We're about to enter May and we're already up to our 22nd Bonus Posting. (I figured, if the series did REALLY well, we might get enough feedback to do 30 of these during the course of the year ... at this rate we'll be well over 60!!!)
That's OK, folks ... keep those cards and letter coming ... because that just means that you're diggin' what we're doing and you want to share some of YOUR memories, too ... and we appreciate it! (kk)
You have really outdone yourself with this 1967 series ... It is amazing!
Enjoyed your "1967 Scrap Book Memories."
If you were into music in 1967 / 68, the "Inside Pop" CBS documentary Kent talked of HAS to be seen.
Here's the entire program:
It was good seeing this again - I forgot just how diverse it really was. (It still cracks me up that sophisticated Leonard Bernstein was trying to explain ... and convert adults ... to the current pop music scene.) But it also shows you in glorified and detailed example after example just how much the pop music was changing at this time. (kk)
It's the 50th Anniversary of "Blues' Theme" making the charts. I have many charts showing it hitting it's peak in April. One great one, although quite exasperating, is on KHJ Los Angeles ... it went from #19 to #3 in one week and then stayed there for four weeks!
Tom Seaver won his first major league ballgame 50 years ago this month ... and here's a GREAT clip of Seaver performing with The Lettermen on The Kraft Music Hall from just after The Mets won the 1969 World Series! (kk)
We've just posted 1967 Bonus #5 ... which now includes Geoff Dorsett's one hour long "Summer of Love" radio programme from The UK ... you can check it out here!
Thanks for including my Summer of Love show ... I hope your readers like it.
THE 14 HOUR TECHNICOLOUR DREAM, the UK's first be-in or happening, took place on April 29 - 30, 1967 at the Alexandra Palace in North London.
The event was a benefit to raise money for a defense fund for The International Times, an underground newspaper which had been busted on obscenity charges. The UK underground music scene united together in an all night psychedelic extravaganza at the large open floored structure.
Seven thousand people walking around were treated to wild colorful strobe lights and bands playing on two stages at the same time in different parts of the massive complex. A smaller stage was set up for other types of performance artists.
I saw the exchange in your roundup email about whether the Super Charts will ever be published. Count me in as someone who'd love to see that happen. But I'm curious ... what time period do you and Randy Price cover on those? Do they start in, say, 1955, or earlier or later? And they go through ... 1982, when Record World ended, or 1996, when Cash Box ended, or ...?
-- Stephen Elders
We've been telling you for months now about Harvey Kubernik's new book spotlighting 1967 ... I've seen some of the photographs and, as always, this whole package is simply outstanding.
Below please find a link to some of these incredible photos as well as a recent review of Harvey's book. (This one's a keeper for ANY good music collection!) kk
At the end of April, 1967, "I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" entered our Florida radio station survey and reached as high as #2 in June.
You won't believe the blitz of new merchandise being released in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.