Monthly Archives: February 2014

Rock Chronology #73: Happiness is a Warm Gun

“Happiness is a Warm Gun”, The Beatles, 1968. Here is another great song from The Beatles’ “White Album”. What I love about this album is that it has such an eclectic mix of songs. When I listen to this song, … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #72: White Room

“White Room”, Cream, 1968. This song comes from the double album Wheels of Fire. Yep, Cream released a double album the same year that both The Beatles and The Jimi Hendrix Experience released double albums. In fact this album was … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #71: Hello, I Love You

“Hello, I Love You”, The Doors, 1968. This song went to #1 on the US and Canada singles charts. It was also the first single from the Doors to chart in the UK (peaking at #15). More importantly, the album … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #70: Time of the Season

“Time of the Season”, The Zombies, 1968. The Zombies were one of the bands considered part of the British Invasion even from the early 60’s. Much like The Beatles, they started out playing “Beat” music (i.e. dance music). By the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #69: All Along The Watchtower

“All Along The Watchtower”, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968. When a band you love releases a double album it’s like Christmas morning, and the Beatles were not the only one to release a double album. This song is from Electric … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #68: Born to Be Wild

“Born to Be Wild”, Steppenwolf, 1968. The Rock movement was in full swing in 1968, a natural progression of the initial British Invasion. One of the most notable bands to come on the scene in 1968 was Steppenwolf. Their first … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #67: Jumpin’ Jack Flash

“Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, The Rolling Stones, 1968. This is the song that The Rolling Stones have played in concert the most. It was released as a single in 1968 (and did not appear on an album during that year). The … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #66: Back in the U.S.S.R.

“Back in the U.S.S.R.”, The Beatles, 1968. This is the opening song on The Beatles’ “White Album”, an amazing double album. (The album actually has no name, but since the cover is just plain white, it is often called the … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #65: Piece of My Heart

“Piece of My Heart”, Big Brother and the Holding Company, 1968. Today we kick off 1968, and it’s a whole new game. There was so much enthusiasm surrounding Rock music in 1967 that it actually shifted the paradigm. It used … Continue reading

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Rock Chronology #64: A Day In The Life

“A Day In The Life”, The Beatles, 1967. It’s time to end 1967 and what a hell of a year it was. The Beatles released the most important album ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The first really … Continue reading

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