Rock and Roll

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).

All you get is pain

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 13, 1967

More of the MonkeesTaking over the #1 spot on U.K. album charts is More of the Monkees, The Monkees’ second studio LP. In 1967 only four albums reach #1 in the U.K. — The Sound Of Music, which spends 17 weeks at #1; The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, 25 weeks at #1, and The Monkees’ first and second albums spend nine weeks at #1. The last cut on Side 2 of More of the Monkees is the everlastingly awesome I’m a Believer with Micky Dolenz on lead vocals.

Lately things they don’t seem the same

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

May 12, 1967

Are_You_Experienced_-_US_cover-editAre You Experienced, the debut album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience is released in the U.K. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest debuts in the history of rock music. The album features Hendrix’s innovative approach to songwriting and electric guitar playing which soon establishes a new direction in psychedelic and hard-rock music. The North American version of the LP includes Purple Haze.