How does it feel?

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 12, 1967

PosterBob Dylan’s album Greatest Hits peaks at #10 in the U.S. chart. The cover photograph of the album is by Rowland Scherman, made at Dylan’s November 28, 1965, concert in Washington, D.C. It wins the 1967 Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Photography. The original album package also includes Milton Glaser’s psychedelic poster depicting Dylan (right).

Don’t you see the time flashin’ by

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 10, 1972

exile_cover_0_1465838558The Rolling Stones’ double album Exile on Main Street goes to #1 on the U.K. chart, the band’s seventh U.K. #1 album. In 2010, the re-released album enters the U.K. chart at #1, almost 38 years to the week after it first occupies that position. The Rolling Stones are the first act to ever have a studio album return to #1 after its first release. Track 5 on Side 1 is Tumbling Dice.

Through the smoke rings of my mind

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 9, 1964

Byrds-MrTambourineManDuring an evening session, Bob Dylan records Mr. Tambourine Man at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City. It is the first session for the LP that will become Another Side of Bob Dylan. Dylan records 14 original compositions this night. Later, The Byrds’ cover of Mr. Tambourine Man tops U.S. charts and ushers in the era of folk-rock, with jangly guitars and intellectual lyrics.

He looked so quiet but my oh my

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 8, 1963

Da_Doo_Ron_Ron_single.jpegThe Crystals peak at #3 on the U.S. singles chart with Da Doo Ron Ron. It is produced by Phil Spector, who uses a multi-track recording system to build the song layer upon layer, achieving a result that becomes known as a “wall of sound.” Backing musicians include Glen Campbell on guitar, Leon Russell on piano, Hal Blain on drums and Nino Tempo on sax.

That’s what I say

Steve Kline Ages of Rock


June 6, 1965

SatisfactionThe Rolling Stones release (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction in the U.S., where it will become the band’s first #1 hit. In the U.K., where it is released in August 1966, it is at first only played on pirate radio stations because the lyrics are considered to be too suggestive.