Category Archives: The Beatles

Poetry, Proto-Rap and Soul: The Sounds of the Black Power Revolution

Gil Scott Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised “The word ‘revolution’ has lost its edge in the 21st century. Advertisements inform us there’s a revolution in hair care or a revolutionary new driverless car. But when young Americans … Continue reading

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“Glad All Over” – The Dave Clark Five (1964)

“Glad All Over” is a song written by Dave Clark and Mike Smith and recorded by The Dave Clark Five. In January 1964, it became the British group’s first big hit, reaching No.1 on the UK Singles Chart. In April … Continue reading

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The Beatles – White Album (1968)

“The Beatles, also known as ‘The White Album’, is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968. A double album, its plain white sleeve has no graphics or text other than the … Continue reading

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The Cavern Club

The original Cavern Club entrance in 1963. “The Cavern Club was a nightclub at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England. The Cavern Club opened on 16 January 1957 as a jazz club, later becoming a centre of the rock and roll … Continue reading

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International Times

“International Times (it or IT) is the name of various underground newspapers, with the original title founded in London in 1966. Editors included Hoppy, David Mairowitz, Roger Hutchinson, Peter Stansill, Barry Miles, Jim Haynes and playwright Tom McGrath. Jack Moore, … 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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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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