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1st Rock Festival, 1967 Summer of Love

The Fantasy Fair and Magic Mountain Music Festival was held June 10 and 11th, 1967, one week before Monterey Pop and two years before Woodstock,  at Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre high on the south face of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County, CA. 260 more words


What we're listening to (#8): Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane

Released in 1967, Surrealistic Pillow was Jefferson Airplane’s second album.

Overall the sound is the classic psychedelic rock that had just come to the forefront at the time. 214 more words


August 24

Today in 1981, Mark Chapman was given a 20 year jail sentence for the murder of John Lennon

Today in 1967, 17-year old singer and guitarist Bruce Springsteen joined a group called Earth… 156 more words

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Classic Rock Almanac August 21, 2014

Former Deep Purple and Black Sabbath singer and bassist Glenn Hughes celebrates his 62nd birthday today.

Who wrote the foreword to Hughes’s 2011 memoir Deep Purple and Beyond: Scenes From the Life of a Rock Star? 551 more words

The Route 103

Boomer Audit: D.A. Pennebaker Invents the Music Festival in 'Monterey Pop'

When the “Boomer Audit” was scheduled as a theme week — absolutely fair as we’re hitting the 45th anniversary of Woodstock — I felt relatively skeptical about it, as I have been lucky enough to live a life devoid of boomer values infecting my everyday existence, at least when it comes to my immediate family. 754 more words


MADMAN ON A MOTORCYCLE - Skip Spence - Oar (1969)

One man on a cross-country motorcycle trip to try and record an album in seven days before being sent back to the looney bin. Sounds a bit like a terrible Adam Sandler movie or something, but as with all the best stories, this one’s actually true.  668 more words

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