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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80’s teen star Molly Ringwald turns 51 today

Molly Ringwald was born on February 18, 1968, in Roseville, California. Ringwald began acting at an early age. She has starred in 80’s classics like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.

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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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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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Faith No More’s amazing frontman Mike Patton turns 51

Mike Patton is one of the most versatile and diverse musicians, throughout his career he has sung and played several musical styles, and since he joined Faith No More in 1989 also became one of the most influential Rock singers multiplying himself through several side projects. Celebrate his 51st anniversary by watching two amazing Faith No More concerts

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Revisiting Blue Cheer “Vincebus Eruptum” 

It’s a common a place for music fans to consider 1970 “Black Sabbath” the first Metal album but San Francisco band Blue Cheer were the first ones to change the game when they released their influential album “Vincebus Eruptum” on this day in 1968

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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  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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A Banquet After The Trip: Revisiting the 1968 Rolling Stones “Beggars Banquet”

The “Beggars Banquet” LP it’s part of what people usually call “The Rolling Stones Golden Period”, that saw the releases of sequential stunning and influential albums by the band, this was also the last album featuring Brian Jones as an active member of the band. Released on December 6th, 1968, we revisit this enormous Rock classic

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The Beatles “White Album”: A collection of stunning songs by a fragmented band

On November 22nd 1968 The Beatles released their only double studio album and the first on their newly created label Apple, self titled “The Beatles”, more commonly known as “The White Album”. We revisit the 1968 classic album and the impact it had on the band’s career

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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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The Erotic Outer Space Adventures of Electric Barbarella

“Barbarella”, the colorful 1968 Sci-Fi Roger Vadim starring Jane Fonda as the sexy comics character, has become one of the most influential movies of all time and holds a top position in Pop Culture history

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience magnus opus, “Electric Ladyland”

“Electric Ladyland” it’s a milestone in Rock music, this album it’s perfect from many point of views, and it was the last time Jimi Hendrix was able to work consistently in studio composing music

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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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Why was the amazing “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” only released 28 years later after it was filmed

One of Rock’s finest moments, the TV special “The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus” was projected by The Rolling Stones to be a blend of Rock music and Circus acts and as a promotion for their album “Beggars Banquet”, featuring a parade of Rock stars such as John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Who and Eric Clapton among others. However the band shelved the film until 1996…find out why

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The surprising fact that connects The Beatles “White Album” and the Sex Pistols “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”

Besides the great music both albums have, the 1968 acclaimed “The Beatles” and 1977 seminal Punk record “Nevermind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols”, are connected through a very important detail that some people might not be aware of

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Remembering Frankie Lymon on his 76th Birthday

The 1950’s band Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers were the mold for similar bands to come such as The Jackson 5, their 1956 hit “Why Do Fools Fall In Love” is still remembered to this day, Frankie Lymon the group’s most memorable member died prematurely at only 25 years old in 1968

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Remembering Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Tom Fogerty

Tom Fogerty died on this day in 1990, he was the brother of John Fogerty and played rhythm guitar in the band that achieved immense worldwide success during the late 60’s and early 70’s with their unique blend of country and psychedelic rock

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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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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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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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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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The controversial former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo turns 50

Phil Anselmo is surely controversial, and it doesn’t seems it will ever stop being, but he has written his name on the history of Rock, and gifted music fans with some of the best Metal songs ever. The Pantera icon turns 50

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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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Singer-songwriter Paula Cole turns 50 today

Singer-songwriter Paula Cole was born on April 5, 1968, in Rockport, Massachusetts. Cole’s career reached its peak in 1997, when both “I Don’t Want to Wait” and “Where Have All the Cowboys Gone?” cracked the Top 20.

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The Motown Soul classic “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” gives Marvin Gaye his first No.1 in 1968 on the Hot 100

“I Heard It Through The Grapevine” was not initially written for Marvin Gaye, it was rejected as a single by Motown, and only after demanding and heavy airplay on the radio, it was made into a single. Marvin Gaye’s version remains the most acclaimed and popular, it reached No.1 in the Hot 100 on this day in 1968

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