Monthly Archives: January 2014

Rock Chronology #45: Ruby Tuesday

“Ruby Tuesday”, The Rolling Stones, 1967. It’s the song that inspired a restaurant chain. This single was released as a double A-side with “Let’s Spend the Night Together”. Consequently it went to #1 in the US (#3 in the UK). … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #44: Sunshine of Your Love

“Sunshine of Your Love”, Cream, 1967. Cream is one of the many bands that Eric Clapton has been a part of during his long career. However, as the name suggests, I believe this band has risen above those other Eric … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #43: Fire

“Fire”, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967. Here’s another single from the Are You Experienced? album. The song is called “Fire”, but some might think of it as “Let Me Stand Next To Your Fire”.

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Rock Chronology #42: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

“Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”, The Beatles, 1967. There is no denying were are in the heart of the psychedelic era. This Sgt. Peppers song is (not too subtly) about LSD. It was actually inspired by a nursery school … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #41: Monterey

“Monterey”, Eric Bourdon and The Animals, 1967. The Monterey Pop Festival had a dramatic effect on the attendees and even on the American culture at large. (See yesterday’s post for more details.) It had so much an impact that The … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #40: Ball ‘n’ Chain

“Ball ‘n’ Chain”, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1967. Even if you’ve never heard of Big Brother and the Holding Company, I’d bet you’ve heard of their lead singer, Janis Joplin. Interestingly enough, it took Janis about a year … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #39: For What It’s Worth

“For What It’s Worth”, Buffalo Springfield, 1967. Some people might think this song is called, “Stop, Hey, What’s That Sound?”, since that is what is repeated in the chorus. The song was written after witnessing police retaliation to the hippies … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #38: Wind Cries Mary

“Wind Cries Mary”, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1967. Here’s the next fantastic song off of the Are You Experienced album. The song reached #6 on the UK singles charts, but was released as a B side to “Purple Haze” in … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #37: See Emily Play

“See Emily Play”, Pink Floyd, 1967. You might think of Pink Floyd as a 70’s band, but they actually got their start in the 60’s. Actually several big British “70’s” bands were really part of the same movement that caused … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #36: Somebody To Love

“Somebody To Love”, Jefferson Airplane, 1967. This single was released on April Fool’s Day in 1967. The single peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, and the album it appeared on Surrealistic Pillow peaked at #3. Jefferson Airplane’s success … Continue reading

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