We heard from our long-time FH Buddy Gary Stobl, who sent us some GREAT Henry Diltz shots to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Monkees' appearance at The Hollywood Bowl!
Here is your ticket to the Hollywood Bowl!
Here is everything I could find from that magical evening from the Henry Diltz archives … and here is the link to access all of his photos …
I hope they trigger some wonderful memories.
Love, Peace & Happy Days Ahead,
These are awesome ... some AMAZING shots here … thanks so much for sharing! (I'm supposed to meet with Micky this week for his two shows at The City Winery so your timing couldn't be better!) Thanks, Gary! (kk)
More photographs and memories from this exciting era ...
In 1967, there were three competing versions of this song out at the same time and the three split airplay -- keeping any of them from rising as far on Billboard's Hot 100 charts as they might have if the competition had not been present.
Here's a Forgotten Hit that still makes my heart soar 50 years after its release -- despite climbing no higher than #87 nationally in the summer of 1967:
"The History of Rock 'n' Roll"
The Blades Of Grass version only went to #87 in Billboard … but was a #52 Hit in Record World … one of those unexplainable anomalies of the national charts.
Meanwhile, The Sunshine Company version fared a little bit better, peaking at #31 in Cash Box (and #50 in Billboard). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWSCUfirecI
I wasn't aware of a third version … so Gary explained …
The third version was by a British group called The Rush -- whose overblown recording did not chart in the U.S.
Yeah, that's pretty horrible! (lol) It doesn’t look like it charted over there either! (OK, I've gotta go with The Blades Of Grass' version on this one! That's the one we heard here in Chicago.) kk
I switched on the TV to the DECADES station and heard Eric Burdon And The Animals singing "We Gotta Get Out Of This Place." It's from one of those surfer movies, "It's A Bikini World" - from 1967.
The latest edition of Randy on the Radio streams this Wednesday (June 14) at 8:00 p.m. ET on Top Shelf Oldies (www.topshelfoldies.org).
As on all my shows this year, I'll be featuring a double play of songs that debuted on the SuperCharts Top 100 50 years ago this week, in conjunction with the Forgotten Hits tribute to 1967. This week's double play features two groups whose careers lasted much longer than average for that period -- one from Detroit, the other from Manchester, England. The show will also include my other usual features: a Mystery Oldie, a '70s Double Play, an uncommon Lennon-McCartney song and several rare stereo tracks.
– Randy Price
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