Category Archives: Music

Anderson Theater

“Unlike the former Fillmore East two blocks north, there is no plaque at 66 Second Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets to honor the Anderson Theater. The forgotten Anderson kicked off with a series of rock concerts sponsored by Crawdaddy … Continue reading

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Astral Weeks – Van Morrison (1968)

“Astral Weeks is the second studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison. It was recorded at Century Sound Studios in New York City during three sessions in September and October 1968, although most participants and biographers agree that the … Continue reading

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Enter Digital Archives of the 1960s Fluxus Movement and Explore the Avant-Garde Art of John Cage, Yoko Ono, John Cale, Nam June Paik & More

“When it comes to the influence of the arts on everyday life, it can seem like our reality derives far more from Jeff Koons’ ‘augmented banality‘ than from the Fluxus movement’s playful experiments with chance operations, conceptual rigor, and improvisatory … Continue reading

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#4 – 1963: Surfin’ Bird – The Trashmen

“1963: ‘Surfin’ Bird’ is a song performed by American surf rock band The Trashmen, and it is also the name of the album that featured this hit single. The song was released in 1963 and reached No. 4 on the … Continue reading

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Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane (1967)

“Surrealistic Pillow is the second album by American rock band Jefferson Airplane, released on February 1, 1967, by RCA Victor (LSP-3766 [stereo] and LPM-3766 [mono]). It is the first album by the band with vocalist Grace Slick and drummer Spencer … Continue reading

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I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs (1965)

“I Ain’t Marching Anymore is Phil Ochs‘ second LP, released on Elektra Records in 1965. Dispensing with second guitarist Danny Kalb, Ochs performs alone on twelve original songs, an interpretation of Alfred Noyes‘ ‘The Highwayman‘ set to music (much as … Continue reading

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WABC – New York City

“… Through the years, WABC was known by various slogans, ‘Channel 77 WABC’ and later ‘Musicradio 77 WABC’. Due to the high number of commercials each hour, WABC played no more than two songs in a row and there was … Continue reading

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