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Alive As Yesterday: 1980 Concerts

The Cramps Eldorado Paris, France  

Back In Black Tour '80 AC/DC Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY  

Ramones Keystone Palo Alto, CA  

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Alive As Yesterday: 1979 Concerts

Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Palladium NYC  

Damn The Torpedo Tour '79 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Orpheum Theatre Memphis, TN

 

The Specials Tiffany's Late Bar …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1978 Concerts

“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 factions of rock fans could peacefully coexist, but in…

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Alive As Yesterday: 1977 Concerts

Elvis Costello & The Attractions The Bottom Line NYC

 

Tom Waits The Paradise Club Boston, MA

 

The Clash The Saints Cherry Vanilla Birmingham Rag Market …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1975 Concerts

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Keystone Hall Kutztown State College Kutztown, PA

 

Led Zeppelin L.S.U. Assembly Center Baton Rouge, LA

 

Led Zeppelin Earl's …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1967 Concerts

ALIVE AS YESTERDAY: 1967 CONCERTS

Electric Flag, Moby Grape Steve Miller Fillmore SF CA

 

Donovan Cow Palace San Francisco, CA

 

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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…

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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…

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The Beatles On Tour 1964

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 —…

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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…

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Hot Platters: Live Albums That Changed My Life

Live albums were once a staple of most rock acts but could possibly be considered an endangered species nowadays.  Sure, over the years there have been many live albums that were released as a holding action because a band…

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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…

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The Beatles: Something Cool To Read This Week!

 

 

 

 

Worried that no-one would understand their Liverpool accents in 1964 film ‘A Hard Day’s Night’, US music execs considered dubbing them over with American actors. McCartney harrumphed: “We can understand a fucking…

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1970: The Saga of the Festival Express

It was on June 27, 1970, that the Transcontinental Pop Festival began its journey in Toronto, Canada. This festival was part of a series of concerts in Canada that became known as The Festival Express which is also the…

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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

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Rock & Roll 1975

 

Lester Bangs

In a June 1975 article in Creem magazine, Lester Bangs, while writing about how the impact of the breakup of the Beatles, captured some of the angst that existed in rock & roll…

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