1965, The Who perform at Town Hall in Bridgwater, Summerset, England. They are pa … (read more…)
Actually, no. Then who was Whistling Jack Smith, and why is his sole hit from 1967 haunting me?
I played an album of British Invasion hits released on the Parrot Record label from the late ‘60s before I went to work this morning. When this song came on, my ears quickly perked up. Although I recognized the recording, I hadn’t heard it in yea … (read more…)
Vile is mar … (read more…)
1967, Pink Floyd appeared at Blue Opera Club, held at at The Feathers public house in London, England. A patron threw a penny a Roger Waters resulting in gash to his forehead.
1968, Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, drove his Lincoln car into a … (read more…)
Recording with his crack live band, The Dukes (& The Duchesses) consisting of Chris Masterson on guitar, Eleanor Whitmore on violin, Kelley Looney on bass, Will Rigby on drums, singer Alliso … (read more…)
Smooth and intimate. Those are adjectives you don’t hear that often to describe much of the music being made today. But there was a time when smooth and intimate was the basis for an entire genre of music. I’m talking about Pop Music. Pop music of the pre-rock era. Pop music your mom and pop listened to. Real pop music, Mitch Mil … (read more…)
1966, “Wild Thing” by The Troggs (who were originally called The Troglodytes) was released in the US on both the Atco and Fontana labels. The song went on to reach number one. … (read more…)