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Into the Light & Darkness The Sixties was certainly a decade of vast change and upheaval.  The earlier short back and sides of Rock n’ Roll and the crooners gave way to the irrepressible new beat from Merseyside, the Beatles, …

1969 – End of a Momentous Decade Read More »

Rockblogster is a running commentary of Rock and Pop happenings starting in 1963 when the music started to get interesting again.  Rock and Roll had had its first eruption in the mid 1950s and Elvis seemed to have run his …

Rockblogster – The Soundtracks of Our Lives Read More »

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 – Best Albums – Aretha, Jimi, Cream and Janis!!!! Read More »

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 – Jukebox in Black White & Technicolour Read More »

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 …

1968 Street Fighting, Protest & Revolution – Hot Singles Read More »

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 – Billboard “Best Record Talent” Read More »

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 – Top Psychedelic Albums!!!! Read More »

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 – Best Albums – Summer of Love / Psychedelia / Sgt Pepper’s Read More »

The Free Spirits are credited with releasing the first Jazz Rock album.  Originally formed as a jazz group they released an album in 1967 titled Out of Sight and Sound and they certainly were.  The late Larry Coryell, guitarist extraordinaire, …

1967 – First Ever Jazz Rock album + Read More »

Postcode of Berties Discoteque (3000) Downunder, winter is entering its second month and the slumbering population is roused by an announcement by the Postmaster-General that a new system of post codes, replacing the older alpha numeric codes, would commence forthwith.  …

Summer of Love – 1967 Read More »