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Moments in Time: Rock & Roll Images

Moments in Time: Rock & Roll Images

Brian Jones prior to his untimely death in 1969


Eddie Cochran on stage


The One & Only Keith Moon!


Jim Morrison 

in his final year of existence

in Paris, France


Howlin' Wolf


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A Moment In Time: The British Invasion



This story starts in the United Kingdom...

The British music industry was rigidly controlled by the BBC and London’s Denmark Street music publishers. A handful of powerful managers groomed a stable of homegrown singers in the mold of Elvis Presley

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Alive As Yesterday: 1959 Concerts



The Casuals, Bobby One, Alan Marlo

State Theatre

Niagra Falls, NY



Rosewood Club

Memphis, TN



Ruth Brown, The Falcons,

The Pips, The Delloes

James Moody & His Orchestra with Eddie

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The Beatles On Tour 1964




"The Beatles were one of the greatest rock 'n' roll bands of all time. They also had one of the fiercest, most intensely loyal fandoms of all time. Beatles fans — mainly teenage girls — offered the band their

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Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker



One Sunday back in 2019, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to

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Alive As Yesterday: 1989 Concerts


The Who 

London Coliseum

London, UK


Grateful Dead

Alpine Valley Music Theatre

East Troy, MI




Jerry Garcia Band Electric

Wiltern Theatre

379 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA


Lou Reed

Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle

Frankfurt, Germany




Murphy's Pub

Cincinnati, OH



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Rock Geography: Whisky A Go Go (Expanded Edition)



Today, on this latest edition of Rock & Roll Geography, we take a stroll down to California to check out The Whisky A Go Go, one of LA's most historic music landmarks.  Still in business today, this venerable club is

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Rock & Roll: The Psychedelic Years (Expanded Edition)

Psychedelic rock was a musical genre that emerged in the mid-sixties due to the popularity of such mind-altering drugs as LSD, mescaline, cannabis and peyote mushrooms.  The roots of Psychedelic Rock begin here: On Friday April 16, 1943 (a day

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Remembering Bill Graham & The Fillmore East

This blog post is dedicated to my dear friend,

Jeff Goldstein

who spent many happy hours @ The Fillmore East


The Story of the Fillmore East begins here...

Located at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Sixth Street was

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Alive As Yesterday: 1969 Concerts

The Kinks

Taj Mahal

Sha Na Na

Fillmore West

San Francisco, CA


The Move

Cold Blood

Albert King

Fillmore West

San Francisco, CA


Grateful Dead


Flying Burrito Bros.

Avalon Ballroom

San Francisco, CA




James Cotton Blues Band

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Rock & Roll Movies: Privilege (1967)

Today on the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog, we travel back in time to 1967 and take a look at Privilege, an obscure film that was part of the the rock & roll landscape.  Of

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Alive As Yesterday: 1988 Concerts



Oakland Stadium

Oakland, CA



The Austin Opera House

Austin, TX



Greek Theatre

U.C. Berkeley

Berkeley, Ca





White Lion

Lakeland Civic Center

Lakeland, FL




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Vince Taylor: The Original Ziggy Stardust

Vince Taylor, while not widely known to US rock fans, was an influential part of the European rock scene in the late 50's and early 60's.  While not widely known to US rock fans, Taylor was an influential part of

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Alive As Yesterday: 1975 Concerts

Led Zeppelin

L.S.U. Assembly Center

Baton Rouge, LA


Led Zeppelin

Earl's Court

London, UK


Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

Keystone Hall

Kutztown State College

Kutztown, PA






John Cale & The Only Ones


Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Alive As Yesterday: 1978 Concerts

The Year Rock Went to Pieces (Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado) 

“In 1978, rock music resembled a combat zone more than a community. The divisions had been visible for most of the decade, with the fraying of any notion that the

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Alive As Yesterday: 1986 Concerts





Municipal Auditorium 

Nashville, TN

"All Hell Breaks Loose at a Run-D.M.C. 'Raising Hell' Rap Concert in California: 'I am great--get it straight--that`s what I say--my name is Run--I`m number

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1960's Swinging London: A Moment In Time

Today's blog post is about Swinging London; a moment in time that reconfigured the music, fashion, movies and books of the youth culture.

There came a moment when London first shook off the coils of hidebound British society, the

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Rock & Roll: Why The 80's Pretty Much Sucked


As I remember it, the 1980s was a decade in which the genre known as basic meat & potatoes rock & roll began to undergo a myriad of changes.  The punk rock revolution was underway but didn't really become a

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Rock & Roll Sunday Songs On A Sunday

It's a beautiful morning on a Sunday

which always reminds me of rock & roll songs that are all about Sundays!


Blue Sunday is track 10 on the Doors’ fifth album Morrison Hotel, which was released in February 1970.

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Rock & Roll Advertising 1970's

The early, much-romanticized years of the ‘70s -- when Lester Bangs was starting to inspire a generation of imitators – were a time when print advertising relied on a lot more words than it usually does today, and when it

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The Stories Behind 10 Rock Band Logos

Back in the early 1960’s, rock band logos were never quite as important as they are today in this age of branding.  Over the years, official logos became an essential item that every band needed to have in order promote

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Alive As Yesterday: 1979 Concerts

Elvis Costello & The Attractions

The Palladium



Damn The Torpedo Tour '79

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Orpheum Theatre

Memphis, TN


The Specials

Tiffany's Late Bar Disco

Edinburgh, Scotland


Iggy Pop

The Human League


Amsterdam, Netherlands


The Plasmatics

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