Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
The Monterey Pop Festival was the epitome of the Summer Of Love. A festival at which reputations were made and there was nothing but peace and love.
On April 14, 1951, the great bluesman hit the Billboard R&B chart with the song that he later said was his absolute favourite among all his recordings.
The San Francisco band's second release was a live album, taken from performances at the famed Fillmore East and Fillmore West
Nicky Hopkins was one of the most in demand session players of his generation and featured on one of Rolling Stones Records’ first releases, ‘Jamming With Edward.’
The album would continue the San Francisco band's run of four US Top 30 placings in a row.
For some 1967’s Summer of Love had its origins at this historic counter-culture event.
Recorded live at the Fillmore East in NYC, ‘At Fillmore East’ captured the Allman Brothers at the peak of their powers.
The psychedelic rock band formed in San Francisco initially existed in the 1970s but recently reformed.
Quicksilver swiftly built up a following as part of the San Francisco acid rock scene with the likes of Jefferson Airplane and The Grateful Dead during the late 1960s.
Drivin' N' Cryin's acclaimed third album Mystery Road is set for an expanded reissue with additional demos produced by R.E.M's Peter Buck
The rise of Classic Rock in the 60s was nurtured with bands travelling across the Atlantic to play for crowds who saw music as something more than just pop.
The Stones Live at Leeds is arguably the best unreleased concert from the band…but not for much longer.
Since the early jazz & folk happenings in the 1960s, almost every musical genre has had festivals to attract the faithful as well as potential converts.
From folk-pop, psychedelia, country-rock, to hair metal and hip-hop, music has been integral to California’s cultural identity.