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…
Worldwide changes during the Summer Of Love hit an interesting funnel in New York City in what had been a traditional centre for artists in the jazz, rhythm’n’blues and early rock’n’roll communities.
A year after his debut, Tim Hardin escaped the problems of the “difficult second album” with the stunning ‘Tim Hardin 2’, released by Verve in April 1967.
‘The Velvet Underground & Nico’ was never appreciated during its time but now the VU’s debut is hailed as a groundbreaking album that pointed to the future.
After LA and San Francisco blew up in 1967, MGM records signed a number of Boston bands to create their own "Bosstown Sound" around the growing psych scene.
After 'Pet Sounds', Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album 'Smiley Smile', released on 18 September 1967.
With a harmony-laden music commonly referred to as “sunshine pop”, Spanky And Our Gang’s self-titled album represented the antithesis of 60s protest rock.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic “summer of love” with beautiful people turning on, tuning in and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
Held from April to October 1967, Expo 67 found Thelonious Monk, Jefferson Airplane, The Supremes and Harry Belafonte celebrating all things Canada.
While most Summer Of Love stories focus on flocks of hippies heading to San Francisco, in Canada, the place to be was Toronto’s Yorkville.
Fifty years after its original release, The Velvet Underground And Nico, will be reissued on 30 June in a 50th-anniversary package with the original art.
Even 50 years later, Frank Zappa's 'Absolutely Free' is more relevant than ever and will be available as an expanded vinyl edition on 29 September 2017.
Pioneers of British folk rock, Fairport Convention celebrates their nearly 50-year musical legacy with a 7 CD box set for release on 28 July.
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.