1966

On Aug. 30, 1966, The Mamas && the Papas released their second LP, officially titled The Mamas and The Papas but also known as "Cass, John, Michelle, Dennie". It included the hits "Dancin' in the Street", "I Saw Her Again" and The making of this record was difficult / strange to say the least, Here […]

…and then they were done…..52 years ago today. On Aug. 29, 1966, The Beatles played their last live gig for a paying audience, winding up their last world tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The show, which ends with a cover of Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally," is filmed by Beatles press officer Tony […]

On Aug. 20, 1966, The Beatles were due to have played an open-air show at Cincinnati's Crosley Field. However, the promoter failed to provide a cover for the group, and a heavy rain started shortly before they were due to take the stage. The support acts on The Beatles' final tour were The Remains, Bobby […]

The Monkees released their first single “Last Train to Clarksville” on Aug. 16, 1966. The song, which was written by the songwriting duo Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, has been compared to The Beatles’s “Paperback Writer”, particularly the “jangly” guitar sound, the chord structure, and the vocal harmonies. The Beatles song had been number one […]

On Aug. 13, 1966 there was a new #1 song in the US. And it fit so well. “Summer In The City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful. Now with out looking up the lyrics… finish this line… “Back of my neck getting__________” 52 years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5bUmx-hk-c Read It Here!

By Aug. of 1966, the backlash against The Beatles, because of John’s “Jesus” comments had grown. On Aug. 13, a radio station in Longview, TX, KLUE-AM held the first of the “Beatles bonfires,” where ex-Beatle fans came to burn the groups’ records in protest. While in Cleveland, the Reverend Thurman H. Babbs, of the New […]

The Yardbirds released their LP “Over, Under, Sideways Down” on Aug. 8, 1966. The album had been released as “The Yardbirds” (better know as ‘Roger The Engineer”) in the UK. The original American versions of this album had a completely different album cover and name as the song “Over Under Sideways Down” was already a […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the US on Aug. 8, 1966. It had been released in the UK 3 days earlier on the 5th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

The Beatles released their LP titled “Revolver” in the UK on Aug. 5, 1966. It would be released in the US 3 days later on the 8th. The album’s title, like that of Rubber Soul, was a pun, referring to both a kind of handgun and the “revolving” motion of the record as it is […]

July 31, 1966, was the last day of the 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival in Windsor, UK. It was on that Sunday that Cream (then called The Cream) made their official live debut at the Festival. If you look at the 2 previous day, the line up was pretty good including The Who, The […]


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