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SOFT PARADE (The Doors)


Lyrics are right in the video, English/Spanish.
Following some "Strange Days" (great album). From 1969, post-Woodstock. (Fifty $%@'n years ago!)

This is one of their amazing long-form songs which is a favorite of mine, along with so many others.
Happy soft parade into the weekend!

#music #thedoors #softparade #jimmorrison #60sMusic #rockclassics #rocklegends #musica #musique #classicrock
 
Maybe the times - and a post about drive-by shootings and social upheaval. A drive-by music memory - a song (and great band) I've heard little of for probably years...

So... here's something from my "swamp driving" YouTube playlist. Lyrics in the video.

Run Through the Jungle | Creedence Clearwater Revival | Lyrics ☾☀


#jungle #junglemusic #swampmusic #creedenceClearwaterRevival #CCR #80s #70s #classicrock #music #musica #musique
 
Must be in the moonbeams, or water, or something.... another great look-back on a classic band, era, and album

King Crimson: How we made In The Court Of The Crimson King


#kingcrimson #1969 #music #musica #musique #rocklegends #classicrock #rockclassics #rockhistory
 
Ooh... here's an oldie-but-goldie I've not thought about in many years, and still fun.
Brought to mind, actually, by a discussion of "bokeh" and focus techniques in photography.

Focus - Hocus Pocus


#music #musica #musique #musika #photography #focus #hocuspocus #classicrock

YouTube: Focus - Hocus Pocus (Stonebaked)

 
Ooh... here's an oldie-but-goldie I've not thought about in many years, and still fun.
Brought to mind, actually, by a discussion of "bokeh" and focus techniques in photography.

Focus - Hocus Pocus


#music #musica #musique #musika #photography #focus #hocuspocus #classicrock

YouTube: Focus - Hocus Pocus (Stonebaked)

 
Post-script to the passing of Ginger Baker - Pt. 2 (A toast)

Reminded of other legends still out there performing, from the Rolling Stones, Paul and Ringo, to Jon Anderson, as well as Simon and Garfunkel, several of Jefferson Airplane (Jorma esp.), and others. Some are performing full-tilt, others have left the road but record &/or play occasionally, close to home. Some are living quiet lives. To them all, let's lift our glass, and drink to the hard-working players:

The Rolling Stones - Salt Of The Earth (Lyric Video)


#gingerbaker #rocklegends #rockers #classicrock #rollingstones #rockicons #rockhistory #music #musica #musique
 
Reposting - from a comment I made on my post about the passing of Ginger Baker:
(Thanks @YA & @DL - for the comments and re-share.)

Pt. 1 A broad take on the comments some of us are seeing (or making) on the passing of Ginger Baker at age 80 - about 50 years after everyone was certain he'd meet his maker, speeding that way. While there were tragic exceptions - for example Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix (27) and Duane Allman (24), many believe that age is a state of mind. And there are many bands, from Rolling Stones to Tull, still out there. Many more are recording, but no longer performing on the road.... Which brought to mind one perspective:

Too Old To Rock'n'Roll Too Young To Die (HQ)


#music #musica #musique #gingerbaker #jethrotull #rocklegends #classicrock #rockandroll #jimihendrix #duaneallman

YouTube: Jethro Tull - Too Old To Rock'n'Roll Too Young To Die (HQ) (Михаил Михайлов)

 
Another great Playing for Change cover by international musicians connected around the planet.
So... YouTube just led me here after posting a new Playing for Change release; A much different song and instrumentation.

All Along The Watchtower | Playing For Change | Song Around The World


#music #playingforchange #dylan #hendrix #60s #rockclassic #globalmusic #musica #musique #music #classicrock
 
Money for nothing..... "I want my MTV!"

Money for Nothing - Dire Straits


LYRICS
Now look at them yo-yo's, that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and your chicks for free
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Lemme tell ya, them guys ain't dumb
Maybe get a blister on your little finger
Maybe get a blister on your thumb
We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators, we gotta move these color TV's
See the little faggot with the earring and the make up
Yeah buddy that's his own hair
That little faggot got his own jet airplane
That little faggot he's a millionaire
We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators, we gotta move these color TV's
We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators, we gotta move these color TV's
I shoulda learned to play the guitar
I shoulda learned to play them drums
Look at that mama she got it stickin' in the camera man
We could have some-
And he's up there, what's that?
Hawaiian noises?
Bangin' on the bongos like a chimpanzee
That ain't workin' that's the way you do it
Get your money for nothin', get your chicks for free
We got to install microwave ovens, custom kitchen deliveries
We got to move these refrigerators, we gotta move these color TV's
Listen here
Now that ain't workin' that's the way you do it
You play the guitar on the MTV
That ain't workin', that's the way you do it
Money for nothin' and chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' chicks for free
Money for nothin' get your chicks for free
Money for nothin' and the chicks for free
Money for nothin' and the chicks for free
Look at that, look at that
Money for nothin' chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Money for nothin' chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Money for nothin' chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Money for nothin' chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Easy, easy money for nothin' (I want my, I want my MTV)
Easy, easy chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
Easy, easy money for nothin' (I want my, I want my MTV)
Chicks for free (I want my, I want my MTV)
That ain't workin'
Money for nothing, chicks for free
Money for nothing, chicks for free

#music #musica #rockclassics #classicrock #musica #musique #direstraits #moneyfornothing #mtv #gplusrefugee
 
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This was at an entrance to Central Park, NY, where people flocked to enjoy a very warm October day. (91 F) So…
A love song, for Indian Summer. To whom this may apply - and keep warm memories for those the cold has descended upon.

Indian Summer - The Doors


#music #musica #doors #thedoors #indiansummer #musique #classicrock
 
As the leaves begin to ...

Turn, Turn, Turn


As people celebrate Rosh Hashanah 5780, Harvest time 2019, Thanksgiving(s), Halloween/All Saints, and New Year's 2020....
Enjoy it all. Turn things around, turn the tide, turn it up....

LYRICS (Song by Pete Seeger, performance by the Byrds)

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing
To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time to every purpose, under heaven
A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time for love, a time for hate
A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

#seasons #music #musica #musique #turnturnturn #fallfoliage #autumn #fall #classicrock #byrds #peteseeger #folkrock
 
Here's something new for King Crimson fans....
Part of a 50th Anniversary Tribute / Celebration.

Not to worry, the spoken intro gives way to the music, for non-fans of long spoken intros (but... it's interesting)
A lovely recording, audio wise. And iconic King Crimson. For those not interested in band history, the song itself starts at 2:22.

King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic Part Two (50th Anniversary)


#music #musique #musica #kingcrimson #classicrock #rocklegends
 
Sorry. to "joke".. but look what the Cook made! Dedicated to the stranded 1/2 million or so. And...

For those who can still fly, or are making their way home via the process more expensive than rescuing Cook (so I'm hearing).

Leaving on a Jet Plane (original, with lyrics)


#jetplane #travel #airtravel #cooktravel #music #60smusic #peterpaulmary #classicrock #musica
 

Summer's Almost Gone!


It is officially time now for this, from the Doors.
Happy last day and weekend of Summer 2019.
Happy autumn!

Summer's Almost Gone


LYRICS ENGLISH:

Summer's almost gone, summer's almost gone,
almost gone, yeah, it's almost gone.
Where will we be when the summer's gone?

Morning found us calmly unaware.
Noon burn gold into our hair.
At night we swim the laughing sea.

When summer's gone,
Where will we be?,
Where will we be?,
Where will we be?

Morning found us calmly unaware.
Noon burn gold into our hair.
At night we swim the laughing sea.

When summer's gone,
Where will we be?

Summer's almost gone, summer's almost gone.

We had some good times but they're gone.
The winter's coming on, summer's almost gone.

LETRA TRADUCIDA ESPAÑOL:

El verano casi se ha ido, el verano casi se ha ido,
casi se ha ido, si, casi se ha ido.
¿Dónde estaremos cuando el verano se vaya?

La mañana nos encontró calmadamente inconscientes.
El mediodía fundió oro en nuestros cabellos.
En la noche nadamos en el mar risueño.

Cuando el verano se vaya,
¿Dónde estaremos?,
¿Dónde estaremos?,
¿Dónde estaremos?

La mañana nos encontró calmadamente inconscientes.
El mediodía fundió oro en nuestros cabellos.
En la noche nadamos en el mar risueño.

Cuando el verano se vaya,
¿Dónde estaremos?

El verano casi se ha ido, el verano casi se ha ido.

Tuvimos algunos buenos momentos pero se han ido.
El invierno está llegando, el verano casi se ha ido.

#thedoors #classicrock #summer #fall #autumn #seasons #rockclassic #doors #music #musica #musique #musika
 
Rest in Peace, Ric Ocasek (of the Cars)

From the local news today, in New York, where he died, age 75.
The story plus a clip of his recent life, as "a different kind of artist".

Ric Ocasek, Cars Lead Singer, R.I.P.


#classicrock #rockhistory #ricOcasek #thecars #music #musica #musique

NBC New York: Ric Ocasek, Lead Singer of The Cars, Dead in NY at 75

 

Put another record on!


Speaking of ...



Here's the "One More Time" Logo'd Wurlitzer in the cool lower Lounge at the Hotel Nacional.
(Casino, rock, and celebrity souvenirs too.) The 1950's and before, all exactly as they were.

#music #classicrock #musica #cuba #havana #lahabana #wurlitzer #recordplayer #jukebox #myphoto #musique

YouTube: Genesis - Another Record (Bob N Such)

 
Don't Panic... It has passed years ago (though some may try to renew it!) Just another ...

Cuban Crisis


Caribbean/Atlanta style
"Monday morning it'll be all right..... New York City on a Saturday Night..."




Song (link) is from #AtlantaRhythmSection Photo is #myphoto More Cuba photography @ www.fenichel.com/cuba

#music #musica #classicrock #cubanmissilecrisis #cuba #rockclassic #musique #gplusrefugee #myphotos

YouTube: Cuban Crisis (Atlanta Rhythm Section - Topic)

 
Un plus / One more - music, wonderful live performance from Led Zep with beautiful video and LYRICS - in the video.

Led Zeppelin Rain Song with Lyrics


From the intro - en francais:
Jai créer Led Zeppelin non un groupe de musique mais une expérience ésotérique pour apaiser lâme, en effet dans ce vidéo vous sentirez un bien être intérieur surtout dans les moments difficile, une libération de la peine.

Translation (Jimmy Page's words): "I created Led Zeppelin not as a music band but as an esoteric experience to calm the soul." 'Indeed in this video you will feel a good inner being especially in difficult moments, a release of the pain. (Intro)

#music #rain #ledzeppelin #classicrock #jimmypage #robertplant #musica #musique #70srock #ledzep #gplusrefugee

YouTube: Led Zeppelin Rain Song with Lyrics (Néron Jeppy)

 
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Chelsea Guitars

At the Hotel Chelsea

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel
You were famous, your heart was a legend
You told me again you preferred handsome men
But for me you would make an exception
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty
You fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind,
We are ugly but we have the music"

Chelsea Hotel: Leonard Cohen

More images of New York: #newyork and #NYC tags, and at http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#music #musica #musique #rockhistory #leonardcohen #classicrock #janisjoplin #chelseahotel
 
From a conversation about great female vocalists.
One of my favorite albums is from 1973, Stevie Nicks here. (Hopefully the link will lead to the last 3 songs).

Buckingham Nicks


Beautiful songs, beautiful sound, in its day, and now. Best on big speakers or w/headphones. Sweet.

#stevienicks #fleetwoodmac #70sMusic #classicrock #rockclassic #music #musica #musque
 
Yes, it is, "life is so complicated". It's a ...

Complicated Life


Complicated Life (Kinks) - LYRICS

Well I woke this morning with a pain in my neck,
A pain in my heart and a pain in my chest,
I went to the good doctor and the good doctor said,
You gotta slow down your life or you're gonna be dead,
Cut out the struggle and strife,
It only complicates your life.
Well I cut down women I cut out booze,
I stopped ironing my shirts, cleaning my shoes,
I stopped going to work, reading the news,
I'm sitting twiddling my thumbs 'cause I got nothing to do,
Minimal exercise,
To help un-complicate my life,
Gotta stand and face it life is so complicated,
La di dah di dahdah, la di dah di dah dah,
Got to get away from the complicated life son,
Life is overrated, life is complicated,
Must alleviate this, complicated life.
Like old Mother Hubbard
I got nothin' in the cupboard,
Got no dinner and I got no supper,
Holes in my shoes I got holes in my socks,
I can't go to work 'cause I can't get a job,
The bills are rising sky high,
It's such a complicated life,
Gotta stand and face it,
Life is so complicated.

#kinks #life #classicrock #rockclassic #music #musique #musica #complicated #gplusrefugee
 
Reminded that "we are all made of stars", I wish Good night/weekend/morning! Remember:

Everybody's A Star (Star Maker)


The Kinks, from their ground-breaking rock/life "Soap Opera" album/show - One of the first (great) 'rock operas' too.

Lyrics:
I am a creator
Inventor and innovator
I observe the people
The ordinary people
No matter what your occupation is
Everybody's in showbiz
'Cos I'm a Star (gonna make you a star)
And I can make you a Star (gonna make you a star)
I believe that everybody's a celebrity
And we've all got personality
And individuality
We all read lines
And we all act a part
We all need a script
And an audience to play to
No matter what you do
Or who you are
Everybody's a star

I'm the magic maker
I'm the image maker
I'm the interior decorator

I can take any man
I see standing in the road
And put rouge on his cheeks
And put some powder on his nose
I'll teach him how to act
I'll remould and reshape him
I'll put him in a stage suit
And I'll teach him how to pose
I can turn the most ordinary man in the world into a star
I'm a starmaker (gonna make you a star)
Yes, I'm gonna make you a star (gonna make you a star)
No matter how dull or simple you are
Everybody's a star

#music #musica #kinks #classicrock #60srock #rockopera #soapopera #rocklegends #rockhistory #weekendmusic
 
Without a doubt one of the most iconic songs to a generation....
Been a while since listening &/or sharing this. Always feel a wave of hope & nostalgia for a better world here.
"Come on people!"

Get Together - Youngbloods


#music #musica #classicrock #60srock #youngbloods #gettogether #peace #love #musique #musika #rockclassic #60s
 
From an exchange of "great concerts introduced by Bill Graham" (70's/Fillmore East & West)
This is not only a great performance but a wonderful example of the life and tone of Bill Graham.

Bill Graham Intro / Elvin Bishop Group - Live - 09/23/70 - Fillmore East


#classicrock #music #musica #musique #musika #elvinbishop #70smusic #rockconcert #fillmore #billgraham
 
A transplanted conversation, beginning with

"What a drag it is getting old": Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones



... and landing with an echo from "every mother's son", still in the 60's (and with an album cover looking like Mothers - of Invention!):
https://youtu.be/t8dU4RKNNBo

#60smusic #classicrock #rollingstones #music #drugs #aging #coping #musica #musique #rockclassics

YouTube: Mother's Little Helper (The Rolling Stones - Topic)

 
HAPPY 50th ANNIVERSARY!!
A half century (congrats to survivors!) - 1/2 century since the Beatles' iconic album photo was taken.

Beatles Anniversary - 50 Years since the iconic photo of Abbey Road was taken


Sorry it's a bit of an advert for new releases (Beatles 2019 are sure active in social media marketing!)

More on the activity today (as opposed to the album re-release): https://ultimateclassicrock.com/beatles-fans-abbey-road/

#beatles #abbeyroad #musichistory #classicrock #albumcovers #music #musica #musique
 
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Who Were Who?


Another (literal, in the literal sense of "literal") museum piece now.
Who? Yes. No, Who. The Who.... @ #MetMuseum #PlayitLoud

Here is one of the Gibson SG-Special guitars Pete Townshend ordered & used by the dozens (from Manny's Instruments, NYC), demolishing many along the way, onstage. Here's a survivor. One of the siblings to those used in the big events of The Who, 1968-1971

Take the Wayback Machine: LIVE AT LEEDS - "The Magic Bus" - The Who


#music #thewho #petetownshend #classicrock #rocklegends #guitar #rockhistory #guitars #myphotos #gplusrefugee
 
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Joni Mitchell - Tributes at 75

This is Joni Mitchell's Ibanez arch top guitar, George Benson Signature Model - used in 1979 live album Shadows and Light and also on the Refuge World Tour (1983).

Reminded of her recent 75th birthday tributes, as tonight U.S. Public Television is (re)broadcasting a tribute to towering figure of 60's/70's music, her angelic voice coupled with poetic and compositional brilliance. So nice to see her still with us and appearing in a better state than has been seen/reported recently.

The exhibit had drawn some scrutiny about the relatively limited space afforded to the women pioneers of rock. There is some representation here, and certainly Joni Mitchell is one who deserves acclaim. Joan Jet's guitar is here too, Lady Gaga's piano, a few other icons (but not Joplin, or many others who deserve historical recognition). Still, for one traveling exhibit, borrowing from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's collection, and personal collections and estates of the rock legends, well... the exhibit is massive, and rocks!

Photo is mine. ( #playitloud exhibit at the #metmuseum #NYC #Summer2019)

Here is a Variety tribute/review : Joni Mitchell - 75th Birthday Tribute

#myphoto #newyork #guitarlegends #60s #jonimitchell #guitars #ibanez #rockhistory #musichistory #classicrock
 
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Beatles: Ticket to Ride

That's John Lennon's Rickenbacker Model # 325, used throughout The Beatles' 1964 and on A Hard Day's Night.
You can hear its sound right at the beginning of this iconic song:

Ticket to Ride - The Beatles


#beatles #tickettoride #classicrock #guitars #rickenbacker #60s #rockmusic #myphoto #playitloud #gplusrefugee
 
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Dazed and Confused - Jimmy Page and his "Dragon" Guitar

Winner (guessed whose this was): @tomgrz :))

This is the Telecaster (1959; hand-painted by Jimmy Page, 1967)
Catalog Notes: Ash body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, two single-coil pickups.

"Jimmy Page received this guitar from Jeff Beck and used it for his 1967 work with the Yardbirds, playing it with a violin bow on experimental live versions of 'Dazed and Confused'. After the Yardbirds disbanded, he used it to record all of Led Zeppelin (1968)"

Here's a classic concert clip where you can see & hear it in use:

Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused (Live - London 1969)


#ledzeppelin #music #musica #music #rockmusic #classicrock #guitar #guitarlegends #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


Anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history & trivia - particularly the instruments used by the biggest names in rock?

Here's an easy one.
# 3 Whose 12-String Electric Guitar is This?

#playitloud #music #rockhistory #guitar #guitar #guitargods #60s #70s #classicrock #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


Anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history, particularly this 'trivia': the instruments used by the biggest names in rock.

Here's an easy one.
# 2 WHOSE GEAR IS THIS? (Guitars, Bow, Shirt)

#playitloud #music #rockhistory #guitar #guitarlegends #rockguitar #60s #70s #classicrock #myphotos #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
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Rock History Trivia Quiz, Part 1


So... anyone want to test your knowledge of 60's-80's rock history, particularly the instruments used by the biggest names in rock?

I took quite a few photos of the immense collection at The Met's current exhibit, #playitloud - Play it loud! I'll post a few as I sift through them, from Chuck Berry to Beatles and Cream, Rolling Stones, and The Who, Hendrix, and Prince. Lady Gaga too.

I'll post some music pairings before long, featuring music hits with the given guitar or sitar or whatever. Warmup.

Test item was: Roots Rhodes, drums and mic (impossible; I just liked the image). Enjoy. If you want to follow/join, the hashtag may help come back to this. #playitloud First one might be easy. (I can give hints if not...)
# 1 WHOSE GUITAR AM I??

#rockhistory #guitars #music #musica #musika #musique #classicrock #rocklegends #myphoto #gplusrefugee
 
Last of this music set for now... BUT.... Speaking of dinosaurs and historic turning points (60's, Beatles, Woodstock, e.g.)....
The Who was in that mix, with Tommy ("rock opera") and Sgt. Pepper, Pet Sounds, _Beggars Banquet, Blue, Are You Experienced, Wheels of Fire, so many more... but many dinosaurs will know these musical/cultural powerhouses

One more tribute to Jefferson Airplane here, maybe their Rubber Soul experience with Crown of Creation . Recording was evolving too, due to all the above and evolution of multi-track sound recording. OK, INTRO: This song needs to be really listened to, preferably in headphones or "on a stereo". It is, I will say, having bought it on DVD and owning it on vinyl and tape, the most incredible new experience of a beloved song I've had, the digital re-mastering. Listen to the sounds of Lather's leather-chair creak, as he contemplates becoming a dinosaur himself. (Beatles: "Don't trust anyone over 30" - Remember). I listened to a few versions online, most lacking in full dynamic range. This is pretty good, but I still didn't full get Jack's booming bass with my laptop speakers. With headphones, now, it is there, I'm happy to see, kicking in the measure before Grace Slick does. A good on. One of my very favorites, period. Feeling old? Young? Philosophical? Here you go. Enjoy. Lyrics are on the YT page but I'll stick them below too, so it's easy to to read while listening if you're not at the YT page. Ready? Tune in, turn up the volume, and check this out, 1st time or re-visit.

Lather (Crown of Creation)


LATHER (Lyrics)

Lather was thirty years old today
They took away all of his toys
His mother sent newspaper clippings to him
About his old friends who'd stopped being boys
There was Harwitz E. Green, just turned thirty-three
His leather chair waits at the bank
And Seargent Dow Jones, twenty-seven years old
Commanding his very own tank
But Lather still finds it a nice thing to do
To lie about nude in the sand
Drawing pictures of mountains that look like bumps
And thrashing the air with his hands

But wait, oh Lather's productive you know
He produces the finest of sound
Putting drumsticks on either side of his nose
Snorting the best licks in town
But that's all over

Lather was thirty years old today
And Lather came foam from his tongue
He looked at me eyes wide and plainly said
Is it true that I'm no longer young?
And the children call him famous
What the old men call insane
And sometimes he's so nameless
That he hardly knows which game to play
Which words to say
And I should have told him, no, you're not old
And I should have let him go on, smiling, baby wide

#music #musica #musique #musika #60s #60smusic #classicrock #lather #graceslick #turning30 #aging
 

Who are You? Who.


I saw them perform this live shortly after they'd recorded it. Honestly I was ambivalent at best, having in the past seen performances of Tommy, and the Live at Leeds classic. I wanted Pinball Wizard & Summertime Blues. Years later this seems like good ol' "new" Who.

#classicrock #70smusic #thewho #who #music #musica #musique #musika

YouTube: The Who - Who Are You (HQ) (fendergibsonsounds)

 
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White Rabbit - Jefferson Airplane


One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall

#classicrock #60srock #music #musica #musique #musika #jeffersonairplane #drugs #1967 #whiterabbit #psychadelics
 
Watching (on PBS) the Beatles documentary, "Eight Days a Week" at the moment. Never saw it. Full of electricity & nostalgia.

This song, with its harmonies in minor key, and sultry plea, always sent goosebumps. Since day 1. Still does.

If I Fell - The Beatles


#Beatles #60smusic #music #musica #musique #musichistory #classicrock

YouTube: If I Fell (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
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The Doors at Whisky A Go Go

One more: Behind Doors # 2 ... Here's a great mini-doc,with an epic "Light My Fire" and freshly-baked "The End", along with the story behind that song, Morrison's uncorking it after being delivered to the club (high as a kite), and... the rest as they say, is history.

The Doors at The Whisky A Go Go


More vintage photos from Amsterdam and vicinity:
http://www.fenichel.com/AmstPhotos.shtml

#myphoto #whisky #amsterdam #doors #whiskybar #classicrock #music #musica #musique #jimmorrison #gplusrefugee
 
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"Show me the way to the next whisky bar..."


(Hopefully with ice and air conditioning, or at least a good fan!)
An oldie but goldie - and an authentic whisky bar too! (Near Dam)

Sound track (of course): Alabama Song (Whisky Bar)

More vintage photos from Amsterdam and vicinity:
http://www.fenichel.com/AmstPhotos.shtml

#myphoto #whisky #amsterdam #doors #whiskybar #classicrock #music #musica #musique #jimmorrison #gplusrefugee
 
Double (John Lennon) Fantasy - sort of, kind of.
A bit of music fun and nostalgia, via John Lennon - 9/28/74

I've recalled and joked for years about some of John Lennon's surprise appearances on New York FM radio shows, just to talk, or to play DJ. I've mentioned his particularly funny weather forecasts.

Well... it only took me 45 years, the invention of digital online sharing, and luck, to find some tapes... But... Here's a small but real sample, quick & dirty recording (no way to easily do more now). A very short, very favorite bit of weather plus some music history.

PART 1: The Music - John Lennon went through a stack of his favorite rock influences, in an impromptu visit to WNEW Radio on 9/28/1974. He also spoke about the Beatles and all the breakup-period angst (~ If we ever did get back together it would have to be on Dark Horse Records).

Lennon went deep into 50's music and a bit newer. In a "What" set, as I'd call it, he offered up Ray Charles' "What I Say" as an inspiration (and you can hear its echo in a lot of early Hamburg-days Beatles sets). Forward in time he got to what he called "son of Beatles", Electric Light Orchestra (along with Badfinger, maybe), Lennon spun "Showdown" and then noted that of course that was derivative of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On?"

So, short of giving the literal show (though I will transcribe bits of it to introduce some songs, perhaps), I'm going to put the clip up as a comment, once it's done wrestling its way onto YouTube (momentarily I hope).

So meanwhile, keep cool, think cool, and transport back to 1974, New York, as John Lennon shares some cool music. After the songs is a very short break, and John does the funniest weather forecast (and most accurate) I've ever heard Standby. Meanwhile,...

This song was described by John Lennon as "a beautiful combination of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine", "Lightening Strikes Again", and little bits of 'Walrus'. And coming up next: the weather forecast. (Yes, for you too!)

Showdown - ELO


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YouTube: Elo-Showdown (TheMaster974)

 
Accidental re-find (looking for covers of the song "Southe[rn Cross" and wound up at Northern Lights/Southern Cross. A goodie.

Forbidden Fruit (The Band)


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YouTube: The Band - Forbidden Fruit (quickhick)

 
"Sweet Creek Suite"
Say that 10 times fast (like "black bug's blood"!)
But the title popped into my head after 20+ years, so it worked.
Great song here, one of the best ever to begin or end a music set.

Sweet Creek Suite - Seatrain


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YouTube: Seatrain Sweet Creek Suite (Charlie Johnson)

 
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