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The Fillmore

“The Fillmore is a historic music venue in San Francisco, California. Built in 1912 and originally named the Majestic Hall, it became the Fillmore Auditorium in 1954. It is in Western Addition, on the edge of the Fillmore District and … Continue reading

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Revealing 67 Lost Singles Of The 60s

“When we say ‘singles’, in the context of music, we immediately think of those little 45rpm records in brightly coloured bags. Before 45s there were 78s, and it wasn’t until 1949 that RCA released the first 45; when they did … Continue reading

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‘Tim Hardin 2’: A Beautiful Album That Stands The Test Of Time

“A year after his seminal folk-rock debut, Tim Hardin seemed to escape the problems of the supposedly ‘difficult second album’ with the stunning Tim Hardin 2, which was released by Verve in April 1967. Hardin’s songwriting talents were already clear … Continue reading

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The Butterfield Blues Band ‎– The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw (1967)

“There are some minor problems with the release preparation of Butterfield’s third album, but this news only serves to heighten the anticipation for his fans. Finally, on November 22nd 1967, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is distributed to retail outlets, and … Continue reading

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At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup Delivered Joy and Renewal to 300,000

A rain shower didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the crowds at what is now Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem. July 13, 1969. “Woodstock was big and messy, thrilling and stirring — and summed up finally by Jimi Hendrix, whose festival-closing … Continue reading

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Sunny Afternoon – The Kinks (1966)

“Sunny Afternoon” is a song by the Kinks, written by chief songwriter Ray Davies. The track later featured on the Face to Face album as well as being the title track for their 1967 compilation album. Like its contemporary ‘Taxman‘ … Continue reading

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Woodstock’s Contradictions, 50 Years Later

Overwhelmed and underprepared, the promoters declared that Woodstock was a free festival and welcomed the hordes that they couldn’t have turned back anyway. “Fifty years later, I still have what’s left of a pair of three-day tickets to the 1969 … Continue reading

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