1968

In 1968, 69 && 70, there was a rock festival held at the end of August on the Isla of Wight, in the UK. The festival on Aug. 31 && Sept.1,1968 drew about 15,000 people. It was 10 times larger on Aug. 30 && 31, 1969 when it drew over 150,000 people. In 1970, from […]

‘Ten Years After released their 2nd LP “Undead” on Aug. 10th, 1968. A little over a year later, the band would play Woodstock and their appearance in the film of the festival, would secure them a place in Rock and Roll history. This album, was a live recording of the band that was recorded at […]

On Aug. 3, 1968, the 1st Newport Pop Festival began. It is said to be the first rock festival to attract of 100,000 people. It didn’t go over well with the city fathers and a writer for the LA Times. The following was written in 1968. It is a very interesting read and a good […]

On July 30, 1968, The Beatles’ Apple Boutique, a psychedelic clothing store located at 94 Baker Street in London, closed for business after seven months. The band and its friends had the pick of the remaining inventory the night before, and 50 years ago today, the Apple Boutique employees were instructed to simply let people […]

The Doors released their 3rd LP “Waiting For The Sun” on July 11, 1968. The album included the hit single “Hello, I Love You” which became a #1 song in the US and the album would also top the charts for 4 weeks, The song “Hello, I Love You” reminded a lot of people of […]

There must be something about July 7th…. On July 7, 1968, The Yardbirds broke up which led Jimmy Page to form The New Yardbirds, who would later become better known as Led Zeppelin. 12 years later, on July 7, 1980, Led Zeppelin performed their last concert with their original lineup at the Eissporthalle in West […]

In the summer of 1968, Bobby Kennedy was campaigning to become the next President of the United States. On June 4th of that year he was in Los Angeles for a campaign speech at The Ambassador Hotel. It was just after midnight on June 5, 1968 that Bobby had just finished his speech in the […]

The Small Faces released their third LP “Odgens’ Nut Gone Flake” on May 24, 1968. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden’s Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden. (from wikipedia) Side two of the record is based […]

Elton John’s name turns 50 years old today… On May 7, 1968, singer-songwriter Reginald Dwight legally changed his name. Reggie was in a band called “Bluesology” and he took his new first name from his bandmate Elton Dean and the new last name from Long John Baldry. Then for some reason he used “Hercules” for […]

On April 20, 1968, five guys made their stage debut at the Vestpoppen, in Kastrup, Denmark. The five guys were Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice, Jon Lord, Rod Evans and Nick Simper. Let us be the first to say Happy 50th Birthday to Deep Purple!!! What one song truly defines the band to you? Read It […]


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