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Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

Tag: Psychedelic rock

60s/70s rock +/- pop

Arresting Ads From the Archives of Billboard, Cash Box, Record World & Beat Instrumental

[April 2023 update = streaming audio now included] From browsing back issues of the major music industry trade publications, I’ve discovered that Record World is refreshingly focused on just the music, and not, say, coin-operated amusements (i.e., Cash Box) or circuses, fairs, and the entertainment industry (Billboard). Beat Instrumental from

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"Dirty Ol' Sam"

King’s Dalliance with Psychedelia — Keith Murphy & the Daze

Keith Murphy & the Daze would help King Records expand its popular reach into the emerging “psychedelic” rock market (following the previous year’s foray into Jamaican ska via Prince Buster).  May of 1968 would find the release of King’s first “psych” 45 [as noted previously in “Rare & Unissued King“]

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"Come Back to Me"

Psych + Horns = The Gears

Doc Lehman‘s Bangagong! music blog has a poster for a “Festival of Bands” in Columbus, Ohio that took place in 1967 — 34 bands over the course of two evenings, admission just $1: Same Vox as in Vox Guitar-Organ & Vox Phantom guitars? Interesting to note that the first band

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