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    Prog & Roll Presents: A Tribute to 1967. (June 2nd, 2024). Show #457.

    enJune 03, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • 1967 Rock Music1967 was a groundbreaking year for rock music with the release of iconic albums by The Beatles, Cream, Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Who, Grateful Dead, and Big Brother and the Holding Company.

      The Freedom team on Plug and Roll radio presents a vintage progressive rock show every week, and tonight they're traveling back to 1967, a year known for its significant contributions to rock music. The team opened the show with classic songs from The Beatles, Cream, and Jimi Hendrix, among others. Notable releases from that year include "Are You Experienced" by Jimi Hendrix Experience, "The Who Sell Out" by The Who, and the debut albums of Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Despite the challenges of a live show, the team is excited to share these iconic songs with their audience. Tune in to enjoy a blast from the past.

    • Moody Blues' Days of Future PastThe Moody Blues' 'Days of Future Past' is a groundbreaking 1967 album, showcasing stereo recording techniques and orchestral interludes, and is considered their masterpiece.

      The Moody Blues' album "Days of Future Past," released in late 1967, was a groundbreaking creation for the band and is considered their absolute masterpiece. Recorded to showcase stereo recording techniques, the album featured original compositions interspersed with orchestral interludes arranged and conducted by Peter Knight and performed by the London Festival Orchestra. Despite some critics not appreciating the Moody Blues, this album and those released between 1967 and 1972 are considered excellent. A personal anecdote shared was about receiving the album as a gift from a cousin at a young age and initially disliking it, only to appreciate it later in life. Another significant event in 1967 was the release of Dame Davies of The Kings' debut solo single "Death of a Clown" on July 7th.

    • Influential albums with modest beginningsInfluential albums, like those by Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, Tim Buckley, and Love, didn't find immediate success but went on to shape the music industry significantly, demonstrating that success isn't always measured by initial sales or chart positions.

      Influential albums, like those by Pink Floyd, The Velvet Underground, Tim Buckley, and Love, didn't always find immediate success but went on to shape the music industry significantly. For instance, Pink Floyd's "Arnold Layne" faced mild controversy, while The Velvet Underground's debut album was a flop initially but inspired countless bands. Tim Buckley's "Goodbye and Hello" and Love's "Forever Changes" had moderate success upon release but gained recognition over the years. These albums' impact is evident in their continued influence on music, showcasing that success isn't always measured by initial sales or chart positions.

    • San Francisco psychedelic scene and soul musicCountry Joe and the Fish's 'Electric Music for the Mind and Body' and Aretha Franklin's 'Respect' were influential albums from the San Francisco psychedelic scene and soul music genre in the late 1960s. The Doors' 'Light My Fire' was also a major hit during this time, leaving a lasting impact on music history.

      During the 1967 era, several influential albums and songs emerged from the San Francisco psychedelic scene and the soul music genre. One of the most beloved albums from this era was "Electric Music for the Mind and Body" by the band Country Joe and the Fish. Another major hit was Aretha Franklin's cover of "Respect," which topped the singles charts in many countries and became a feminist anthem. The Doors also made a significant impact with their song "Light My Fire," which remained at the number 1 position for three weeks in the US. Overall, these artists and their music marked a pivotal moment in music history, leaving a lasting impact on the industry and inspiring future generations.

    • Classic HitsTwo iconic songs, 'Happy Together' by The Turtles and 'Ruby Tuesday' by The Rolling Stones, reached number one in the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped charts in several other countries. Their deep lyrics and catchy melodies continue to resonate with audiences.

      The discussed song "Happy Together" by The Turtles was a number one hit in the US Billboard Hot 100 and became the band's first and only chart topper there. It also topped the single charts in Belgium and reached number 2 in Canada. The lyrics express the deep love and longing to be with one's significant other. Another notable song mentioned was "Ruby Tuesday" by The Rolling Stones, which was their 4th number one hit in the US and topped charts in several other countries. The speakers also shared their appreciation for cover versions and welcomed a friend named Cecile to the event. The discussed songs, "Hello, Goodbye" by The Beatles and "Waterless Sunset" by The Kings, were also commercially successful and critically acclaimed. Overall, the discussion highlighted the impact and success of these classic songs in the music industry.

    • Psychedelic era anthemsTwo iconic songs, 'White Rabbit' and 'San Francisco', became anthems for the counterculture movement during the psychedelic era, despite not reaching number one in the US charts, but were hugely successful internationally, inspiring musicians like Eric Burdon.

      During the psychedelic era of the 1960s, two iconic songs, "White Rabbit" by Jefferson Airplane and "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" by Scott McKenzie, became anthems for the counterculture movement and the summer of love. These songs, despite not reaching number one in the US charts, were hugely successful internationally. The discussion also highlighted the influence of San Francisco on musicians like Eric Burdon, who was inspired by the city's vibes and recorded "San Francisco Nights." These songs serve as a reminder of the impact of the psychedelic movement on music and culture during this transformative period.

    • Rock HistoryUnknown band's debut single 'The Crowd Called Out for More' by the Vagrants became a massive hit in 1967, reaching number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topping charts worldwide.

      On May 12, 1967, an unknown band released a debut single that became one of the most popular and commercially successful songs in rock history. "The Crowd Called Out for More" by the Vagrants reached number 5 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in numerous countries, including the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, Australia, and more. The song, which has inspired over 1,000 cover versions, is still widely recognized today. For those planning a trip to Greece, a piece of advice: ask locals about the best time to visit to avoid extreme weather conditions. The song and the show as a whole were massive hits, topping charts in countries like the UK, USA, Sweden, and many more. A big thank you to the audience for joining us once again, and we look forward to seeing you next week. The only thing you need is love.

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