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On Oct 29, 1967, during an American promotional tour, Pink Floyd appear on Dick Clark's American Bandstand. They lip-sync their sin@gle "See Emily Play," but singer Syd Barrett (Official) keeps his mouth shut throughout the "performance." Oh those crazy Floyd boys….. The picture is a little grainy but it was the best we could find […]

On Aug. 29, 1970, The Man-Pop Festival was a music festival held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Led Zeppelin was the headlining act at the event. Other artists performing at the festival included The Youngbloods, The Ides Of March, Iron Butterfly, Chilliwack, plus local bands, including Dianne Heatherington and The Merry Go Round. The festival was […]

…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 […]

If ever someone had the voice of an Angel…… On July 29, 1974, after performing a show in London, The Mamas & The Papas’ “Mama” Cass Elliot passed away in her sleep from a heart attack. There are the constant rumors that she died from choking on a ham sandwich, but that is no where […]

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 […]

The music world lost one of the greats, Lowell George on June 29, 1979. Lowell is best known for his work with Little Feat. But there was so much more to him. (This is from wikipedia): Initially funded by the sale of his grandfather’s stock, George’s first band The Factory formed in 1965 and released […]

There are Rolls Royces and then there are “Rolls Royces.” On June 29, 1985, John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V sold for $2,299.000.00 at an auction for New York’s Cooper-Hewitt museum. The car was famous for the painted groovy psychedelic colors that resembled a Romany Gypsy wagon that was done by Apple associates The […]

It was one of the definitive albums of a generation. On May 29, 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash released their debut LP. It was one of the first popular albums that got away from the loud guitars and pop melodies. And people were ready for it. All of the songs on the record were written […]

Tina Turner released her 5th solo LP “Private Dancer” on May 29, 1984. It was her first album for her new label Capitol. Capitol A&R guy John Carter is credited with relaunching the Tina’s career. In 1983, despite opposition from within Capitol, he signed her and managed her first album for the label. The album […]

The Turtles released their third LP “Happy Together” on April 29, 1967. The single of “Happy Together” had been released in Feb of that year, so as was a common practice those days, the album came after the single. The album also contained the bands next hit “She Rather Be With Me.” The Turtles wrote […]


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