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The Beatles released their LP “Yesterday and Today” on June 15, 1966. (Some sources say the 14th, others say the 20th). The album featured a cover by photographer Robert Whitaker where the group, dressed in butcher smocks, is surrounded by decapitated baby dolls and raw meat. There were some people who weren’t very happy about […]

The Jimi Hendrix LP “Band of Gypsys” was released in the US on March 25, 1970. Because of the legal problems Jimi had had with his previous manager, the LP was released on Capitol Records as part of a settlement. Due to legal wrangling by the former manager (Ed Chalpin) the album was not released […]

The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada (including The Beatles’ Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one […]

Survivor released their 3rd LP “Eye Of The Tiger” on June 8, 1982. The album followed the release of the movie “Rocky III” which had been released on May 28th of that year. (The single for “Eye Of The Tiger” was released one day after the films release). It was the album that made Survivor’s […]

David Bowie released his 5th LP “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars” on June 6, 1972. The album title is often shortened to just “Ziggy Stardust”. The theme of the LP is loosely based on a story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album […]

On June 3, 1970, Deep Purple released their 4th studio LP “Deep Purple In Rock”. It was the first studio album recorded by the classic Mark II line-up. Rod Evans (vocals) and Nick Simper (bass) had been fired in June 1969 and were replaced by Ian Gillan and Roger Glover, respectively. Deep Purple in Rock […]

George Harrison released his fourth studio LP “Living in the Material World” on May 30, 1973. As the follow-up to 1970’s critically acclaimed “All Things Must Pass” and his pioneering charity project, the “Concert for Bangladesh,” it was among the most highly anticipated releases of that year. The album was certified gold by the Recording […]

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 […]

When you bought an album (LP) of your favorite group / band / artist back in the 60’s, you got the songs, usually about 10 to 12 of them, the liner notes and of course the album cover art work. Yes, and for some a new surface to de-seed…. On May 27, 1967, Columbia and […]

The Small Faces released their third LP “Odgens’ Nut Gone Flake” on May 24, 1968. The title and the design of the distinctive packaging was a parody of Ogden’s Nut-brown Flake, a brand of tobacco that was produced in Liverpool from 1899 onwards by Thomas Ogden. (from wikipedia) Side two of the record is based […]


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