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Aug 18 in Music History: The Fab 4 play live together for the first time, The Who release Who Are You

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The Who Who Are You

1937 – The first FM radio station in the US, Boston’s WGTR (now WAAF), is granted its construction permit by the FCC.

1962 – Ringo Starr plays his first gig with The Beatles at the Horticultural Society Dance in Birkenhead, England, with just two hours’ preparation. This is the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

1965 – Herman’s Hermits lead singer Peter Noone interviews Elvis Presley in Honolulu, where Elvis is filming his movie Paradise, Hawaiian Style.

1977 – The Police make their live debut as a ...

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Outside Lands 2017 Sunday pics (The Who, Solange, Lorde, more)

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Outside Lands wrapped up on Sunday with sets from The Who, Solange, Lorde, Action Bronson, Swet Shop Boys, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Lee Fields and the Expressions, Kamaiyah, Khruangbin, James Vincent McMorrow, Bleachers, and more.

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Aug 14 in Music History: The Who release Who’s Next, Michael Jackson buys rights to Lennon/McCartney songs

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The Who Who's Next

 

1962 – Unhappy with drummer Pete Best’s role in The Beatles, Brian Epstein and the other three members decide to sack him. Best plays his last gig the following night at The Cavern in Liverpool. Ringo Starr, who is nearing the end of a three-month engagement with Rory Storm & the Hurricanes, receives a call from John Lennon asking him to join the band. Ringo gives Rory Storm three days’ notice and makes his first appearance with the Fab Four on August 18.

1971 – The Who release Who’s Next.

1971 – Elton John records “Madman Across The Water.”

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What’s going on Thursday?

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Tonight’s NYC-area shows include Kendrick Lamar, Guns N’ Roses, Ride, Conor Oberst/Hop Along/Big Thief, Chris Stapleton, and more.

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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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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust

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June 16 in Music History: The Monterey International Pop Festival begins, David Bowie releases Ziggy Stardust
1962 – The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay, later to become David Bowie) make their live debut when they play at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.

1965 – Bob Dylan records “Like A Rolling Stone” at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City in the sessions for the forthcoming Highway 61 Revisited album. Session musicians include Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on this track becomes one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.

1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California begins. The festival marks the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix, and Janis ...

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Highlights from Monterey Pop, the Best Music Festival Ever

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The Monterey Pop Festival in Monterey, California was arguably the apex of the 1967 Summer of Love. Featuring some of the best live performances from the era’s most iconic performers, Monterey Pop was one of the first modern music festivals. I don’t think another festival has topped the music, spirit, and camaraderie of Monterey since (even Woodstock…); to say the attendees were lucky is a huge understatement.

Many of these performances have been immortalized (see: Jimi Hendrix and The Who), but it’s easy to overlook some when the festival was chockfull of amazing sets. Below are some ...

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Outside Lands 2017 daily lineups & single-day tickets

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The San Francisco fest includes The Who, Metallica, Gorillaz, Queens of the Stone Age, A Tribe Called Quest, Solange, Fleet Foxes, Dr. Octagon, and more.

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Revisiting the Summer of Love: Upcoming Concerts That Celebrate the Spirit of 1967

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It’s been 50 years since 1967 and the “Summer of Love” – a moment in history where peace, love, and freedom inspired positive grassroots change. You could even argue that one could split the 20th century into two eras: before 1967 and after 1967, the latter indicating the beginning of the sexual revolution, women’s rights movement, and aftermath of the civil rights movement. The 60’s didn’t really become the 60’s until 1967.

Experimental music flourished during this period, with “flower power” psychedelia in full swing. Iconic albums like The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts ...

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Outside Lands 2017 lineup (The Who, Metallica, Gorillaz, QOTSA, Fleet Foxes, ATCQ, more)

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The stacked lineup also includes Alt-J, Belle & Sebastian, Solange, Future Islands, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, Kaytranada, Action Bronson, Thundercat, Warpaint, Dr. Octagon, and more.

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March 27 in Music History: Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd marry, King Crimson release Three of a Perfect Pair

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March 27 in Music History: Eric Clapton and Pattie Boyd marry, King Crimson release Three of a Perfect Pair

1958 – Stereo albums are introduced.

1964 – Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Andrew Oldham attend a Decca launch party at the Ex-Serviceman’s Club in Windsor, Berkshire for protégé singer Adrienne Posta. Also at the party is 17 year-old Marianne Faithfull, with her then-boyfriend John Dunbar. This was the first time Mick met Marianne.

1965 – Jeff Beck joins The Yardbirds as a replacement for Eric Clapton.

1967 – The Who make the U.S. singles chart for the first time, with “I Can’t Explain.”

1967 – The Young Rascals record “Groovin’.”

1972 – Elvis Presley records what will be his ...

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Feb 8 in Music History: Blind Faith forms, Television releases their debut album Marquee Moon

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Feb 8 in Music History: Blind Faith forms, Television releases their debut album Marquee Moon
1956 – Buddy Holley signs a recording contract with Decca Records, one which mistakenly drops the “e” from his last name. He drops the letter from his stage name as well.

1964 – On their first full day in New York, The Beatles (minus George who has a sore throat) go for a photo-opportunity walk around Central Park. Over 400 girls follow the band and extra police are called in to control them. Later in the day, The Ronettes interview The Beatles for radio.
1965 – The Dave Clark Five begin filming their movie Catch Us if You Can.

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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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Listen to the audio of The Who’s performance at The Spectrum in 1973

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Listen to the audio of The Who’s performance at The Spectrum in 1973

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The Who were riding the wave of success that followed the release of their sixth studio album Quadrophenia when they rolled through The Spectrum (now the Wells Fargo Center) on this day in 1973.

After the release of massive successes, Tommy and Who’s Next, the UK rock group spent the year prior to their sixth full-length release fairly inactive. Depending on who you ask, the quartet was in the thick of their prime by the time they came to The City of Brotherly Love in 1973. Quadrophenia is the maddening narrative of a young mod ...

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

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This Day in Music History: Creedence Clearwater Revival release their 3rd album of 1969, The Police release their debut

1920 – KDKA in Pittsburgh becomes the first commercially licensed radio station in the United States. With consumers unsure about benefits of radio, the station announces results of the Harding-Cox presidential election, getting the news to those with a radio much faster than everyone who had to wait for the morning paper.

1963 – The British paper Daily Mirror coins the term “Beatlemania!” in a cover story reviewing The Beatles’ concert the night before in Cheltenham, England.

1963 – Kate Smith gives her first full concert to paying customers.

1969 – Creedence Clearwater Revival releases Willy and the Poor Boys ...

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get in the Halloween spirit with this week’s edition of BrooklynVegan Blog Radio on SiriusXMU

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You can also listen to a Spotify playlist of all the spooky songs on this week’s show.

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Desert Trip concludes! — MORE PICS + setlists (Neil Young, Paul McCartney, Rihanna & more)

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Only The Rolling Stones and Neil Young significantly changed things up, setlist-wise, between “Oldchella” weekends.

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This Day in Music History: The Who record “My Generation,” Prince releases the Love Symbol Album

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This Day in Music History: The Who record “My Generation,” Prince releases the Love Symbol Album

1963 – In Britain, the Beatles make their first appearance on a major TV show, Sunday Night at the Palladium.

1965 – The Who record “My Generation” at Pye studios in London. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stutter.

1970 – Janis Joplin’s ashes are scattered at Stinson Beach in Marin County, California.

1992 – Prince releases his Love Symbol Album.

2009 – Bob Dylan releases the album Christmas ...

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