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1968 – Best Albums – Aretha, Jimi, Cream and Janis!!!!

1968 – More and Louder The Summer of Love and Sgt Peppers brokered a new era of musical creation in the Pop and Rock scene spreading into a wonderful colourful explosion in 1968.  Album sales continued to boom along with

1968 – Jukebox in Black White & Technicolour

Whilst the Summer of Love may have been hard to top, 1968 generated some heat of its own.  Without too much effort we have created two Jukeboxes – one with predominantly the newer breed of young white groups starting to

1968 Street Fighting, Protest & Revolution – Hot Singles

Vietnam – a gloomy shadow Improving on the Summer of Love was always going to be difficult.  1968 proved to be a long and frustrating year.  The war in Vietnam was getting worse, more bombing, more fighting, and an increasing

1967 – Billboard “Best Record Talent”

Well we have analyzed Rock Pop RnB Soul Blues & Psychedelia from many angles and across three continents in 1967.  But there is always one more view or one more unknown hit to make us laugh or cry.  Billboard published,

1967 – Top Psychedelic Albums!!!!

The Psychedelic Era – Brief, Glorious and Colourful The Psychelic Era in 1967 was brief, glorious and colourful.  The previous eleven Rockblogster Posts have highlighted albums by bands self-described as “psychedelic”, or by their fans, or critics as having some

1967 – Best Albums – Summer of Love / Psychedelia / Sgt Pepper’s

1967 – The Year of the Album and Sales are booming United Artists, in a moment of confidence and flamboyance, nominated the next James Bond film theme – You only live twice – as “Album of the the Year”.  Despite

1967 – The Nice – Psychedelic or Prog +

The Nice, Keith Emerson’s first musical vehicle produced the weird pscych / prog album titled The thoughts of Emerlist Davjack, probably one of the worst titles invented.  The album was rated at #69 in the Best Ever Albums charts for

1967 – Strawberry Alarm Clock, Small Faces +

The Strawberry Alarm Clock, a Los Angeles based psychedelic band, released a fantastic album titled Incense and Peppermints in 1967.  The single was a #1 hit on the Billboard Top 100 on 25 November 1967, but the album was full

1967 – Fifty Foot Hose + Others from Psychedelia Land

Fifty Foot Hose was perhaps one of the strangest music groups to emerge in California.  Their psychedelic offerings were an experimental mix of jazz influences, early electronica, and rock.  The band released a single album  in 1967 titled Caldron and

1967 – Hapsash, Blues Magoos, Blosson Toes & The Electric Prunes – More Psychedelic Wonders

Hapsash & the Coloured Coat was a design duo in London – Michael English and Nigel Waymouth – and produced marvellous posters and two underground albums with decidely weird and psychedelic overtones, undertones and in-between tones, wails and hollers.  Rough