Category Archives: Rolling Stones

Leni Sinclair

Photographer Leni Sinclair, cofounder of the Detroit Artists Workshop and the White Panther Party. “Leni Sinclair, born Magdalene Arndt, is an American photographer and radical political activist who lives in Detroit. She has photographed rock and jazz musicians since the … Continue reading

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Satanic Majesties Revisioned

“2000 Man” By Tony Sclafani (February 2008): “It was 40 years ago today… Um, well. OK, let’s hold the fanfare. Unlike the 40th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, there were no memorials or tributes pouring … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stones ‎– Between The Buttons (1967)

“Brian Jones looked like hell. Fame had not rested easily upon the golden Stones’ shoulders as Gerard Mankowitz’s photo of the band on the cover of Between the Buttons revealed. The blurry portrait of the Stones shot on a brisk … Continue reading

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Best Psychedelic Albums: 30 Essential Records To Expand Your Mind

“Look up the word ‘psychedelic’ in the dictionary, and one of the first definitions will be ‘mind expanding’. That’s what all of the best psychedelic albums have in common. Most were made during the golden era of 1966-1968, but quite … Continue reading

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Lillian Roxon’s Rock Encyclopedia (1970)

Rolling Stone, February 7, 1970 “If you’re looking for an encyclopedia wait until a few cats who know what they’re doing get ready to spend a few years on the job. This book has its entertainment value—it will remind any … Continue reading

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#9: “Good Vibrations” – Beach Boys (1966)

“‘Good Vibrations’ is a song composed by Brian Wilson with lyrics by Mike Love for the American rock band the Beach Boys, of which both were members. Released on October 10, 1966, the single was an immediate critical and commercial … Continue reading

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Their Satanic Majesties Request – Rolling Stones (1967)

“Their Satanic Majesties Request is the sixth British and eighth American studio album by the Rolling Stones, released in December 1967 by Decca Records in the United Kingdom and London Records in the United States. Recording sessions saw the band … Continue reading

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene

Top: Marty Balin at Monterey Pop, 1967. Photo by Suki Hill. Above. Jefferson Airplane enjoyed a close relationship with promoter Bill Graham, who booked the band, which he managed during most of 1967, into the Fillmore in San Francisco and … Continue reading

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I Served in Vietnam. Here’s My Soundtrack.

Former WRVA News Anchor Paul Bottoms worked with Armed Forces Radio in Saigon. “‘Vietnam.’ The word comes camouflaged in music. Rock ’n’ roll, soul, pop and country. For those who watched the war unfold on the evening news, the music … Continue reading

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John “Hoppy” Hopkins

“John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins (15 August 1937 – 30 January 2015) was a British photographer, journalist, researcher and political activist, and ‘one of the best-known underground figures of Swinging London‘ in the late 1960s. John Victor Lindsay Hopkins was born on … Continue reading

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