Who Always Will

I wandered through my playing cards

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 24, 1967

procol-harum-a-whiter-shade-of-pale-intercordA Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum enters the Billboard chart, where it will peak at #5. The song is written by the band around a melody composed by the group’s organist, Matthew Fisher, who is inspired by the chord progression of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite in D, composed between 1725 and 1731.

Sugar pie, honey bunch

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 19, 1965

I_Can't_Help_Myself_label.jpegThe Four Tops are at #1 on the U.S. singles chart with I Can’t Help Myself.  Lead singer Levi Stubbs, disliking the song and unsatisfied with the recording session, is promised that he can do it again the following day, but no other session ever takes place. The track that becomes a hit is just the second take of the song.

He really wasn’t where it’s at

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

June 16, 1965

dylannewportBob Dylan records Like A Rolling Stone at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in sessions for the forthcoming Highway 61 Revisited album. Session musicians include Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, whose Hammond organ on Like A Rolling Stone becomes one of rock’s most recognizable sounds.