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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: 1974 Concerts

 

Summer of '74 Charlton Athletic F.C. The Who Lou Reed Humble Pie Bad Company Lindisfarne Dave Mason

"The Doom Tour" 1974

CSNY

The Day Crosby, Stills…

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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: 1966 Concerts

The Beatles The Cyrkle The Ronettes The Remains Candlestick Park San Francisco, CA

 

Bob Dylan & The Hawks Manchester Free Trade Hall Manchester, UK

 

The Beach …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1973 Concerts

David Bowie  Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA

 

David Bowie Long Beach Arena Long Beach, CA  

Joe Walsh & Barnstorm Allen Theatre Cleveland, OH …Read more

Alive As Yesterday: 1972 Concerts

“Some people say the 1970s New York rock scene started in the 1960s with the Velvet Underground. Others insist that it began around 1968 with the Stooges and MC5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Or with Lou Reed’s reconfigured Velvet…

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Alive As Yesterday: 1968 Concerts

 

The Byrds Sonny & Cher Mahalia Jackson Roosevelt Griere Benefit For RFK Los Angeles Sports Arena Los Angeles, CA  

Jimi Hendrix Experience The Soft Machine Stony …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

 

 Lenny Bruce The Mothers of …Read more

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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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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