Let's face it folks, when you get to my age you have trouble remembering what happened last Tuesday, let alone events that occured 44 years ago when TCB hit the airways. So, with this ongoing mental decline in mind and accelerating daily, return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear circa 1969-1970. Perhaps it'll jumpstart some of those long dormant synapses and evoke a smile or two. PAGE PERPETUALLY UNDER DEVELOPEMENT, hang in there, more to come. Movies, history, people, etc.
The song below,"
REFLECTIONS of MY LIFE" by MARMALADE,
pretty much sums up the theme of this page.
Hit the "SOUND" button to listen as you browse.
THIS IS AN AMAZING AUDIO FROM CKLW HISTORY OF ROCK 'N ROLL. IT INCLUDES CLIPS FROM EVERY SINGLE NUMBER ONE HIT FROM JANUARY 1956 TO DECEMBER 1977. ENJOY!
"Somethin's happenin' here. What it is ain't exactly clear....."
While the AM music world was consumed with the commercial whitebread crap many listed in the Billboard hits included here , there was a subversive music revolution going on over on the FM bands. Starting with WOLFMAN JACK blasting out of Mexico with 500,000 watts of power, underground FM spread like a horde of locusts across the airways. The no static signals and unprecedented freedoms allowed the DJs in determining their own playlists, moved the music industry from singles to LPs as the major moneymakers. No longer constrained by the rigidity of Top 40 playlists, hard rock, folk, protest music, and other counterculture genres found a huge audience that wasn't shy about spending money on LPs. It was a time when the music community was actually populated with musicians. Novel concept that, eh? They might have been dope smokin' long haired livin' in the common unwashed hippie Marxists, but they changed the world of music. Unfortunately, the corporate weasels have recaptured the airways so it's highly doubtful that we'll ever see the likes of that time again. That said, check out what the collective WE were listening to back then. Chances are, unless you dust off your old turntable and dig those old vinyls out of the garage or attic(That is if your ol' lady hasn't offed them in a garagesale.) you'll never hear most of this stuff everagain.But do not dispair Grasshopper, I'll berolling a some of them through the Jukebox here if i can get off my lazy ass now and then.
The song below is only for consumption by current, ex, or gonna be hippies. It is THE LEGEND OF THE USS TITANIC by Jamie Brockett. It will consume 14 minutes of what little life you have left. If you haven't heard it before you may want to skip it. If you have, you have to listen to it at least one more time before you shuffle off this mortal coil. Put the kids to bed, dust off the bong or roll up a big fat one, grab a beer, and remember.
ABBEY ROAD - BEATLES LET IT BLEED - STONES THE BAND - THE BAND TROUT MASK REPLICA - CAPT. BEEFHART AND HIS MAGIC BAND
II - LED ZEPPLIN DUSTY IN MEMPHIS - DUSTY SPRINGFIELD TOMMY - THE WHO LED ZEPPLIN - LED ZEPPLIN THE GILDED PALACE OF SIN - THE FLYING BURRITO BROS.
IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING - KING CRIMSON EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE - NIEL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE
STAND! - SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE THE VELVET UNDERGROUND - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND GREEN RIVER - CCR HOT RATS - FRANK ZAPPA
FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS - ELVIS THE STOOGES - THE STOOGES CROSBY, STILLS, AND NASH - CSN KICK OUT THE JAMS - MC5
WILLY AND THE POORBOYS - CCR LIVE/DEAD - GRATEFUL DEAD HOT BUTTERED SOUL - ISAAC HAYES LIEGE AND LIEF - FAIRPORT CONVENTION
HAPPY TRAILS - QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE SCOTT 4 - SCOTT WALKER AT SAN QUENTIN - JOHNNY CASH NASHVILLE SKYLINE - BOB DYLAN
ARTHUR(OR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE) - THE KINKS HAPPY SAD - TIM BUCKLEY UNCLE MEAT - FRANK ZAPPA
VOLUNTEERS - JEFFERSON AIRPLANE A SALTY DOG - PROCUL HAREM BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS - BS&T WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS - JOE COCKER
SONGS FROM A ROOM - LEONARD COHEN SANTANA - SANTANA SONGS FOR A TAILOR - JACK BRUCE CLOUD NINE - THE TEMPTATIONS
CALIFORNIA BLOODLINES - JOHN STEWART ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN - THE YOUNGBLOODS BOZ SCAGGS - BOZ SCAGGS
FIRST TAKE - ROBERTA FLACK JOHNNY WINTER - JOHNNY WINTER MENDOCINO - THE SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET
AFTER THE GOLD RUSH - NIEL YOUNG JOHN LENNON /PLASTIC ONO BAND - JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND LAYLA AND OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS - DEREK AND THE DOMINOS
MOONDANCE - VAN MORRISON BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS - SIMON AND GARFUNKLE FUN HOUSE - THE STOOGES DEJA VU - CSNY
ABRAXAS - SANTANA LOADED - THE VELVET UNDERGROUND PARANOID - BLACK SABBATH BRYTER LAYTER - NICK DRAKE
AMERICAN BEAUTY - GRATEFUL DEAD 12 SONGS - RANDY NEWMAN LIVE AT LEADS - THE WHO COSMO'S FACTORY - CCR WORKING MAN'S DEAD - GRATEFUL DEAD
SWEET BABY JAMES - JAMES TAYLOR ALL THINGS MUST PASS - GEORGE HARRISON IN ROCK - DEEP PURPLE SEX MACHINE - JAMES BROWN
GET YER YA-YA'S OUT - ROLLING STONES III - LED ZEPPLIN WOODSTOCK - VARIOUS ARTISTS BACK IN THE USA - MC5 JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE - TRAFFIC
CURTIS - CURTIS MAYFIELD GASOLINE ALLEY - ROD STEWART SUNFLOWER - THE BEACH BOYS LET IT BE - BEATLES MORRISON HOTEL - THE DOORS
STARSAILOR - TIM BUCKLEY BLACK SABBATH - BLACK SABBATH TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN - CAT STEVENS TWELVE DREAMS OF DR. SARDONICUS - SPIRIT
FIRE AND WATER - FREE SPIRIT IN THE DARK - ARETHA FRANKLIN MONTEREY INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL - OTIS REDDING & JIMI HENDRIX
BAND OF GYPSIES - JIMI HENDRIX THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD - DAVID BOWIE SHAZAM! - THE MOVE
LICK MY DETAILS OFF, BABY - CAPTAIN BEEFHEART AND HIS MAGIC BAND JAMES GANG RIDES AGAIN - JAMES GANG ME AND BOBBY MCGEE - KRIS KRISTOFFERSON
IDLEWILD SOUTH - THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND ELTON JOHN - ELTON JOHN ATOM HEART MOTHER - PINK FLOYD INDIANOLA MISSISSIPPI SEEDS - B.B. KING
PENDULUM - CCR JOHNNY WINTER AND - JOHNNY WINTER NO DICE - BADFINGER ABSOLUTELY LIVE - THE DOORS
Back in the day, for those too young to remember, there were only three major networks-ABC,CBS, and NBC. Occasionally you'd run into a local PBS station in the UHF bands, but for the most part, them three was it. Larger markets with multiple stations might offer "13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from" as PINK FLOYD put it, but they were just the same stuff on different channels. Prime time ran from 7:00 P.M. to 11:00 P.M., after which everybody went to bed. Hard as it is to believe now, the list below comprises the entire viewing availability for the entire country in the 1969-1970 season.