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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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listen to a new Perfume Genius song, “Go Ahead”

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Perfume Genius revealed the song in the midst of a Twitter AMA, where he also took questions about Diet Coke, Buffy, malls, Beatles vs Stones, Michael Jackson vs Prince, Kendrick vs Drake, Iggy Azalea vs Nicki Minaj, female artists that influenced him the most, and more.

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March 6 in Music History: Davy Jones makes his acting debut, The Temptations release Psychedelic Shack

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March 6 in Music History: Davy Jones makes his acting debut, The Temptations release Psychedelic Shack

1958 – The Everly Brothers record “All I Have To Do Is Dream.”

 

1959 – The Drifters record “There Goes My Baby.”

 

1961 – A pre-Monkees Davy Jones makes his acting debut on the British soap opera Coronation Street, playing Colin Lomax.

 

1966 – The Rolling Stones start recording sessions for “Paint It, Black” at RCA studios in Hollywood.

 

1970 – The Temptations release Psychedelic Shack.

 

 

Information for this post was gathered from This Day in Music, The Music History Calendar, On This Day, and Wikipedia.

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Feb 7 in Music History: The Beatles arrive in America, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is released

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Feb 7 in Music History: The Beatles arrive in America, Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is released
1959 – Buddy Holly is buried in Lubbock, Texas. His tombstone reads “Holley,” the correct spelling of his given surname, and includes pictures of a guitar.

 

1964 – Thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm on their first trip to the US.

 

1966 – The first magazine dedicated specifically to rock and roll music, Crawdaddy!, is published by Paul Williams in New York City.

 

1969 – The Who record “Pinball Wizard” at Morgan Studio’s in London, England.

 

1970 – Led Zeppelin score their first #1 ...

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon

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Jan 18 in Music History: The Beatles make their US chart debut, Pink Floyd begins recording Dark Side Of The Moon
1939 – Louis Armstrong records “Jeepers Creepers.”

1964 – The Beatles make their US chart debut when “I Want To Hold Your Hand” enters the chart at #45 just ten days after its release, making it the fastest-breaking and the fastest selling single in Capitol Records history. It goes on to spend seven weeks at the top of the chart.
1965 – Paul Simon drops out of law school to pursue music full-time.
1969 – Former Beatles drummer Pete Best wins a defamation suit against his former bandmates. He sued them over remarks Ringo made in an interview implying that ...

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US

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Jan 17 in Music History: Dave Mason records the trumpet on “Penny Lane,” David Bowie gets his first #1 album in the US
1965 – The Rolling Stones record “The Last Time” and “Play With Fire.”

1967 – London’s Daily Mail newspaper carries an article about potholes in Blackburn, Lancashire, inspiring John Lennon to mention it in “A Day In The Life.” That same day, a 40-year-old David Mason records the piccolo trumpet solo for The Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at Abbey Road Studios in London. He was paid £27 ($42) for his performance.

1969 – Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts publishes his book, Ode to a High Flying Bird. The book is a tribute to Charlie Parker.

1979 – Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou ...

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Jan 9 in Music History: Sam Cooke releases “Twistin’ the Night Away,” Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones

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Jan 9 in Music History: Sam Cooke releases “Twistin’ the Night Away,” Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones
1960 – Patsy Cline becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

1962 – Sam Cooke releases “Twistin’ the Night Away.”
1963 – Drummer Charlie Watts joins The Rolling Stones after leaving Blues Incorporated and his job as a graphic designer.
1965 – The Beatles’ Beatles 65 jumps from #98 to #1 on the Billboard album chart in one week’s time.
1970 – Led Zeppelin appear at The Royal Albert Hall in London on the night of Jimmy Page’s 26th birthday. John Lennon, Eric Clapton, and Jeff Beck are all in the audience. The two and a quarter hour set ...

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Jan 6 in Music History: The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining tour, Frampton Comes Alive! is released

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Jan 6 in Music History: The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining tour, Frampton Comes Alive! is released
1958 – Gibson patents its Flying V electric guitar. Guitarists who played a Flying V include Albert Collins, Jimi Hendrix, Marc Bolan, and Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top.

1964 – The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining UK tour. Their opening act is The Ronettes.
1976 – Peter Frampton’s live double album Frampton Comes Alive! is released. It has sold over 8 million copies.

1977 – EMI Records gives no reason when they drop The Sex Pistols from their roster. The band receives $68,000 to be released from their contract only 3 months after signing it.

1993 – Rolling Stones ...

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The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome

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The Rolling Stones: Blue & Lonesome

Blues music has always been at the heart of what The Rolling Stones were about; it’s part of what drew them together in the first place when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards bonded at a railroad station over a Muddy Waters record. This being the case, it’s fitting that after more than 50 years of playing and recording together, they are back with their first studio album in over 10 years featuring a host of great blues covers on Blue & LonesomeHappily, this is not an embarrassing aging-rocker, over-reaching, cliche album. ...

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listen to the ‘Westworld’ S1 soundtrack

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The soundtrack includes both the saloon player piano covers of Radiohead, Soundgarden and other alt-rock acts, as well as Ramin Djawidi’s orchestral score.

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What’s going on Monday?

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Wild Beasts, Wild Nothing, Total Slacker, ‘Night Train’ 4th Anniversary, Honus Honus, Chris Forsyth, and more NYC-area show options for your Monday night.

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This Day in Music History: Elton John & Bernie Taupin sign their first contract, Alice in Chains release their self-titled album

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This Day in Music History: Elton John & Bernie Taupin sign their first contract, Alice in Chains release their self-titled album

1963 – The Beatles make their only two appearances ever in Ireland, playing at the Adelphi Cinema in Dublin. The group hooks up with screenwriter Alun Owen, who has been appointed to write the screenplay for their as-yet-untitled first motion picture. Owen spends three days with them, observing their hectic lifestyle.

1959 – Smokey Robinson marries Claudette Rogers, a member of The Miracles and the eventual inspiration for his song “My Girl,” made famous by the Temptations. The two divorce in 1985.

1967 – Reg Dwight (Elton John) and his songwriting partner, Bernie Taupin, sign their first recording contract. As minors, their ...

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‘Westworld’ releases full piano covers of Radiohead, Cure, Soundgarden & Stones

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As you may know, HBO’s Westworld has been using piano covers of some pretty cool songs in each episode (they’re played by the player piano in the saloon). Now you can hear the first four in full.

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones record their first demo, Queen & David Bowie release “Under Pressure”

1961 – Bob Dylan signs with Columbia Records, his first recording contract.

1962 – The Rolling Stones (known as The Rollin’ Stones and consisting of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, pianist Ian Stewart, and drummer Tony Chapman) record their first demo tape at Curly Clayton Studios in Highbury, London. They recorded three songs: Jimmy Reed’s “Close Together,” Bo Diddley’s “You Cant Judge A Book By The Cover,” and Muddy Waters’ “Soon Forgotten.”

1964 – The Beatles record “Honey Don’t” for their Beatles For Sale album after the song’s writer, Carl Perkins, visits them in the studio.

1965 – The ...

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen plays the Spectrum for the first time, Johnny Cash reveals his Parkinson’s diagnosis

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This Day in Music History: Bruce Springsteen plays the Spectrum for the first time, Johnny Cash reveals his Parkinson’s diagnosis

1960 – Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, who had lost contact since they went to primary school together, run into each other on a train and renew their acquaintance. They soon start playing together and eventually form The Rolling Stones.

1962 – The Beatles give their first-ever radio interview on Radio Clatterbridge, a closed-circuit radio station serving Cleaver and Clatterbridge Hospitals in Wirral, near Liverpool. Paul is quoted as saying, “John is, in fact, the leader of the group.”

1964 – The Rolling Stones appear on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time, performing “Around And Around” and “Time ...

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release 12X5, Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Street Survivors

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This Day in Music History: The Rolling Stones release 12X5, Lynyrd Skynyrd releases Street Survivors

1919 – The Radio Corporation of America, soon to be simply known as RCA, is founded by General Electric.

1960 – Dion & The Belmonts breakup becomes official when it is reported in Billboard magazine.

1962 – The Beatles make their very first television appearance anywhere when part of their afternoon show at the Cavern in Liverpool is broadcast live on Granada television’s People And Places. The band performs two songs: “Some Other Guy” and “Love Me Do.”

1963 – The Beatles record “I Want To Hold Your Hand” and the first of their “Christmas Records,” spoken word greetings ...

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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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Paul McCartney brought out Neil Young, Rolling Stones covered Beatles, and more at Desert Trip (videos, setlists)

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During Sir Paul’s set, he brought out Uncle Neil for the Beatles tunes “A Day in the Life” and “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” — the latter of which Paul has never played live before — and Lennon’s “Give Peace a Chance.” The Stones also did a Beatles tune, “Come Together”…

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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: Jackie Wilson performs for the last time, Rush releases All The World’s A Stage

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This Day in Music History: Jackie Wilson performs for the last time, Rush releases All The World’s A Stage

1966 – Jimi Hendrix meets the final member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, bassist Noel Redding, when Redding unsuccessfully auditions for Eric Burdon’s new Animals lineup at the Birdland club in London.

1967 – The Rolling Stones formally split from longtime manager Andrew Loog Oldham.

1967 – Mickey Hart joins Grateful Dead as the band’s new drummer.

1973 – Grand Funk Railroad scores their first #1 record when “We’re An American Band” tops the Billboard Hot 100 on lead singer Mark Farner’s 25th birthday.

1975 – Jackie Wilson suffers a heart attack and collapses in the middle of performing “Lonely ...

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Rock and Roll Animals: Listen to The Rolling Stones at JFK Stadium, September 25, 1981

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Rock and Roll Animals: Listen to The Rolling Stones at JFK Stadium, September 25, 1981

Cover art for a bootleg of the Rolling Stones’ Philadelphia date in 1981

Thirty-five years ago today, The Rolling Stones kicked off their massive tour in support of 1981’s Tattoo You with a two-night stand at South Philly’s iconic JFK Stadium. Reportedly, both nights drew a ridiculous attendance of 90,000 spectators — it was not only the highest grossing tour of the year, per Wikipedia, but for several years to come.

And it was a hit parade. In addition to showcasing their second long-player of the 80s with “Start Me Up,” “Waiting on a Friend,” “Little T&A,” “Hang Fire” ...

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This Day in Music History: Steely Dan releases Aja, Bob Marley plays his final show

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Steely Dan Aja

 

1952 – Hank Williams has his last recording session.

1956 – Mickey Dolenz of The Monkees begins his television career as a child actor on the premiere of NBC’s Circus Boy.

1968 – The Beatles begin work a new John Lennon song, then called “Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand.” Jim Morrison comes to visit the band in the studio and watches them recording.

1969The Northern Star newspaper of Northern Illinois University runs a story claiming that Paul McCartney had been killed in a car crash in 1966 and had been replaced by a ...

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