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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The Brian Jones legacy: 20 Rolling Stones songs that wouldn’t sound the same without Brian Jones genius and brilliancy

Brian Jones was the Rolling Stones’ founding member and first leader and while he was never able to compete with Jagger and Richards as a songwriter, he shaped the sound of the band during their most creative and experimental period introducing dozens of novelty instruments. Remember 20 of his most brilliant moments

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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 co-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’s Jim Morrison demise. We look back at his life and career on what would be his 85th 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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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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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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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 Doors guitarist Robby Krieger turns 78 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 78

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The 1960’s counter-culture icon Country Joe McDonald celebrates 82 today

In 1967 with West Coast Psychedelic Rock band Country Joe & the Fish, Joe McDonald released the controversial anti-war anthem “The “Fish” Cheer/I-Feel-Like-I’m-Fixin’-to-Die Rag” that became emblematic of the 1960’s Woodstock generation as well as the Vietnam veterans of the 1960’s and 1970’s.

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On this day in 1967 one of the most legendary Christmas parties for Rock fans took place in London

On December 22nd, 1967, Christmas On Earth Continued featured an All Star line up that shockingly didn’t had the expected attendance, with names such as The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Pink Floyd among other very strong names, a future huge Rock Star and perhaps the world’s most legendary Rock DJ ever. Check our article to see how much you’d had to pay to attend this amazing Christmas party

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Remembering the Psychedelic Rock guitar legend James Gurley

James Gurley was one of the San Francisco Psychedelic Rock scene most distinctive guitarists, and with Big Brother and the Holding Company he recorded enduring 1960’s Rock classics such as “Summertime” or “Piece of my Heart”. But the experimental Detroit guitarist had a different life orientation and goal shortly before he moved to San Francisco in the 1960’s

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Big Brother And The Holding Company guitarist Sam Andrew was born on this day in 1941

Guitarist Sam Andrew emerged from the San Francisco Psychedelic Rock music scene during the 1960’s, he formed Big Brother And The Holding Company, that achieved big notoriety with Janis Joplin as a vocalist. He was born on this day in 1941 and we recap his life and career

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Influential Rock drummer Carmine Appice turns 77 today

Carmine Appice came to prominence during the 1960’s as part of the Psychedelic Rock band Vanilla Fudge, but his career after that has been one of the most diverse and influential in Rock music, being credited as one of the main pioneers and developers of the Heavy Metal and Hard Rock drumming technique. Appice was born 77 years ago today, we briefly recap his 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 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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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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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 day Brian Jones was dismissed from the Rolling Stones

After several months of alienation and self-isolation in his Cotchford Farm home, Brian Jones, founding member, and guitarist of the Rolling Stones was visited by Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, and Charlie Watts to discuss the future of the band

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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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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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Gary Brooker, the distinctive voice of Procol Harum has died at age 76

Released in 1967, Procol Harum’s most memorable hit remains “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, but the band scored several others such as “Conquistador” and “Homburg.” The band’s eponymous debut studio album “Procol Harum” released in 1967, though noted for its baroque and classical influence, became a masterpiece of Psychedelic Rock and Procol Harum’s set the footprint for the upcoming popular genre of Prog Rock.

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The Rock legend Ginger Baker dies at age 80

The former Cream and Blind Faith drummer superstar who had recently turned 80, had an history of health problems over the last years, mainly heart condition and pulmonary due to years of heavy smoking. He passes today and leaves his name carved on the history of Rock, with his unique and influential drumming style. 

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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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