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The Summer Of Love Arrives At The Monterey Pop Festival 1967

On June 16, 1967, the three day "Monterey Pop Festival" in California got underway.The Summer of Love was in full bloom. The festival saw the first major appearances in the U.S.A. from The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.

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The Beatles Get An Invitation From The Queen

Today was a big day for The Beatles. On June 12, 1965 at the invitation of the Queen of England The Beatles went to Buckingham palace to be awarded the M.B.E., "Most Excellent Order of the British Empire." There were a lot people in England who protested the band getting this prestigious honor.

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The Beatles Start Their Recording Journey 52 Years Ago

Rock and roll history made today June 6,1962. In London, The Beatles audition for EMI’s George Martin at the Abbey Road studios, playing their compositions “Love Me Do” and “Ask Me Why.” George Martin the producer met four young lads from Liverpool who were destined to change his life and the world of music.

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17 Years Ago Ronnie Lane Loses His Fight With Multiple Sclerosis

One my favorite rock and roll musicians passed away on this day back in 1997. Ronnie Lane, bass player for the Small Faces and, later, the Faces, died at his home in Colorado. Ronnie was only 51 and had an ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis since 1977.

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The Kinks Take A 3,000 Mile Flight For A Word Change 44 Years Ago

On June 3,1970, in the recording studio, Ray Davies of The Kinks changes the word “Coca-Cola” in the song “Lola” to “cherry cola” to qualify for airplay on the noncommercial BBC radio.

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Remembering One Of Rocks Great Keyboard Players Ray Manzarek

It was a year ago today (5/20/13) when we heard the sad news that Ray Manzarek, keyboard player and founding member of the The Doors died at the age of 74.

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The Yardbirds Land In America 49 Years Ago

This week back in 1965, The Yardbirds another band from the British Invasion of Rock were hitting the shores of America. The Yardbirds with their single “For Your Love” was entering the charts on its way to #6. The song featured both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck on guitar.

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Remembering Old Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra

May 14, 1998, the day we heard the news that the “Chairmen of the Board” the leader of ‘The Rat Pack” had died. Frank Sinatra passed away at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.after suffering a heart attack. Frank was 82 years old.

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Jimi Hendrix Introduces A New Sound To Rock And Roll 47 Years Ago

Today May 12th, 1967, "Are You Experienced", the debut album by the Jimi Hendrix Experience was released in the United Kingdom. It would make it up to #2 in England. Three months later it would hit the scene here in the U.S.A. and make it up to #5.

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A Prediction 40 Years Ago Says Bruce Springsteen Is The Future of Rock

May 9, 1974, Bonnie Raitt headlined a concert at Harvard Square Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The opening act for Bonnie was Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Normally an opening act has 45 minutes or maybe hour on stage but Bonnie told Bruce to perform his regular two-hour set.

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Ford Motor Company Let’s The First Pony Out Of The Barn In 1964

Happy Birthday to The Ford Mustang, unveiled at the World’s Fair in New York, on April 17, 1964. Interest in the new car spread like wildfire at Ford dealers across America with something like 22,000 Mustangs being bought during first few weeks of the debut.

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The Fifth Beatle Dies 52 Years Ago

April 10,1962, Stu Sutcliffe(wearing sunglasses) — The Beatles' original bass player — died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 22. Stu had quit the group several months earlier, suffering from chronic headaches.

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