The Velvet Underground And Nico was never fully appreciated during its time, but now has more acolytes than was imaginable during the 60s.
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.
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.
In a way, Spanky And Our Gang represented the antithesis of 60s protest rock with a harmony-laden music commonly referred to as “sunshine pop”.
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.
After Pet Sounds, Brian Wilson made a move toward minimalism on The Beach Boys follow-up album Smiley Smile, released on 11 September 1967.
The Velvet Underground epitomise the artist who was never fully appreciated during their time and now have more acolytes than was imaginable during the 60s.