1967

Hey, Elvis became a movie star…. why not Roy Orbison? 52 years ago today, on Sept. 7, 1966, Roy Orbison began filming his one and only starring role in a movie, in the unlikely Western comedy "The Fastest Guitar Alive". In the movie there was a cameo apperance by Sam "The Sham" Samudio of "Wooly […]

The movie “To Sir With Love” was released in the US in June of 1967. It became at hit. On Sept. 4th of that year, the single “To Sir With Love” by Lulu was released and by Oct. 1st, it was the #1 song in the US. Does this bring back any memories? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXaEf4ktpPA Read […]

In the song "Soul Man" by Sam && Dave, many people hear the words "I was educated at Woodstock". Nope. The song was released on Sept. 4, 1967, just about 2 years before the Woodstock festival, so it would make no sense for those words to be part of the lyrics. The actual lyrics for […]

On Sept. 1, 1967, Buffalo Springfield started a 2 night gig at the Cheetah Club in LA. One of the opening bands was The Nazz. The Nazz that played these shows wasn't Todd Rundgren "Nazz". "The Nazz" that played this show would later change their name to Alice Cooper, after they found out about Todd […]

On Aug. 24, 1967, The Who played a concert in Flint, MI. They were staying at a local Holiday Inn. Keith Moon, drummer for The Who, had just turned 21 the day before, so they decided to have a birthday party for him. There are many different stories as to what happened at that party, […]

The Monkees were scheduled to play in Detroit on July 29, 1967. The show had to be cancelled until Aug.13th because of rioting in Detroit. Here is a picture that is pretty self-explanitory. 1967 was the ‘Summer of Love’ in San Francisco. Not so much in other parts of the U.S. We will ask if […]

51 Years Ago Today: It was the 24th of July, 1967, when Motown Records released the song “Reflections.” After this song was recorded, the group’s name was changed to Diana Ross and the Supremes, something the other Supremes were not happy about. This was their first song to be released under that name. This is […]

He made it for seven dates!! On July 17, 1967, after only seven dates as opening act for The Monkees, Jimi Hendrix flipped off the audience at New York’s Forest Hills Stadium, which wouldn’t stop screaming for Davy Jones . Jimi was done on the tour. An Australian journalist named Lillian Roxon, who was on […]

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 […]


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