1967

The second day of the Monterey International Pop Festival was Sat. June 17, 1967. The bands / artists performing that day were: Canned Heat Big Brother and the Holding Company Country Joe and the Fish Al Kooper The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Electric Flag Quicksilver Messenger Service Steve Miller Band Moby Grape Hugh Masekela The […]

The beginning of summer, 1967. By June 15th, school was out for the summer and the fun was beginning. Part of that fun was the ‘summer soundtrack’ that most of us heard on an AM radio station. Here is the top records in Chicago 51 years ago today. We are pretty sure the local charts […]

51 years ago today, one of the first festival concerts and one of the most important, the Monterey International Pop Festival began. It was a 3 day festival. The performances of a lot of the acts bought them their first major attention in the US and for some the world. Over the next few days […]

On June 10 & 11 in 1967, the KFRC Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held at the 4,000 seat Sidney B. Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, California. At least 36,000 people attended the two-day concert and fair that was the first of a […]

The Monkees released their third LP “Headquaters” on May 22, 1967. It was the first time their record company let them do most of instrumental performances by members of the group itself, rather than by session musicians. Headquarters reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum in the United States […]

Guitar playing changed in the UK forever 51 years ago today on May 12, 1967. On that day, the LP “Are You Experienced” by The Jimi Hendrix Experience was released. People had been hearing about him but not a lot had seen him yet. When the Monterey Pop Festival was being put together in 1967, […]

The Turtles released their third LP “Happy Together” on April 29, 1967. The single of “Happy Together” had been released in Feb of that year, so as was a common practice those days, the album came after the single. The album also contained the bands next hit “She Rather Be With Me.” The Turtles wrote […]

51 years ago tonight, radio in America changed. And it was for the better. On April 7, 1967, Tom Donahue went on the air at KMPC-FM in San Francisco. It was the beginning of what many called ‘underground’ or ‘free form’ radio. All the FM stations we listened to came from this idea. Do you […]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience played at the London Astoria on March 31, 1967. Also on the bill were Cat Stevens, The Walker Brothers and Englebert Humperdink. While the band waited to perform, Hendrix and his manager Chas Chandler were discussing ways in which they could increase the band’s media exposure. When Chandler asked journalist Keith […]

On March 30, 1967, The Beatles went Chelsea Manor Studios in London to photograph the cover of their newest album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The band wore satin marching band outfits of various bright colors and posing amid cardboard cutouts of several dozen famous personages. Photographer Michael Cooper’s series of pictures would become […]


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