Procol Harum’s classic “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” enters the UK singles charts for the first time in 1967

It’s one of the anthems for the 1967 Summer Of Love, the popular Bach-derived Psychedelic Rock “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, entered the charts for the first time on this day in 1967. Learn more about this music classic

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Celebrate the legendary Bob Dylan anniversary with his Top 20 songs

Bob Dylan is one of the most important and respected musicians, songwriters and poets of all time, a “voice of a generation” with countless songs that influenced generations of bands and artists including The Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. Today, he turns 78 and we’ve put together what we consider to be his Top 20 songs by order of influence and popularity.

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12 Bob Dylan inspirational and thoughtful quotes

Bob Dylan, poet, and songwriter, was awarded the Literature Nobel Prize in 2016. The influential, iconic and legendary figure is a man of few words when in public, and we’ve compiled some of his best ones on these 12 quotes

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The Rolling Stones classic “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was first released on this day in 1968

Released on May 24, 1968, “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” was the Rolling Stones return to their Blues roots after their Psychedelic phase that culminated with the 1967 album “Their Satanic Majesties Request”

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Revisiting The Who’s timeless masterpiece “Tommy”, a perfect example of Rock music as an art form

The Opera-Rock tale of the deaf, dumb and blind boy, mostly composed by Pete Townshend, remains one of the perfect examples of Rock music as an art form. We revisit this influential masterpiece released on May 23, 1969

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Celebrate the legendary Pete Townshend birthday with 10 of the very best The Who songs

Pete Townshend remains one of Rock’s biggest legends and influential figures. The Who guitarist and the man behind the groundbreaking Rock-Opera “Tommy” turn 74 today. We look back at 10 of the very best The Who songs

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Have you ever been experienced? Revisiting the 1967 debut and seminal The Jimi Hendrix Experience album “Are You Experienced?”

A timeless and influential Rock album that hasn’t aged a second since it’s original release The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s “Are You Experienced?” came out on May 12, 1967, a golden year for music. We revisit Hendrix’s strong LP debut

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The timeless genius of Orson Welles: 6 essential movies

One of Hollywood’s first rebels, Orson Welles turned his back on the movie industry during the late 1940’s, disappointed by the lack of artistic freedom given to directors and actors

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In 1967, BBC’s Top Of The Pops broadcast The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing “Purple Haze”

By May 1967, The Jimi Hendrix Experience was already established in Europe as one of the biggest Rock acts. BBC broadcast their performance of “Purple Haze” at the Top Of The Pops on May 4, 1967

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The “Mr. Dynamite” James Brown was born on this day in 1933

James Brown, aka Mr. Dynamite and the Godfather Of Soul, is undoubtedly one of the most influential and respected artists of all time. His music helped to develop genres such as Funk, Dance, and House music while at the same time also influencing Rock acts. He was born 86 years ago today

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Former Apple star and Beatles “protégé” Mary Hopkin turns 69 today

Welsh singer Mary Hopkin is not a name that clicks too many people today, however, she has played a rather important role on Pop music during the late 1960’s and 1970’s being a Beatles protégé and a David Bowie collaborator

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Lesley Gore, the voice of the 1960’s hit “It’s My Party” was born on this day in 1946

Lesley Gore was one of the most successful teen acts of the early 1960’s, she became famous with the smash hit “It’s My Party”, which she remains heavily associated with, later in life she became an activist for LGBT rights. Gore was born on this day 73 years ago

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The NME Poll Winners Awards of 1964 gathered together some of the greatest Rock bands and artists ever on one stage, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones

One of the greatest Rock events of all time, the NME Poll Winners concert of 1964 took place on April 26, 1964, at the Empire Pool, Wembley and it featured an all-star lineup

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Dusty Springfield scores her first and only No.1 in the UK in 1966 with “You Don’t Have To say You Love Me”

You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me” remains Dusty Springfield only No.1 single in the UK. The song, which was a cover of an Italian original, peaked at the top of the UK charts on this day in 1966

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The Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook turns 74 today

Stu Cook rose to fame as the bass player for the legendary Californian band Creedence Clearwater Revival during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s with whom he had an impressive string of Rock hits, today, he turns 74

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The Doors release their first No.1 “Light My Fire”

Taken from their debut album “The Doors” where it runs for over seven minutes, “Light My Fire” was never considered for being a single, and it had to be edited in order to fit the airplay demand of the song. On July 1967, it became their first No.1

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Iggy Pop: The 9 Lives Of The Iguana

Iggy Pop is a survivor, a warrior of Rock music that we must be grateful for still being able to witness on his ongoing legendary career. Today he turns 72 and we look back at his life and career

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Mark Volman of The Turtles turns 72 today

During the late 1960’s Volman scored hits as a member of The Turtles with songs such as “Happy Together” and “Eleanore” and later became also a member of Frank Zappa’s The Mothers Of Invention. Today he turns 72

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The legendary and impressive Rock producer and engineer Eddie Kramer turns 77

Eddie Kramer has one of the most impressive careers in Rock music. Since the 1960’s his collaborations as producer and engineer with names such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, KISS, The Rolling Stones and Blue Cheer among many others, have earned him a big place on Rock N’Roll history.

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The legendary 1964 “T.A.M.I.” The show was released on theaters in the U.K on this day in 1965

“T.A.M.I.” Show (“Teen Age Music International”), was held during two dates on October 1964 at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and featured acts such as James Brown, Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, The Supremes and Chuck Berry among many others. The film of the concert was first released in theaters in December 1964, and on April 19, 1965

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The legendary Rock music producer Paul A. Rothchild was born on this day in 1935

Paul A. Rothchild was one of the most respected and requested producers in Rock music. He produced several legendary Rock acts during the 1960’s and 1970’s including The Doors, Janis Joplin, Love, Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. We look back at the career of this legendary figure in Rock

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Revisiting The Rolling Stones 1964 debut album, that marked the beginning of their amazing journey

In 1964 the Rolling Stones began their amazing journey with their debut album “The Rolling Stones”. Essentially a Blues and Rock N’ Roll covers LP, the album also included some of the first compositions by the Stones and Jagger/Richards. We revisit this essential classic Rock album released on this day 55 years ago

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In 1969 a Reggae based song hits No.1 for the first time in the U.K. “Israelites” by Desmond Dekker and The Aces, blend Reggae and Pop in a perfect union

During the 1960’s, Reggae was considered a music style strictly oriented to the Jamaican audiences, but towards the end of the decade, Desmond Dekker helped it get noticed by the mainstream with his hit “Israelites

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The Prince Of Soul, Marvin Gaye was born on this day in 1939

The legendary Marvin Gaye was pivotal in taking Soul music to the mainstream during the 1960’s. He released several memorable songs such as “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology”), “What’s Going On” and “Sexual Healing” among others. His life was cut short at the age of 44 by his own father. We look back at his career on what would had been his 80th birthday

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In his own words: 15 Quotes by Serge Gainsbourg

The iconic Serge Gainsbourg had a way with the words, never comfortable with the establishment, throughout his life he wrote beautiful memorable songs and poems that continue to influence and inspire new generations of musicians, poets and artists around the world. To celebrate his anniversary we’ve gathered together 15 memorable quotes by the man himself

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Serge Gainsbourg: A Life Dedicated to Music, Poetry, Art, Women and Controversy

Serge Gainsbourg was born on April 2, 1928, 91 years ago. He lived a lifetime dedicated to life’s best things, with high dosages of scandal and controversy mixed along with his unique genius for writing poetry and music. We look back at the life and career of this French icon.

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Celebrate Eric Clapton’s 74th Birthday with his Top 10 Songs

To make a Top 10 list of Eric Clapton’s best songs it’s a hard task, and perhaps for some will never possible. To celebrate the Rock Legend Eric Clapton we picked 10 of some of his very best songs solo or with the several bands he had been in.

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Legendary producer Jimmy Miller was born on this day in 1942

Jimmy Miller was responsible for producing The Rolling Stones string of hit albums between 1968 and 1973, but aside from the work he did with the Stones, he also produced several landmark albums. He was born on this day in 1942

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The Jefferson Airplane co-founder and guitarist Paul Kantner was born on this day in 1941

Paul Kantner, who wrote many of the band’s best songs, co-founded the Jefferson Airplane in 1965. He had one of Rock’s longest careers and contributed immensely to the 1960’s West Coast sound. We look back at his life and career

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Otis Redding posthumously released single “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” peaks to No.1 on this day in 1968

The song, that Redding intended “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” to be different from all his previous work, though he didn’t have time to finish it the way he wanted, it became his most popular release selling 4 million copies worldwide after his untimely death in 1967. Read more facts about this classic

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The influential and legendary John Cale turns 77 today

Ever since he formed The Velvet Underground back in the 1960’s, that John Cale has had a long and productive career contributing immensely to the Alternative and Art Rock music scene. Today he turns 77

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Bob Dylan releases “Subterranean Homesick Blues” single on this day in 1965

Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” it’s one of the most influential songs of all time, but it impacts, which encapsulates the 1960’s social culture, was also felt through the promotional film. Learn more interesting facts on this iconic Dylan track

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The Rolling Stones scored their fourth U.S No.1 in 1967 with “Ruby Tuesday”

The song, coupled as double A-side single with the risque “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, remains one of the Stones biggest hits, read some interesting facts on who actually wrote it and who was Ruby Tuesday

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The Legendary Lee Marvin was born on this day in 1924

Lee Marvin, it’s one of Hollywood’s biggest movie legends, but he also was a man who had many sides to him. War soldier, actor, singer and even the first Hollywood advocate for Gay Rights. We look back at his life on his birthday

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Yoko Ono turns 86 today

The artist Yoko Ono is most famous for her marriage and relationship to John Lennon, but she has had a long and productive artistic career on several fields and her experimental music influenced many of the early Alternative Rock and Art Rock movement

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Remembering the artist and politician Sonny Bono on his birthday

Sonny Bono helped to launch Cher’s career with their successful duo Sonny & Cher back in the 1960’s, with a string of hits such as “I Got You Babe” or “The Beat Goes On”. But he also wrote many songs for other artists and had an active acting career and later in his life, as a politician too. We look back at Sonny Bono’s life

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Manfred Mann scores a No.1 in the UK on Valentine’s Day 1968 with Dylan’s cover of “The Mighty Quinn”

“The Mighty Quinn” was originally written and recorded as a demo by Bob Dylan in 1967 under a different title, the Manfred Mann version reached No.1 on Valentine’s Day 1968. Learn more about the background of this popular song

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The Beatles”Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” was first released on this day in 1967

The double A-side single release of “Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane” is perhaps the greatest single release ever. Simultaneously the beginning and pinnacle of The Beatles Psychedelic period, the importance of the two songs to Pop and Rock music history is undeniable

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Remembering Ray Manzarek, the legendary and influential founder and keyboardist of The Doors

Ray Manzarek was the working mastermind behind The Doors, he kept the legacy running during decades after lead singer Jim Morrison’s demise. We look back at his life and career on what would be his 80th Birthday

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The Beatles became early pioneers on promoting singles through music videos in 1967 when they premier on Top Of The Pops “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever”

On February 9, 1967, The Beatles sent promotional films of their new single to be broadcast on Top Of The Pops instead of actually performing it on stage

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Psychedelic Rock Dutch Rock band Shocking Blue peaks to No.1 on the U.S Hot 100 in 1970

“Venus” remains Shocking Blue’s signature song, the Dutch band enjoyed a wave of global success during their years active as a band, they were the first Dutch band to score a No.1 song on the U.S Hot 100

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The Righteous Brothers classic “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” became one of the songs of the year on this day in 1965

Written and produced by Phil Spector, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin” by The Righteous Brothers went No.1 on the Hot 100 on this day in 1965. The song is still considered the prime example of Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound”

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In 1968, when Psychedelic Rock ruled the charts, The Lemon Pipers reached No.1 on the Hot 100 with “Green Tambourine”

In 1968 the Psychedelic Rock revolution was alive,loud and well. Ohio based band The Lemon Pipers scored a big international hit with “Green Tambourine” that peaked to No.1 on the Hot 100 on February 3, 1968

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The Kinks’ founder and guitarist Dave Davies turns 72

Dave Davies founded The Kinks in 1963, the band went on to became one of the 1960’s most successful Rock acts with songs such as “You Really Got Me” and “All Day, All Night”. We look back at Dave Davies life and career on his 72nd birthday

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Folk singer Melanie Safka turns 72

Melanie Safka was part of the American Folk music artists scene, however, unlike Joan Baez, Melanie failed initially to succeed in the U.S. From performing at the 1969 Woodstock Festival, she got inspiration to write her biggest hit “Lay Down (Candles In The Rain)”. She turns 72 today

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How did Jim Morrison got busted in Las Vegas and escaped a last minute “private” off-duty cop meeting

Jim Morrison was one of the most controversial Rock Stars of all time. During his short life that ended at 27, he was arrested 7 times, 5 of those happened during The Doors most successful years, including the one time in Las Vegas on this day in 1968

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On this day in 2016, two of the Jefferson Airplane original members, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age

In 2016, the music world lost several of it’s most influential and popular artists, it was a bizarre sequence of losses that started with David Bowie and culminated in George Michael, and on January 28th, in oddly enough, two of the founding members of Jefferson Airplane, Paul Kantner and Signe Toly Anderson passed away at the same age of 74

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On this day in 1988 The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, but Paul McCartney decided to not show up

When The Beatles were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1988, there was still an ongoing feud among the members that most people weren’t aware of

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The Life And Career Of Janis “Pearl” Joplin On Her 76th Birthday

She paved the way for the modern female Rock Star, through her attitude, looks, and voice, her unique vocals and charisma have placed her on the Rock Stardom Pantheon, we look back at the force of nature that was Janis Joplin on the day that marks her 76th birthday

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15 Quotes By Janis Joplin 

Janis Joplin only lived for 27 years, but those years were as intense as it gets. She loved to sing, she loved to live and she loved to see people having fun. She also gave many society outcasts a voice not just through her singing but also her own personal words. We’ve assembled 15 quotes by one of Rock’s most ferocious voices ever

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The Beatles enter the mainstream U.S charts for the first time in 1964 with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”

The 1964 Hot 100 chart attack of The Beatles with “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” kicked off the Beatlemania in the U.S. The single became the band’s best selling one worldwide and still regarded as a Rock music staple

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Influential photographer Francesco Scavullo was born on this day in 1921

One of the most influential photographers of all time, Francesco Scavullo captured dozens of iconic celebrities and artists throughout decades such as Madonna, Christopher Reed, Sting, Janis Joplin, Joe Dallesandro, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol among others. We’ve put together a gallery with some of his most iconic photographs

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Johnny Cash plays a legendary live concert at the Folsom State Prison on this day in 1968

After his 1955 song “Folsom Prison Blues”, Johnny Cash had been interested in recording a performance at a prison and on January 13th, 1968 he finally played a live concert at the Folsom State Prison in California that became one of Rock and Country Music seminal moments

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The influential Long John Baldry was born on this day in 1941

Long John Baldry might be remembered by some only for his 1967 hit “Let The Heartaches Begin”, but he was much more than that. He gave some of the first professional opportunities to artists such as members of The Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart and Elton John and served as their mentor; Elton adopted John as his name to honor him. We look back at his influential life and career on his birthday

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Top 12 1960’s Jimmy Page songs as a session musician

To celebrate the birth of the legendary Rock God Jimmy Page we’ve selected the Top 12 1960’s tracks where he’s featured as a session musician, from Nico to David Bowie to Petula Clark to The Who and even Shirley Bassey, Page left a deep mark on the 1960’s Rock and Pop scene even before he was famous

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The Eternal King Of Rock N’ Roll Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935

Elvis Presley still holds his title as the King Of Rock N’ Roll even over 40 years after his untimely death, celebrate Elvis life, on the day of his 84th Anniversary by looking at some of his best and most iconic photos.

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The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 73 today

Like every other member of The Doors, Robby Krieger had an important key role on developing the band’s unique sound. He wrote some of the band’s greatest hits such as “Light My Fire”, “Love Me Two Times”, “Touch Me” and “Love Her Madly”, today he turns 73

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David Bowie Birthday Special

A visionary since the very beginning of his career, David Bowie was the legit Pop and Rock chameleon, he was Ziggy Stardust, Halloween Jack, The Thin White Duke and so many others, his influence can be be heard, seen and felt in every artistic expression. To celebrate his 72nd anniversary we’ve put out a special feature

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The Style And Fashion Of David Bowie: Changes 1960’s-1970’s

David Bowie was during his lifetime one of the most influential musicians and songwriters but he also was an icon for style, visual and fashion that understood from an early stage of his career the importance of both the music and visual worlds

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Pink Floyd’s “Crazy Diamond” Syd Barrett was born on this day in 1946

Syd Barrett was one of the founding members of Pink Floyd and had a key role in developing their early sound between their Psychedelic and experimental period. He was the main vocalist and songwriter until he left the band in 1968. We look back at Barrett’s life and career.

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The flawless and timeless debut album of The Doors

“The Doors” was released on January 4th, 1967 and remains a timeless and fresh Rock album, featuring classics such as “Break On Through (To the Other Side)” , “Light My Fire” or “The End”, this was one of the breakthrough albums of 1967 and one that embodies The Doors signature sound the most. We revisit one of the most flawless debut Rock albums of all time

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Sir George Martin was born on this day in 1926

Sir George Martin became famous as The Beatles producer, he produced all their studio albums except for “Let It Be” and had a very important key role on helping them developing their signature sound. He was born on this day in 1926

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Singer Brenda Lee turns 74 today

Brenda Lee is mostly remembered by her 1960 hit “I’m Sorry”, but prior to that song she already had scored nine consecutive Top 10 Hot 100 songs. The singer was one of the first Country Pop artists to successfuly achieve international fame. She was born on this day in 1944

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Jim Morrison 75th Anniversary Special

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legendary and iconic Jim Morrison, we’ve put together six articles about his life and work, including a recap of his short but significant life, a quiz, a review of all The Doors six studio albums with Morrison, a collection of his best quotes and more

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The  Doors Studio Albums With Jim Morrison Rated And Reviewed 

We’ve rated, reviewed and tell you some of the back story behind all the six Doors studio albums made with Jim Morrison between 1967 and 1971

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Jim Morrison: The Eternal Rock Poet

Together with The Doors he made some of the best and most timeless music in Rock, he lived fast, only 27 years, believing the “road to excess” would lead to the “palace of wisdom”. We look back at his influential life and career

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The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival: The final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

December 6th, 1969 became one of the darkest days on Rock history, along with the Manson Family murders, The Rolling Stones’ Altamont Speedway Free Festival in California, gave the final stab on the 1960’s peace and love generation

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Dennis Wilson, the freedom lover Beach Boy was born on this day in 1944

Dennis Wilson co-founded the Beach Boys with his brothers Carl and Brian as a drummer, but despite the band’s image and name he was the only real surfer on it. Dennis was a freedom lover and a bohemian, he crossed paths with Charles Manson and The Manson Family and recorded a cult masterpiece in 1977 “Pacific Ocean Blue”. Dennis was born on this day in 1944

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In 1964, with their “teen death song”, the vocal band The Shangri-Las went No.1 “Leader Of The Pack”

The “teen death songs” genre that was bizarrely popular during the early 1960’s, in 1964 the vocal band The Shangri-Las jumped on the band wagon and made one of the most memorable songs within that style, “Leader Of The Pack”

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Rolling Stone magazine launches it’s first number in 1967

Rolling Stone was founded in San Francisco, California in 1967, featuring John Lennon on the cover and offering a free roach clip to hold a marijuana joint. Over the years, despite controversy, the magazine has been able to maintain it’s position as the mother of all pop culture magazines

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Joe Cocker’s cover of The Beatles “With a Little Help From My Friends” peaked to No.1 in 1969 with a little help from Jimmy Page

Now a Psychedelic Rock staple and classic, in 1969, when Cocker was still relatively unknown in the U.S, he dared to perform his Beatles cover “With a Little Help From My Friends” at the Woodstock Festival, in what end up being one of Woodstock’s most memorable performances ever

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Legendary Tina Turner tells it all to CBS’s Gayle King

Queen of Rock Tina Turner agreed to give an interview to CBS which aired recently. After years of speculation, the star finally tells it all on her and explains the motives that took her to withdraw from the public eye

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In 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience debut as a band in France, supporting the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday

On October 18, 1966 The Jimi Hendrix Experience played the Olympia in Paris as a support act for the French Yé-Yé superstar Johnny Hallyday and were recorded for the first time

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The 25 Best And Most Influential Rock and Pop Albums of 1968

Blue Cheer, The Silver Apples and Iron Butterfly were some of the new artists to emerge in 1968, pivotal on the development of Grunge, Heavy Metal and Electronic Music. We countdown the 25 best and most influential Rock and Pop albums of 1968 on video

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The Jefferson Airplane co-founder Marty Balin dies aged 76

Marty Balin was one of the pivotal figures of the 1960’s San Francisco and West Coast Rock music scene, he co-founded the Jefferson Airplane in 1965 and went on to write and sing on some of Psychedelic Rock most enduring hits

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Legendary Radio DJ John Peel was born 79 years ago

One of the most important DJ’s in modern music history, the British John Peel left a strong and enduring legacy from a career that had as much impact and importance as the thousands of band’s he promoted

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The famous instrumental “Apache” by The Shadows peaked to No.1 in 1960

“Apache” remains one of the most recognized and popular instrumental hits today, The Shadows version was released in 1960 and despite the huge success in Europe had little to none impact in the U.S

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Guitarist Ed King dies at age 68

Ed King was a former member of the 1960’s Psychedelic Rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and later from Lynyrd Skynyrd, scoring several hits with the both bands, including the 1967 Psychedelic Rock “Incense and Peppermints” and 1974 “Sweet Home Alabama” both co-written by him

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Revisiting The Beatles 1966 “Yellow Submarine”/”Eleanor Rigby” coupled single

Both “Yellow Submarine” and “Eleanor Rigby” by The Beatles have interesting backgrounds and are absolute classics. The two songs were put together on a double A side single in 1966 that peaked to No.1

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Kenny Rogers turns 80

There aren’t too many country singers that are able to cross successfully from that niche into the worldwide mainstream of Pop music charts, but for Kenny Rogers, that was never a problem

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed “Queen of Soul” who sang with matchless style on such classics as “Think,” ”I Say a Little Prayer” and her signature song, “Respect,” and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, has died at age 76

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The Crazy World of Arthur Brown sets the music charts on “Fire” in 1968

“Fire” by The Crazy World of Arthur Brown it’s one of the prime examples of experimental Psychedelic Rock of the late 1960’s, despite its lack of guitars or bass, and first caught the eye of music fans due to Brown’s Shock and Theatrical performance of it

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Scott McKenzie’s “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)” peaks to No.1 in 1967

Written by John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas to promote Monterey International Pop Music Scott McKenzie’s “San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)” became a serious smash hit in 1967

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The Doors peak to No.1 with the smash hit “Hello, I Love You” in 1968

In 1968, despite being already one of the top bands in the U.S and owning the 1967 smash hit “Light My Fire”, The Doors hadn’t yet fully break into the European market, but with “Hello, I Love You”, they finally did

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Paul Anka turns 77, watch him live in Switzerland, 2011

One of the most popular and famous singers and songwriters of the 20th century, Paul Anka became worldwide famous before he was 20 with hit songs such as “Diana” and “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”. He turns 77 today

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In 1965 The Beatles influential second movie “Help!” premiered at the London Pavilion Theater

A pioneer of Rock music films or movies, “Help!”, originally titled “Eight Arms to Hold You”, The Beatles second adventure into cinematics premiered on July 29, 1965 at the London Pavilion Theater in the West End of London

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The Doors hit No.1 for the first time with “Light My Fire” in 1967

Taken from their debut album “The Doors” where it runs for over seven minutes, “Light My Fire” was never considered for being a single, and it had to be edited in order to fit the airplay demand of the song. On July 29, 1967, it became their first No.1

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Mama Cass Elliot releases her first solo single “Dream a Little Dream of Me” in 1968

“Dream a Little Dream of Me”, a cover of a 1931 classic, was officially recorded by the Mamas & the Papas and included on their final album “The Papas & The Mamas” in 1968 but Dunhill Records decided to promote Mama Cass alone much to the displeasure of the band

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75 Licks: Mick Jagger Birthday Special

The life of Mick Jagger blends with the birth of Modern Rock. Jim Morrison of The Doors once called him “A Prince Among Men”, and, he remains to this day perhaps the most influential Rocker of all time. We’ve compiled some of Mick Jagger’s and the Rolling Stones highlights of their career on this special to celebrate his birthday, also we included a Rolling Stones lyric quiz.

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The Beatles achieve another milestone in 1967 with the love anthem “All You Need Is Love” becoming their 12th UK No.1 single

The song was performed live on the first ever satellite TV production “Our World” representing the U.K in 1967

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“Easy Rider”: A timeless portrait of freedom

Released on July 14, 1969, “Easy Rider” it’s an absolute landmark on counterculture and one of the most iconic and memorable movies ever made, it portrays freedom in a way that remains timeless to this day while it still serves as a 1960’s social portrait

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Artist Steve Ditko, the influential creator of Doctor Strange and co-creator of Spider Man dies at age 90

Unlike Stan Lee, Steve Ditko always preferred to live his life away from the spotlight, despite being the creator and co-creator of some of the world’s best known characters including Spider Man, Doctor Strange and The Green Goblin, among many others

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The Beatles debut movie “A Hard Day’s Night” premiered on this day in 1964

Ever since it’s original release, The Beatles debut movie “A Hard Day’s Night” has developed a cult status, and remains hugely influential on Pop culture

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In 1969 the Rolling Stones paid tribute to the fallen Brian Jones in a free concert at Hyde Park

With an estimated crowd between 250,000 and 500,000 fans, the Rolling Stones played a free concert at Hyde Park, London, to pay tribute to Brian Jones who had died two days earlier. Look back at the film of the famous concert

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When The Doors played their memorable Hollywood Bowl concert on July 5, 1968

At the height of their popularity, The Doors played the prestigious Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968, a performance that is now regarded as historical. On the audience, a very special and famous guest wanted to learn how to play and control bigger venues and audiences. Learn more about it and read also more facts about this legendary concert

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July 3, 1969 – July 3, 1971: A dark circle on Rock history that begun with Brian Jones and ended with Jim Morrison

July 3 it’s one of the darkest days on the history of Rock music, during exactly two years several Rock stars died at age 27 between July 3, 1969 and July 3, 1971 beginning with the Rolling Stones’s Brian Jones and ending on The Doors’ Jim Morrison

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The legendary and influential Willie Dixon was born on this day in 1915

Willie Dixon has influenced and continues to influence generations of Blues and Rock artists. His songs have been covered extensively since the 1960’s by some of the most important artists and bands and he is one of the most important important links between the Blues and Rock

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On this day in 1967 The Beatles make TV history by appearing on the first ever satellite TV production “Our World”

On June 25, 1967, The Beatles performed live “All You Need Is Love” for an estimated audience of between 400 and 700 million people around the globe on what was the first ever satellite TV production

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The influential songwriter, singer and actor Kris Kristofferson turns 82 today

Kris Kristofferson penned the classic “Me And Bobby McGee”, which became his most well known song, but for a while, music wasn’t the direction he was following during his early years. We look back at Kristofferson’s life and career on the day he turns 82

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The Kinks’ Ray Davies turns 74

With The Kinks, Ray Davies sung and played on some of the most memorable songs of the 1960’s and 1970’s. The band, “outsiders” on the British Invasion music scene, influenced important music movements such as Punk Rock and Britpop and remain relevant ever since their hit “You Really Got Me” played for the first time. Ray Davies turns 74 today

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Greg Munford, the voice of the Psychedelic Rock classic “Incense And Peppermints” turns 69 today

Greg Munford provided the lead vocals for Strawberry Alarm Clock only No.1, the 1967 Psychedelic Rock classic hit “Incense And Peppermints” but despite that, he never joined the band, Today he turns 69

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The Paul McCartney Top 25 Beatles Songs

Paul McCartney’s songwriting partnership with John Lennon while in The Beatles during the 1960’s, it’s the most famous in Pop and Rock music history. To celebrate Paul McCartney’s 76th birthday, we’ve put together the Top 25 Beatles songs featuring him on lead vocals

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