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ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.10

The Theme for Rockollections much of this Summer has been a return to 1967 for the Summer Of Love.
I have two stories in this chapter, each prompting the playing of two songs.
One about a girl I knew who was probably the first I thought was beautiful, but at my…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 23, 2012 at 1:28am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.9

Continuing our celebration of the 45th Anniversary of 1967 & The Summer Of Love, a return to its birthplace, San Francisco.
I'll begin with the FIRST actual hit song to come out of the San Francisco Rock scene.
Bet you haven't heard this one…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 21, 2012 at 12:41am — 22 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.8

More of my Remembrances of the 45th Anniversary of 1967 & The Summer Of Love.

This time a visit to the West Coast and a return to the East Coast, in pursuit of experimental and progressive Rock.

All with the assistance of a couple of, at varying times, very very popular bands!

Simple as that.

No need to write much on a hot, humid August night in New York City.

In fact the humidity is 10 points higher…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 16, 2012 at 2:03am — 6 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: 1967 AND THE SUMMER OF LOVE PT.7

I will continue our celebration of a year, 1967, as we go back in time with the help of Mr. Fantasy.

Two title tracks from 1967 albums to begin.

Then I'll talk about something you know or didn't know.

Back in the 60's, albums in England were ordinarily released with 14 tracks on them.

Here in the U.S. it was the custom to have only 12 songs!

So what would happen- for example to Beatle albums- is that the American…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 14, 2012 at 3:54am — 16 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 113TH HOBOS CONVENTION PT.2 END

Yes, there really is a Hobos Convention, held each year on the second weekend in August in Britt, Iowa- been doing it since 1900.
And I am commemorating it, celebrating these free spirits! 
Guess there's a bit of the non-comformist in me...you think,…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 9, 2012 at 1:37am — 15 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: THE 113TH HOBOS CONVENTION PT.1

"Movin' on, movin' on, movin' on...the steam engines beckoned as they built up momentum heading towards a new horizon, towards an adventure.

Many a man heard that call, when the rules become too hard to take.

This man, born to dream not conform, that man without a job and out of luck - they heard the call, movin' on...movin' on.

Hobos they're called, a word with as many possible origins as there are…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 6, 2012 at 11:40pm — 12 Comments

ROCKOLLECTIONS: MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF...PT.4 END

In this final chapter, I will examine the”supergroup” West, Bruce & Laing.

Jack Bruce coming in from the legendary Cream.

Just 3 years removed from that other “super” teaming of Blind Faith, let’s take a close listen to West, Bruce & Laing, shall we?

I’ll start off with the title track of the LP Why Dontcha?

From a review, “Jack Bruce mixes the blues…
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Added by Mike Pell on August 2, 2012 at 1:08am — 7 Comments

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