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An old hippie with way too many albums

1 July 2010 – the Beatles White Album

The “White Album” was released Nov 1968 at the very height of the Beatles creativity. It became an instant classic. The double albums simple white cover was a great contrast to the psychedelic classic inside.

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30 June 2010 – Creedence Clearwater Revival

Formed in the late sixties from a San Francisco area garage band, CCR has one of the most unique and enduring sounds in rock. Although the lineup has changed over the years, the core of the band is singer John … Continue reading

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29 June 2010- Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin‘s debut album in 1969 was one of the most influential albums of all times and vaulted the band into the biggest band in the world during the seventies. All of the hard rock and metal bands since owe … Continue reading

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28 June 2010- Rolling Stones album Some Girls

Some Girls released by the Rolling Stones in 1978 was a watershed album. Rock had been pronounced dead and disco was on the rise. Bam! Here comes the Rolling Stones with Some Girls and showed the world that rock was … Continue reading

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27 June 2010- Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon

Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon is one of the most successful albums in history. Released in 1973, DSOTM went to number 1 immediately and remained in the charts for 741 weeks from 1973 to 1988, longer than any … Continue reading

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26 June 2010- the Moody Blues

Formed in May of 1964 in Birmingham, England the Moody Blues used an unusual mix of rock and classical influences. They have written some of the most unique and enduring songs in modern music. As of 2010 they have 14 … Continue reading

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25 June 2010- the Doors

What can you say about the Doors? Almost forty years after the death of Jim Morrison, the band still attracts new fans. Their sound never goes stale and their legend only continues to grow. Touch Me and Light My Fire … Continue reading

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24 June 2010 Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Emerson, Lake and Palmer is a seventies era British supergroup. ELP formed and released their first album in 1970. ELP, Yes, Pink Floyd and others were collectively called progressive or art rock bands. They weren’t at all afraid of experimenting … Continue reading

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23 June 2010- You Really Got Me Now

Written by Ray Davies of the Kinks in August 1964, You Really Got Me Now put the Kinks on the map. It hit number 1 on the UK charts and was the breakout hit the group needed to get attention … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Cool Old Video of the Day

Every day I will share a classic rock video from YouTube. Think of it as an introduction to the classics of rock. If you see something that you like, then by all means go out and get the CD or … Continue reading

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