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May 28 Music et al

May 28 Music et al

Herbie Hancock

May 28 Music et al

May 28, 1962: Herbie Hancock recorded Takin’ Off  album at Van Gelder Studios. From All Music:“Takin’ Off is among Hancock’s most conventional albums, it shows a young stylist already strikingly mature for his age, and one who can interpret established forms with spirit and imagination. Case in point: the simple, catchy “Watermelon Man,” which became a Hancock signature tune and a jazz standard in the wake of a hit cover by Latin jazz star Mongo Santamaria.”

May 28 Music et al

LSD

May 28, 1963: Andrew Weil and Josephy Russin wrote a scathing critique in the Harvard Crimson of Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert’s. Part of the article read: Far from exercising the caution that characterizes the published statements of most scientists, Leary and Alpert, in their papers and speeches, have been given to making the kind of pronouncement about their work that one associates with quacks. They also wrote: “The shoddiness of their work as scientists is the result less of incompetence than of a conscious rejection of scientific ways of looking at things. Leary and Alpert fancy themselves ‘prophets’ of a psychic revolution designed to free Western man from the limitations of consciousness as we know it.” (see also 1973 article) (see “in September”)

May 28 Music et al

When A Man Loves a Woman

May 28 – June 10, 1966: “When A Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

May 28 Music et al

What Now My Love

May 28 – July 22, 1966: Herb Albert’s What Now My Love  is the Billboard #1 album.


May 28 Music et al

The Road to Bethel

May 28, 1969: Mel Lawrence presented first “checklist” for the festival’s execution. Incredible String Band and Ravi Shankar signed. $4,500 each. Also at this time (late May) newspapers began to display the first print advertisements for the festival. (see June 2)

May 28 Music et al
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May 23 Music et al

May 23 Music et al

Theme from a Summer Place album

May 23 – 29, 1960: Theme from a Summer Place album again Billboard #1. Originally known as the “Molly and Johnny Theme”, the piece is not the main title theme of the film, but a secondary love theme for the characters played by its stars Sandra Dee and Troy Donahue.


May 23 Music et al

“Cathy’s Clown”

May 23 Music et al

May 23 – June 26, 1960: “Cathy’s Clown” by the Everly Brothers #1 Billboard Hot 100. The musicians included the Everlys on guitars, Floyd Cramer on piano, Floyd Chance on bass and Buddy Harman on drums. The distinctive drum sound was achieved by recording the drums with a tape loop, making it sound as if there were two drummers.

May 23 Music et al

Our Man In Paris

May 23, 1963,  Dexter Gordon released Our Man In Paris album. The album’s title refers to where the recording was made, Gordon (who had moved to Copenhagen a year earlier) teamed up with pianist Bud Powell and Kenny “Klook” Clarke were living in the City of Lights and were joined by the brilliant French bassman Pierre Michelot. Powell, Clarke and Michelot had often played together under the name The Three Bossesin Paris since Powell moved there in 1959. (see All Music)

May 23 Music et al

1969 Festivals…

Ask someone about 1969 and music festivals, their first While many people know about the Woodstock Music and Art Fair in Bethel, NY and the next one, usually the only other one, is Altamont at the end of 1969.  Most people don’t realize that there were many many other major festivals that summer each with the same bands that Woodstock had. I will list them as their anniversary comes up. Here are the first three.

May 23 Music et al
see Aquarian Family Festival for more

May 23 – 24, 1969, Aquarian Family Festival, San Jose, CA. (on the San Jose State University football practice field)

May 23 Music et al
see Northern California Folk-Rock Festival for more

May 23 – 25, 1969: Northern California Folk-Rock Festival (Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA)

May 23 Music et al
see Big Rock Pow Wow for more

May 23 – 25, 1969: Big Rock Pow Wow (Seminole Indian Village, Hollywood, FL).May 23

May 23 Music et al
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May 22 Music et al

May 22 Music et al

Bruce Rowland

May 22, 1941: Bruce Rowland, drummer for Joe Cocker at Woodstock, born.

May 22 Music et al

Fear of Rock

May 22, 1955: authorities in Bridgeport, Connecticut, cancelled a Fats Domino concert because of the dangers of “Rock and Roll.” This was one of many controversies and censorship efforts involving rock and roll in the early years. Similar rock and roll concert cancellations due to local officials’ fear of possible violence occurred in Boston, Atlanta, Newark and Asbury Park, New Jersey, and Burbank, California. See Elvis Presley’s first appearance on the Ed Sullivan television show (September 9, 1956) and controversies over the film Blackboard Jungle, which opened with Bill Haley’s Rock Around the Clock on the soundtrack (August 26, 1955). (see July 9)

May 22 Music et al

Ernie K Doe

May 22 – 28, 1961: “Mother-in-Law” by Ernie K Doe #1 Billboard Hot 100.

(Mother in Law) Mother In Law
(Mother in Law) Mother In LawThe worst person I know
(Mother-in law, mother-in law)
(Mother-in law, mother-in law)
A she worries me, so
If she’d leave us alone
A we would have a happy home
Sent from down belowMother in Law Mother in Law

 

Satan should be her name
To me they’re bout the same
Every time I open my mouth
She steps in, tries to put me out
How could she stoop so low[Instrumental Interlude]I come home with my pay
She asks me what I made
She thinks her advice is the constitution
But if she would leave that would be the solution
And don’t come back no more

Mother in law
My……mother in law, ah
Oh yeah

May 22 Music et al

GI Blues

May 22 Music et al

May 22 – June 11, 1961: Elvis’s GI Blues returned to Billboard’s #1 album for a fourth time. (see Aug 28)

May 22 Music et al

Ticket to Ride

May 22 – 28, 1965, The Beatles’ “Ticket to Ride” #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. (see June 14)

From The Beatles Bible: “Ticket To Ride was the first song to be released from Help!, The Beatles’ fifth album. The group’s performance of the song, filmed on the ski slopes in Austria, was one of the highlights of the Help! film.

Specs:
Written by: Lennon-McCartney
Recorded: 15 February 1965
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman SmithReleased: 9 April 1965 (UK), 19 April 1965 (US)
John: double-tracked lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul : harmony vocals, bass, lead guitar
George: rhythm guitar
Ringo: drums, tambourine, handclaps

May 22 Music et al

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