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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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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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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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Lost in the Sauce: 1960's One Hit Wonders

The term One Hit Wonder refers to solo artists or bands who were lucky enough to eke out a hit song before disappearing into obscurity. Over the years in the music business, the phrase One Hit Wonder  became a way

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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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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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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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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…

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