A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

On Dec. 10, 1965, Grateful Dead played their first show at the Fillmore in San Francisco for concert promoter Bill Graham. We believe this was only the 2nd time they had played under that name having recently changed it from The Warlocks. This was one of Grahams earliest shows at the Fillmore and there isn’t […]

One of the coolest albums you could possibly own was released on Dec. 6, 1965. That was the day The Byrds released their second album “Turn, Turn, Turn”. Like its predecessor, Mr. Tambourine Man, the album epitomized the folk rock genre and continued the band’s successful mix of vocal harmony and jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar. […]

The Beatles released their “Rubber Soul” LP on Dec. 3, 1965 . The album is regarded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest albums in popular music history. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Rubber Soul is […]

The manager of the San Francisco Mime Troupe had an idea back in 1965 to hold a concert to benefit the troupe. The manager was Bill Graham and, on Nov. 6, 1965, Bill put on his first concert. It was a show at the Calliope Ballroom in San Francisco. Music for the benefit concert / […]

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