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It is hard to believe this is 50 years old today….. yeah we do say that quite often…. The Moody Blues released their 3rd album, “In Search of the Lost Chord” on this day in 1968. Mike Pinder has said that the title was inspired by Jimmy Durante’s humorous song, “I’m the Guy that Found […]

“Oh Suzie Q”….. Many people heard those lyrics 50 years ago today when the band formerly know as The Golliwogs, and now to be know as “Credence Clearwater Revival”released their debut LP simply called “Creedence Clearwater Revival”. is The reissue liner notes state that while “Susie Q” proved to be a hit, the band had […]

Another classic turns 50 years old…. THE BAND released their debut LP “Music from Big Pink” on July 1, 1968. The LP got its name because most of the music was composed in “Big Pink”, a house shared by Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson in West Saugerties, New York. The album itself was […]

OK, here’s a time check…… How many of you remember the TV show “Where The Action Is”????? The first episode was aired 53 years ago today. It was Dick Clark’s latest rock n’ roll variety show on ABC-TV. The episode featured performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, and also introducing […]

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 […]


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