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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

 

Nirvana

Grinch

Murphy's Pub

Cincinnati, OH

 

Neil

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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

AUM

Flying Burrito Bros.

Avalon Ballroom

San Francisco, CA

 

Spirit

Nazz

James Cotton Blues Band

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1966: A Moment In Time

Over the years there have been many arguments concerning which year produced the best rock album.  While this is most probably arrived at via a subjective view point, there is a serious case to be made for the year 1966;

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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

BOB DYLAN

GRATEFUL DEAD

Oakland Stadium

Oakland, CA

 

IGGY POP

The Austin Opera House

Austin, TX

 

BRYAN FERRY

Greek Theatre

U.C. Berkeley

Berkeley, Ca

 

PERMANENT VACAION TOUR

AEROSMITH

Dokken

White Lion

Lakeland Civic Center

Lakeland, FL

 

WORLD TOUR '88

AC

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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

 

Ramones

CBGB's

NYC

 

John Cale & The Only Ones

Paradiso

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

RAISING HELL TOUR '86 

RUN DMC 

WHODINI 

LL COOL J 

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 Geography: Monterey Pop Festival 1967

Today on the Rock & Roll is a State of Mind blog, we celebrate the 54th anniversary of what many regard as one of  the very first rock festivals...Monterey Pop! 

While Monterey Pop wasn’t the first music festival ever held

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Something Cool To Read This Weekend!

IT'S TIME FOR OUR WEEKLY COMPENDIUM OF

RANDOM ROCK & ROLL ARTICLES

FROM THE WORLD WIDE WEB!

PLEASE NOTE THAT 

OUR WEEKLY SOMETHING COOL TO READ BLOG POST

WILL BE ON VACATION 

FOR THE REST OF THE SUMMER.

No Peek

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Rock & Roll 1978

Johnny Pierre on stage with the Freelance Vandals circa 1978

“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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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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