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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…

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…

Steve Paul's The Scene

Located at 301 West 46th Street in New York City, The Scene, which opened its doors sometime in 1965, was indeed the most renowned rock club in the USA for a short span during the mid-sixties. This joint…

Rock & Roll Geography: My Father's Place (Roslyn, NY)

Several years ago, as part of an ongoing series of blog posts that were part of my Rock Geography series, I did a post on My Father's Place, one of Long Island’s most legendary live venues.  At that time, My…

Remembering Woodstock On Its 50 Year Anniversary

50 years ago today, The Woodstock Festival took place in White Lake, NY.  It was an event that transformed the youth culture and established the Music Festival template that continues to this very day. 

Woodstock: The Event …

Rock Geography: The Action House (Island Park, NY)

Many famous rock & roll clubs and concert halls 

have quietly vanished from the face of the earth. 

Why, it's almost as if they never existed.... 

but the stories about them live on.

By…