Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

‘San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)’ single by Scott McKenzie released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 13 1967)


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(Saturday, May 13, 1967)“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)” by Scott McKenzie, a record widely known as “the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, including the Hippie, Anti-Vietnam War and Flower power movements,” was released today.

The Beatles record ‘All Together Now’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - The Lost Pepperland Beel' (May 12, 1967, at 22:33)

(Friday, May 12, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “All Together Now” for the band’s next film, the animated Yellow Submarine, tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘All Together Now’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)

‘Are You Experienced’ album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)


Video: 'The Jimi Hendrix Experience Are You Experienced Full Album 1967'

(Friday, May 12, 1967)Are You Experienced, the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience, widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music featuring Jimi Hendrix’s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing, was released today in the UK (a version with a somewhat different playlist was released in the U.S. in Aug. 23). Continue reading ‘Are You Experienced’ album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 12 1967)

The Beatles record ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Baby You're A Rich Man (10, 1967, Stereo Remastered 2009)'

(Thursday, May 11, 1967, 9:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. BST) — The Beatles completed recording “Baby, You’re a Rich Man,” the B-side of the band’s “All You Need Is Love” single, tonight at Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios in London. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘Baby, You’re a Rich Man’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 11 1967)

Three members of The Rolling Stones busted on drug charges 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 10 1967)

(Wednesday, May 10, 1967) — Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of rock band The Rolling Stones and their friend and art dealer, Robert Fraser, appeared before magistrates today in Chichester, West Sussex, in southeast England, charged with drug offences and released on £100 bail each (click here and here to watch video from today’s event). Continue reading Three members of The Rolling Stones busted on drug charges 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (May 10 1967)

The Supremes perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 7 1967)


Video: 'The Supremes - The Happening'

(Sunday, May 7, 1967, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT) — The Supremes performed “The Happening” on tonight’s CBS television variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from Expo ’67 in Montreal. Continue reading The Supremes perform on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (May 7 1967)