Saturday, July 28, 2007


The time period of 1965-1975 was perhaps one of the most prolific periods for modern music. The music during this time evolved greatly from simple melodies to intricate blending of styles and genres.

The expanding realm of rock and related music from the AM radio band to the FM stations offered a rich musical experience for all. Unlike the Arbitron and Clear Channel subscribers of today.

These American bands were at the forefront of this era:

The Buckinghams - Don't You Care

The Crying Shames - Play It On the Radio
(Warning - Audio very loud)

Billy Joe Royal - Down In The Boondocks

The Association - Along Comes Mary

Adding to the mix was the early British Invasion:

Herman's Hermits - Can't You Hear My Heartbeat

Jonathan King - Let it all Hang Out

Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows

Manfred Mann - Do Wah Didy

Beatles - Kansas City - I'm a Loser - Boys

The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction

The Kinks - Lola

Three other bands emerged on the stage:

The Hollies - Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress

The Byrds - Chimes of Freedom

Buffalo Springfield - For What it's Worth

Members from these three groups would later merge into one of the first Super Groups:

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - Down By The River

Suddenly the San Francisco sound, rich with it's altered states burst onto the scene:

White Rabbit Jefferson Airplane

Grateful Dead - Truckin'

Janis Joplin - Cry Baby

Creedence Clearwater Revival-I Put A Spell On You

And from Los Angeles:

Steppenwolf - Magic Carpet Ride

And Detroit:

Grand Funk Railroad - Inside Looking Out

The next wave of the British invasion rolled ashore with a couple of 3 man bands:

Cream - Sunshine of your Love

Jimi Hendrix - All along the watchtower

And one wild bunch:

The Who - My Generation

Close behind a passel of rock fusion bands washed ashore. Suddenly rock had become intelligent:

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Knife Edge

Genesis - The Return Of The Giant Hogweed


King Crimson - Epitaph

Even Jazz wroked it's way into the daily playlists:

Return to Forever – SPACE CIRCUS

And fused with rock and other genres:

Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know You Know

Blues also made its appearance regularily:

Taj Mahal - Everybody Got To Change Sometime

Roy Buchanan

John Mayall Bluesbreakers - Walking on Sunset

B.B. King

Blodwyn Pig

One act made it big in the new genre of Folk-Rock:

Simon & Garfunkel - Homeward Bound

And although little known as a performer in his own right, he wrote many of the days hits:

Harry Nilsson

Some bands were known for their eccentric stage performances:

Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Call Any Vegetable

And some were backdrops of many psychedelic journeys:

Pink Floyd - Careful with that Axe, Eugene

Strawberry Alarm Clock - Incense and Peppermints

It's A Beautiful Day-Wasted Union Blues

Although this is only a small sampling of the many excellent bands of time, they are some of my favorites bands.

In the weeks to come I look forward to showcasing these and other artists on a weekly basis.


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