magazine is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a new photo exhibition showcasing never-seen-before photographs of music stars and actors from the past. Check ‘em out. TV Times is a television listings magazine, published in the UK, known for … Continued

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XPN MusicNotes: The Doors’ 50th anniv. plans, Vinyl sales bigger than streaming revenue, and Steve Earle sings “Mississippi -It’s Time”

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Billboard.comThe Doors’ Robby Krieger and John Densmore are thinking about what kind of special things they might do to mark band’s 50th anniversary in 2017. In an interview with Billboard.com Robby Krieger said any Doors tribute would include an overdue … Continued

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Monday Playlist: Dog Days of Summer…Hits!

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Featured Image by Strolic Furlan vi Flickr

It’s now mid-August and we are feeling the heat! Summer isn’t over yet so get those last few days of beaching and fun in the sun with a playlist compiled of summer hits, old and new!

How about a summer hit from 1967, The Doors!

…and from 2005, Mariah Carey!

And, the summer of 2015… The Weeknd!

Some summer hits you can’t forget and some you wish you could!

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Monday Playlist: Founding Fathers Mix!

Source: Rock On Philly

If our Founding Fathers had a band, it would be inspired by this rocking playlist! At the time of the American Revolution, our forefathers were intelligent, young, and rebellious… which only means one thing: punk rock! The perfect mix of angsty music for the anarchist within would be inspiring for some rebels while starting their own government, don’t you think?

Now, I know all of the U.K. bands may seem like a conflict of interest, but the English punk scene would have been right up our Founding Fathers’ ally…

Just take it from The Clash!

The anarchy is palpable in this ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Listen to Richard Thompson latest song “All Buttoned Up,” 2 post-Jim Morrison albums by The Doors to be re-issued, & Enrique Iglesias cuts fingers on concert drone.

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the-doorsXPN favorite Richard Thompson has a new album coming out. “Still” will be released June 23rd in the US & you can listen to the latest song. Richard Thompson teamed-up with Jeff Tweedy to record “Still” at the Wilco studios … Continued

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Liz Drummond of Little May talks Pink Floyd, Australia and More

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 The ladies of Little May hail from Australia and are stopping by Philadelphia on June 8th at Johnny Brenda’s. Little May is composed of Liz Drummond, Hannah Field, and Annie Hamilton. They make music that is intriguing while maintaining a casual vibe. We got a chance to put some questions to guitarist Liz Drummond about their music.

Rock on Philly: Hello, thanks for taking the time to do a little interview with Rock On Philly.
Liz Drummond: Thanks for having me!

ROP: First off, how did three talented ladies come together?

LD: Hannah and ...

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Video Of The Day #39: Saint Agnes

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There’s a bunch of videos out there. Some of them are good. Some of them are a cut above. I like to think my picks for Video Of The Day are a cut (or two) above.

We all know covers can be a slippery slope. Saint Agnes, however, proves that they know how to do a mighty fine cover. Smoldering dual his + hers vocals and the right amount of canned sonic heat give their version of the Doors classic “Roadhouse Blues” all sorts of sex appeal, and the video (shot for the band’s live effort Live Under London ...

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MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) w/ new album/tour, Doors’ film “Feast of Friends” finally out, and how to get rid of U2′s “Songs of Innocence” from your iTunes

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via consequenceofsound.netYusuf Islam, who attracted millions of fans when he was known as Cat Stevens is releasing a new album called “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone” on October 27 and also doing his first tour in 25 years. Find out some of … Continued

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A Psych Tribute to the Doors: Various Artists

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Various Artists
(Cleopatra Records)

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A Psych Tribute to the Doors is a tribute album dedicated to the band The Doors.

It opens with a psychedelic, sitar-infused cover of “L.A. Woman” by Elephant Stone. The best part of this song is the unique build-up when they croon the phrase “Mr. Mojo Risin’.” “Love Me Two Times” by Psychic Ills stays true to the original song for the most part, with the exception of the vocals being more breezy and laid-back than Jim Morrison’s.

Dark Horses covers “Hello, I Love You,” a definite departure from the ...

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