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50 years ago today, the first day of the first Miami Pop event took place at Gulfstream Park. An estimated 100,000 people attended this concert, which was promoted by Richard O’Barry & Michael Lang, later famous as promoter of Woodstock. Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Frank Zappa and The […]

You first heard “I Want to Take You Higher” 50 years ago today. Sly & The Family Stone released their second LP “Dance To The Music” on April 27, 1968. It contained the Top Ten hit single of the same name, which was influential in the formation and popularization of the musical subgenre of psychedelic […]

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 […]

Fleetwood Mac is 50 years old……well at least their first LP is. They were a different band back then. 2 of the same members as their most popular lineup, but a different sound. On Feb. 24, 1968, Fleetwood Mac, released their debut album titled simply “Fleetwood Mac”. It is also known as “Peter Green’s Fleetwood […]

Yeah, we’ve done a bunch of posts about ‘it was 50 years ago today’ over the past years, but this one even had our 60 something year old heads shaking….. A brass section has been part of Rock and Roll from almost day one. On Feb. 21, 1968, Blood, Sweat & Tears, one of the […]

This isn’t a Beatles ’50 years ago today’ post. This is a Beatles ’60 years ago today’ post…. And then there were 3. The Quarrymen performed at the Wilson Hall in the Garston section of Liverpool, England on Feb. 8, 1958. After the show. Quarrymen member Paul McCartney introduces his friend George Harrison to John […]

50 years ago…. The Velvet Underground released their second LP “White Light/ White Heat” on Jan 30, 1968. It was the band’s last studio recording of new material with bassist and founding member John Cale. The album was recorded in just two days, and with a noticeably different style than The Velvet Underground & Nico. […]

OK, this is one of those, there is no way it’s been 50 years posts… Spirit released their self titled debut LP “Spirit” on Jan. 22, 1968. The record didn’t have a hit single on it but it still climbed to #31 on the charts. The record featured the songs “Fresh Garbage” and the infamous […]

It was during this week 50 years ago in 1967, that Ian Anderson (musician) and a couple of friends put together a new band. They called the band Jethro Tull. Remember when concerts looked like this, no 8,000 lights in the light show, it didn’t take 27 semi’s to move the show, just a stage, […]

It can’t be 50 years for this one can it? The Who released their third LP “The Who Sell Out” on Dec. 15, 1967. It was a concept album, formatted as a collection of unrelated songs interspersed with faux commercials and public service announcements. The album purports to be a broadcast by pirate radio station […]


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